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Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:30 pm

Gents, get your cameras out! On Saturday, 2nd August, from 10.30 till 13.30 hrs local time, 5A-DKN is planned to be in ZRH.

More info not available, only the slot has been requested and granted...
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:41 pm


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Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:46 am

WOW!!!

...so I can get it again in front of the lens  Wink/being sarcastic

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Thanks for the info Unique, it's a really great service you're doing for ZRH spotters!!!!!

Rgds,
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:25 am

I have to thank you too for this service. Otherwise we would not get the information about interesting aircrafts being in Zurich.
BTW do you know where the Swiss A 343 is usually parked? At the A-gates visible from the observation deck or not. Or is it probably always parked at different gates and you must be lucky to see it from the terrace?
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:03 am

Well, I already got plenty of shots from last time, but still I can use more....
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:28 am

Hello ZRH spotters.

Who of you guys was on the spectators gallery on Monday? I had to drive someone to the airport and as soon as I entered the spectator's gallery I saw the IL-76 landing. I didn't even know that this plane was expected. That was a good timing  Smile

I saw you guys running around with the cameras LOL

I was wearing a white Novartis-Polo shirt. But I don't think someone noticed me.

Regards and happy spotting.

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:30 am

Guys, you're most welcome! I'm glad to be of help! I'm able to access several databases so why not spreading news as long as it's not requested to be secret.

Remember: it's the other An-124 of Libyan Air Cargo! 5A-DKL was here once, but now 5A-DKN is planned!

LX A340 is usually parked at the southside of Terminal A, i.e. in between the two old piers and nicely visible from the terrace! I've seen it being parked at Terminal B, too, but that was also in between the piers.
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:42 am

cool.. now we'll have both on film  Wink/being sarcastic

..Anyone knows how many An-124 Lybian Air cargo is operating?

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:52 am

Fred, two have been reported so far!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:56 am

well, one I managed to take a pic, now I'll have a chance to get the second one  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:34 pm

Small change of plans:

new arrival time planned to be 14.30 hrs local time (call sign IIG2600)
new departure time planned at 17.30 hrs local time (call sign IIG2601)

aircraft planned is still 5A-DKN

As the weather forecast for tomorrow is sunny and warm, the change suits me very well (off duty by then, lower sun).

Happy shooting and cheers!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:43 pm

I'm guessing an arrival on 14, and departure on ??? 28 or 16??? Where will she park?

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:49 pm

Andrew, from experience and from the planned parking position, landing on runway 16 is most likely. Departure rather from runway 16 or 34. Reason for this is the wingspan and the pilots might not be familiar with ZRH hence a short taxi distance is desirable.

Parking position planned is W23 (where the SQ B744 is parked right now).

Good luck!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 6:59 pm

unique, thanks for the update! I'll be there...

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Fri Aug 01, 2003 7:16 pm

Ths reminds me of the last time we had a Lybian 124 here (last year). I was all set up at the treshold 16 (on the hill behind the DC-8) and listened to the scanner... To my surprise and to the surprise of everyone around me, the controller asked the 124 if they can accept Rwy 28... After a few seconds of silence, they accepted.... Most of the spotters left immediately, leaving me behind, wondering how the 124 would get all the way to 28, with this wingspan..... To my relief, another controller (I think it was ground) then switched the clearance to 16, and I had to pull my voice together for shouting at the spotters on the way to their cars, convincing them to come back....

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:16 pm

So who is going tomorrow, where will you all be, and are you coming for the arrival or departure?

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:45 pm

Andrew,
I'll be at the 2nd parking lot (north/besides Threshold rwy 14) to get it on App, and maybe then for departure (if DEP rwy 16) on the parking lot at the end of rwy 16...
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:34 pm

...can't find the flight on ARR/DEP at unique's homepage, any update to the schedule? Hope it still is coming to ZRH  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:43 pm

Fred, it's declared a non-commercial flight hence not published. The slot is still valid, no flightplan filed though... As soon as I know something, will place it here, ok?
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:51 pm

unique: ok! thanks..... will keep looking out here! I definitely will invite you once for a cold beer as a 'thank you'  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:59 pm

Keeping an eye out for it!!!! Hope it still comes!

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:43 pm

I've asked our guys to exceptionally publish this flight on the internet so you can see details for yourself!

It's not yet confirmed but at least the flight plan has been filed.

Good luck and cheers!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:47 pm

Thanks Unique.......you're added to my respected user's list, and should have been a long time ago anyway Big grin

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:53 pm

thanks unique! just also added you to my respected user's list...
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:58 pm

Thanks Fred, I'm honoured...!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:19 pm

OUCH !!! 5 minutes ago, the flight was cancelled for today and postponed for tomorrow! No details available yet but will keep you posted! SORRY !!!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:23 pm

Good work Unique! Will wait for additional information. Thanks!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:26 pm

Sigh.........  Crying

OK, looking out for the timings for tomorrow...........but you are still on my respected users list Big grin

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:36 pm

ohhhhh... well, thanks anyway, will (as Andrew) look out for tomorrow (and yes, I'm also keeping you in my list too)  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:37 pm

Thanks Andy! They phoned me and said it might even come on Monday only... But they really don't know yet. Will keep everybody posted!
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:40 pm

OK Unique,

No airport visit today then, but tomorrow I may well go anyway.........if it comes Big grin if not, never mind, that used to be the way of spotting / photography anyway.......just turn up and see what you get!

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:56 pm

It's very embarassing for me: first rouse the swiss spotter's world, then cancel again... Maybe I should not spread news anymore...  Acting devilish
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 10:29 pm

Don't worry Unique... Your work is appreciated.... Things like this do happen all the time


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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sat Aug 02, 2003 10:37 pm

Unique,

Keep rousing, Big grin keep rousing. We love it!

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:55 am

OK, what's the lates abotu this AN-124?

Unique, I won't put you in my respected users list. You're already there since ages  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:44 am

Unique, I am always looking forward to your next updates! They are very welcome and I have seen a lot of special aircraft in ZRH, because of your infos! Thanks a lot!
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 7:21 am

Hmm, it doesn't seem to be in sunday's flightplan. Should I worry? I guess so :-(

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:37 pm

Guys, I'll get a phone call as soon as the flight is back in the planning stage! Of course, I'll let you all know when this happens (want to get more appearances on the respected users list...  Innocent )
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:58 pm

all i have to say is you guys from switzerland are hardcore and i admire you...
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:27 pm

Seems that we just have to wait and see... Not too much interesting going on at the apt, so I'll rather stay at home... but my scanner is switched on  Wink/being sarcastic

Hey, Jeff, thanks for that....

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:32 pm

Guys, latest news: it's NOT coming for the next two days (at least that's what the handling agent told me). But as I offered you, I'll keep you posted! Tomorrow I'm back on duty and the 1st to know should something change.

Indeed it's quiet at the airport (despite the beautiful weather) so I'm relaxing at home, too...
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:46 pm

A new slot has been requested:

IIG2600/IIG2601 in09AUG out09AUG A4F ex TIP 1430 1730 to TIP

Hopefully it shows up this time!

Happy shooting, I shall be leaving for my holidays that day...
 
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:49 pm

Same for me, but not quite holidays. LEaving on the 9th on SQ to Singapore.

Hopefully I'll get it coming in as we go out, the timings are quite close Big grin

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:10 pm

Ahh fantastic! Money for SIA.

Anyway, how does Libya come to have an AN124?!
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:16 pm

SQ
Every pax is money for the operating airline, as long as they can cover cost. But glad that Andyhunt makes you happy.

Guess Libyan Air Cargo paid for it? They got it in December 2001 and it was ex UR-82003. They should get an other one this year, ex RA-82003.
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:20 pm

Yes, glad I make someone happy! Big grin

Actually, company is paying, and it's a good price (for Star Alliance!)

ZRH-SIN-NRT-ICN-PVG-HKG-SIN-ZRH....................in business class Big grin

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:23 pm

SQ must be falling from it's chair when he see's that Andrew is flying "C"!

 Big grin

PS: guess NRT-ICN-PVG on ANA/Asiana, isn't it? Anyway, wish you a great trip ...
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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:37 pm

Unique: Thanks for the info. Too bad, I won't have a chance to see the Anotonov at the 9th. I will be very busy next weekend. But who knows, perhaps they will reschedule it again...

Andy: Enjoy your flights! And bring us some pictures...  Big grin

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:40 pm

NRT-ICN is on United.
ICN-PVG is on Asiana.

Will try to take some nice pics! Big grin

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RE: Libyan An-124 Planned For ZRH!

Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:43 pm

Oh, no! There comes another bunch of pics to screen  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Seriously: take care all, enjoy your flights, even if you have to fly business class  Wink/being sarcastic and bring some nice pics.

Cheers
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