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Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2012 1:35 am

This weekend is the NATO Summit in Chicago. I'm assuming most dignitaries will be using ORD for arrivals/depatures as they've warned of temporary closings of the Kennedy Expressway into downtown due to motorcades. I'm sure for security reasons it's hard to find out when the heads of state are arriving. However, I'm going to pose the question anyway. Anyone heard whether Friday or Saturday will be the day of arrival. This event should bring in very rare movements for this airport. I did hear that AF1 should be arriving Saturday. Unknown time of arrival. Also, here is a list of those invited to the Summit. Feel free to add a picture of the respective Government aircraft:

ALBANIA
Mr. Bamir Topi, President of Albania ›
Mr. Sali Berisha, Prime Minister of Albania ›

ARMENIA
Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia ›

AUSTRALIA
Ms. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia ›

AUSTRIA
Mr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria ›

AZERBAIJAN
Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan ›

BAHRAIN
HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain ›

BELGIUM
Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium ›

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Misters Bakir Izetbegovic, Zeljko Komsic, & Nebojsa Radmanovic, Presidency of Bosnia & Herzegovina ›

BULGARIA
Mr. Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria ›
Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria ›

CANADA
Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada ›

CROATIA
Mr. Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia ›
Mr. Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister of Croatia ›

CZECH REPUBLIC
Mr. Petr Necas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic ›
Mr. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic ›

DENMARK
Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark ›

EL SALVADOR
Mr. Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador ›

ESTONIA
Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia ›

EUROPEAN UNION
Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council ›

FINLAND
Mr. Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland ›

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA*
Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ›

FRANCE
Mr. François Hollande, President of France ›

GEORGIA
Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia ›

GERMANY
Ms. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany ›

GREECE
Mr. Lucas Papademos, Prime Minister of Greece ›

HUNGARY
Mr. Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary ›

ICELAND
Ms. Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland ›

IRELAND
Mr. Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland ›

ITALY
Mr. Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy ›

JAPAN
Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan ›

JORDAN
H.E. Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan ›

LATVIA
Mr. Andris Berzins, President of Latvia ›
Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia ›

LITHUANIA
Mr. Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania ›
Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania ›

LUXEMBOURG
Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg ›

MALAYSIA
Mr. Mohamed Najib bin Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia ›

MONGOLIA
Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia, President of Mongolia ›

MONTENEGRO
Mr. Igor Luksic, Prime Minister of Montenegro ›

NEW ZEALAND
Mr. John Phillip Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand ›

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)
Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO ›

NORWAY
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway ›

POLAND
Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland ›
Mr. Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland ›

PORTUGAL
Mr. Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal ›

REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Mr. Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea ›

ROMANIA
Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania ›

SINGAPORE
Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore ›

SLOVAKIA
Mr. Ivan Gasparovic, President of Slovakia ›

SLOVENIA
Mr. Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of Slovenia ›

SPAIN
Mr. Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain ›

SWEDEN
Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden ›

THE NETHERLANDS
Mr. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands ›

TONGA
Mr. Lord Tu’ivakano, Prime Minister of Tonga ›

TURKEY
Mr. Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey ›

UKRAINE
Mr. Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine ›

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates ›

UNITED KINGDOM
Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ›

UNITED NATIONS
Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations ›

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America ›
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2012 2:21 am

Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
ROMANIA
Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania ›


I presume Basescu will arrive using YR-LCB (ex. Tarom airlines). I acctually flew on this aircraft 4 times before it was converted to be Romanian version of "Air Force One".
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 am

Pakistan also said that they were coming to the summit
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2012 10:56 pm

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 2):
Pakistan also said that they were coming to the summit

Anybody know what long range aircraft Pakistan has in their Air Force? Will they use PIA's aircraft to fly to ORD? I can see some dignitaries bring business jets like the Falcon and the BBJ while some others use widebody aircraft. I have an idea of what some will bring but others may depend on availability.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Wed May 16, 2012 11:47 pm

Living in downtown should be very interesting this week. I live in the Gold Coast/Lincoln Park area and we don't expect any problems here. As I understand it, the Kennedy should only close for the President of Afganistan and Obama. Although he usually comes in by helicopter after arriving. Wonder if he'll stay at his home on the south side. Security is in full force and troops and other city police are coming in. Protest have already begun. Since I was in catering/inflight for most of years at Eastern, I imagine the catering companies tearing their hair out with all the ethnic foods they will have to come up with. I imagine that things and food stuff in cans and containers will come in the belly and moved up for the return. But dish washing and preparation has got to be secured. Most companies have told their folks to stay home Monday. I wonder too, how many of the people coming in will be commercial? The line up of parked aircraft should be quite interesting. Hope some pictures come out.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 1:18 am

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
I wonder too, how many of the people coming in will be commercial? The line up of parked aircraft should be quite interesting. Hope some pictures come out.

I agree. If I have time I may have to drive over to ORD this weekend to see for myself. Although I'm not sure if anyone will spot this aircraft sitting out in the open  You Tube Surveillance Drone near Chicago?

Now I haven't seen any drones overhead in the western suburbs, but I have seen one or two military helicopters (Blackhawks?) around. Needless to say it is going to be quite an interesting weekend around here!
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 1:28 am

Quoting airfinair (Reply 5):
Now I haven't seen any drones overhead in the western suburbs, but I have seen one or two military helicopters (Blackhawks?) around. Needless to say it is going to be quite an interesting weekend around here!

I haven't seen any drones yet, but while I was flying down by Chicagoland speedway today, there was a USCG helicopter at Lewis doing take offs and landings (which I haven't seen before, once in awhile we get Blackhawks but never the Coast Guard), and I was buzzed by two C-17s
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 2:45 am

I live overlooking the Ohio St. exit of 94 (west) also with east to downtown and the lake. There have been many military helicopters fly over the city today. It would be great to get a schedule of arrivals for the various heads of delegations.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 5:21 am

Did I misread that it was moved from Chicago to Camp David this year?...
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 am

I expect a few dignitaries, such as Harper and Cameron, will arrive on AF1 with Obama...

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
I wonder too, how many of the people coming in will be commercial?

Not a lot of the ones also attending the G8. They could fly commercial to IAD, but I can't imagine many dignitaries will suffer through the indignity of domestic first class... Anyway, as I said, I bet some end up on AF1 in a grand "aren't we all friends" gesture.

Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 8):
Did I misread that it was moved from Chicago to Camp David this year?

Yes, you misread. The G8 is meeting at Camp David on May 18 and 19. The NATO Summit is in Chicago on May 20 and 21.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 11:26 am

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 3):
Anybody know what long range aircraft Pakistan has in their Air Force? Will they use PIA's aircraft to fly to ORD?

Pakistan have a VIP A310 in their Air Force (J-757), it was at LHR within the last 10 days. They also have a G450 and a G4, but I would expect the A310 to be used.

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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 11:37 am

Quoting EASTERN747 (Reply 4):
I live in the Gold Coast/Lincoln Park area

We're neighbors; I work in the Loop though, and they've already told us to stay home on Monday. Two 3-day weekends in a row! I'm really excited for Chicago but a little nervous at the same time. I'm so glad I'm not using ORD on Saturday, I'm sure it will be a mess.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 2:29 pm

Quoting delta2ual (Reply 11):
We're neighbors; I work in the Loop though, and they've already told us to stay home on Monday. Two 3-day weekends in a row! I'm really excited for Chicago but a little nervous at the same time. I'm so glad I'm not using ORD on Saturday, I'm sure it will be a mess.

Also neighbors, Old Town Triangle, I work from home but my wife who works in the Loop will be also working from home on Fri and Mon...

Quoting airfinair (Reply 5):
I agree. If I have time I may have to drive over to ORD this weekend to see for myself. Although I'm not sure if anyone will spot this aircraft sitting out in the open You Tube Surveillance Drone near Chicago?

I will be looking for drones now, in addition to the crop dusting being done by military aircraft over cities...
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 3:24 pm

Blackhawk helicopters flying low along the Chicago river:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=L4llNSQLgo4
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 3:50 pm

Definitely, going to be a mess at ORD. The overhead signs on the Kennedy starting stating this week "expect, multiple closures and delays". If I were flying out of there this weekend, get there early or take the Blue line.
I'm looking forward to sitting on the roof of the condo and watch all the military aviation fly overhead.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 3:56 pm

Quoting United787 (Reply 12):
I will be looking for drones now, in addition to the crop dusting being done by military aircraft over cities...

Fox Chicago posted on their website a video of a drone flying over Elgin. The video was reportedly recorded on Sunday.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 4:05 pm

Having lived through Toronto's edition of the G20... be faaaaar away is all I can recommend for that week.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 4:06 pm

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 6):
and I was buzzed by two C-17s

Really, you were buzzed by two C-17's. Must have been very exciting.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 4:31 pm

Quoting ZBA2CGX (Reply 14):
Definitely, going to be a mess at ORD. The overhead signs on the Kennedy starting stating this week "expect, multiple closures and delays". If I were flying out of there this weekend, get there early or take the Blue line.
I'm looking forward to sitting on the roof of the condo and watch all the military aviation fly overhead.

I am looking forward to see some of them land and takeoff. Anyone going to be spotting near the airport?
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 4:40 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 17):
Really, you were buzzed by two C-17's. Must have been very exciting.

It was, they were both on approach to ORD and we were down at 3000 so they were maybe 1500 ft above us

Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 16):
be faaaaar away is all I can recommend for that week.

So I've heard, a local radio station had the ground floor of the building they're in "occupied"

Quoting CcrlR (Reply 18):
Anyone going to be spotting near the airport?

If I knew a place I would, but I have no idea where I could and not get in trouble, except maybe my friends house which lies two miles out on the runway ten approach. But I would love to find a place closer
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Thu May 17, 2012 5:14 pm

Quoting delta2ual (Reply 11):
We're neighbors
Quoting United787 (Reply 12):
Also

You guys are lucky. We are "business as usual" in Willis, no permission to work from home in my department. I guess that 1-2 blocks from the protest is deemed to be enough separation  
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Fri May 18, 2012 5:12 am

I wonder how MDW and ORD traffic are going to be affected on Sunday and Monday since there will a no-fly zone around Chicago that will be patrolled by F16s. I assume this will affect private aviation more instead of commercial. I have to fly back in Sunday night.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Fri May 18, 2012 12:46 pm

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 21):
I wonder how MDW and ORD traffic are going to be affected on Sunday and Monday since there will a no-fly zone around Chicago that will be patrolled by F16s.

It shouldn't affect either. It's intended to keep the general aviation out, theres a ten mile one around the center of the city that the Secret Service has stated if you cross you will be shot down, no questions asked, and no warning given, and there's a 30 mile one that you'll get intercepted if you break.

Today NORAD is supposedly going to be conducting exercises over the city between 0900 and 1100 local, any idea where they're bringing the jets in from?
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Fri May 18, 2012 12:57 pm

Belgium:

Airbus A330-322

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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 7:13 am

Flight BAF630 with the above mentioned Airbus A330-300 from the Belgian Airforce is en route to ORD. The flight isn't showing on Flightaware so there's a chance that the flight is being blocked from tracking.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 11:31 am

FRANCE
Mr. François Hollande, President of France ›

The French president is travelling on former "Sarko-Force One"
A-330 registration F-RARF

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Franc...d=a5c8eac2caeaceb84083880d90eb1654

White body with red/white/blue French flag on the tail.
The aircraft was reconverted for the French government by Sabena Technics.
It had to go through extensive interior modifications and fitted with two new Pratt/Whitney 4000 engines.
The presidential A330 was delivered to DGA (French Ministry of Defense) in November 2010.

  
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 1:45 pm

I'm in Oak Park, due west of down town Chicago. Lots of helicopter traffic through the vfr corridor that runs east-west right over head. Chinooks, Blackhawks, jetrangers, the usual a-stars/ twin stars and even a flight of 4 which included a lynx. Very cool!
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 2:13 pm

Quoting swafa (Reply 26):
even a flight of 4 which included a lynx. Very cool!

Didn't know there were any Lynx in the US!?
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 2:34 pm

Looks like they are also flying surveillance drones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzrS0BVJynM
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 2:35 pm

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Took liberties where there's no aircraft in the DB for the country listed. Of course, the helo at the beginning can be excused for being absent...the mistyped number for the CF A310 was too hard to edit, hence the Indian Express... others may not have the nonstop range...the Tongan 757 must've been long defunct - PM might just fly commercial. Didn't bother with the ubiquitous, but included possible planes for NATO charter.

  

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 25):
The French president is travelling on former "Sarko-Force One"

With who the headlines proclaim "L'ATOUT CHARME".  
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 3:07 pm

according to a politcal editor from the sun( yes i know but bear with me) Prime Minister David Cameron flew Business Class or Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic........ darn I wish it was BA or even better a G550, BBJ or a Bombardier Challenger 600................Coalition Force One!   


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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 3:26 pm

When PM Cameron flew down here to the G-20 summit in Cannes his plane was a BAE-145. If I remember properly, it was one of the RAF's birds. Little BAE145 was sitting on the tarmac at T1 in the shadow of Air Force One and Air Force Two which were teaming together. They were all parked in the Star Alliance lot with the Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian and other passenger aircrafts.

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It was wonderful being there that week. There was a number of wonderful airplanes from the world over. Most bizjets flew into Cannes Mandelieu. Sarkozy also flew into Mandelieu with a small bizjet and then was taken to the summit by car. The big aircrafts were all parked in Nice amidst regular passenger jets and it was no headache at all.

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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 3:29 pm

Does anyone know what time AF1 is supposed to be arriving? or is it already here?
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 3:43 pm

Don't have too high hopes to see Estonian Air on that side of Atlantic  

Estonian delegation always flys commercial. In case of ORD it is most likely SK.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 3:57 pm

Quoting airfinair (Reply 5):
Now I haven't seen any drones overhead in the western suburbs, but I have seen one or two military helicopters (Blackhawks?) around. Needless to say it is going to be quite an interesting weekend around here!

I live in Lakeview and happened to be home on Wednesday afternoon as a four or five Blackhawks accompanied by a Chinook flew at my window level. It took me by surprise and I didn't have time to get my camera.

Yesterday I got caught in some protests in both the Loop and Michigan. They shutdown stretches of Michigan from Wacker (including the bridge) up to Huron right when I was on a bus to get home. I inadvertently found myself in between two groups of protestors to my front and back, and a police line on one side. Thank god for underpasses. Interestingly, many of the protestors had covered their faces.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 5:34 pm

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 6):
I haven't seen any drones yet, but while I was flying down by Chicagoland speedway today, there was a USCG helicopter at Lewis doing take offs and landings (which I haven't seen before, once in awhile we get Blackhawks but never the Coast Guard)

I have seen USCG used to enforce the outer bands of the no-fly zones that get NOTAM'd when POTUS comes to town.

Was sitting around the airport watching one of the old duffers tie down his Piper Cub when USCG arrived in a helo to ask him a few questions.

The old duffer had no idea that he had just crossed the outer edge of a no-fly zone.

quote=iFlyLOTs,reply=22]It's intended to keep the general aviation out, theres a ten mile one around the center of the city that the Secret Service has stated if you cross you will be shot down, no questions asked, and no warning given, and there's a 30 mile one that you'll get intercepted if you break.[/quote]

Interesting. Seems like the hard assets will be deployed.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 5:47 pm

They dispatch a lot of these VIPs unknown on different commercial flights at random.

I remember they dispatched the Prime Minister of Singapore on Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines FRA-SIN at the end of the G-20 summit in Nice. I was at the LH check-in counter with a friend when they were making the arrangements. They go incognito except to their secret services who go flying along with them.

I think it's a good idea in case anything happens or the official planes get targeted. I was told that other VVIPs were dispatched on other airlines mainly Air France.

I hope Miss Myrtle Rose will not deploy her collectible PiperCub and will avoid being chased out by fighter jets this time around or she might get in real trouble.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 5:52 pm

Belgium flew in the 330 today it was parked on the runway with a Turkish A330 as well a France A310 and A319-320 unk from whom....And flying in and out of ORD is not a problem its just the expressways that are a mess to due closures but ORD is running just fine no issues.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 7:38 pm

 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 8:01 pm

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 38):
A slight glitch for Ms. Gillard.

Thanks for the link. Not sure whether the picture show the actual aircraft as its not one of the RAAF 737 BBJs, which she would be expected to use. 737 is likely as well, as 'a replacement is being flown in', and the RAAF have 2 of them.
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sat May 19, 2012 8:15 pm

Afgahn President Karzai arrived on Friday on a USAF VIP transport, possibly a C-32. Don't know if this took him from Afghanistan or picked him up in Berlin after meetings with Chancellor Merkel. Interesting that the US is laying on a plane for him though.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/05/...-carpet-for-nato-summit-reporters/
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 2:36 am

Quoting ripcordd (Reply 37):
Belgium flew in the 330 today it was parked on the runway

Can you provide location on the field?
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 2:57 am

Id imagine the president of Finland would arrive in a normal AY A330/a340 to either JFK or ORD.

Another aircraft the government could use:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Finla...d=97fc1c501990758e051b7f5a74983a52
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 5:38 am

Quoting Bralo20 (Reply 24):
Flight BAF630 with the above mentioned Airbus A330-300 from the Belgian Airforce is en route to ORD. The flight isn't showing on Flightaware so there's a chance that the flight is being blocked from tracking.
Quoting ripcordd (Reply 37):
Belgium flew in the 330 today it was parked on the runway with a Turkish A330 as well a France A310 and A319-320 unk from whom....And flying in and out of ORD is not a problem its just the expressways that are a mess to due closures but ORD is running just fine no issues.

I saw it fly overhead as I was driving to Gurnee (50kms North) for work this morning at 0915.

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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 7:00 am

Hello Everybody...

I managed to take some pictures at work today...

Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
BELGIUM
Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium %u203A

Airbus A330-322 / CS-TMT


Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
GERMANY
Ms. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany ›

Airbus A340-313 / 1602


Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
POLAND
Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland ›
Mr. Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland ›

Boeing 767-35D/ER / SP-LPA
*I don't think they both came on the same flight. I suppose one of them arrived on early LO001 flight, and the other one on late LO003 flight (SP-LPB). I hope that after tragedy in Smolensk, they learned to not put the whole government on the same plane.


Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
ROMANIA
Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania ›

Airbus A310-325/ET / YR-LCB


Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
SLOVAKIA
Mr. Ivan Gasparovic, President of Slovakia ›

Tupolev Tu-154M / OM-BYO


Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
SPAIN
Mr. Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain ›

Airbus A310-304 / T22-2


Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
TURKEY
Mr. Abdullah Gul, President of Turkey ›

Airbus A340-313 / TC-JNC
*The daily TK5/TK6 was operated by TC-JND, so it looks like the President had the whole A330 for himself  


The pictures were taken from distance, so the quality isn't the best. I wasn't able to catch the Air Force One, however I know that it landed on 14L around 2010-2030. I've also spotted a DC9-3, A319, B737, B752, but I'm not 100% sure which countries they represented.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 7:52 am

Some great pics there.

Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
JAPAN
Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan ›

As the two JASDF 744s have been spotted at LHR for the Emperor's travel to the QE2 Jubilee Lunch, I think we could expect the PM on the G4s or maybe commercial?

EDIT:

Looks like he came on a chartered ANA aircraft - http://www.japantoday.com/category/p...or-busy-weekend-of-summitry-in-u-s

[Edited 2012-05-20 01:18:52]
 
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 12:38 pm

Quoting Paul787 (Reply 44):
I managed to take some pictures at work today...

Well done, Paul!
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 1:41 pm

Nice catch Paul of OM-BYO, I would've loved to see that. Do you know where they are parking?
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 2:35 pm

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 47):

Most of them were parked in the South Cargo Ramp area (on taxiways), and some parked on the north side where the second tower is at.
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RE: Nato Summit ORD Aircraft

Sun May 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Quoting Paul787 (Reply 44):

Quoting b764 (Thread starter):
BELGIUM
Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium %u203A
Airbus A330-322 / CS-TMT

Funny story. Mr Di Rupo wasn't on the A330 with the rest of the Belgian delegation. He has a bad back, so bad that he needed to fly UA on the same day, at his expense... He's already announced his back will put up with the A330 on the way home. Go figure.
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