rampkontroler
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Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:08 am

It is 1100AM Sunday, 11 September at Cleveland Hopkins, and 747SP, A6-SMR of the Dubai Air Wing has just recieved clearance to Lexington airport as Dubai 002 (DUB 002).

I'm not sure if that's his destination, or just where he will recieve further clearance onward, but he's all buttoned up and ready to go from CLE. The plane's been here since the 4th, presumably for a visit to the Cleveland Clinic.

Just thought I'd give you a heads-up, if indeed it is where he is heading. Maybe he's heading down to pick up a couple of horses on the way home!

I'll update after he lifts off.
 
as739x
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:10 am

Ramp...I'll keep and eye on Flight Explorer and see if they do indeed head to LEX

ASSFO
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CV580Freak
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:42 am

They have a B747F and an AN124 that transport the horses around  Smile.

The B747SP is for the Sheikh's.

Another hospital/clinic trip ?????
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rampkontroler
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:00 am

Oh yes, I assume it was the Clinic...most of the foreign dignitaries that come here are using the Clinic.

Well, he lifted off at 1137 and flew the runway heading till he was out of sight ( 237.) He had a motorcade of 12 vehicles, including four police cars and four motorcycle cops. ( I hope my shots come out!)

It has always been my experience that the flights of dignitaries or Government officials never show up on various civilian flight tracking equipment. So far, I have been unable to track this flight. I haven't had a chance to check our Passur out yet, but chances are he wouldn't show up anyway!
 
CV580Freak
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:31 am

Any idea of the origin ???.

Most of the DXB Royals would have been in Ireland yesterday for the big horse race

[Edited 2005-09-11 18:33:48]
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rampkontroler
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:56 am

Well, he's been here in Cleveland since the 4th...that's where he left from.
 
bhxdtw
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:34 am

Anyone got an update as to where he went ??
also Ramp: tell me when you post pics !!!
 
rampkontroler
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:56 am

Guess we don't have any "Lexingtonians" who could confirm/deny his arrival! Oh well...maybe we'll hear something later.

Quoting BHXDTW (Reply 6):
Ramp: tell me when you post pics !!!

I will do that!
 
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:01 pm

Good Morning (September 13th),
just flew from Lexington to Ft Lauderdale and noticed A6-SMR

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John
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:18 pm

LEX runway 4/22 is quite short for a 747, at only 7003 feet.
 
jlp12345
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:54 pm

Having grown up going to LEX nearly every weekend, I have seen that 747SP several times. A former friend who worked at the airport told me that the Saudi royal family flies in to purchase horses at least twice a year.
 
jlp12345
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:54 am

My bad, they are actually from the UAE. Although I fairly sure that I've seen a Saudi 747 there before. Here is an article about their trip from the Lexington Herald Leader.

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/12630346.htm
 
rampkontroler
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RE: Heads Up Lexington, KY, 747SP En-route.

Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:40 am

Very cool...thanks for the update! So they did indeed go to Lexington, and it WAS for horses...

Quoting Rampkontroler (Thread starter):
Maybe he's heading down to pick up a couple of horses on the way home!

...and more than a couple!

Thanks for the confirmation.

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