GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13492 posts, RR: 76 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
This morning, (a very foggy one), while seeing the BA001 do a 09L departure, I spotted a 747-100/200 over at the BMI/Virgin hangars.
Next to the road was a SAA 747, then a CX one, a Qantas with one of their special colour schemes, then the AFX 747-200F (does that thing ever fly?), then a classic 747 with a light-blue top, dark blue/black cheatline, no titles.
Any idea who does, or did own this aircraft?
Also, anyone see the VIP 757 over the BA base last week, I didn't get a good view of it but I'd guess it's a Mexican A.F. one, or another Latin American country.
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
the 757 was XC-UJM, the Mexican presidential plane.Came from Newark and went to Dublin.
The 747 is N285SW.Another AFX machine I think(leased?) which seems to be perpetually taxied over the airfield.
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3308 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
Talk of this aircraft has been floating around on the PPRuNe freight dogs forum for about a week now. It's an ex-Korean bird apparently now owned by Air Atlanta Icelandic. Supposedly it is to join that AFX 742 and start flying soon. Then again, my information could be all totally wrong.