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Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:35 am

Hi

As the summit is being held in Northern Ireland this year, and so lots of big rare planes are coming into BFS and a few other airfields, what times are the planes coming in at as I hope to spot them  ))) i know AF1 is an earlier one...

Any help on rough times will be great! And who all are going into Aldergrove...

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Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:08 pm

Its a pity no-one has responded with some into. I live in Northern Ireland but have been working all day and only seen your post just now. Maybe those in the know are worried about posting info about G8.

I am not an expert on these movements but I will post what little I know for you.

Information is sketchy with nothing very concrete being released. I am mainly interested in the Japanese Air Force 747. It went over Carrickfergus at around 21:20 local on its way into BFS and remains on the ground there now. The aircraft was 20-1102 and showed up on the internet radar sites as JF001, making a stop at Warsaw on the way from Japan.

Not sure about President O'Bama. Marine 1 + 2 have been here for a few days and were seen flying over Belfast on Friday morning in formation with other helicopters, Blackhawks or whatever they were, I'm not an expert on helicopters. I just recognized Marine 1 + 2 with their green and white scheme.

I have heard conflicting info about when US Air Force One (+ Two) arrive, one that they are already here, another that they arrive at 07:00 Monday morning. I think the Monday morning one is the most likely as roads are closed for him to drive into Belfast for a visit from 08:00 until 10:30.

As I type I have just run outside at the sound of an unusual aircraft, just seen TU-214 RA-64521 call-sign RSD031 Russia State Transport Company, possibly with Mr. Putin on board! Would have landed on runway 25 BFS at around midnight.
 
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Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:13 pm

The Mexican President is attending, I don´t know why, but he is. Maybe some on the side meetings. So look for the Mexican Air Force TP-01 a lovely 757-225 with winglets.

[Edited 2013-06-16 16:13:37]
 
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Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Security is very tight but I hope some images prevail.
Would be great to see a photogragh of the rare visitors, curious to know where they would have parked.
Perhaps after the event people will be happy to discuss their observations.

Edit: BFS has posted youtube video of the arrival of the british and Japanese Prime Minister. Noticed from their facebook page.

- James

[Edited 2013-06-16 17:12:59]
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:39 am

Quoting awthompson (Reply 1):
Not sure about President O'Bama.

Didn't know that Obama is a good Irish name  

Wonder what our Chancellor will fly in with. Depending on the size of the delegation it might be the 343.
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:41 am

A few more movements:
On Saturday the Canadian VIP A310 (in its new colours) and a USAF C-17 went into DUB.
Also on Saturday TP-02 Mexican 737 arrived at STN.
Three Russian VIP aircraft were in LHR yesterday (Sunday) .
The additional US helicopters are 7(?) UH-60s that deployed from Germany to NI via Mildenhall.
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:45 am

Quoting Jambost (Reply 3):
Security is very tight but I hope some images prevail.

Indeed some reported issues with mobile phones this morning. It was suggested they cut the networks for a time.

I would say any spotting around BFS is very hard or being very closely monitored. Its bad enough in normal times!
 
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:05 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):

BFS must have found permission to video arriving aircraft, as they posted Air Force One landing this morning. Shame Mr Putin s Tupolev touched down in darkness, hopfully he will have a daytime departure.

Is it the first time since Balkans Tu 154 charters that a Tupolev has touched down in BFS?
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:13 am

The Prime Minister David Cameron Arriving at BFS in a BAE 146 of the No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron

http://youtu.be/uEP81ru58yk
 
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:45 am

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Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:52 am

A friend of mine was working a flt to DUB and had Airforce One parallel them across the pond for like 4 hrs .

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Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:17 pm

Quoting Jambost (Reply 7):

Is it the first time since Balkans Tu 154 charters that a Tupolev has touched down in BFS?

I have not seen a TU154 at BFS for many years now. Must be very rare.
 
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:27 pm

Quoting etops1 (Reply 10):
A friend of mine was working a flt to DUB and had Airforce One parallel them across the pond for like 4 hrs .

What aircraft?

I thought they flew AF1 a little faster than the airliners.
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