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How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

How many 747-200s is Virgin currently operating? It seems that they were down to 1 airframe last month but that one of the aircraft that went to the desert has since returned to service.


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User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

There are 2 left in the fleet (VZZZ & VPUF).

VZZZ returned temporarily whilst VWOW was at LGW covering for maintenance on the B744s based there.

VWOW has now returned to LHR and it is envisaged that VZZZ & VPUF will be retired by the end of this month.

It will be very sad to see the last B742s go......



User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

They will be gaining another one soon and its one of their old ones. TF-ATW ex G-VSSS is being prepared to go back in to service but operated by Air Atlanta in a similar arrangment to the lease of TF-ABA during 2001

regards

Paul


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

When the MAN-MCO route starts again, what will the a/c be now? Used to be a 742 (A340 would be nice!), I'm guessing 744?

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7361 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
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MAN-MCO is Air Atlanta's preserve this year using one of the former VS 747-200s.

David/MAN


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Off topic Q but David do you know where I can get tieups for all the 'regular' stuff at MAN?ie charters
Cheers,Alex


User currently offlineTimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

when was man-mco pulled? has it always been a seasonal route (???) or post 9/11 drawbacks?

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7361 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
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It is notionally a seasonal route but the actual duration of the service varies i.e. it was all year (VS A340s in summer, Martinair 767 in winter) in 1996 but generally operates May to November (as it will this year).

Alex, I'm looking to upload up to the 1st to 18th February tonight to my website (http://fly.to/northwest-spotters). Note that the early part of the month is already up but I have to pare off against a new log for the month. I take it some other sites just offer the normal scheduled service and the odd foreign charter?

One subcharter for yesterday was G-MIDC operating the AIH 206 yesterday.

David


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Can anybody tell me which of the two I saw at LHR on March the 16th?

Thanx,
Max
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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Thanks alot David,I see so many charters routing BPK-TNT 4 MAN that I can never get tied up!

Max,you saw G-VPUF and G-VZZZ

Alex


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1533 times:

Thanks for the original information on VS's 747-200s Jetstreamer. It will definately be a sad day when the last one leaves the fleet. Guess I have to get used to the new generation of all 747-400s. Their great, but the older 747 "Classics" had so much history.

P.S. Personally I still miss G-VMIA.



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User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

G-VMIA certainly had character and A LOT of history....

User currently offlineSchiphol From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Just about the Virgin 747 classics. Yesterday the G-VPUF landed at Amsterdam. I was realy suprised to see a Virgin 747 at AMS. But It went directly the KLM Hangar. What is he doing out there??? It is already in the new color sheme right? Or will it be retired?? (is end of March now!)


Stefan


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