Air India Test Flight | 14 April 2020 @ KAFW

@LoneStarAviation posted a picture in FR24 findings showing this thing airborne on a test flight. AFW is just a short drive from my house, so me and @TheJ3estPenguin went out to spot it.

Some idiot in a Cessna cut it off on short final so it had to do a go-around on it’s first pattern entry. Lol.

Camera: Canon Rebel XS
Lens: Tamron SP 70-300mm
Edited with Adobe Lightroom and Snapseed

First pattern entry, shortly before go-around.

Climbing back up while initiating go-around.

Sucking up the gear.

Switched spots to the other side of the aircraft on it’s second pattern, featuring the AFW control tower, the “snow cone”.

Really proud of this shot. This was it’s final pattern before going back up and heading off to San Bernadino, California.

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I’d recommend putting in this in #real-world-aviation:spotting :)

Great pics!

Edit: looks like you did it right before I posted this lol

I cannot believe I still forget to do that

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You should be proud of that final shot, it was breathtaking!

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wErE yOu DiStAnCiNg

Please do not say this

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What are you gonna do if I didn’t 🤫

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Hm, were you social distancing at the airport though? Great pictures though

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Nice pictures!


My uncle might be getting evacuated in an Air India flight. That must be a 777-200LR, which will be probably be used tomorrow for SFO-BOM evacuation flight if it’s in San Bernardino right now.

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This is a -300ER. It’s being retrofitted for Air India’s government fleet. There’s another one at AFW right now doing the same thing for the next month.

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Ok, I think then it could be a 777-300ER evacuation flight. Also, sorry, day after tomorrow is SFO-BOM at 11 PM departing from SFO.

spotting privilege has been cancelled

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Did you sOcIaL dIsTaNcE

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mAyBe

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tHaTs cAp 🧢

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It’s VT-ALW this aircraft and VT-ALV are meant to be used as Air India One. These two are not used for passenger service

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Yeah, I realized when I checked later on.

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@Altaria55 nice pictures, we don’t have much pictures of VT-ALW on Internet

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Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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no bro who does that

also i live with him

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Wow amazing! The mighty 77W!

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