First thank you all for the posts!
Finally more news about Colombian aviation on A.net.
Great to hear that finally there will be a new wide-body visiting Colombia after the last 772's of BA
in Bogota of june last year.
I'm a little bid sad that I'm not in Colombia right know to see the A34-600 of IB
I just arrived in the Netherlands after a beautiful vacation in Colombia. It was great, visiting a lot of city's and of course airports! Bogota, Pereira and Manizales. I was lucky to see a 742 (IB) arriving from MAD
(also for only one week) for high Christmas demand on the MAD
route. It landed on runway 13L/31R, but because of chancing winds it approached over the city.
(That is normal for only December?????)
So it was very spectacular to see this big lady turning above BOG
to the right and landing with smoking tires. All seen from Puente Aero at "El Coral". Sometimes a good spotting area but, only when you don't see some police man.
Is the A340-600 parking at gate c7, c8 or c9? or as you wrote at c2?
I left Bog with Ba (763) from c9. Also c8 was for BA
when they used their 772's to BOG
is always AF
A340-300 and I know that c7 is always IB
with their A340-300 and B742 (last month). So I think it will park at c7. But you can give us more uptodate info on that. Good luck these days and hope to see the first pics on A.net, myAviation or jetphotos etc very soon!! And is BOG
still getting approaches over the city????
I agree with you about the fact that it isn't that dangerous to take pics in Colombia. Well in BOG
the authorities are sometimes strange (El dorado and Puente Aero). One day I was taking pics with a Colombian friend of mine at el dorado, They only asked him for his papers, very strange!! When I take some pisc at the Int gate (leaving COL) they always ask me to stop shooting. Well I stop at the moment and then go to another gate!! (jajajajaja) But at Manizales, Pereira, Cali, Villaviciencio etc its much more easy I think.
I'm not sure, but are you interested in world tails of BA
When I traveled back to the Netherlands with BA
their 763 had another World tail!!! It was;B763 G-BNWT Benyhone Tartan / Mountain of the Birds (Scotland)
-Bog route was with B763 BNWV "Ireland" / Colum tail c/s
For more reg. nrs from BA
on the LHR
route see the next site
This site contains Heathrow & Gatwick Airport Movements
Click for Heathrow & Gatwick Airport Movements and then for data.. search for the flights of BA
and you can see which plane arrived the last time to Colombia.
Saludos from the Netherlands.
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!