jmc1975
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Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:40 am

Today, a Cameroon Airlines 747-400 is parked at the executive terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. I believe that is the exclusive aircraft for the President of Cameroon, but I'm not sure what it's doing in Phoenix. If I find out anything I'll keep you posted.
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Ironminds
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 7:44 am

Gotta love it...Cameroon has a real GDP per person of $1,700 and their tin-horn leader runs around in a 747!
 
A330-243
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:13 am

Its a 743 and not owned by the President of Cameroon.

Go here http://cactuswings.tripod.com/ and click 'news'.
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:36 am

Perhaps he managed to get tickets to the World Series...
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RE: A330-243

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:46 am

Thanks. I noticed the SUD but I failed to look if it had winglets, so I just assumed it was a 744. Great website, by the way!  Smile
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yyz717
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 8:48 am

What the hell does the President of a dirt-poor country like Cameroun need a personal 743 for ?????

Jeez......even Air Force One is only a 742 (granted, the US has two).

Can you say CORRUPTION and SCREWED UP PRIORITIES?



I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 9:00 am

Yes I can see corruption & wrong priorities in most countries.....that's life (sadly).

Regards
 
covert
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 10:17 pm

i never knew they had a -400-- i thought that after their -200 crashed at CDG last year they bought a 767-33AER...
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'Longreach'
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Thu Oct 25, 2001 10:41 pm


I beleive the Aussie prime minister still gets around in a 707, however some 737BBJ's are on their way. Now thats priorities to hold on to that a/c for so long.
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:07 am

Hell yes !! they have a 400. And it is not for the president as some think here.

Cameroon Airlines is doing good. I am happy they have a fleet of Boeing plane.

It has nothing to do with corruption.

Peut etre certains sont jaloux ici





 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 12:09 am

Cool! I have never seen that plane let alone I never knew that they had one. Maybe on one of the World Series games, he will be there.

Stephen
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 2:57 am

There is no corruptions going on here like some people think.
The company is good. They have a fleet of boeing plane.

Je crois qu'il y a des jaloux ici.
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 4:03 am

Maybe jealousy, but where there's smoke, there is fire....

Regards
 
mightyfalcon
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:15 am

Airafrique,

No corruption in Cameroon or Camair (Cameroon Airlines)?

Then the country and the company have radically changed since I left the country 8 years ago!

BTW, President Paul Biha was, and maybe is still flying a B727.

It's not jealousy, just realism...
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Ironminds
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:24 am

heh...i'm very amused by anyone with the username "airafrique" talking about corruption...
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:31 am

That one

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is the presidents plane
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airafrique
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:35 am

If an airline decides to buy a B747-400 it is because that airline needs it.

The fact of having the plane in phoenix has nothing to do with corruption.

Jmc1975 did you take a picture of the plane ?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
mightyfalcon
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:39 am

Thanks for the pic, Peter!

That's the one I was talking about.

Regards
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Sat Oct 27, 2001 3:48 am

yo air afrique, it seems like you're pretty serious.
so, do you mean to say that besides tha airplane that got screwed up in paris on 9 nov 2000 (tj-cab), and besides tha new 767 they bought(tj-cac), theres a new 747 besides that? i thought camair only had one long-haul aircraft?
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yyz717
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:26 am

The corruption comment was aimed at the Cameroun govt for buying a 743 for the President's personal use. not related to Cameroon Airlines.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
airmale
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2001 7:19 pm

Its and ex-Singapore Airlines 747-300 Smile
.....up there with the best!
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2001 12:39 am

hi
the Camair station manager assistant at CDG had told me 1 month after the "mont cameroon" crash that the 767 was a stand by plane (at 1st the 767 was a Citybird leased). They've always had in mind to buy another 747, but were waiting for the cash....I'm surprised it happened so quickly though
for your information the camair flight is more than full -at least with a 767 or a 742-combi...but I don't know if they can sell the 380 seats of a 743
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yyz717
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:06 am

Correct...Cameroun AL has bought a used 743 (ex-SQ), not a new 744.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Cameroon Airlines 747-400 At PHX Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:38 am

IS IT STILL THERE???????????????? I need to know, so I can decide wether to spot today or not. PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!