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Request LHR 27/12

Seen a civil aircraft recently but not at one of the airfields listed below? Maybe it flew over the top of you today? Need to tie up the serial? Ask in here. Requests less than 6 months old only please.
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Request LHR 27/12

Post by FlyingColours » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:15 am

Howdy Fellas,

I transited through Heathrow on Thursday 27th December 2018 and as we were taxiing out on the connecting flight I spotted what looked like a private 747 parked up on the far side of 27L opposite Terminal 4. I couldn't see it clearly though as it was a very foggy day, it looked white with a flag of some description on the tail. I'd appreciate any help on this as my visit was a bit of a disappointment given that Terminal 3 has no windows so was stuck in there for 3+ hours with nothing to look at :/

Cheers,

Phil
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Re: Request LHR 27/12

Post by andygolfer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:01 am

Phil - Sultan of Brunei's private 747 V8-BKH was in all over Xmas so it might well have been that, here's a pic of it if it helps:
ImageV8-BKH B.747-8i Sultan of Brunei Stansted 18-04-2018 0139 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

only others I can think of that it could have been is one of the Dubai Air Wing 747 A6-MMM or A6-HRM they have a flag on the tail but can't see any records of them there on that date. The Qatar 747-8i was in later in the evening for a couple of hours but you said 'day' in your post so i'm assuming earlier then that one's arrival.
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Re: Request LHR 27/12

Post by norwichmike » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:46 am

I can confirm this was parked over there the whole duration of my visit 27-29th December. No other VIP B747s were present.

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Re: Request LHR 27/12

Post by FlyingColours » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:18 pm

That certainly looks like him, like I said it was a bit foggy and I only spotted him from G-CIVL as we were in the queue for 27L but couldn't get a better look as they switched us to 27R :/

Thanks for your help, it's much appreciated :)

Phil
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