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747SP In BRU!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:09 am

Hi,

At about 5 p.m. local time I saw a 747SP flying over my house, heading for BRU. I've looked through the database, and this seems to be the aircraft in question:


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Does anyone know who it belongs to and what it's doing in BRU?
 
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RE: 747SP In BRU!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:19 am

Very interesting!

Hopefully some BRU Photographers are standby to capture this rare bird on film.

> Does anyone know who it belongs to and what it's doing in BRU?

No, I don't. However, I noticed a lot of business jets on the Abelag ramp at 17:30.
One of them was a Luftwaffe bizjet, so I thought there could be a NATO meeting.
But this B747sp does not seem to fit in the usual crowd of Government or Air Force planes that comes to Brussels for such NATO meetings.

 
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RE: 747SP In BRU!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:26 am

Isn´t that a plane of the Qatar government ?
 
Alpha
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RE: 747SP In BRU!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:28 am

VP-BAT has been used by Qatar officials, but I don't know if it's still the case. It wears Qatar Amiri Flight colours without titles.

Steph
 
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RE: 747SP In BRU!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:03 am

The Aircraft has also been seen at Bournemouth today, so that might be where it came from/went to...

Rgds

Mike
 
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RE: 747SP In BRU!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:37 am