Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)

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Xan
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Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)

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Between 31/10 and 12/11 the United Nation's COP26 takes place in Glasgow, UK.

So far 123 world leaders have confirmed they will attend COP26, so this will be a good opportunity for airplane and radar spotters to spot government airplanes.

Among the 123 state or government leaders who have already confirmed to attend are President Joe Biden (US), PM Naftali Bennett (ISRAEL), PM Scott Morrison (AUSTRALIA), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (TURKEY), President Emmanuel Macron (France), PM Justin Trudeau (CANADA), PM Mario Dragi (ITALY), President Ivan Duque (COLOMBIA), PM Stefan Loefven (SWEDEN), President Guy Parmelin (SWITZERLAND), President Moon Jae-in (SOUTH KOREA), President Felix Tshisedeki (President of DR CONGO and current chair of the African Union), President Muhammadu Buhari (NIGERIA), President Nan Akufo-Addo (GHANA), President Alberto Fernandez (ARGENTINA) and many others.

If I find the full list, I will post it in a separate comment - there may be some countries of which you have not yet spotted the government airplane.

Note to EU citizens: if you plan a spotting trip to Glasgow for the occasion, you will need a PASSPORT even for a short holiday. Since the UK left the EU, your ID card no longer suffices.

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Re: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)

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Cop26 World Leaders Summit COP26 takes place on 1-2 November so government airplanes will be arriving prior to that.

Schedule:

1 November
08:00 – 12:00 Arrival of Heads of State and Government at Conference venue
12:00 – 13:00 Opening ceremony
13:00 – 17:00 National statements

2 November
By 08:45 Arrival of Heads of State and Government at Conference venue
09:00 – 17:00 National statements
17:00 – 17:30 Closing of World Leaders Summit

(Source: UNFCCC)

No official list of attendees has been released yet although according to the British media more than 120 world leaders will be attending.

There is some news on those who will not be present:

The Pope has confirmed he will not attend - instead a high ranking cardinal will attend. From an aviation perspective this is a pity because the Pope flies with call sign Shephard1, and since he doesn't travel often it's a rare sight on flight trackers.

President Putin (Russia) will not be attending either.

Attendance of President Xi Jinping (China) is still unsure.

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World leaders headed for Glasgow

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I missed those who arrived yesterday and last night (waited in vain for northern lights)

FAB001 - Bolivia - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=e940fa

FAE052 - Ecuador - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=e84834

T-786 - Switzerland - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=4b7f45

102005 - Sweden - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=4a822a

Keep an eye on the Rome-Glasgow between later this afternoon and tomorrow morning as among others Air Force 1 and several other government planes will fly from the G20 in Rome to the COP26 in Glasgow.

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World leaders headed for Glasgow (or Prestwick)

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World leaders headed for Glasgow (or Prestwick)

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T.22-2 - Spain - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=354556 (still on the ground at Rome)

07 BLUE - Lithuania- https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=503fd2 (uses a C27J to fly to EUCO meetings too)
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World leaders headed for Glasgow (or Prestwick)

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World leaders headed for Glasgow (or Prestwick)

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5T-CLJ - Mauritania - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=05e057

(flying will call sign MRT001, government charter)

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World leaders headed for Glasgow (or Prestwick)

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01-0040 - United States SAM - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae0945 just climbed out of Rome.

No info yet on when AF1 will depart from Rome for Glasgow or Prestwick. According to the public schedule of POTUS he holds a presser at 7:30 PM Local at Rome (G20) https://factba.se/biden/calendar

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Rome - Glasgow

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Aforementioned SAM just entered Belgian airspace.

Interesting flight path. Unfortunately the sky is still 8/8 clouded but later this evening the sky should clear for large parts of Belgium.

No idea yet when the G20 leaders will depart from Rome for Glasgow. If - big IF - they follow the same route as the SAM, backyard/light trail spotters in Belgium may get to see some of them.

Meanwhile a German government airplane is in a hold between Firenze and Rome.
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae0945
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Rome - Glasgow - G20 leaders

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L1-01 - Slovenia - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=506f24 (en route)

15001 - Canada - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=c2b355 (on the ground, Rome)

The G20 Leaders Declaration was released 10 minutes ago, which means it probably won't be much longer before the caravan of G20 leaders will make the journey from Rome to Glasgow or Prestwick.

At best, and weather permitting, we may get an opportunity to spot some light trails.

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World leaders Glasgow - Prestwick

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Departing from Rome

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16+02 - Germany - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=3e89e7 climbing out of Rome

T.22-2 - Spain - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=354556 departing from Rome

F-RAFA - France - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=3b770d on the tarmac

F-RAFB - France - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=3b76b3 on the tarmac

15001 - Canada - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=c2b355 on the tarmac

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Departing from Rome

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Departing from Rome

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headed for Glasgow/Prestwick

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Re: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)

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Indonesia, India etc also headed for Glasgow.

It will be easier to spot and list them all when they depart from Glasgow.

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AF1 - ETD (Rome) - ETA (Edinburgh)

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AF1 scheduled to depart from Rome today at 08:45 AM Local and to arrive at Edinburgh at 10:30 AM Local.

Details here: https://factba.se/biden/calendar

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List of world leaders at COP26

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You can find the list of world leaders present at the World Leaders Summit (COP26)

https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/ ... _HLS_0.pdf

This ends tomorrow, but some may leave early (today)

So if you want to catch all government airplanes, it's best to start radar spotting now.

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