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Unmarked C-17 At IAH 6/26  
User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2437 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Today at work at IAH, I saw a C-17 taxi by. I stopped dead in my tracks as it clicked that it was a C-17, but I noticed all the markings were covered up except the yellow reflective strips. There were obviously decals over the marks so it wasn't completely unmarked, but one decal near the tail on the fuselage was a circle, and not in the shape of the USAF roundel. Also, I the UAE Royal Flight 744 is in town and landed yesterday, 6/25, and parked on the east cargo ramp, along with some Gulfstreams that were sitting there before the 744 got there. The C-17 also parked in that area next to the 747, so I guess it's there to support the Emir, or VIP.

Any info would be appreciated.  


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31393 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4746 times:
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The UAE does have six of them and their insignia is a circle (green outer rim with a white center).

User currently offlinespeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
This is the UAE roundel.

It also has UAE Air Force in both English and Arabic on it - however it was probably covered up as you mention.



A306, A313, A319, A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, A346 A388, AC90, B06, B722, B732, B733, B735, B738, B744, B762, B772, B7
User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

All insignia's and words were covered up, I even the the reg was covered up, then again, I wasn't looking that hard.


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User currently offlinethaiflyer From Thailand, joined Oct 2007, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

Why would they cover up the insignia of the plane ?
Is this for possible anti AUE sentiment.
I was under the impression that the UAE was a friend of the USA.


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2195 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

Don't know about UAE but QATAR is running gun for Syrian Rebel using their C-17. So, sometimes it's political to have your plane covered up . . .

Also, if the visit was "non governmental" in nature, then it is also good to not have military markings shown on the airdraft.

bt



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User currently offlinethaiflyer From Thailand, joined Oct 2007, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

So maybe (secret) arms loaded for Syrian rebels

User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4163 times:

There was a nearly anonymous one at Doncaster airport in May

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NcxnWxVA3o



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12938 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

Quoting thaiflyer (Reply 6):
So maybe (secret) arms loaded for Syrian rebels

Or horses for the Emiri, or vaccines for the poor, or oil drilling equipment, or Jimmy Hoffa's body, or a cargo bay filled with ping pong balls, or ...



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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 8):

..... the royal stretch limo and excess bags.



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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2195 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 8):
Or horses for the Emiri,

Nah, the horses get their own VIP 747 cargo as the ride is much nicer  
Quoting oly720man (Reply 9):
the royal stretch limo

Or maybe he's taking a couple of these to tool around Dubbia's ranch.

http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/wK...om/852/2013/03/G-Class_6x6_top.jpg

I hear these are really cache in the desert countries.

bt



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