Summa767
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Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:37 am

At around 10 am on Wednesday 13th July, The new Colombian presidential plane, a 737-700 BBJ should leave Madrid and fly to London, transporting the president who will meet Tony Blair.
My questions is, will it land at LHR, or is there any chance that it will go to RAF Northholt?
 
LeonB1985
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:39 am

I believe it's going into LHR.
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:41 am

My guess is that it will land at LHR, most presidential and VIP planes land at Heathrow, there is always a VIP plane at LHR every week. And considering the Colombians will most likely meet Blair at Downing Street, LHR makes sense. RAF Northolt is only a few miles less in distance to central London than LHR.
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TACAA320
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:20 am

His (Honorable Señor Presidente Uribe) inauguration flight was to SJO on his way to Europe.
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:43 pm

Due into LHR around 13.30 today and due to depart for BOG at 14.30 Thursday 14th July
 
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:10 pm

I was waiting for a post about this. I cant wait to see a photo!

I was hoping he would come to Berlin where I could probably meet him since I work 1 block away from the Colombian mission and take fotos at Tegel!
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bongo
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:25 am

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 3):
His (Honorable Señor Presidente Uribe) inauguration flight was to SJO on his way to Europe.

Hi TACA, in fact his inaugural flight was to SJO, but not on his way to Europe... After SJO he came back to BOG and then two days (?) later he went to MAD and LHR.

Quoting Mia (Reply 5):
I was waiting for a post about this. I cant wait to see a photo!

MIA : You can see many interior and exterior photos in Military Av and Space forum under the topic: Colombian Air Force (FAC) BBJ FAC-0001..FINALLY! (by Wimpycol May 22 2005 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:49 am

Hi BONGO:

Thanks for the clarification as well for the great link provided.
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RE: Colombian Presidential Plane In London

Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:45 am

Here you can see the two first pics on a.net of this BBJ:

In SJO, first official flight with President onboard.

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And here is in LHR, during his trip to Europe:

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Photo © David Apps

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