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Attention Auckland Spotters.

Fri May 18, 2001 6:37 pm

For those who are interested I just thought I would let you guys know that there is now 2 Virgin 744's sitting in the maintenance area G-VGAL has been there a couple of weeks and now G-VLIP has recently arrived.
Anyone know when G-VGAL goes.

Also Air Canada 744 C-GAGM is now here but unfortunatly is out of sight in the 747 hanger.

NZ762 ZK-NBJ is painted all white and is going to Air Atlanta Iceland unsure for how long. It's along side the VS 744's.

Also today Corsair 747SP F-GTOM operated for Air Tahiti Nui, that was a nice surprize.

Anyone know what happened to QF115 because it taxied to rwy23 and then rolled back down the rwy to the terminal most likely a technical fault?
Aircraft was 744 VH-OJF operating to EZE.

Scott.
 
catpac
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RE: Attention Auckland Spotters.

Sat May 19, 2001 12:04 am

Well it looks like Virgin is close to commencing business here in NZ with all these aircraft coming to AKL,...maybe sometime with somethign smaller

take it easy
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lemur2
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RE: Attention Auckland Spotters.

Sat May 19, 2001 1:11 am

I think VS are using Auckland only for the refit/repaint, and there's been no word of them operating flights to Australia (at least not in the latest FC literature).

Although I stand ready to be corrected!
 
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RE: Attention Auckland Spotters.

Sat May 19, 2001 1:20 pm

VGAL leaves today officially, but VROS left late so expect it to do the same....VLIP was supposed to arrive tomorrow(20th)
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RE: Attention Auckland Spotters.

Sat May 19, 2001 4:06 pm

Well, both 747s were there as of 2pm this afternoon. I got up to the fence and got a few nice photos (beware those of you wanting to do this - the long grass hides some big puddles!). G-VGAL had most of its doors open, I am not sure what this means. I just hope they closed them soon enough, it poured with rain a couple of hours later! I would be most apreciative of a definitve date/time of departure for G-VGAL

Cheers

V/F
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aerorobnz
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RE: Attention Auckland Spotters.

Sat May 19, 2001 8:53 pm

I did exactly what you did VirginFlyer, and stood in a big puddle, but hey this is what you have to put up with to get decent pics.
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