CPT523
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Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:32 pm

On Friday, the 27th of April, I was flying UA between DEN -->SFO on the 7:30pm flight. Courtesy of channel 9 on UA, I heard Callsign "Kingfisher 11" as one of the flights in the area.

Does anybody know if this was a charter or delivery flight? Seems strange to have an Indian airline like Kingfisher flying over the western US.

P.S. They plane couldn't be raised on the radio for 30 mins and ATC kept saying "Kingfisher 11 Guard" while trying to raise them. What does guard mean?

[Edited 2007-04-30 14:37:56]
 
karan69
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RE: Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:54 pm

Quoting CPT523 (Thread starter):
oes anybody know if this was a charter or delivery flight? S

Possibly VJMs private aircraft is hometown is somewhere near the Bay Area.

Last year he made a trip between BOM-SFO 38 times, so not surprising to hear his callsigned changed to match his empire and airline name

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RE: Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:26 pm

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 1):
Possibly VJMs private aircraft is hometown is somewhere near the Bay Area.

Who's VJM??

Just curious, what's his private aircraft? BOM-SFO is quite long so he'd have to be using something with the legs for it if doing it non-stop.
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RE: Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:38 pm

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 2):
Who's VJM??

More details on Wiki at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Mallya

He's the owner of United breweries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Breweries_Group (The worlds second largest brewer which makes Kingfisher beer besides 100s of other brands), and hence also the chairman of Kingfisher airlines (part of the UB group) (www.flykingfisher.com).

He (through the UB Group) owns a number of private aircraft and maintains homes in several cities across the world and uses his corporate jets to fly between them.
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RE: Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Tue May 01, 2007 1:52 am

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 1):
Possibly VJMs private aircraft is hometown is somewhere near the Bay Area.

You are correct.
Dr. Vijay Mallya's Airbus Corporate Jet In OAK (by Jadedmonkeys Apr 30 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Tue May 01, 2007 7:58 pm

Its probably his ACJ.
It was in Mumbai last week too.
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RE: Kingfisher Delivery Flight?

Wed May 02, 2007 12:36 am

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 2):

Who's VJM??

Just curious, what's his private aircraft?

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