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John Giambone
Great shot Kaden!
kaden masonPhoto Uploader
thanks john
Paul Wisgerhof
Nice shot. There are very few 747-SP aircraft still flying.
Samuel Bixler
The type designator is B74S. Please don't make up your own.
bigkahuna400
Nice private one !!
nwilcox
Hey Samuel, get over yourself. When this model was introduced it was indeed the 747SP. Paul was not making up his own.
Rolla Manning
We just sold it!!
Rolla Manning
What a jerk!! It is a 747-SP, not changing the designator since he didn’t put the “B” first. Just a statement of what it is. And Yes, I did fly VP-BLK several time!!
dicky11
That paint scheme makes the vertical fin look massive. Cool
David Plummer
The SP model is just goofy looking. And I agree, there was no need to be rude about type designation. Maybe say it as... "isn't this the B74S?" Or, "I thought this was the B74S."
Greg Byington
That's a very nice shot, Kaden! And let me try to help out with Samuel's comment. When entering the aircraft type in FA, it wants/needs/expects you to enter the ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for that aircraft. Then it will display the name of the aircraft next to the registration. So, when he says don't make up your own, I think that is what he means. B74S is the ICAO type designator for the Boeing 747-SP, and that is what FA needs you to enter for it to display correctly. 747S won't work even though we know what you mean. Check out the ICAO site here:

https://www.icao.int/publications/doc8643/pages/search.aspx
Rolla Manning
dicky11,

When you have 2 on your ramp they really look massive! Here is a link that has a shot of our ramp
with both VP-BLK and VQ-BMS. Unfortunately VQ-BMS was severely damaged by the Lake Charles
hurricane years ago. The pressure bulkhead was compromised and Boeing would not sign off on repairs.
Sadly it was chopped up.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-747sp-vq-bms-sands-aviation/rzk09r
George General
Get off your high horse Samuel. Sometimnes Flight Aware makes one up for you, no matter what you input.
George General
BTW, that is a great shot, Kaden.

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