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Turkish A340 At STR Today

Sat Dec 22, 2001 12:09 am


Just saw the airplane on the apron.
Beautiful TK A340 sitting here. The flight is supposed to leave in about 5 minutes for Istanbul.

This week there has already been a TK A340 here. Probably due to high traffic on the STR-IST route.
Must be cool to fly a widebody on a intra-european route.

Just thought I might share this with you.

Rgds,
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:38 pm


The A340 was just here again. Looks kinda cool.
 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 2:07 am

Damn! I've been at STR airport the whole afternoon. But of course I didn't see the aircraft from my check-in counter. That should remind me to have a look at our airport information monitor more frequently... Because if I knew there was a TK 340, I would have asked my supervisor for a short break to watch it. Damn, how I hate to make those mistakes!
 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 3:33 am


Do the airport monitors tell you the type of aircraft ?

The plane has been at STR at least three times this/last week.
Nice and rare sight for us here !

Rgds,
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 4:32 am

Turkish Airlines often swap equipment around to cover heavy bookings. A340's have regularly operated to London, Frankfurt, Paris and to a lesser extrent the rest of its European destinations. THY has also used the A340 on domestic services in heavily travelles business markets like Istanbul - Ankara during the week and vacation destinations like Istanbul - Antalya during the weekend.
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 4:48 am

The internal airport monitors tell me everything, type, registration, parking position, delays (even if the flight is still noted "on time" in the public monitors) etc. I guess I just saw TC-JD_ and thought "Just another TK 734... boring!" and didn't realize it's an A340.
Sorry but those internal monitors are placed only in the back-offices of airlines and handling agents, so no public access. And just like on public monitors, I can only see arrivals and departures of the near future (~6hours) and past (~1hour). But when in doubt of a registration, feel free to go to Aerogate counter in T1 and ask for Alex (that's me) and I will let you have a look on that monitor.
I'm sure Torsten Maiwald aka CrewChief32 would offer the same to you, but the loadmaster's office is in the non-public area.

Just as a sidenote for you, B737-700: Today I phoned a colleague at HAJ airport who is a spotter, too. He told me that somebody told him that an An-225(!!!) would visit STR next Friday, 28Dec. But then we had a discussion about mtow of an An225, runway length at STR and the current weather situation and came to the conclusion that an An225 would be nonsense, as an An225 wouldn't be able to take more cargo than any An124 or 747F. So let's wait and see...
 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:39 am

Sorry to disappoint you, Ndebele, but the Antonov seems to be real.....
I`ve seen the fax some days ago and the a/c is supposed to come in empty at 0900z and should leave at 2000z via CAI to TTH with a lot of freight (some kind of heavy machines as I have been told).

CC32

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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:50 am

Ndebele,
maybe it is not so much a question of the weight of the cargo, but its size. I think this is the main reason why it is so attractice to bring the AN225 back into service. Weight-wise, you could always use two smaller aircraft to lift the same cargo.
 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:13 am

WOW, that would be great if this mighty leviathan is really going to land in STR.
I´ll definately be there on Friday.
Ndebele, can you see cargo flights on your internal airport monitors as well ?
Please update this threat as soon as you get more information.

Greetings from Schwäbisch Gmünd
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:17 pm


Thanks for your offer Ndebele.
Wow, very impressive if the An-225 comes to STR.
I know the An-124 has been around a couple of times already but I've never seen the An-225.
Thanks for that info

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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Thu Dec 27, 2001 5:26 am

By coincidence I´m in Stuttgart on Friday - I´ll surely go to the airport for such a rare occasion; is it now definite she will be there? What about the arrival, 1000 still the last word? Will she be visible when parked or is it a must to see her land? Where should I go to have the best view? Visitors´ terrace or something like that?

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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Thu Dec 27, 2001 5:31 am

Is there a website with spotting info for STR anywhere. I couldnt find any.
THX
Peter
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:29 am

@ Peter
There are two spotting websites for STR on the internet:
http://www.saa-news.de/
http://www.asstr.de/

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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Thu Dec 27, 2001 8:01 pm

Airsicknessbag:
No idea about arrival/departure time, but I do believe CC32's information.
Whenever there was an An124 or 747F in Stuttgart, it was usually parked in front of the LH hangar. But that would be a pushback-position, and I really doubt that LH Technik(Kleesattel) is willing/able to make pushback for an An225. So it is more likely that it will be parked on a parking position like 61/62/63... these are the rollout positions in the eastern part of the airport. If so, the aircraft will be visible from the visitors' terrace, but very far away. You can also see the whole tarmac from a spot in Filderstadt-Bernhausen, free parking at the real,- supermarket, "Filder-Imbiss" right opposite the street, I'm sure you will meet many spotters there  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Thu Dec 27, 2001 8:12 pm

Hi!
GeneralA:
Thanks for the links but those i have found already and i couldnt find any spotting information there.

is there anything else available? May be someone could mail me a description of the points please? Would be highly appreciated.
THX Peter
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:50 pm

@ Peter
I´ve just sent you a description of good spotting places at STR.

If anyone else needs the description just send me an e-mail or post it here.

GeneralA


 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Fri Dec 28, 2001 2:43 am


Damn, tomorrow I don't have a car to go to the Real supermarket position.
Arggggghhhhh
This could have been the (first??) STR meeting with a.net buddies.
 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:31 am

Does that mean that you need a lift to the airport tomorrow, B737-700?!
 
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RE: Turkish A340 At STR Today

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:47 am

i gonna use my bike to watch this incredible event.
i'm living about 14km south of echterdingen in pliezhausen, i regularly need aout 45min to get there.
i'm so much looking forward to this....i can't express my feelings...str's gonna be a real big important airport, pretty sure indeed!
gunnar

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