A historical flight: TK1920

Old Apr 22, 2020, 2:37 pm
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A historical flight: TK1920

Normally, TK1920 is the flight number for the TK flight from GVA to IST.

Tomorrow, 23rd April 2020, it will be a historical flight, which oyu can watch live tomorrow morning at 9:00 (UTC+3) through:

https://www.flightradar24.com/THY1920
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Old Apr 22, 2020, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by axxoo25
Tomorrow, 23rd April 2020, [TK1920] will be a historical flight
... why?

#contextiseverything
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Old Apr 22, 2020, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup
maybe:

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=23rd+april+turkey

maybe not. nobody knows.
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Old Apr 22, 2020, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by axxoo25
maybe not. nobody knows.
Yeah, 'cause neither searches for "TK1920" nor your link tell me why this flight is so special.
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Old Apr 22, 2020, 4:04 pm
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It would be a special flight for the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 12:52 am
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The flight will draw a Turkish flag. You can follow it now on FR24.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 2:30 am
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I am loving this. Now they are close to ASR and flying for the star! Beautiful!

It is a B777. Reg TC-JJF.


Navigation Display from the cockpit.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by starflyergold
The flight will draw a Turkish flag. You can follow it now on FR24.
So only FR nerds can see this? Seems like an odd thing to do.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite
So only FR nerds can see this? Seems like an odd thing to do.
Any flight tracking app. Plenty of airlines have done similar stuff before. It usually gets picked up in the media. This being Turkey I bet it was prime news.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by starflyergold
Any flight tracking app. Plenty of airlines have done similar stuff before. It usually gets picked up in the media. This being Turkey I bet it was prime news.
I know, but it just seems like a huge waste of resources on something that cant be properly seem and will be forgotten by tomorrow, even if it does hit the news.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 1:36 pm
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I know, but it just seems like a huge waste of resources on something that cant be properly seem and will be forgotten by tomorrow, even if it does hit the news.
Why? Pilots need to log up flight hours. And this is a very nice way to do it. Especially in these times.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 1:49 pm
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There are plenty of flight simulators around.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by starflyergold
Any flight tracking app. Plenty of airlines have done similar stuff before. It usually gets picked up in the media. This being Turkey I bet it was prime news.
I don't doubt you, but I'd love to know of any sillier use of a wide-body jet.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK
I don't doubt you, but I'd love to know of any sillier use of a wide-body jet.
Don't want to create an unnecessary discussion but;
https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/07/21/...enary-flypast/
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Old Apr 24, 2020, 12:34 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Don't want to create an unnecessary discussion but;
https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/07/21/...enary-flypast/
But discussion is what life on FT is all about

Flypasts, such as BA's centenary effort incorporating the Red Arrows at the Tattoo, are very visible displays that entertain the public. They are represent the type of event popular at airshows around the world.

It would be great if TK and the Turkish Air Force managed a low and slow celebratory flypast along the Bosphorus. Enjoyment, thrill and a glow of national pride.

But a bit of nonsense requiring translation through flight monitoring screens seems just a bit, well, odd!
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