superdawg
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VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:51 am

Was driving in the south of Calgary and saw a Virgin 747-400 on approach for 34. I assume that it is VS019 to SFO as it appears to be delayed into SFO. Probably a medical/mechanical diversion. Just thought I'd let the YYC spotters know.
 
planesarecool
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:57 am

Must be a technical stop!

http://www.virgin-atlantic.com says it's delayed for 22hrs into SFO

Thanks for the info though

-Stephen
 
superdawg
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:00 am

According to flightarrivals.com VS007 to LAX is also scheduled to land in Calgary at 14:05. Quite odd, will have to watch out my window at work to see if actually comes in as well.
 
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:03 am

Well, too bad for the pax but great spotting opp for us YYC guys!

Bo and I will be heading up in about an hour. Perfect chance to try my new digi-cam too  Smokin cool
 
mel
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:04 am

the aircraft should be 747-400 G-VAST.
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superdawg
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:06 am

Well the first VS747, flt 019 is now scheduled to leave YYC at 13:40, hope you guys make it there in time to see it.
 
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:12 am

i dont think vir7 will stop at yyc.its right over red deer this time fl370
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:17 am

The first one will be a miss.  Sad
Ah well..
It was a medical diversion so nothing too serious.

The second flight #7 as shown on flightarrivals.com seems interesting.
Kris and I will be there to make sure.
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jetset
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:22 am

vir7 is coming up on the yyc vor fl370.for sure no stop yyc
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:32 am

The VS 744 is parked on the International Finger, on gate C25. Registry is G-VAST, "The Power of 4."

You might be able to see it from AC cargo, maybe the ATS building, or the service road.

I'm airside right now, so I'll probably go look at it in a while.

[Edited 2003-11-05 21:50:52]
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Cessnapimp
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:35 am

Well,

There's a big one on us YYZ spotters! Awesome. Even if someone croaks LHR-JFK they divert to YHZ at best...  Sad
 
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:44 am

Don't be so negative Greg! We got the AF 777 that wanted to explode! We also got the AA 777 that wanted to burn to a crisp. Both were very exciting to watch as the drama could have unfolded. But noooooo, passengers deplaned normally in both cases. hehehe. But that's two near evacuations of the 777 at YYZ where I was around.
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:18 am

It would be neat to see one and time it....

"88 secs... 89... 90... 91 seconds 92.... you suck!!!"

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Goose
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:20 am

The 744 left; pushed back from the gate @ 1400, took off around 1415, off 16/34.
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jgardiner
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:56 am

It was a medical diversion for a passenger who suffered a stroke.


 
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:57 am

The 744 left; pushed back from the gate @ 1400, took off around 1415, off 16/34.

Great! This diversion will count towards YYC's passenger count!

YYC. Rising.

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: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:04 am

YYC. Rising
Hopefully more so if the rumoured BA route with 772 starts next year!
 
Goose
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:36 am

Last graph I saw, YYC was not far behind YUL/YMX in terms of pax....

.... isn't YMX closing to pax soon? Or is that just some rumour?
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yyz717
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RE: VS747 At YYC

Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:50 am

.... isn't YMX closing to pax soon? Or is that just some rumour?

Correct. YMX handles only charter now....primarily TS. All this traffic will migrate to the YUL mega-plex in 2004 if memory serves & YMX will be cargo and Bombardier only, not that much cargo goes thru there.




I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.