Photo Album: "Special Perfomance (SP)"

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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed)
China - Hong Kong, June 1986
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N530PA (cn 21022/265) Just four months after being acquired from Pan Am. Re-registered N140UA one month later. This aircraft was the first B747SP built.
AirNikon Collection-Pima Air and Space Museum
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Photo ID: 1403287
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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA)
China, September 29, 1988
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N140UA / 8540 (cn 21022/265) This is the oldest SP Jumbo Jet, first flight July 4, 1975 as N747SP. Delivered to Pan Am as N530PA in April 1976 and bought by United Airlines in 1986. Wfu and scrapped during the mid 1990s. Seen here taxiing to RW 36L for departure. Note, that back in those days the taxiways at Beijing were also used as bicycle tracks. No doubt who had the right of way.
Felix Goetting
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Photo ID: 1103856
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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, February 1994
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N141UA (cn 21023/268) Originally delivered for Pan Am. Flew 10 years with United colours. A/C broken up at Ardmore-USA in 1998. Picture scanned.
Normando Carvalho Jr.
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Photo ID: 0751940
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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)
USA - California, June 1987
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N142UA / 8142 (cn 21024/270) Hybrid wears Pan Am colors & United Airlines titles & logo. United 816 heavy from SYD is over numbers landing runway 25R. First flight was October 10, 1975. Delivery date was March 29, 1976. Other serials - N532PA with Pan Am as "Clipper Constituation" & "Clipper KISS Special", N347SP with The Boeing Company, and also N142UA with United Air Leasing. Wears FN 8142 with United Airlines. Broken-up at ADM in February 1996. Note hybrid Republic Airlines/Nothwest Airlines 757-2S7 on taxiway Bravo.
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Photo ID: 1277211
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Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
Boeing 747SP-21
London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, October 1985
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N533PA (cn 21025/273) The best a Pan Am SP ever looked - quite a rare shot in the billboard scheme. D/d 5.3.76; to United as N143UA 3.86 and broken up for spares at Ardmore, OK, 3.96
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Photo ID: 1040510
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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
Seoul - Gimpo (Kimpo International / K-14) (GMP / RKSS)
South Korea, May 1990
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N143UA / 4543 (cn 21025/273) Seen approaching her gate after arriving from SFO and NRT. First flight was November 3, 1975. Delivery date was March 5, 1976 to Pan Am. Delivered to United Airlines in March 1986. Other serials - N40135 with The Boeing Company, N533PA with Pan Am - named "Clipper New Horizons", "Clipper Liberty Bell", "Clipper Young America", and "Clipper San Francisco", and also N143UA with FSBank of Utah. Registered to United Airlines on January 6, 1995 wearing FN 4543. Stored at ADM (Ardmore, OK). Broken-up in 1995.
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Photo ID: 0991621
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Iran Air
Boeing 747SP-86
London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, August 1976
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EP-IAA (cn 20998/275) On the flare for 28L. This SP had only been delivered a couple of months earlier, but was in service with Iran Air till 2004! Security was less of an issue in those days!
Steve Brimley
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Photo ID: 0903374
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Iran Air
Boeing 747SP-86
Tehran - Mehrabad International (THR / OIII)
Iran, July 24, 2005
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EP-IAA (cn 20998/275) At the Tehran Aerospace Exhibition Centre. This was the frist 747SP in Iran Air. And now she retired from flying. Working at Iran Air for almost 30 years made her tired. Lovely plane.... This photo is dedicated to Parisa.
Shahram Sharifi - Iranian Spotters
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Photo ID: 0676461
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Iran Air
Boeing 747SP-86
In Flight
Germany, September 5, 2004
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EP-IAB (cn 20999/278) Homa class view during our sight seeing flight from and to CGN, as you can see on the map we are just turning to Gütersloh and Dortmund. This aircraft was delivered to Iran Air on 10th May 1976.
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Photo ID: 0695989
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South African Airways
Boeing 747SP-44
Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH)
Switzerland, March 14, 1981
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ZS-SPA (cn 21132/280) An example of my early "work". Compare this terrace shot with those of today, especially the background!
Rolf Wallner
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Photo ID: 0691209
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South African Airways
Boeing 747SP-44
Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)
Netherlands, June 12, 1981
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ZS-SPA (cn 21132/280) After returning from a lease with Luxair it flew around in this hybrid scheme for a while
Peter de Groot
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Photo ID: 0997338
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Air Mauritius
Boeing 747SP-44
Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed)
Germany, May 1987
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3B-NAJ (cn 21132/280) 'Chateau Mon Plaisir' at the holding point for RWY 07. Leased from SAA (ZS-SPA) 04/87 till 05/94.
Gerhard Plomitzer
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Photo ID: 1234497
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Air Malawi
Boeing 747SP-44
London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, April 1985
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7Q-YKL (cn 21133/282) Extremely rare clear shot of this one-off visitor, as soon after it was moved into a very tight spot where it was impossible to get a side-on angle. SAA's ZS-SPB painted just for the one trip to Europe by the venerable President of Malawi, Dr Hastings Banda.
Richard Vandervord
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Photo ID: 1880997
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Syrian Air
Boeing 747SP-94
London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, July 23, 1978
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YK-AHA (cn 21174/284) No.2 engine receiving some attention from the engineers at the British Airways base.
Steve Fitzgerald
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Photo ID: 0854619
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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)
USA - California, August 1987
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N144UA / 4544 (cn 21026/286) United 842 heavy to NRT is seen rolling runway 7R with great photography from the hill today! First flight was May 7, 1976. Delivery date was May 28, 1978 to Pan Am. Other serials - N534PA with Pan Am as "Clipper Great Republic" wearing FN 534. Delivered to United Airlines on February 11, 1986 wears FN 8544. Stored at ADM during 2001 - laying on ground still wearing faded United Airlines colors. Nice clear day today!
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Photo ID: 1009501
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Avia
Boeing 747SP-44
London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK)
UK - England, June 22, 1995
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ZS-SPC (cn 21134/288) Short lived operator to LGW in the form of AVIA, which leased this SAA B747SP.
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Photo ID: 1408508
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South African Airways
Boeing 747SP-44
Johannesburg - Rand (Germiston) (QRA / FAGM)
South Africa, September 23, 2008
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ZS-SPC (cn 21134/288) SAA's SPs were regular visitors to Heathrow when I started spotting in the mid '70s! Nice to see this one preserved at the museum, but is needs a clean and a lick of fresh paint.
Steve Brimley
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Photo ID: 1165157
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Syrian Air
Boeing 747SP-94
Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)
Netherlands, December 18, 2006
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YK-AHB (cn 21175/290) These old birds are a bit rarer in AMS than back home in the UK, but I was still ver pleased to catch her in the early morning light [400]
Daniel Nicholson
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Photo ID: 0997337
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South African Airways
Boeing 747SP-44
Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF)
Germany, June 10, 1982
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ZS-SPE (cn 21254/298) Springbok 'Hantam' wearing the old SAA colourscheme is approaching the gate on this sunny summer day in the early 1980s.
Gerhard Plomitzer
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Photo ID: 1151938
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South African Airways
Boeing 747SP-44
Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (DMK / VTBD)
Thailand, October 30, 2003
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ZS-SPE (cn 21254/298) Springbok's SP and DMK's better day under the real smokeless blue sky. Lucky parked face West at TG hangar bay that means better for shooting! Glad to shoot SA 74L at last minutes period. Btw got another smoke in the evening in BKK city amazing;-) [RVP100]
YK
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Photo ID: 0465494
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South African Airways
Boeing 747SP-44
Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH)
Switzerland, September 7, 1988
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ZS-SPF (cn 21263/301) Another colour scheme version in the database. The aircraft was written off on 5th October 1998 at Maputo/Moçambique after an engine failure causing damage to a 2nd engine and a wing, resulting in a fire and an emergency landing.
Rolf Wallner
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Photo ID: 1059994
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China Airlines
Boeing 747SP-09
Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)
USA - California, July 1980
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B-1862 (cn 21300/304) Dynasty 6 heavy is seen on short final landing runway 25L from TPE. First flight was March 18, 1977. Delivery date was April 6, 1977. Other serials - 9Q-CWY with Kinshasa Airways and Gulf Falcon / Sky Aviation, N1862 with Mandarin Airlines, B-18252 with China Airlines, J2-SHF while stored at SHJ, and also 3D-PAJ 3D-GFC P4-GFC 5Y-GFC and 3C-GFC with Air Gulf Falcon. Note American Trans Air L-1011 in distance on approach to runway 24L.
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Photo ID: 0735075
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Kinshasa Airways
Boeing 747SP-09
Sharjah - International (SHJ / OMSJ)
United Arab Emirates, November 3, 2004
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9Q-CWY (cn 21300/304) Both of Sharjah's long term resident 747s in this shot - 3C-GFB rotting quietly in the background
David Marshall
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Photo ID: 0896997
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British Airways
Boeing 747-236B
Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)
USA - California, February 1984
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G-BDXC (cn 21240/305) "City of Manchester". Speedbird 282 heavy to LHR is seen lifting off runway 24L wearing "British" titles. First flight was April 8, 1977. Delivery date was June 22, 1977. Other serials - G-BDXC with European Aircharter - delivered during March 2002. WFU during September 2001 by British Airways with 100,115 hrs TT. Wears FN XC with British Airways. Broken up during July 2002 at CWL for parts.
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Photo ID: 0289958
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United Airlines
Boeing 747SP-21
London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, September 1993
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N145UA (cn 21441/306) Lining up for departure - the only UA SP which was repainted into the new colours
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Photo ID: 0752303
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Untitled (United Airlines)
Boeing 747SP-21
Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS)
USA - Nevada, May 1995
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N145UA / 8145 (cn 21441/306) Seen stored wearing new colors without titles at LAS. First flight was April 25, 1977. Delivery date was May 6, 1977 to Pan Am. Delivered to United Airlines during February 1986. Other serials - N536PA with Pan Am as "Clipper Lindbergh" wearing FN 536, and also N747NA with NASA - delivered during December 1997 for DLR - German Aerospace built infrared telescope for SOFIA - Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy weighing some 20 tons. Wears FN 8145 with United Airlines. Not much to look at now!
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Photo ID: 1338569
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NASA/DLR
Boeing 747SP-21
Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ)
USA - California, January 14, 2008
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N747NA (cn 21441/306) SOFIA taxies towards the ramp. Note the bump on the rear indicating the location of the telescope.
Ben Wang
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