AviationIvi
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Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Thu Aug 30, 2001 11:30 pm

To all hard core spotter:
This exceeds all expectations!!!
Today I drove to the airport to catch a very very very rare visitor:
a South African 747 SP (ZS-SPA) spent the night at FRA and was scheduled for depature at 7:30a.m.

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at 8:00 it took off from 18West to Johannesburg. Oh man, what a nice bird!

And then:
Nalanji Dreaming on finals at 8:05 a.m. (what a beauty!)

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Photo © Sam Chui


Actually I gave up hope to catch it because Qantas stopped flying to FRA with the 743 on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Thursday is the only day they use the 743 instead of the 744...
at 8:15 TF-ABT ( Air Atlanta L1011) on finals and take-off from 18West 80 minutes later (charter flight to BCN)

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Photo © Craig Hendley


as well as 2 Star Alliance c/s (LH 340, BMI ERJ)

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Photo © Scandpix


Tyrolean´s "SOS Kinderdorf" OE-LTD

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Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt


and later Thai´s Royal Barge 744 HS-TGJ

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Photo © Frank Schaefer


very rare visitor! we usually get HS-TGX and -TGW, almost never the Royal Barge c/s...
World Airways DC-10 ex Continental
and an Uzbekistan 757-200

WHAT A DAY!!!

Later we will get again this boring Big grin ANA Pokemon 744 at 18:30...

I´ll get my pics back tomorrow morning and I really hope that they will have an excellent upload quality...

So, I´d like to know how many special paints you guys could catch on one single day??? What was your best day at your home airport? Please let us know...

Regards from FRA
Ivica
btw: the weather was perfect as well...
and many thanks to my dad who wanted to weak up so early Big grin to drive my mum to work and my sisters to school, so I was allowed to take my mum´s car  Smile/happy/getting dizzy THANX!





 
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Thu Aug 30, 2001 11:42 pm

oh, this one took off from 18W as well, but you are right, THIS is not really anything special here...

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and this special paint will arrive at 18:30...

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Photo © Ws chan



...sometimes I can love FRA Big grin ...

Regards
Ivica
 
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Thu Aug 30, 2001 11:44 pm

I am not hard core at all but this is pretty good what you have captured in one day.......congrats. Hope the pics will turn out nice.

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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Fri Aug 31, 2001 12:04 am

Not bad...
And I was working all the while... and didn't even notice what was going on a few feet from here...

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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Fri Aug 31, 2001 12:23 am

We never get anything interesting at AMS. No special liveries apart from BMi's *-livery and Transavia's logobird (and those every day, so hardly special anymore).
The only two rarities recently, one I wasn't there (Beluga) and the other did not get close enough to get a shot (RAM 747-200C)  Sad
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Fri Aug 31, 2001 12:54 am

And it ain't over yet, just saw Tarom A310 (which is rare here) plus a Hainan 328JET!
But it's raining now...

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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Fri Aug 31, 2001 1:13 am

Hainan 328JET was landing on 07L and Tarom A313 will be used on Thursdays...

and finally I got to see the new China Airlines A340-300 which was landing on 07R at 8:30...

CU
Ivica
btw: Varig´s PP-VOK will probably come again tomorrow... (I said probably)
I´m sorry that you had to work all the time, Konstantin.
 
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Photos Here

Sat Sep 01, 2001 2:42 am

Hello,
Today I got my 1st film back. You can see the pics here:

South African 747 SP, Nalanji Dreaming and Air Atlanta L1011


I will get my 2nd film on Monday with the World DC-10 ex CO, the Tyrolean "SOS Kinderdorf" and the Royal Barge 744. I hope they will turn out very well.

Do you guys like the SA 747 SP? As I said before, it was very early but for me it looks cool in the morning sun...
Do you think I should upload it on a.net?
Screeners: do you think it will have a chance? Thanx!

Regards from FRA
Ivica
 
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Sat Sep 01, 2001 2:57 am

Is South African 747SP really rare at FRA ?
I have landed at FRA on SAA 747SP...
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Sat Sep 01, 2001 3:18 am

Jan: yes, it is. I did never see one and I didn´t hear that there was one for the last three years or so since I started spotting. When did you land on it here?

Konstantin: when did you see the last SAA 747SP here???

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Ivica
 
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Sat Sep 01, 2001 4:29 am

The last SAA 747SP I shot at FRA was in 98, still in old colors. The new colors have been here occasionally but I've never managed to shoot it, due to the early morning arrival and evening departure.

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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Sat Sep 01, 2001 4:31 am

Thanks Konstantin.
CU
Ivi

 
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RE: Spotter: This Exceeds All Expectations!

Sat Sep 01, 2001 5:01 am

Hm, yes it was in April -98.
Time flies..
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