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n757tw
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Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 2:59 am

As I was driving around DFW yesterday I noticed a 747 on approch that was pure white, no markings. I didn't catch the reg. number, because I was driving. Anyway, does anybody know who owns it? I think I have seen it over in cargo terminal a couple of times, and the time I saw it was about 1pm or so.

Thanks.

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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 3:22 am

It may be American International/Connie Kalitta.
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 3:36 am

IT WAS A EVERGREEN 747 FLYING FOR THE POST OFFICE THE TAIL # WAS 638FE
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 7:39 am

I thought it was Atlas Air, I have seen that same 747 at DFW before if this is the one I have seen.
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aa61hvy
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 8:34 am

It could of been AIA or Evergreen because I herd it leave last night when i was on the phone, and i knew by the engine sound it had to of been a 747-200/300/100... It was Pratts for sure!!  
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 9:09 am

Last year we had at least 1 all white 747 per day come in and out of SWF in Newburgh. Some days there were two. Speculation was rampant as everyone in the area gave there opinion as to what kind of secret govenrment espionage was going on. It turned out to be the US Post Office handling the Christmas rush for the New York Metro area. I guess Santa is good to us plane spotters.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 12:48 pm

It is an Evergreen charter flying for UPS. DFW is one of our regional hubs
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 12:52 pm

Okay, so everyone agrees...
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 1:48 pm

At EWR I saw probably the same. It was an unmarked white 747-300F. The number was N24837. Atlas?
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 2:05 pm

This all white 747F belongs to Atlas, and is operating on behalf of Korean Air Cargo. These have been operating at DFW for the last 1-2 years. Sometimes Atlas will use their new 747-400F, and sometime they also operate into DFW for China Air Cargo as well. If it was parked at the northeast cargo area it is Korean, if it's parked on the west side it's China, as they have moved over next to Lufthansa cargo.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sat Dec 16, 2000 10:43 pm

Polar air cargo is operating N855FT on UPS charter to DFW/minn during the holiday season. Also There are sevral all white 747-100/747-200 flying various charters.
Atlas operates N508MC/all white. It Diverted to Dna yesterday enroute to TPE for Fuel.
 
airlineguy
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 12:29 am

That is a Polar 747. Flying for the USPS from DFW-IND daily till Xmas. I work in IND for three airlines that fly mail for the USPS
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 1:40 am

It was a Caledonian Wings flight.
 
iflycoach
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 1:43 am

I thought I would just say this but I saw a Polar Air Cargo 747 last Saturday @ PHX and it was at the old terminal one not the new building where you see all the Fed - Ex and UPS planes parked.
Oh well thought I would share that useless tid bit.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 3:56 am

It was an all white 747 parked at DFW. jeeeze   At last we all agree on that.

Atlas, Evergreen, Polar, all have all white 74's their fleets right now. UPS may have a couple right now for peak. Plans are for 3 more 747-200 SFs for China. There was one that was still in conversion a couple of months ago.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 1:01 pm

If it was 638FE, it is operated by Polar Air Cargo.

--Bill
 
n757tw
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 1:15 pm

At least we are all agreed it is a 1.) white 747 2.) it is a charter for somebody.

One other note I do not believe it was a -400 model.

Also when did China Cargo move to west side?

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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 5:37 pm

Polar is also operating a Sunday flight for LH cargo since last October but sometimes it comes in over a day late, I guess due to aircraft availibility. Its a -200. So this makes a possible 3 or 4 places at DFW where an all white 747 can be parked.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Sun Dec 17, 2000 5:43 pm

A year ago, a unmarked 747 came to Calgary (CYYC)
and it too went to the cargo bays.,.I have the registration on my slides but Im too lazy to find out cuz it is 2am my time and I am tired.. From 9 hours of work and school!!  
But anyways, what I have learned may help you on finding out this mystery 747..
The unmarked one I saw again appeared in September again but was different..
Anyways, It is a 747-200 and the one i saw was a Ex-China Airlines and was a cargo veriant..
thats all I know of,.

Bo Kim --(-<==
Follow @kimbo_snaps on Instagram or bokimon- on Flickr to see more pics of me and my travels.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Mon Dec 18, 2000 1:43 pm

I think it was a 747-300 owed by First United Bank on flight with Atlas. You can see the same aircraft in Airliners World. Of course question is for the author of this message. Was it 747-200, 747-300 or 747-400? If 747-300 I'm sure it was Atlas.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Tue Dec 19, 2000 11:34 am

Why would Atlas China Air Cargo or Korean Air Cargo park on the west side freight? They have always parked on the east side. The only 747 I have seen parked on the West Side are Polar Air, Cargo Lux, Evergreen and UPS(at the UPS ramp).. My guess is someone flying it for LH or Evergreen....
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Atlas

Tue Dec 19, 2000 11:48 am

I know Atlas is flying a white 747-300 from Sabena down here to MCO.
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Tue Dec 19, 2000 11:59 am

AA61hvy,
China Air cargo has moved to the west side next to Lufthansa, the postal service has moved across the street into the new cargo building also on the west side.
Also if you want to see some interesting colors, AirborneExpress has been flying in some of their 767-200Fs in former TWA and ALL Nippon colors recently.
 
aa61hvy
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Wed Dec 20, 2000 8:50 am

Man DFW-JETS shot me down!!!!   When did China Air move over to the west side? Is the 747 still there? I was there on Saturday and it was still parked.. Is it comming back regularly scheduled?
Go big or go home
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Wed Dec 20, 2000 10:11 am

AA61hvy,
China was'nt there this afternoon when I was out there.
Saturdays and sundays are good days to go out and see it. Sat mornings and sun afternoon's is its here, plus a few other days of the week as well. UPS had their 747 here again today, also the all white one too..
China moved into their new home about 2 weeks ago. do you ever go over to the west side by Lufthansa and watch the action??
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Wed Dec 20, 2000 10:18 am

It is ferrying black helicopters, no doubt....
 
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RE: Yesterday @ DFW, Plain White 747

Wed Dec 20, 2000 2:32 pm

It was AirTran's for sure. they have a white 747.









 

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