Aviation Photo #2136196 Boeing 747SP-27 - Yemenia - Yemen Airways

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'Yemenia 7000' seen gliding over the 405 Freeway on finals for RWY25L after a long haul direct from Paris Charles de Gaulle. As you can probably appreciate, this moment was quite an experience, one which I can never top or duplicate by fluke as it happened. Funnily enough, this is the first time I have ever seen a 747SP fly! This photo is dedicated to my good friend Jorge for his friendly hospitality during my stay and Steven for the heads up!
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    February 20, 2012
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Comments (7)

Anonymous
4 years ago
Looks like 747 Regional Jet : )
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great pic! What was Yemenia doing here? Government flight?
Anonymous
4 years ago
I'd like to see this parked next to an 800 series for contrast.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice to see a 747SP in the 21st century !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Never did understand the idea behind the '47SP. Basically it was standard 100-series with a front and rear fuselage section taken out and some wing/fight surface control mods like flaps if I remember correctly. In any event, I didn't even think these things were still flying!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The idea behind the '47SP was to extend the range. Shorter aircraft = Less capacity/payload = Longer range. Pretty easy to understand if you ask me!
Anonymous
2 years ago
And to add to the previous comment: for clarity, tho maybe obvious, I would add something like 'while maintaining the wing and engine power'. Less weight, same lift and power=better performance... SP stood for 'Special Performance.'

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