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TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:40 pm

This evening, I flew YQB-EWR-TPA on Continental Express Jet/Continental. I landed in EWR from YQB at around 5:45pm and while my ER3 was taxiing to terminal C, I noticed a TU-154 leaving the international arrivals area of terminal B and then park in the cargo area on the north end of the airport near the Kalitta Air 747 freighters. I couldn't get a good look at the plane to read the airline, but it had red stripes under the wing and a red emblem of some sort on the tail. I also saw an Air Burkina Faso 727 parked at terminal B when I landed. They don't seem like regular visitors to EWR. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any pics because my camera broke on my trip. However, I'd be very interested in knowing if any A-netters can fill in the missing details about these unusual visitors to EWR?

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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:44 pm

Perhaps because of the UN General Assembly meeting?
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:36 pm

Your description matches the Tu-154 of Polish Air Force.

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flyTPA
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:13 pm

That's the exact plane I saw. Thanks for your help.

Mystery solved!
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:43 am

FLYTPA

Did you notice what else was on Terminal B parked behind the Polish 154 and the TAP?

I saw something with a large A330/340 size with a red and white tail logo similar to the Finnair one as I was passing on the Turnpike.
 
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 2:47 am

I was surprised to learn that production only closed on this aircraft in June 2006. Found it through Wikipedia.
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:08 am

While we're on EWR spotting, august 2nd there was a Pan Am 722w at EWR. Anyone happens to know the registration? Had no luck with this question at nycaviation.com.
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:22 am

I also saw a TU-154 fly over my house just outside of JFK. It was clearly flying out of JFK, though, not EWR. I couldn't make out the markings on it as it was literally *directly* overhead, so all I could see was the underside. But it was on a typical JFK takeoff pattern - so maybe they flew into EWR and then repo'd to JFK for some reason?

I immediately noticed it because it was flying probably 50% lower than most airplanes on that pattern (and I saw the usual gaggle of JetBlue A320's just before and after it). And I noticed the T-tail and the non-western looking engine exhaust tips. I actually commented to my wife "well, there's something you don't see flying out of JFK every day."

Wish I'd had my camera with me.
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LGA777
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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:55 am

The Polish TU-154 is now at SWF until the UN session ends.

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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:05 am

Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 7):

Might have been the Russian IL-62 you saw.

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 8):
The Polish TU-154 is now at SWF until the UN session ends.

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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:50 pm

Quoting FlyTPA (Thread starter):
I also saw an Air Burkina Faso 727 parked at terminal B when I landed

It operates for the Burkina Faso Government and was one of these two:


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RE: TU-154 In Newark On Sunday Eve, Sept 17th?

Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:50 pm

is the polish TU154 outfitted with extra tanks or something to make it non-stop across the pound? (I'd doubt it).

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