bilgerat
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Please Help Me Identify A Mystery 747

Wed May 09, 2007 12:54 am

I live about 7 miles west of Manston (EGMH). We get plenty of MK Airlines 742F flying in and out, and the odd Virgin 744 flying circuits for pilot training. However, this last week or two I've seen a 747 on at least three occasions that I don't recognise. I never seem to be able to catch the aircraft close enough to read the titles on the side...

It's got a white fuselage with a red tail, and the red extends forward part of the way along the fuselage. My initial thought was that is a VS 744 in the new livery, but I found a couple of pics of a GIRJet 742F in the database here that look very similar to what I saw. However, I could swear the aircraft I saw had winglets and the stretched upper deck of a 744. Any ideas what else it could have been?
 
kangarooman
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RE: Please Help Me Identify A Mystery 747

Wed May 09, 2007 2:07 am

Hi

I'd guess as from these photos it's Oasis Hong Kong doing circuit training flights

At MSE

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At LGW Departing


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At LGW returning from flight

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Hope this helps

Roo

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CV580Freak
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RE: Please Help Me Identify A Mystery 747

Wed May 09, 2007 2:21 am

Wasn't an Oasis 747 going to do a low flypast at the Biggin Hill Airshow ??? , maybe getting a bit of practice in .....
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Norcal773
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RE: Please Help Me Identify A Mystery 747

Wed May 09, 2007 2:25 am

Woow, first thread I've ever seen where the question get's answered in the first response..LOL.  bigthumbsup 
That's a beautiful aircraft for sure.
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bilgerat
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RE: Please Help Me Identify A Mystery 747

Wed May 09, 2007 3:40 am

That looks like the one! Thanks!

Beautiful livery for sure, and an unusual visitor to MSE! I just wish we still had the old MK Airlines DC-8s roaring over nearly every day like we used to!