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FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:54 pm

I just stumbled upon a rather interesting entry in the CFMU

10:00 10:16a 20:39A IYE7000 B74S LFPG KLAX 7O-YMN Yemenia

In other words, it would appear that the Yemenia 74SP will arrive at LAX, inbound from CDG, at 12.39pm local time today, February 20th 2012.

I hope to see pictures. Good luck!

[Edited 2012-02-20 04:56:59]
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:50 pm

Is Yemen's President Saleh going to LAX? I know he was in Saudia Arabia for medical care a while back. Maybe he needs something from the UCLA hospitals?
 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:03 pm

Wow,I'd love to catch any -SP . Love spotting @ LAX.
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:11 pm

Now showing about 1:30 local time ...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/I...0/history/20120220/1000Z/LFPG/KLAX



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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:16 pm

Would have never thought that bird would actually show up on flightaware. Amazing.

Hopefully there'll be pictures. Would not mind one of those aerial helicopter shots of it over the inn-n-out burger joint at all.
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:25 pm

At any given time, LAX is a good place to spot an SP.
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:35 pm

What does FAO mean? (FAO of LAX Spotters)
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:39 pm

flightaware shows it 8 miles out right now - thought it must've been a mistaken entry...
 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:25 am

Anybody know when it will be leaving???
 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:38 am

I wish I had seen this sooner! I landed at LAX around 1:15pm today on WN302, would have easily seen it land had I waited around for a few minutes :/
 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:42 am

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 6):
What does FAO mean?

FAO means "for attention of."
 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:50 am

Quoting potus (Reply 8):

Seriously...does anyone know when it'll be leaving. I will be there on Saturday and would LOVE to see this!!!!!!
 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:06 am

Quoting LOWS (Reply 1):
is Yemen's President Saleh going to LAX? I know he was in Saudia Arabia for medical care a while back. Maybe he needs something from the UCLA hospitals?

He was in NYC a few weeks ago for medical care but he traveled then on a EK charter. Not sure if this is really him or where is he is going.
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:19 am

Maybe he's going home, because he toured where I work last week. So, I imagine maybe it came in to pick him up and take him home.

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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:16 am

Look at what I came across...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU_UTgHCRXc



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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:40 am

I can give no guarantees but I'll keep my eyes on the flight plans and will inform you accordingly. But, given the duration of the flight I would assume it to stay there for at least 48 hours. I'm also interested to see to where it's going to fly back. Paris again, or Sana'a direct?
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:04 pm

 
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:32 am

12:40E 12:58 02:37A VDA1033 A124 UMMS KLAX RA-82079 Volga-Dnepr

Didn't post this earlier because it's going to land after sunset anway. But I hope I can inform you about the departure.
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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:25 am

Here is a video of the landing in LAX:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU_UTgHCRXc&feature=channel_video_title

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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:07 am

Quoting LOWS (Reply 16):
An interesting twist in this case...

The negotiations that led to his departure and this 'election' were concluded some time ago.

It'll be interesting to see where the plane takes him next - or if indeed, if this plane will take him to his next stop. the US agreed to take him temporarily for medical care, but the US does not want to keep him any longer than that. But I don't know if anybody has agreed to take him for exile.
 
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:51 pm

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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:23 pm

They filed the flight plan quick and then were gone!

I got my Flightware alert when they filed the flight plan at 7:02am local, by 8am they were airborne so sorry, not much advance warning.

A post on flyertalk says it was the President (well I guess former Pres now) and there was also a UAE 747-300 parked next to it.

Anybody know about the 743?
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Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:21 am

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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:21 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 21):
Anybody know about the 743?

That's a 74E; A6-COM. Ex-Asiana aircraft.

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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:06 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 22):

Now heading to Ethopia ....

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/I.../HAAB

There it is indeed

21:20E 00:23 12:42A IYE7001 B74S KBOS HAAB 7O-YMN Yemenia

There's an excellent youtube video of the landing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iEEgEycRiM
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Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:24 pm

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RE: FAO Of LAX Spotters!

Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:36 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 25):

You beat me to it. Had an odd routing too, went Riyadh-Tanger-Rabat-Jeddah-Baltimore-Los Angeles.

But then again, the Saudi SP is a fairly frequent visitor at LAX.
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