BH
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G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:08 am

She's back in town and sitting on taxiway echo for the moment,they will probally move it over to the cargo ramp when they have to perform some task on it(will advise).I hope you spotters caught the AMRI flight 747-400 that came in friday night and just left about an hour ago.


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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:13 am

With the limited parking at BWI it's surprising they let them park for an extended period of time. Last time it was at BWI it sat for a couple of weeks.

By the way, this is the 747SP that China Airlines almost lost over the Pacific. Still carries the same registration too.
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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:37 am

Well, there may be a reason for allowing the extended parking...

Word is the FAA wants to take a close look at this plane over maintenance issues and may ground the plane either for maintenance or other issues outside the realm of maintenance.

That's just a rumor, but a rumor that is pretty widespread.

There was also a $9 million lawsuit filed in LA last month involving this aircraft. Details are at http://www.747sp.com
 
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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting BH (Thread starter):
I hope you spotters caught the AMRI flight 747-400 that came in friday night and just left about an hour ago.

i wish i knew that on friday!
But i did see the 747SP when i went to the park sunday evening. Any one know when its leaving, if it leaves anytime soon?
 
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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:53 am

Actually, they have just filed a flight plan (7/11/2005 @ ~1400 Eastern time) to depart BWI 1900Z to LIT...
 
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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:15 am

Good, it's leaving.... thanks for the info.
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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:20 am

It flew Tripoli-Bangor over the weekend.
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RE: G.P.A. 747SP Back In B.W.I.

Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:24 pm

Yeh, it's latest trip sure should raise some eyebrows with folks in the US...

Last month it flew from Pease (in New Hampshire) to Damascus, then to Libya, then to Mumbai for a week, then back to Syria, then I think it went to Iran, then back to Libya, then to Bangor. From what I gather, the flights were so GPI's leader could speak with government leaders in those countries.

Last night he had dinner with AR governor Mike Huckabee. Dude gets around.

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