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TP Flew To SCL!

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:05 am

Hi!

Well, maybe some of you were thinking that TP started a new route to Chile but no, just to let you know that our President, Mr. Anibal Cavaco Silva is visiting Chile right now. He arrived to SCL in one of the TP Airbus A330-200's, CS-TOF. According to the portuguese media, there are great expectations in this visit, that Portugal and Chile will boost their economic relations and maybe something more will come out from this. I don't know how Chile media is seeing this visit, so it would be nice to see their perspective too! But well, it's a start, a TP airplane in SCL!!!
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:08 am

did they cancel other longhaul flights because of this? I mean, their 332 are fully scheduled these days... I was just wondering...
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:57 am

Hi!

I don't think so, they still have a few A310-300's available and if they have any problem with that too they have EuroAtlantic and White around....but surely they had to reschedule the operations because I think ( I'm not sure though...) the A332 will stay in SCL until the return of the President and the Prime-Minister of Portugal, they are staying also for the Latin America/Latin Europe Summit.
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:31 pm

Just missed it's arrival by minutes  banghead  !!!
Now it's parked in the open but on a bad spot for taking good pictures.
Well, let's hope we can catch it upon departure on Saturday  crossfingers  .
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:40 pm

Hi!

Quoting Acontador (Reply 3):
Just missed it's arrival by minutes banghead !!!
Now it's parked in the open but on a bad spot for taking good pictures.
Well, let's hope we can catch it upon departure on Saturday crossfingers .

Man...I feel sorry for you....it's not everyday that you see in your area a TP A332 ( unless they start flying regulary in the future of course  hyper  )!
Anyway I hope you take a good shot of CS-TOF next Saturday....probably you don't know but CS-TOF was the first A330-200 that TAP received last year!
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:30 am

Maybe this is when new european carriers will move into the region. Is good they take advantage of the lack of interest from the big ones a.k.a British, Lufthansa (I know...they fly under LX costume), AZ and KL (AF).
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:50 am

A related question about the Latin american summit that's just started in SCL: any other exotic visitors and who else is arriving in what? OK, I guess I'm just curious to know if Hugo Chavez arrived in a Sukoi as he recently joked!
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:56 pm

Hi!

Quoting Avion660 (Reply 6):
any other exotic visitors and who else is arriving in what?

Well thanks Avion660!!! I like the expression "exotic" regarding TP!!! I think I would say the same to LAN-Chile if I had the chance to see them here in LIS! But let me tell you something, I have excelent sights of LAN...let me share with you....December 2003, I was waiting for my flight at LAX to Europe ( flying with LX brand new A343 to ZRH...), I was at TB Terminal spotting airplanes with my two son's when I saw taking-off an "very-heavy" LAN A343 from LAX 24L runway.
The next and last time I saw a LAN airplane was in June 2004 at GIG, a 767-300 arriving there! I never saw a LAN airplane in LIS, but I would love to!!!
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:06 pm

Quoting Avion660 (Reply 6):
A related question about the Latin american summit that's just started in SCL: any other exotic visitors and who else is arriving in what? OK, I guess I'm just curious to know if Hugo Chavez arrived in a Sukoi as he recently joked!

Well, actually there are many (for us) 'exotic' aircraft now parked in SCL, like the Spanish A310, Brazilian 732, Venezuela 707 and 737, Argentina 757....and the list goes on. The problem is really that you need to catch them either on arrival or on departure, as all of them are parked rather out of sight (security I guess). It was impossible to catch almost anybody on arrival, as many arrived during night time, and the others flightplans were not published, so you could only guess (or just be plain lucky!). However, on Saturday the meeting will officially end, thus I hope that we can get a couple of these upon departure.
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:39 pm

Quoting Acontador (Reply 8):
Well, actually there are many (for us) 'exotic' aircraft now parked in SCL

Good luck getting those shots! I saw a very close cropped newspaper shot of Evo Morales climbing out of something... bizjet?
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:00 am

Quoting Avion660 (Reply 9):
I saw a very close cropped newspaper shot of Evo Morales climbing out of something... bizjet?

I think it was a Lockeed JetStar, but I'm not 100% sure...
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:47 am

Quoting Avion660 (Reply 6):
I guess I'm just curious to know if Hugo Chavez arrived in a Sukoi as he recently joked!

Chávez arrived yeasterday early morning in an older B737-200 of the FAV as FAV0001.
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:11 pm

We nailed it!!!!!! Big grin
At least four of us got good views of CS-TOF during take-off late afternoon, and here's a small preview (cannot post the picture - some white screen appearing, but if you want to see it it's in my profile).
It was an afternoon full of interesting aircraft here at SCL, very much unlike any other boring Saturday. BTW, does anybody know what Lauda OE-LNP was doing here???
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:24 pm

Quoting RJ_Delta (Reply 11):
Chávez arrived yeasterday early morning in an older B737-200 of the FAV as FAV0001.

Thanks for the info,

Quoting Acontador (Reply 12):
We nailed it!!!!!!

and also looking forward to the uploads!

saludos.
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:45 pm

Here you can check more photos of the aircrafts of the Cumbre Iberoamericana, including TAP A332.

http://www.aeropuertosarg.com.ar/los...hp?topic=12864.msg229137#msg229137
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:33 pm

Hi!

Very nice photos indeed RJ_Delta!!! I enjoyed very much to see that Panama Gulfstream and the TP A330-200 looks absolutely fantastic in the surroundings of SCL airport, thanks for sharing those photos my friend...now you must keep "the fingers crossed" regarding TP...maybe they will come regularly to SCL!!!
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:53 pm

Quoting RJ_Delta (Reply 14):

great photos indeed man....

It's just beyond me that the King and Zapatero travelled on two different planes...

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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:15 pm

Thanks for the comments but the photos are from some Chilean Spotters: Alejandro Ruiz, Carlos Valle and Fernando Olivares.
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:13 am



Quoting RJ_Delta (Reply 17):
Thanks for the comments but the photos are from some Chilean Spotters: Alejandro Ruiz, Carlos Valle and Fernando Olivares.

Thanks for the link, and my congratulations to all too... sounds, and looks, like a great afternoon.

Quoting JoeCattoli (Reply 16):
It's just beyond me that the King and Zapatero travelled on two different planes...

Yes, amazing. Still, nice to see that T22-2 is still flying... I went on this in it's former identity as an AF flight ,CDG-IAD in 1991 (F GEMQ); my first visit to the US!
 
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RE: TP Flew To SCL!

Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:29 am

Hi!

Quoting JoeCattoli (Reply 16):
It's just beyond me that the King and Zapatero travelled on two different planes...

Hey, well...a King is still a King right??? We cannot forget, "blue blood" issues, etc. etc. By the way, this King is a tough guy right, when he said Hugo Chavez to shut up eh!eh!eh! Must have been really wild in Chile right???
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