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Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:18 am

I was surprised to see a 747, which appeared to be a VIP plane from the UAE, at GSP last night. It had the Emirati flag in the tail and was all white. Quite a surprise for such a small regional airport. Also wondering why such a visit to South Carolina.
 
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:46 am

Same aircraft was at CLT today, parked over by where the Amazon cargo aircraft normally are.
 
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:47 am

it's not odd to see the big Russia cargo jet at GSP a couple time a month.

Urban legend has it that a International heavy equipment construction company ships big payloads from GSP.
It financed the complete over haul of GSP's Runway and airline terminal to get local leaders on it's political favors side.

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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:48 am

Any pictures. Maybe some one stopped in for a vacation or aircraft was stored there for a few days until it was needed to fly back to the middle east.
 
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:05 am

A6-HRM arrived in CLT this afternoon, but it came from JFK. From what I heard, it was a different Dubai Air Wing 744 at GSP - for a while, we thought both were coming to CLT this afternoon.

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One story I heard was that one of the princes in the Royal family just graduated from UNC Charlotte, and was heading home, but I can't confirm that.
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dz09
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:11 am

Moose135 wrote:
A6-HRM arrived in CLT this afternoon, but it came from JFK. From what I heard, it was a different Dubai Air Wing 744 at GSP - for a while, we thought both were coming to CLT this afternoon.

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One story I heard was that one of the princes in the Royal family just graduated from UNC Charlotte, and was heading home, but I can't confirm that.


this is the same plane i saw last night at GSP.
 
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:17 am

dz09 wrote:
this is the same plane i saw last night at GSP.

They have more than one. This one came from DXB to JFK on Friday, and from JFK to CLT today. From this, it looks like you saw A6-COM at GSP:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/A6COM

It arrived in GSP from DXB yesterday afternoon, and left for LAX today.
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:38 am

It’s here for an equestrian show in Tryon NC.
 
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:42 am

Northwest1988 wrote:
It’s here for an equestrian show in Tryon NC.

Thanks! I'm familiar with the equestrian center, but it's not something I pay attention to in terms of what's going on there.
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Re: Big Bird at GSP

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:46 am

UNCC’s graduation isn’t till May 11 and 12.

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