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Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:16 am

Quite a rare visitor is due to come to KPIT today. The Airbus A340-300 3DC-SDF operated for the Leader of Swaziland will depart today from Hamburg (EDDH).
Watch out.
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:30 am

DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:36 am

That is a beautiful aircraft!
 
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:05 am

TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?

Maybe for medical treatment? Or it’ll stop in JFK and position to PIT for parking...?
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 am

TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


Healthcare. Its actually been a bit of a regular visitor lately.
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:48 am

Swaziland, or the Kingdom of Eswatini as it's now called, is fine example of African nepotism and corruption. The population is a meagre 1,4 million, GDP is less than 4BN USD, and they receive around 60M in foreign aid every year.

Here's the quick blurb on them:

'The official name of the Kingdom of Swaziland was changed to the Kingdom of Eswatini, or Eswatini, in April 2018. Although Eswatini takes pride in its status as a stable monarchy, the country is beset by a range of development challenges, including minimal economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, weak government institutions, human trafficking, porous borders and transnational terrorist threats, corruption, limited media freedom, labor disputes, and high levels of gender-based violence. A lack of fiscal transparency, increasing expenditures allocated to the royal family, and questionable capital projects have increased the call for reform by donors and domestic groups. U.S. foreign assistance to Eswatini focuses on addressing the key health threat of HIV/AIDS and support for the professionalization of the Eswatini security forces through the promotion of democratic values, including respect for human rights.'

But the ruler has an A340 at his disposal. That's not something to celebrate, it's deplorable.
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:18 pm

 
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:24 pm

TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


A cargo hold full of Yuengling?
 
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:20 pm

BN727227Ultra wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


A cargo hold full of Yuengling?


More like Iron City. Yuengling isn't a Pittsburgh beer
 
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:54 pm

BN727227Ultra wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


A cargo hold full of Yuengling?


Why would he drink chinese beer?
 
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:12 pm

 
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Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:09 am

PennPal wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


A cargo hold full of Yuengling?


More like Iron City. Yuengling isn't a Pittsburgh beer


220...221. I'll have to look for Iron City.

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