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Unique Visitor To Brno: Former El Al 747

In Economy, Travel on August 21, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

A cargo 747 visited Brno Turany Airport. When it comes to four-engine planes, mostly Russian "machines" can be seen. PHOTO (c) Petr Bokuvka

A cargo 747 visited Brno Turany Airport. When it comes to four-engine planes, mostly Russian planes can be seen (IL- and An-). PHOTO (c) Petr Bokuvka

I am pretty sure there has never been a passenger 747 at Brno Airport. Cargo planes visit rarely. About ten spotters waited for it to take off yesterday. It took off maybe two minutes before sunset so the photos pretty much suck. But there were six movements during fifteen minutes, which is pretty good for this airport. Fellow spotters will find a link to a photo gallery in a few hours…

By the way, as you can see it is quite a unique plane. It now belongs to the Tesis Cago company but it still has the old livery of the Israeli airline named El-Al. A quick look at the Airliners.net website says that this plane has been to many interesting places, like Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Manchester, Budapest, Moscow, etc. Tail registration VP-BXC, just in case anyone is keeping score…

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