spacemanuk
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Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 1:16 pm

Hi all, I'm just wondering if anyone knows why there are 2 B744 Japanese Air Force frames at hr today. It's lovely to see them here, but it's a rarity ??
Many thanks Tony
2 JAF B744's at Lhr
 
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 1:22 pm

Emperor among the guests meeting Queenie for jubilee !
 
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 1:25 pm

There was a lot of high-end stuff in when I flew out of Heathrow on Friday:
2 x Japan 747
Brunei 747
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 1:34 pm

Ahh....of course, Jubilee stuff....it's nice to see some different birds there. I do see the Royal Oman aircraft there sometimes. It's madness that he has a "WEATHER" plane that flies in front of him just in case they hit bad turbulence haha Excellent.
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 1:48 pm

Maybe has something to do with the diamond celebration of the queen.. just a guess..
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 2:08 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 2):
Brunei 747
Bahrain 747
Qatar A340

Which from recent indications might be replaced with its successor.....wonder if they would form a 748i Club?   To think they were once subjects of the celebrant who goes on merrily in this other four-holer.....

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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 10:40 pm

The 2 744 are from the Japan Self Defense Force, they fly all Government VIP's. I wish the UK had such a VIP plane.
 
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sat May 19, 2012 11:03 pm

The 2 744 are from the Japan Self Defense Force, they fly all Government VIP's. I wish the UK had such a VIP plane.
 
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sun May 20, 2012 1:18 am

I'm always surprised where all these VIP flights get their slots from. There's a handful of them everyday and much more than that during events of note.
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sun May 20, 2012 6:54 am

they always travel together because if one goes U/S the other is always on hand.
 
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sun May 20, 2012 7:17 am

Quoting something (Reply 8):
I'm always surprised where all these VIP flights get their slots from.

I think that they don't use slots they just comes there and the rest of the traffic gives them the room they need.  
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sun May 20, 2012 7:46 am

With these two aircraft here, I guess the PM will have to settle for the G4 for the NATO summit
 
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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sun May 20, 2012 8:02 am

This thread may help you a little further

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RE: Why Are There 2 JAF B744's At Lhr Today

Sun May 20, 2012 9:58 am

Quoting Spacemanuk (Reply 3):
It's madness that he has a "WEATHER" plane that flies in front of him just in case they hit bad turbulence haha Excellent.

Seriously? That is bonkers!

Quoting bthebest (Reply 11):
With these two aircraft here, I guess the PM will have to settle for the G4 for the NATO summit

How horrible  

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