BA 777 and Richmond, VA (KRIC)


#1

Checking out the NASCAR air force and came across a British Airways 777 into KRIC today. Is this a scheduled service?


#2

Given the 9xxx flight number, I’d guess it’s a charter.

P.S. It’s nice to mention and link to the flight number… flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9148


#3

thanks, and how is the link done?


#4

The forums software will automatically convert URLs to links. Or you can manually add URL tags.


#5

it was for the Queen of England. It’s all over CNN.


#6

Good call - I actually logged into the forums to see if anyone had tracked her flight and I find it inadvertently. Thanks :slight_smile:


#7

Its here at KNGU today… Naval Station Norfolk/Chambers Field

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9149

And now on the way to Kentucky for the Derby

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9150


#8

Let’s hope the queen’s pilot leaves on the correct runway…


#9

Churchill Downs is in Louisville, not Lexington.


#10

But the queen flew into Lexington, not Louisville. Next stop, Andrews Air Force Base. flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9151


#11

Yes, she flew into KLEX and stayed at the beautiful Lanes End horse farm for a couple days and apparently was driven to the derby.And nows she’s on her way to DC.


#12

Wow. I’m surprised she flew into LEX…I’m a little surprised it can even handle a 772. Sorry, I assumed she few into SDF, seeing as how it handles heavy UPS birds all the time (and that’s where the Derby was).


#13

As the previous post said, she was staying close to the LEX airport. Most of the action takes place in Lexington, except the actual race.


#14

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9152

Queen on her way home, will make her tea time!


#15

the 777 just came to bring the queen for the jamestown 400 anniversary going on here.


#16

During Keeneland horse sales there’s a couple private 747’s from Dubai that come to LEX.So a little 772 is no prob. :smiley: Of course some say they are taking more than just horses with them when they leave. :imp: http://pandpelex.blogspot.com/2006/09/our-man-in-arabia.html :imp:


#17

I prefer the jet that the Queen used in the past to visit KLEX.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0021348&size=M.

I’m sure the 777 is much more quiet and comfy though.


#18

I’ve seen the UAE 747SP’s @ LEX not to mention Air Force One (VC-25A) and Air Force Two (VC-137). Then again, I’ve flown in on 727’s which probably have a longer roll then all of the above.


#19

Wazzu, you’re probably right about the 727’s roll vs. the others. AF1 has “special abilities” when it comes to TO/landing on short runways, AF2 is a 757, right? The 747SP is a lot lighter than any other 747 (albeit heavier than a '27, but who’s counting?).
I’d bet a dollar that the 772’s roll is longer than ALL of the above.


#20

Wrong. Air Force 2 is ANY plane that the vice president is on. It could be a 747 or a Cessna 150 or anything in between.