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German Air Force A343 Visible On FR24?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Hello all, was browsing flightradar24 earlier and saw that the German gvts private A340-300 was showing up in real time. Does this happen a lot? I thought normally those would be blocked from flight tracking sites for safety reasons.


Any idea where it's going and who is on board?

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RE: German Air Force A343 Visible On FR24?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:22 pm

You can often see flights with GAF callsign on FR24, so they don't seem to be blocked. It is usually only the newer aircraft (the A340s and A319CJs) though.

No idea who is on board. Merkel is in Berlin, and so is our minister for foreign affairs. This will probably be some other minister, possibly with a business delegation and journalists in tow.

These trips usually pop in the news about a day or two after they happen, I'll let you know here if I see anything in German media.

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RE: German Air Force A343 Visible On FR24?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am

Which date was it? The German Minister of Economics came back from a trip to California on Tuesday. So it could have been his flight.

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RE: German Air Force A343 Visible On FR24?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:36 pm

Quoting pelican (Reply 2):
Which date was it? The German Minister of Economics came back from a trip to California on Tuesday. So it could have been his flight.

It was yesterday (15th) and the aircraft was moving westbound
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RE: German Air Force A343 Visible On FR24?

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:01 am

Anyone know why she was in the states?
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