miamix707
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Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:12 am

Airline Air Atlanta Europe
Flight Number 844
Departure City (Airport) Birmingham, England, Great Britain (EGBB)
Departure Time 02/07/2005 03:26 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Arrival Time 02/07/2005 07:08 PM
Remaining Flight Time 05:05
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 525 mph
Flight Status In Flight


It looks like it will arrive after sunset unfortunately. Most likely it's G-BDXJ:


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Anyone knows if it will depart back to England tonight or tomorrow?
 
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sincil
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:32 am

It is G-BDXJ.
Not due back till Friday I think.
 
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:42 am

Arrives back on Friday as EUK845 at 05:00 am. Operating a cruise charter I believe. Wonder how full it was getting off BHXs runway?
 
goldcrest
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:27 am

Private charter for a pharmaceutical company.
 
KFLLCFII
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:41 am

Wow...two 747s @ FLL at the same time!?!? (This one & the Focus Air Cargo 747-300 at the Jet Center) I don't know if this has ever happened before...
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miamix707
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:44 am

Thanks for the info Big grin

-M
 
N864DA
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:20 am

Yep. She just arrived, 18:55 local time on 9L. Unfortunately, it was totally dark by that time. The 747 stopped for a few minutes near Terminal 4, so that is where it was easiest to take photos. I will yet again be uploading one of the shots to a.net shortly.



Edit: if that doesn't work
http://www.geocities.com/swiss_a330/g-bdxj_fllarr.jpg



The regsitration was, indeed G-BDXJ.

Cheers

[Edited 2005-02-08 02:50:17]

[Edited 2005-02-08 02:51:44]
 
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:19 pm

Two 747s in FLL were quite common during the 90s with Wardair and Air Canada being on the ground simultaneously on Saturdays.
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FLAIRPORT
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:23 pm

and don't forget Tower Air. But I guess that was different.
NEXT FLIGHT: FLL-ATL-HPN on FL
 
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:56 pm

684,

Shots came out pretty good for the bad lighting we had. It was pretty funny how she snuck up on us. (Didn't notice it was a 74 till she had crossed the 9L threshold)
 
miamix707
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RE: Air Atlanta 747-200 En Route To FLL

Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:55 am

Sweet shots N864DA. Hard to make that ugly paintscheme look pretty but man, you used that angle and the lighting and got the most interesting shot of that plane I've seen.


Two 747s in FLL were quite common during the 90s with Wardair and Air Canada being on the ground simultaneously on Saturdays

Are you sure that was in the 90's? And do you mean Nationair insted of Wardair? I've seen photos of a Nationair/TWA hybrid 747 at FLL, I think that was in the late 80s though. Never of Wardair, although the latter did have an A310 flying for Canadian Airlines and that was probably a casual visitor to FLL. I was in FLL on a saturday back in 94 and I saw no 747s. Saw Lauda Air and Condor, plus that oddball Balkan 767 that was there too. That was about it for intl widebodies.

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