Your local airport- most unusual visitor

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What's the most unusual aircraft type that visit's your local airport ? A one off, a once a week regular ? What is it ? At GLA this summer there's been a short spell of European 747's doing the charters, Also the Balkan Tu-154 is not a common sight. How about your place ?
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At Teesside we had an An-124! http://www.teessideairport.com/news_freight.html Pictures and reports can be seen in the above link. I saw this plane fly overhead and it was one hell of a sight for someone only used to seeing the odd F100 and A320!
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AN-124 at STN, aswell as an AN-22 earlier in the year. RAF VC-10s also. I personally only saw the 124 though. Saw a TU-154 there aswell at the weekend.
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LGW = A leased Icelandair 757, with Sierra Leone Airlines titles and Africa One tail.

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At ANR (Antwerp -Deurne) last week we had the Phoenix Ilyushin Il-18 - better than the normal VLM Fokker 50's! A big special last Sunday at Brussels was a BA 747 - nothing for British spotters to get excited about but a big deal here in Belgium. 25L - EBBR
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Leeds has had a few VC-10s in recently, and about May had a B747SP of the Royal Dubai Air Wing. Can't think of much else atm!

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Southampton has had an Il76 bringing in equipment for the pollution control centre and an AN12 - possibly a charter from Ford as there is a factory closeby.
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Leeds has also had a Balkan TU-154 hasnt it?? Or is it just A320s. We also got the Air Luxor A330. and of course the vc-10s. And we're the only place to have a BBJ2 .
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Hi, The most unusual aircraft type at MAN would be the Tu-204 freighter that came in April on a rare visit from Manston. Nationwide Air :)

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Here at Stansted we get a few unusual visitors. As LN Strike Eagle mentioned, and as was also displayed in Airliner World a couple of months ago, we have recently had the An-22. An-124's are also fairly common here, but not as common as they used to be (they take too long on the runway for an expanding airport like Stansted). Quite often we have the Dubai Air Wing 747 SP's in and so far this year, I have seen 5 Saudi aircraft there: 2 MD-11's, 2 SP's and a Hercules.
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hmm lets see till now AN 124, USAF C 130s and the best a Bristol which i didnt see ant markings as it was late in evening.
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Hi,
Leeds has also had a Balkan TU-154 hasnt it?? Or is it just A320s.
Yes, Balkan operates both types to LBA. http://www.avianet.de/slides/re_lists/re_thumbs/S-62511_LZ-HMI.jpg Nationwide Air
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At BHX I suppose the most unusual regular is a Turkmenistan 757. Most unusual for me lately was a CASA CN235 of the Irish Air Corps. If we can include sights we saw on the MAN meet it would have to be...... Fizz's Grandma. :D Regards, kev35
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wannabe pilot - do you know if the Balkan Holidays TU-154 is regular at STN? Saw one depart when I was there on Sunday evening.

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Not strictly an airport but at RAF Lossiemouth today we had two Swedish Air Force Gripens serial no 133 and 134 .Very rare for us. Regards Bartboy.
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Were you at Lossie when the Canadian Hornets passed through? There was abut 12 a couple of months back and 2 last week.

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Strike Eagle, yes the Balkan Tu-154 is a regular at Stansted. I have never seen it arrive, but all the times I have seen it, it has been departing at around 5:30. I have seen it about 4 times over the summer, very interesting to watch. I'm not sure about whether it will be operating in the winter though.
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At GCI we have had in a Transavia 737 this year on a business charter.

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Buffalo Airways Canadair CL-44-O Skymonster! at CLE

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There is a military base at Jeddah airport and quite a lot of military stuff goes in and out but I saw a Bregeut Atlantique going in one day but I dont know what nationality. I think they are flown by Germany, Netherlands, France, (Italy????) and Pakistan

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LN STRIKE EAGLE .Yes i was there for both,saw the ones going to Denmark and the two that went to Poland,i initally went to see them on the way back today, but they were gone and i was pleasantly suprised to see a new type for me.There was a C-130 with them and i think they are going stateside .Also at Kinloss today the Spanish display team went through on their way to the U.S.A