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All White B747 @ SDF...  
User currently offlineJvW From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2158 times:

We flew over Standiford this eveing and there sat an all white B747 on Taxiway November close to Lima. It looked as if it had nothing to do with UPS' operation. In addition there was a Gemini MD11 (I believe) on the Air Cargo ramp, same as her Boeing counterpart, it looked not to be carrying any brown boxes.
Does anybody have an idea?

JvW

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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

It might be A6-GDP of Dubai Air Wing was it a 400,300,200 or SP ???

nzjet100


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

I have no idea about the all white 747 but I found this....


Airline Gemini Air Cargo
Flight Number 718
Departure City (Airport) Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Departure Time 10/13/2002 01:36 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Louisville, KY (SDF)
Arrival Time 10/13/2002 10:49 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (all series)
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived


User currently offlineJvW From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

It was either a B741 or B742, all white & no titles.

JvW


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2007 times:

The Ghost 747 appears again this time in Louisville

Most likely it is a Kalitta 747, there are a couple of all white Kalitta 747 classics flying around. I saw three parked at his maintenance base up at the old Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda Mich. Two of them had no titles whatsoever.


User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2005 times:

There was another all white 747-100/200 in YYC (Calgary) today too.

User currently offlineFleet service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

There were a pair of Kallita 747's at Kennedy last night, one in the usual Kallita livery, and the other was a "Casper" 200 Freighter. Casper was 706CK (Could've been 705, wasn't looking that close) and the liveried one was down at Delta Cargo Building 67.Didn't bother to go see the numbers on that one.

Casper pushed at around 01:15, and the other was still there as of 02:30.



Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

N705CK is a new aquisition from JAL and operates painted all-white, N706CK is retired to my knowledge.
Kalitta operates 5 Jumbos (according Bill Harms list), 4 of them in the red-gold livery, at least one without titles though, N705CK is the only one without paintscheme (and I guess it will be painted sooner or later).


User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Three all-white B747Fs with miniscule registrations landed one after the other at SHJ yesterday, discharging military equipment....

User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Air Atlanta Icelandic operates also at least a couple of all-white 747s for charters.


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Hope this helps.

Best turbulences


User currently offlineJvW From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Here is the scoop (btw, the aircraft was still standing @ the same taxiway intersection). I asked the controller and she mentioned that the aircraft belongs to a Saudi Sheik. When we came back from Memphis today, I witnessed five trucks with horse trailers around the aircraft and people were in the process of loading the aircraft. Sorry no reg, though. It was all white and had a loading door in the back (open when we flew over). That is a ll I know, but it seemed as if it was starting to head out of SDF maybe tonight with the indication that a bunch of horses were loaded on the B747F.
Maybe
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On another note, I witnessed a NW B753 land on 17R @ MEM today, beautiful aircraft. And this private B757 was sitting on the ramp @ Wilson Air Center..

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or something very similar...quite the site, as well as me taxiing in a Piper Navajo behind a FEDEX DC10, just keep your distance I thought to myself.

JvW


User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 890 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Sounds like A6-GDP, it has visited SYD/PER and AKL a few times to pick up horses for some Sheik.
RL


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

I saw the airplane at SDF yesterday evening when arriving on NW 1865. It did have an A6 registration and they appeared to be loading horses on the airplane in special containers. There were also several large semi rigs with horse transportation trailers parked along side the 747. In addition ,there was a DC-10-30F (probably Gemini) parked nearby with no activity and an Evergreen 747 that departed about the time we were being parked at the gate.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9622 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1785 times:
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there is a large horse auction in KY (Nov. 3) after this weekends Breeders Cup, they bring the horses in a bit early so they can "relax"

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