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Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 10:49 pm
by swissgabe
I know both of the planes are normally used by the Japanese emperor and other government flights.
Who does it use else? Koizumi, for all his trips?

In the other topic of a charter LH to NRT for the World Cup final I have seen that German chancellor Schroeder will fly also on the JAF 744. Will they pick him up in Germany with the plane?

Who has more details about the interior of this plane?

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 11:37 pm
by airsicknessbag
I understand Schroeder and Koizumi will fly from the G8 summit directly to Japan.

Daniel Smile

P.S.: IsnĀ“t the real name something like "Self-Defence Force"? Big grin

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 11:54 pm
by swissgabe
Yes, I think the real name is Japanese Self-Defense Force or something like that...

Any more informations?

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:14 am
by pacificjourney
JASDF - Japan Air Self Defence Force. Substitute 'Maritime' and 'Land' for Air and you have the whole set.

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:15 am
by pacificjourney
Are you sure these planes are JASDF ? Japanese big-wigs usually fly JAL.

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:36 am
by GDB
I've seen the V.I.P. 747-400's at LHR a few times, I think it's a hybrid JAL/JASDF operation.
I expect JAL maintain the aircraft.

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:38 am
by northstardc4m
Sorry but these:


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are not JAL aircraft, those are JASDF 747-47Cs, previously registered JA8091/92 now maked as 20-1101/02 repectively. They are used for government VIP functions (like taking the Japanese PM to Calgary for the G8 this week)

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:39 am
by swissgabe
Does anyone have more details about configuration etc of this plane?

Interiors etc?

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:40 am
by c172akula
Well the two 747's that arrived here in Calgary are just like the ones in the picture from the above post. They went by the radio call signs 'Japan Air Force 1' and 'Japan Air Force 2'.

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 2:56 am
by wn700driver
Hmmmmm.... Interesting question...

Swissgabe, where did you find that photo of the two young ladies for the GF pic thread? I am very curious to find out what is "WildWeasel..."

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:28 am
by smolt
The interior is shown Here.

http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/nsgw/cygnus2.jpg

Both the pilots and flight attendants are the members of
JASDF. They are the successer of "Zero" fighter. Smokin cool
The maintenance is commissioned by JAL.

Besides VIP missions, they are assigned to get Japanese
taken refuge out of critical area oversea when neccessary.

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 7:50 am
by swissgabe
Wn700driver
Just click right on the picture and check out the domain it shows under "Details" or something like this... (it should appear as http://wickedweasel.com). Enjoy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Smolt
Seems to be very useful, but is it an actual pic? It looks like 1980 style...
Have seen it once late in the evening at HND. Looks great this 747-400 and the best thing, there are two!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2002 4:21 pm
by swissgabe
Smolt
Thanks a lot for this link and the two nice pictures. Have taken them your self?
Are you Japanese?
Next time when I'm around Tokyo I would love to go for spottering around HND and I hope to catch at least one of the two 744...!

Cheers