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Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:38 pm

I observed an Emirates 777-2 pull into a parking spot on the north side of runway 10L at FLL this evening. It appears she arrived from LAX. Any thoughts of the reason for the visit and when it will depart?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE4952
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:54 pm

Maybe it was an Emirstes SkyCargo plane?
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:00 am

Emirates SkyCargo parking next to FedEx aircraft, if you go on Perimeter Rd you go right by her
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:00 am

According to Flightaware she departs at 2110H directly to Dubai.
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:01 am

Quoting MesaFlyGuy (Reply 1):
Maybe it was an Emirstes SkyCargo plane?

Yup, A6-EFD


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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:20 am

FLL-DXB is 12 hours and 45 minutes? Hmmm.. Interesting...

Seems to be a nice catch. I've spotted Emirates SkyCargo 747 at MIA before, but never seen the 777. And never would've imagined this at FLL.

Anyone know why she's a FLL? If I do recall, this isn't a scheduled cargo flight.

I'm going to head down to FLL and see if I can spot her.   

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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:29 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):

If you can, please take pics please.

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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:30 am

Quoting mcoflyer (Reply 6):

Hoping I can! I will try my best.
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:30 am

The cargo is usually horses.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:05 am

Do horses have jet lag when they arrive?
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:59 am

Quoting rotating14 (Reply 8):
The cargo is usually horses.

The Florida Derby is a week from Saturday in Hallandale at Gulfstream Park. The winner usually goes on to compete in the Kentucky Derby.
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:50 am

I saw it when I was coming into work tonight and was wondering what it was doing here, somehow I knew there'd be a thread on it! Tried to get pictures from concourse F but the cell phone camera is woefully inadequate for that and i'd probably get in trouble if I were to have taken a tug and drive over there to see it.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:01 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 10):
The Florida Derby is a week from Saturday in Hallandale at Gulfstream Park. The winner usually goes on to compete in the Kentucky Derby.

The Dubai World Cup in on the 29th March, maybe is to pick up horses for that race?
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:49 am

Quoting rotating14 (Reply 8):
The cargo is usually horses.

You are correct. Have a coworker that also works the FedEx ramp and he explained that FX has a harsh stance on photos being taken during the Emirates operation that comes through FLL twice a year. To my knowledge this is the first time a 777-200F has been brought in, normally its operated with an A310F.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:46 pm

Pictures from last night's visit.

Emirates 777F @ FLL last night on takeoff roll at approx. 2115H .

Pictures of rollout from FEDEX ramp to start of roll are here at this link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/suresh_atapattu/13242639333/

one of the pictures from the series above:
http://www.iloveplanets.com/4A6U8540S.png
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[Edited 2014-03-18 07:08:46]

[Edited 2014-03-18 07:09:16]
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:48 pm

Quoting eksath (Thread starter):
I observed an Emirates 777-2 pull into a parking spot on the north side of runway 10L at FLL this evening. It appears she arrived from LAX. Any thoughts of the reason for the visit and when it will depart?

Nice, short thread. Question was asked and answered with nice discussion. And the closing shots by *atapattu* topped off the thread nicely. Thank you.
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:53 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 5):
FLL-DXB is 12 hours and 45 minutes? Hmmm.. Interesting...

Especially when Boston is an hour longer...  
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:26 pm

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 16):
Especially when Boston is an hour longer...

I think what user Miami was alluding to was that given FLL's rather short runway, that's a very long distance for a very large plane like the 777.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:56 pm

Quoting N62NA (Reply 17):
I think what user Miami was alluding to was that given FLL's rather short runway, that's a very long distance for a very large plane like the 777.

FLL's 28L is 9000 feet and is not far off from MIA's runways and is in ball park with 26L at MIA being shorter and two other runways at MIA within 1500 feet of FLLs. It is only MIA's 9/27 that is bigger by a great margin hence its use by the loaded cargo birds and the 380.
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:11 pm

Quoting rotating14 (Reply 8):
The cargo is usually horses.

The Sheik's horses have their own private plane....a 744 with the callsign "Dubai 8". The royal hangar on the SE corner (just south of 30L) of the airport hold the entire royal fleet...I believe it's 3 744's, a 737, a B1900 and a few helos. Two 744's went out back-to-back a couple years ago to FLL for the race....Dubai 1 and Dubai 8....You can guess who was in Dubai 1.

I've never seen an Emirates 777 chartered to transport the horses but I guess it's possible.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:34 pm

That 77F operated out west via Stansted where a number of horses were loaded out of the Emirs stables here in Newmarket on Sunday afternoon.

Dubai 8 A6 GGP is currently under maintenance.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:49 pm

Quoting gweilo88 (Reply 9):

Do horses have jet lag when they arrive?

Yes, but the effect is usually neigh-gligible  
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:56 pm

Quoting eksath (Reply 18):
It is only MIA's 9/27 that is bigger by a great margin hence its use by the loaded cargo birds and the 380.

Exactly what I was thinking. 9,000 foot FLL rwy vs the much longer rwy used at MIA by the very large cargo jets.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:23 am

The NATGEO series on DXB airport has a segment dedicated to this transport. I believe it's episode 7 or 8.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:27 am

Duration: 12 hours 42 minutes.

Again, very interesting to see this! So it's not that long of flight? 12-14 hours? If so, I'm definitely visiting Dubai twice a year. That's if they ever launch MIA.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A6EFD

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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:42 am

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 13):

As do I. I used to work for FX @ FLL. My friend pictures of the visit but I would need her permission to post them here.
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:50 am

Quoting gweilo88 (Reply 9):
Do horses have jet lag when they arrive?
Quoting Goodbye (Reply 21):
Quoting gweilo88 (Reply 9):

Do horses have jet lag when they arrive?

Yes, but the effect is usually neigh-gligible

Apparently they don't suffer much from jet lag, probably because horses only sleep 2.5 to 3 hours a day, and in many short stretches, rather than in one long unbroken period like most people.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olym...s/world_olympic_dreams/9026547.stm

Other reports say that whatever jet lag effects horses may experience actually improves their performance.
http://www.equinescienceupdate.com/articles/jlbr.html
 
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:33 pm

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 19):
The Sheik's horses have their own private plane....a 744 with the callsign "Dubai 8". The royal hangar on the SE corner (just south of 30L) of the airport hold the entire royal fleet...I believe it's 3 744's, a 737, a B1900 and a few helos. Two 744's went out back-to-back a couple years ago to FLL for the race....Dubai 1 and Dubai 8....You can guess who was in Dubai 1.

I've never seen an Emirates 777 chartered to transport the horses but I guess it's possible.

Last year, a blue and white 744 came for the horses to FLL so I guess it was the "Dubai 8" that you mention. Thanks for the information!
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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:19 pm

Its this bird however as i said earlier its in Maintenance at moment.

It actually sends more time at Stansted (England) as the Emirs stables and training facilities are in the historical market town of Newmarket just 35 miles up the M11/A11 road.


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RE: Emirates 777-200 Arrived At FLL This Evening.

Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:45 pm

This was the flight from EGSS-KLAX

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE4989

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