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A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 8:03 am



Gulf Air 747 ! Don't those colors look brilliant.

How come GF operated the 747, I never knew they operated one. Which destinations did they use them for ? Anyone know.

 
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RE: A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 8:13 am

This is the only Gulf 747 pic in the A.Net archives to date (I'm guessing it's a 747-200 model)........


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RE: A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 11:06 am

I knew about their ex 747 10 years ago! My best bet will be to Europe, and North America and South East Asia. All I know is that their 747 was the work horse of their fleet and was rarely seen at airports.
 
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RE: A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 7:12 pm

Looks like a 747-100 to me!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Look at those 3 windows on the top deck, 747-200's don't have those. Am i right?
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RE: A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 8:29 pm

Yes you are right. It looks like a 747-100. As judged by the top three windows.
 
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RE: A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 9:46 pm

they operated 2 a/c with 3 reg's

21098 / 747-2B4B as N203AE and OD-AGI

20120 / 747-283B as LN-AET

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RE: A Very Special Picture Indeed!

Sun Jun 24, 2001 11:34 pm

Gulf Air leased two 747-200's, the first was N203AE (Leased from MEA), from 1985-1986, the second aircraft LN-AET (Leased from SAS) was used from 1986-1987.
These aircraft were operated on the Bahrain-Bangkok service aswell as flights to India and Sri Lanka.
In 1985 I was due to fly Bahrain-Abu Dhabi on the GF 747, but the aircraft was changed at the last minute to a 737, for some reason. I believe the 747's were leased in to provide additional capacity to the L-1011's, which were the airlines long-haul aircraft at the time.
Both 747's were returned to their owners after their short spell with Gulf Air, I think that N203AE is now a freighter, but not entirely sure.
Interestingly I have a T-Shirt that was specially designed when the 747 LN-AET was in service, it has a 747 caricature on the front, with the tagline 'I flew ET' on the back.
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