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Tom_Turner
04-28-2005, 04:05 PM
747-SP reported at JFK at this time. (Thursday afternoon).

Possibly Bahrain VIP.

In any event, apparently not one previously documented at JFK (to the best of my knowledge).

jakbar
04-28-2005, 04:06 PM
Wasn't there a Yemenia 747-SP at JFK a year or so ago?

Tom_Turner
04-28-2005, 04:44 PM
Hi Josh - yeah, Yemen was at JFK that one time. and of course Saudi 747SP at EWR a few times.

Likely nearly every VIP aircraft we might ever see again, and many we won't, were here some years back for the UN 50th Anniversary(?), but doesn't seem to be a definitive record of them all for that occasion.

I believe Cuba brought in 2 IL-62s for that though.

jakbar
04-28-2005, 05:05 PM
Tom -

I didn't get out to catch any of those VIP arrivals last year, but I remember all the "ooohs" and "ahhhhs" at Art's slideshow when Senga showed off his collection of shots from that week. Both you and Senga dropped everything and did nothing but photograph planes that week, if I recall correctly. :)

Anyways, back to topic, do you have information on when the 747-SP currently at JFK will be leaving?

Josh

eric8669
04-28-2005, 06:02 PM
It was a Bahrain 747SP came in around 3:30

Was out at Costco shooting the Air Tahiti Nui, and was surprised to see a 747SP on final.


Eric

Tom_Turner
04-28-2005, 06:04 PM
Josh, - Yes, it was a long week with no sleep last year.

Two scanners, two cars, wait ..wait ...wait..and then simultaneous VIPs on 31R and 31L... and you don't know which is better. :evil:

and forget getting caught between The Mounds and 13R. :D

No idea when the 747SP there now will depart..but they don't usually stay too long. Generally just drop off and pick up.

jakbar
04-28-2005, 06:42 PM
It was a Bahrain 747SP came in around 3:30

Was out at Costco shooting the Air Tahiti Nui, and was surprised to see a 747SP on final.


Eric

Now that's just not fair that you got the Air Tahiti Nui AND the 747SP. :)
Do you have any pictures of it that you could link to here? I'm sure everyone would love to see what it looks like!

Josh

Tom_Turner
04-28-2005, 08:03 PM
fyi...

747SP departed sometime 7-7:30. Hopefully it'll be back sometime.

Eric, congrats on getting it !

eric8669
04-28-2005, 09:55 PM
I will post some shots tomorow, was out tonight, did not get a chance to look at them yet.

Was out shooting for two hours and got:

BAHRAIN 747SP
AIR TAHITI NUI A340
UNITED 777(NEW COLORS)
AUSTRIAN A330(STAR ALLIANCE)
VIRGIN ATLANTIC(BIRTHDAY COLORS)

It was a very good afternoon.


Eric

jakbar
04-28-2005, 10:43 PM
That's one hell of a productive couple of hours of spotting, Eric. I'm envious. :)

PhilDernerJr
04-29-2005, 01:47 AM
Eric, if you need hosting for those pics, just send them to me in email to [email protected] I'll reply with links to the photos for you to post.