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Liege Airport

Mon Nov 24, 2003 7:45 am

Hi all, I've seen two very old-looking freighters (according to their paint scheme) at Liege airport, Belgium, this saturday. I didn't have my digicam and they were gone today... There was a B747 (maybe a 100 series) and a L1011, both with no title, can somebody tell me more about them ?
I would also have more information on the timetables at this airport, the airport's website only show timetables for commercial flights...
Thanks anyway !

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RE: Liege Airport

Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:23 am

The Boeing 747 could be one from Cargo Air Lines, such as this one:


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Don't know about the L1011 though...

Ivan

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RE: Liege Airport

Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:38 am

Suggest you call the Bierset AIS office - phone (04) 234 8492...
They would know about the scheduled flights, cargo as well as passenger flights.
Non scheduled flights... they only know a few hours before ETA...
Maybe Aviapartner (handling) can also help you - phone (04) 234 8435
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RE: Liege Airport

Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:29 am

Thanks to you, B747Skipper, I will try to phone them next week. I've noticed a quite nice place at the end of the runway to see the planes before landing so I will surely go there in the future  Smile
Thanks also to Apunega, you're right, this was the same B747 (with the same bad paint) !

Have a nice day

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RE: Liege Airport

Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:04 am

No problem, Airtrainer.

Could this be the L1011:


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RE: Liege Airport

Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:40 am

Hi Ivan, you're right once again !
Looks like someone took the photo the same day I was there... I'm quite pleased because the color let me think it was an old Caledonian livery  Smile

Be well

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RE: Liege Airport

Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:55 am

You oftenly can see many interresting freighter planes
Enjoy!!

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RE: Liege Airport

Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:53 pm

I was at the end of the runway yesterday, the CAL 747 was taxiing with emergency vehicles around... A security guard came in less than 5 minutes to see if I was ok, he said it was out for the first engine test after its accident, and also said the pilot would certainly do some touch and go tests in the next days before going out. I will try to get there this afternoon to see if something happens  Smile

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RE: Liege Airport

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:24 pm

Airtrainer: Thanks for sharing the news about the CAL 747.
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RE: Liege Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:52 am

Hi Ivan, I've just read an article about the accident in a local newpaper today.
The article says that some Boeing experts went to the airport to work on the CAL 747, with interventions on the fuselage, 2 engines and 3 wheel (sorry I don't know the exact word in english). According to the newspaper, the intervention cost $ 5 millions, plus an extra cost for the broken lights on the runway.
The article also says that the B747 is now ready to fly again, and that he would take off this saturday morning, but I'm just back from the airport and he's still on the ground...

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RE: Liege Airport

Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:47 am

What interesting. I think the Tristar was the same that was operating before (earlier this year) regularly from Maastricht airport.