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Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:32 pm

On my way to work today, I saw a Ceiba 777 sitting on the Fedrx ramp at IAH today, does anyone know why? Also I heard the Ecuadorian president was coming in town yesterday too; and there were 4 Atlas 744s (I had no idea Atlas had that big of an operation here!), 2 AN124s, and 1 BA 748 at the east cargo ramp.

Last week 2 AA 772s were in Houston as well. I looked on flightaware and saw one came from NRT and another from MAD so I guess they were diversions. And there was a DL CRJ900 on the Fedex ramp, idk why that was there.

On a side note, the terminal B construction is coming along a lot faster than I thought! 
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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:46 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
On my way to work today, I saw a Ceiba 777 sitting on the Fedrx ramp at IAH today, does anyone know why? Also I heard the Ecuadorian president was coming in town yesterday too; and there were 4 Atlas 744s (I had no idea Atlas had that big of an operation here!), 2 AN124s, and 1 BA 748 at the east cargo ramp.

Yeah, a delegation from Equatorial Guinea (Celiba Intercontinental 777) is in town, probably to schmooze with local politicos and those in the oil biz. Not aware that the Ecuadorian president was in town, no reports of another unusual VIP jet at IAH, EFD or HOU that I am aware of. The BA 748 is the regular Sunday Global Logistics flight, if I am not mistaken and the ANs, well a very common sight at IAH.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blairmc99/7175185199/in/photostream

It's very commonplace to see up to 4 Atlas 744s (2 for the 'Houston Express' run and 2 cargo birds here). The 74Fs are usually parked over at South Cargo (FDX ramp), whereas the 2 pax versions are parked at East Cargo when not operating. in addition we have been seeing their 763s on a frequent basis as well.

The AAs, I would assume were WX diversions

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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:52 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
there was a DL CRJ900 on the Fedex ramp, idk why that was there.



It was towed over there last week from Terminal A, no idea why but I'd guess maintenance.

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
1 BA 748 at the east cargo ramp



Cathay Pacific Cargo had their B748 in town a couple of times last week.
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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:58 pm

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 1):

The person I heard Ecuador from probabaly mistook it as that instead of Equatorial Guinea. I know all of those are common sigts, Ive just never see them all together at one spot before.

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):

I assumed the same about the AA triples.

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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 3):
I assumed the same about the AA triples

Don't think the AA birds were anything other than diversions from DFW. They had some divert early last week due to the strorms in the DFW as well as an AS diversion.
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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:23 am

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 1):
no reports of another unusual VIP jet at IAH, EFD or HOU that I am aware of.

How does one go about finding out this kind of information? Just currious...
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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:36 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 5):

How does one go about finding out this kind of information? Just currious...

Sign up.......A lot of knowledgeable folks there.

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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:44 am

As I mentioned in the Houstonspotters thread, UA's hissyfit notwithstanding, IAH hasn't seen traffic this heavy (in regards to aircraft size) since the late 70s early 80s. There are 757s/767s/777s/747s everywhere.
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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:04 am

CEIBA 77L at IAH (found on Flickr, copyright to user blairmc99):

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7175186255_b95ec38154_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blairmc99/7175186255/in/photostream

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RE: Weird Things In IAH Recently!

Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:52 am

Random trivia- Equatorial Guinea has a consulate general in Houston (one of their only consulates in the world actually) and supposedly Houston has the largest EG ex-pat population in North America, which granted per the press release when the consulate opened was at just a little over 100 (the consulate was opened to facility Oil/Gas industry connections).

When you walk into the building housing the consulate (a low rise office building) you see a giant flag and photo of the EG Prez  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...c6/EquatorialGuineaConsHouston.JPG
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