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Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:57 am

Seen on Flytecomm that a Saudi L-1011 came in last night...............can't make it out there today (and it's a real cloudy day).....................keep me informed any MSP people out there!

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FoxBravo
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:02 am

Probably someone going to the Mayo Clinic...maybe bad weather at RST?
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:24 am

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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:53 am

A little off topic, but yesterday around 4:00pm in MSP a C-5 galaxy came in, and their was no bad weather down at RST. So who knows what its there for.
 
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:59 am

Someone in for a drying out session at Mayo methinks... Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:09 am

Def a Mayo thing I am sure. In March there was an Emirates 744, they kept it parked over off cedar ave. where the new Sun Country and Mesaba hangars are now.

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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:14 am

Don't these big Middle Eastern jets sometimes land and drop their VIP pax off at RST but then fly over to MSP where there's more room for "long term parking?" That could explain it. Or is it easier for them to just land at MSP and drive the rest of the way?
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:21 am

FoxBravo............always wondered that myself. I presume you are probably correct on both explanations, they both make sense to me. I got a pic of the UAE 744................I'll have to post it on A.net.

Mike @ MSP
 
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:38 am

Guys, I have a thread on Civil Aviation, maybe you can scroll down and check it out. It's about the UAE An-124. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:37 am

Wonder if they quitley slipped arafat in
i can see for 80 miles
 
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RE: Saudi Tri-Star At MSP

Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:02 pm

For what it's worth, it's my understanding that the Saudi royal family thinks particularly highly of the Mayo clinic and frequently has family members (it's a BIG family) there for treatment, diagnosis and checkups.

--Bill