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Topic # 148960 6-Jul-2014 22:04
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Anyone has an idea what Japan Air Force 1 / JF1 is doing in New Zealand?

http://fr24.com/JF1


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  Reply # 1082102 6-Jul-2014 22:05
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Yes the great leader of Japan is visiting Mr Key was all over the news

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  Reply # 1082104 6-Jul-2014 22:06
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Landing...

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  Reply # 1082105 6-Jul-2014 22:07
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UncleArthur: Landing...


Landed

Edit: not yet LOL



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  Reply # 1082106 6-Jul-2014 22:07
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johnr: Yes the great leader of Japan is visiting Mr Key was all over the news


Where can you find the news?

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Reply # 1082107 6-Jul-2014 22:10
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AKLWestie:
johnr: Yes the great leader of Japan is visiting Mr Key was all over the news


Where can you find the news?


I turned on these things called the TV and the Radio sound came out the speakers and advised ' Big cheese from Japan is visiting NZ to have chat with Mr Big Cheese in NZ Called John Key '

** Actual wording could differ from quoted above **



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  Reply # 1082108 6-Jul-2014 22:11
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incoming...


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  Reply # 1082110 6-Jul-2014 22:33
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Hmm, Add JF2 to the mix.




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  Reply # 1082111 6-Jul-2014 22:35
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JF2 is coming too...



http://fr24.com/JF2

They are bringing a lot of people in.

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  Reply # 1082119 6-Jul-2014 22:43
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AKLWestie: JF2 is coming too...



http://fr24.com/JF2

They are bringing a lot of people in.


That plane is flying down the west side.





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  Reply # 1082131 6-Jul-2014 23:05
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AKLWestie: JF2 is coming too...



http://fr24.com/JF2

They are bringing a lot of people in.




http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10231989/Japanese-PM-to-visit-NZ

I 'm guessing jf2 is the backup plane,

He's scheduled to be in Oz on Monday night, if you've got the aircraft, it's easier than having to rapidly arrange an alternative if there is an aircraft failure.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2014/07/06/japanese-pm-to-arrive-in-australia.html


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  Reply # 1082148 7-Jul-2014 06:32
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Or if Japan is anything like the USA, they fly both planes and don't disclose which one carries their leader for security reasons.  (Air Force One is actually two or three planes, with the designator given to whichever one carries the president at any given time).

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  Reply # 1082150 7-Jul-2014 07:07
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Kyanar: (Air Force One is actually two or three planes, with the designator given to whichever one carries the president at any given time).


Actually whichever Air Force plane the President is in is AF1, regardless if it's one of the official ones (reference), with the actual name changing with the service providing the wings:


 

7. Presidential aircraft and Presidential family aircraft:

 

(a) When the President is aboard a military aircraft, state the name of the military service, followed by the word “One.”

 

EXAMPLE-
“Air Force One.”
“Army One.”
“Marine One.”

 

(b) When the President is aboard a civil aircraft, state the words “Executive One.”

 

(c) When a member of the President's family is aboard any aircraft, if the U.S. Secret Service or the White House Staff determines it is necessary, state the words “Executive One Foxtrot.”

 







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  Reply # 1082156 7-Jul-2014 07:50
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AKLWestie: Anyone has an idea what Japan Air Force 1 / JF1 is doing in New Zealand?

http://fr24.com/JF1


John Key and the Japanese PM are going to discuss Japan allowing imports of NZ agricultural goods and in return NZ will crack down on IP enforcement (among other things).

ie, the TPP negoatiations. 



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  Reply # 1082169 7-Jul-2014 09:06
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Expect to see them depart AKL-CHC today for a few hours stop-over at CTV site and a tour of the city central by all radio accounts.

Overseas visits in the past they have loaded one with the PM and his immediate advisers, the other gets loaded with media and entourage to meet it on the ground for photos etc etc. Doubling as a sacrificial spare etc. Not as strict as the USAF1 which fly together, swapping roles and not broadcasting their GPS location via ADSB it seems.

Make the 4th 747 CHC has seen this week! (2 freighters - thur and sat) and some emirates 777Fs early last week.

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