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airkas1
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Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:43 am

Hi guys,

I myself like the 747SP very much. And I'd like to know what's the best country and airport for me to go to, to see one of those birds.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks

Kas
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RE: Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:50 am

Very few are still used in commercial service.

Iran Air & Syrianair still operate their 74L's to LHR I believe (and probably other EU airports perhaps CDG or FRA), so LHR might be your best bet.

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: Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:07 am

CGN was also served by Iran Air's SP lately. I am not sure if they still operate this route with that model after the Beijing incident.

LHR seems to be the safest bet in Europe.
I remember the days when Air China used to fly them into FRA and I always thought they were the ugliest non-AA MD80.
 Wink/being sarcastic

Intriguing nevertheless.
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
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RE: Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:44 am

There are 747SP's on an almost daily base into LHR...

My record in LHR is 3 747SP's in one day: RB, IR and one of the United Arab Emirates

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RE: Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:13 am

Thanks guys!! Now to book a trip to LHR..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:52 am

Iran Air still have its SP's in service. Actually I think it is the major SP operator. They usually fly to London, Stockholm, Kualalampur, Beijing and Tokyo. Sometimes you can see them in Copenhagen and in Germany. Any time you want to fly to Tehran, you are more than welcome.
 
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RE: Questions About The B747SP

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:18 am

Regarding 747SP but slightly off topic,

What if Boeing put the highly fuel efficient CF6-80C2's, RB211-524's, or PW4062's on a 747SP? Would that be like carrying 250 pax 11,000nm (20,000 km) nonstop ~20-22 hours flying time?

Imagine JFK-PER, NRT-EZE, JNB-SFO, and my personal favorite: LIM-SIN (the great circle mapper dictates that this is the Antarctica Scenic flight)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=lim-sin&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=&PATH-UNITS=mi&SPEED-GROUND=&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=
The only time an aircraft has too much fuel is when it is on fire.

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