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Boeing757100
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Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:55 pm

Recently, the Congolese gov't has told AvGeeks that taking a picture of the oldest jetliner in service, AKA the 61 year old Congolese 707 registered 9Q-CLK is strictly forbidden. But then, why are there so many pictures of the plane on jetphotos, planespotters.net, airfleets.net, and even on HERE? (especially on here.)
 
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Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:58 pm

The restrictions of the Congolese government do not matter in other countries. Also, the application of law within DRC is not known for being highy effective. So, it doesn't really matter what they say.
 
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Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Because the 707 is a rare sight and every avgeek doing plane spotting is happy to see one?! They can only forbid taking pictures of it in Congo anyhow
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Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:37 pm

Boeing757100 wrote:
Recently, the Congolese gov't has told AvGeeks that taking a picture of the oldest jetliner in service, AKA the 61 year old Congolese 707 registered 9Q-CLK is strictly forbidden. But then, why are there so many pictures of the plane on jetphotos, planespotters.net, airfleets.net, and even on HERE? (especially on here.)


Exactly what is so top secret about the former VH-EBG? It’s a 707, not some super secret ‘black’ test aircraft.

If it flies to my country, I’ll hire a helicopter and photograph it. I can also photograph its sister plane VH-EBA and I’ve photographed John Travolta’s one (he parked it right in front of me).

I’d love to repaint that plane too into a fitting colour scheme like the original Boeing 707 corporate colours (seen in the original 707 and 720 adverts).
 
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Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:46 pm

Seriously, if there was ever a frame worth going to jail for...

Some things are worth the stretch. A 707, especially in the scheme, is not something you’d want to leave on the table.
 
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Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:15 am

Is it still operational? Last photo in this site's database is from 2015.
 
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Re: Why are there so many pictures of 9Q-CLK??

Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:13 am

Because the laws of the Congo do not follow it to foreign lands?
Rocket science, apparently.

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