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First Air At AMS?

Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:48 pm

Hello,

Last night at AMS there was a First Air 727 parked at the cargo apron in front of the MP building. The reg. was C-GVFA.

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Does anyone knowing what it was doing there? It seems to be a long way from home. Big grin
Thanks in advance for any info.

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A388
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RE: First Air At AMS?

Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:40 pm

I also saw that aircraft from my work, but it left already. It probably was a cargo charter flight. It was a 727-100C. Nice to see a 727 in AMS, it was the first time I've seen a 727 at AMS since I've been living here (9 years).

Rgrds,

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RE: First Air At AMS?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:50 am

See my post a little later in the thread. Spotters: Iceland to Phoenix? This may have been the same plane. Can't believe no one here noticed. It landed in PHX about 1:30pm, local time (13:30).

Today, Flytecomm.com shows a First Air 727 flight orginating in Amsterdam, then to Iceland then to YOW, then PHX. PHX spotters?
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RE: First Air At AMS?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:09 am

Maybe Aviationman knows the answer to the AMS charter and whether it was pax or cargo, since he works for 7F.
 
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RE: First Air At AMS?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:16 am

Yes it was a freighter charter on behalf of the Dutch Military..... B-727-100 and it operated as follows:

Sunday March 13th:

YOW-KEF-AMS

Overnight

Monday March 14th:

AMS-KEF-YOW-PHX-YOW

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Marcel
 
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RE: First Air At AMS?

Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:27 pm

Thank you YOW and Aviationman for clarifying. I noticed on March 14 that First Air was landing in PHX and the routing Aviationman posted confirmed it. Imagine flying a 727 AMS-KEF-YOW-PHX. I hope they changed crew  Smile

Although I'm not a spotter, I wonder if any caught it at PHX?
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RE: First Air At AMS?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:34 am

Here's the pic, for those interested... Was this the first time it was seen outside the Americas? I wonder how many people actually saw it at AMS.

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RE: First Air At AMS?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:58 am

Nice photo Eduard. I saw the aircraft from my work, but it was already night, so I couldn't take a nice photo of it. There were other aircraft parked next too it, so a nice photo would have been impossible....  Sad

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RE: First Air At AMS?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:31 am

"Was it the first time it was seen outside the Americas?"

Oh my God...No! It was seen in Russia, Belgium, Holland, Turkey.........We fly worldwide adhoc charters with B-727-100s, B-727-200's, passengers and cargo flights......and the Herc too.....

Cheers!

Marcel

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