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B-HKV Cathay Pacific 747-412

Old 17th Aug 2014, 21:42
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Ditto that, enjoyed reading this thread having seen a couple of the ex-Cathay 747s up at Brunty in the past.
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 18:44
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747 at Manchester

B-HKV departing Manchester





hope link works
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 18:54
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B-HKV

I was at Manchester and managed to capture her on the ground departing for the last time
i be happy to post someone some of the pics
drop me a line as dont know how to paste on this message
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 00:24
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I was at Moses Lake (aka Grant County Airport or MWH) today for a flight test. There is another Cathay (or ex Cathay) 747-400 (passenger version) parked there and looking decidedly derelict. We didn't get close enough for me to make out a tail number - and the engines were missing so I couldn't even tell engine type.


Is Cathay having some of the old -400s scrapped at Moses Lake as well?
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 07:42
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Yes, at least 5 Cathay B744s have been parted out at Moses Lake.
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Old 6th Jan 2015, 16:33
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Another one landed on Monday and caused a stir over South Leicester on approach


Low-flying plane causes a stir in Narborough and Cosby | Leicester Mercury


People took to Twitter and Facebook to express amazement after a low-flying Boeing 747 rumbled over the roofs of villages including Narborough and Cosby.

Read more: Low-flying plane causes a stir in Narborough and Cosby | Leicester Mercury
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 18:54
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Cool

It was B-HUE going for the chop! I think there are 2 more planned for later this year.
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Old 7th Jan 2015, 20:27
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Yeh Thanks spannersatcx seen some pics of her on the tug at Brunty. Wonder if they will slot a fast taxi in with the Lightnings and Bucaneers at the next Cold war jet day LOL
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 11:14
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Not even 20 years old airframe... Sad

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Old 8th Jan 2015, 13:36
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People took to Twitter and Facebook to express amazement after a low-flying Boeing 747 rumbled over the roofs of villages including Narborough and Cosby
I trust it was steered away at the last moment from the infant school, cat sanctuary etc

Levity aside I must say that this one of of those gems of a thread which we get here every so often. To hear from one of the participants was icing.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 12:38
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And another (significant) arrival today!

https://flic.kr/p/PiZydR

I'm curious about the navigation involved with clag at around 1500-2000 ft - would East Midlands give vectors and "cloud-break" on a filthy day like today?

Sorry - I'm unacquainted with anything other than "steam and clockwork". Would Brunty be in the FMC?

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Old 17th Nov 2016, 13:51
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It is signicant because it is the last Cathay passenger B747 and arrived from Manchester where it had night stopped
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 14:41
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Midland331 I expect E Mids gave some assistance but if the a/c still had all its avionics intact it could find its own way.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 15:35
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Thanks. My in-laws' farm is just north of the centre-line for their westerly runway at around six miles, and these arrivals tend to give them a surprise!

200-odd tonnes descending out of the murk with lots of noise even more so.

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Old 17th Nov 2016, 16:03
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Further to the entry to service date....

Don't know exactly but what I do know is I flew in a Cathay 747-400 from Paris CDG to Manchester 23 March 1987, so pretty early.

Don't recall noting at the time it must have been a brand new aeroplane. Sadly I didn't manage to get the reg.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 17:36
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Don't know exactly but what I do know is I flew in a Cathay 747-400 from Paris CDG to Manchester 23 March 1987, so pretty early.
First Cathay 747-400 was delivered 26 September 1988. I suspect that you were on a 747-300, which also had the extended upper deck. The main guide between a 300 and a 400 is winglets on the latter.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 18:56
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In order to land at Bruntingthorpe they had to be visual at 1500' with the runway, as no navaids there, no see no land!
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 20:32
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East Mids was giving broken at 1500 for part of the day, hence my original question!
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 20:34
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Cheers for that WHBM, always happy to be corrected. Log book duly amended!

It was coming in on the red-eye so probably still dark oclock, not even sure I got a look outside on that flight. All I remember is walking in on lots of slumbering Chinese folks!

It is however an interesting illustration of the regulation of the airline industry that at that time, it was the best deal across the Channel (62 Sterling as I recall). A one-way to Scotland at that time (my final destination) was in excess of 300 quid! In 1987!!!

The good old days weren't always that great!
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Old 18th Nov 2016, 07:21
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Yes East Midlands helped out, they were happy with their own Navigation, but spent a while waiting for conditions to improve enough to get below cloud and find the field visually - do not often give a radar service to a B747 at that level in the open FIR, crew seemed to appreciate it!
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