pilot kaz
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2 747's At Luton NOW!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:51 pm

hey,

a bit of info from Luton, there are 2 corsair 747's up at LTN now. i just saw one of them fly over my house to land so i think they are using runway 08.
i think there are there on a football match or something.

hope to see some pics  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (747 is rare at LTN lol)

p.kaz
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gilesdavies
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:53 pm

The at Luton now???

If so I might make my way down there!
 
kl911
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:56 pm

Must be for the rugby VI nations cup. Probably French fans. Expect them as well soon at Liverpool, for the Liverpool-Marseille match....
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:59 pm

Gilesdavies,

yes there are there now. I saw one fly over my place, and I can assure it was a 747  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

GET SOME PICS!!!!
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CKT789
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:02 pm

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1447130/

Looks like they came form Stuttgart.
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:08 pm

Arrival Flight Numbers:

SS820 and SS822

not sure on Departure numbers yet, they are not yet on the departure bored but when they are ill post them  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Delboy
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:03 am


They have bought in Stuttgart fans for the Chelsea game, due out just after midnight(ish)
 
Guest

RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:40 am

have they still got that il-76 sitting at luton, probably not anymore
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:48 am

no no no lol,

that went ages ago, but i can rember it lol
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Guest

RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:49 am

I was born in Luton and raised in Dunstable untill 1996. That was probably the most interesting plane I've seen there bar Concorde. It's a cool little airport but there are too many orange LCC's now. I preferred it when Britannia and Monarch ran the show.
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:32 am

Yes LTN is my Local to,
I live in Hemel not far but I can see approaches sometimes and I was Lucky enough to see the 747's today  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I do agree there is way to much orange there now, but they still get there fair share of BY, MYT, MON but way to much U2 and FR lol

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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:57 am

I do agree there is way to much orange there now, but they still get there fair share of BY, MYT, MON but way to much U2 and FR lol

good for the airport i guess

they used to have those screeching Ryanair bac1-11's in the old colours too.


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maybe i should start LTN rareities.....

ahh hemel home of the magic roundabout

i now live in watford so LHR is my local, which was a healthy upgrade

are you coming to the april 3rd meeting at LHR
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:06 am

no i am not goin to the meet up.

Watford haha, i go to school there.
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Guest

RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 4:18 am

its a small world, i'll send u an e-mail someday
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:18 am

here we have a pic  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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EZYAirbus
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:55 am

I can confirm a Corsair Boeing 747 flew over Hemel Hempstead Town Centre at 12:32pm, my jaw hit the ground when I see it, I had to look twice, I remember Concorde at LTN what a sight that was when departing for the bay of biscay

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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:59 am

Let us also revel in the fact that it used to be N123KJ - a former Boeing 747-312 BIG TOP operated by Singapore Airlines Limited! Hoorah!


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pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:09 am

Glenn,

yes the same, I was at home and I can hear them come over, I go to my garden to have a look usually and when I got out there I couldn't believe it lol,

its a shame its only a football charter though  Sad

Where abouts are you in Hemel?

P.kaz
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EZYAirbus
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:32 am

Kaz --> I live in Grovehill but work in the town centre

They are the 2nd and 3rd 747s to visit Luton this year, around a month/6 weeks ago, an Atlas Air Cargo 747 was at Luton to ship a spare engine to Palma a stranded airliner, I believe it was a Britannia.

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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:17 am

Yeah big up the 2 743s!!
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gilesdavies
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:14 am

Never made it to LTN today, sorry!!!

I like to classify LTN as my local, but I live in Brackley, Northamptonshire so I am almost equal distances to EMA and BHX to.

But as when I was younger we almost always exclusively flew from LTN on our holidays, the airport has a place in my heart!

I agree there is far to many easyJet at the airport, I even see them flying over Brackley as we seem to be under some major flight path up to Scotland. Correct me if it's wrong, I think it's called the Daventry Triangle by ATC.

Do you remember the good old Yugoslav charter flights with the likes of Adria, Aviogenix and JAT. They use to add some colour to the airport!!! I have the oportunity of flying on JAT DC-9 in 1988, JAT 737-300 in 1989 and an Adria A320 in 1990 (Leased from Cyprus Airways). I can't see any pics but I think Aviogenix use to operate their TU-134's and 727's into LTN at some point back in the 80's.

I want to Balkan holidays operating from the airport flying Bulgaria and getting a glimpse of their TU-154's, that would make a rea change! They seem to operate from about every other airport.!
 
pilot kaz
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RE: 2 747's At Luton NOW!

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:53 am

departure times:

SS821 Stuttgart 00:30 00:30
SS823 Stuttgart 00:45 00:45


nice seeing them
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