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JBoulin94
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Qatar C-17 At BWI

Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Hi Everyone- long time lurker, first time poster. I got an e-mail yesterday about A7-MAB inbound to BWI around 4:00pm. It ended up landing around 12, but I managed to still get a few shots while it was parked near the cargo ramp. Does anyone have any idea why it was here? The UAE 747 also landed around 6:30 last night. I attached some pictures below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2622340...84944760/in/set-72157625172409670/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2622340...84350771/in/set-72157625172409670/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26223409@N08/sets/72157625172409670/

-John
 
 
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RE: Qatar C-17 At BWI

Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:59 am

Quoting 66chargerfan (Reply 1):
i cant beleive that an airline is using the c-17

It may be painted in QTR colors but it's not operated by the airline. It's a military plane - note the lack of the A7- prefix.

Mighty pretty though   
 
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RE: Qatar C-17 At BWI

Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:23 am

Quoting saintex (Reply 2):
note the lack of the A7- prefix

It's not uncommon to repeat the 'last three' on the nose.

Does it actually have a military purpose, or is it just a monumental waste of money to transport the emir's limos?
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RE: Qatar C-17 At BWI

Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:41 pm

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 3):
It's not uncommon to repeat the 'last three' on the nose.

True, but the national prefix does not appear anywhere on the planes (the other one MAA is standard military gray).

Quote:
"When the Qatar Emiri Air Force acquired two C-17s last year, we did so with every intention of supporting international disaster-relief and humanitarian missions around the world," said Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Malki, head of Qatar's airlift selection committee. "We take great pride in being among the first of many nations to respond to Haiti and Chile, delivering several thousand tons of food, water and medical supplies."

Just days after Haiti was struck by an earthquake on Jan. 12, a Qatar C-17 delivered aid to the country's capital, Port-au-Prince. On March 4, Qatar sent a C-17 filled with humanitarian aid to Chile in response to that country's Feb. 27 earthquake.

Not just a plaything, Qatar has been praised for its relief efforts.
 
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RE: Qatar C-17 At BWI

Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:26 pm

Quoting saintex (Reply 4):
Not just a plaything, Qatar has been praised for its relief efforts.

That's good to hear.
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