gkyip
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747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:32 am

well, i was just sitting in the garden minding my own business today when i heard an aircraft on approach to RW25 at NCL. No big deal as i live on the approach, it is not uncommon, although this one appeared to be louder than normal. As such I glanced up and was shocked to find a 747-400 on approach to NCL. Registration A6-HRM so the Emirates private 747-400 (not sure of the story behind it).

Does anyone have any idea of why it was here? Anyone live in the area and saw it as well?

Thanks in advance
Gary
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gkirk
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting Gkyip (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any idea of why it was here?

Possibly picking up banknotes? Same reason why NCL gets a Kuwait Airways A300 (usually) 2-3 times a year.
Or is this something else?
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gkirk
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:51 am

Was the Prince of Dubai leaving after Grouse Shooting. Usually he uses a 737 though. Pic here:
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=61835
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oly720man
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:25 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
Usually he uses a 737 though

Must have shot more grouse this time
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cardiffairtaxi
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:29 am

Newcastle Utd FC have been rumoured to have a possible Arab consortium,looking to buy the club.
Could well be visiting on this business.
 
jetman41
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:34 am

They still won't win anything!!.

Jetman
 
gkyip
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:22 am

Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 4):
Newcastle Utd FC have been rumoured to have a possible Arab consortium,looking to buy the club.
Could well be visiting on this business.

yes quite possibly. Belgravia are looking to invest in the club, don't know their background though, could be an arabic connection.

Quoting Jetman41 (Reply 5):
They still won't win anything!!.

well, it's looking good so far, and i am looking forward to Oba Martin's thrashing of villa's defense!!!

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Possibly picking up banknotes?

hmm, unsure of this, just a very usual aircraft to use for NCL.

GKirk, thanks for the link and the pic.

BTW, anyone know what time it left?

Thanks
Gary
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gkirk
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:09 am

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 6):
BTW, anyone know what time it left?

17:53 approx according to "Britannia" on the above link.
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cardiffairtaxi
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RE: 747-400 At NCL?

Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting Gkyip (Reply 6):
Quoting Cardiffairtaxi (Reply 4):
Newcastle Utd FC have been rumoured to have a possible Arab consortium,looking to buy the club.
Could well be visiting on this business.

yes quite possibly. Belgravia are looking to invest in the club, don't know their background though, could be an arabic connection

I think Belgravia are acting on behalf of the Makhtoum brothers.

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