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Global Peace Ambassadors B-747-SP  
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3939 times:

There's a website which has all sorts of pictures of the B-747SP, and there were a few shots of a plane marked "Global Peace Ambassadors", and it had an N-registry, meaning it was based in America.

What was the story behind this Airline, and it's Service?

I assume it's crew were all volunteers, who appearance wise seemed to be from all over the world?

Andrea Kent

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User currently onlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4679 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Thread starter):
and it had an N-registry, meaning it was based in America.

Meaning it was registered in the US. For example, Avianca Colombia operates (amongst a whole lot of others), N registered aircraft, but they are based in Bogota.

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User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

I can't tell you anything about the airline, but the airframe itself is rather famous. Search for "China Airlines Flight 006" for information.


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User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Quoting Blackbird (Thread starter):
What was the story behind this Airline, and it's Service?

I assume it's crew were all volunteers, who appearance wise seemed to be from all over the world?

There's quite a saga behind it under Global Peace Ambassadors. Check out the website, "Global Peace Initiative" and read up on their story. It's kind of hard to imagine having any humanitarian non-government organization owning a large plane like the 747 to say the least. I mean, I'm aware of only one organization, which is Orbis who owns a DC-10...but that actually do surgery on board!

I've had flight attendants (some of whom do actually did get paid to be on Global Peace 1) tell me that the plane was an absolute safety nightmare, with inoperative emergency exits, broken F/A jumpseats and taped up passenger service units that would prevent oxygen masks from dropping. The worst part is that the owner apparently didn't care that these problems were serious safety violations when it was brought up to up.

The aircraft was grounded by the FAA for a while, and there was some legal action when GP-1 was going to be used as a charter flight for some travel group to the Middle East but GP-1 didn't have the proper licenses and the trip fell through.

The aircraft now belongs to the Venetian I thought, which by far is a much less-sketchy organization! That aircraft definitely needed some TLC.

As Tim pointed out, this aircraft is known as the plane which, literally, fell out of the sky. Check out these Youtube videos:

Release your seat-belts and get out! Leave everything!
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 3795 times:

That sounds horrifying...

Did the flight-crews have any problems?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

The following recent thread in the Civil Aviation forum has more info on this aircraft. See Reply 13 in particular.
747SP Based At LAS! (by Coa747 Jun 14 2007 in Civil Aviation)

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