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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

I don't want to plug my own shot, and I don't want to make it seems like I'm gong for chepa hits, so I'm not going to post the shot in question.

I also would have posted this in Civil Aviation, but I thought this is something that us photographers deal with, and that it might be more fun for us photogs to check this out.

But there was a plane in the background of one of my shots and I offered a prize to whoever could figure out what it is.

I got a bunch of emails in the past day since it was accepted, and everyone keeps saying that it's an AirTran 717.

Here is a closeup of the mystery plane:



It doesn't like beige, and the tail doesn't look green, so I don't think it's a 717. Not to mention the fact that it's JFK traffic.

The pic was taken on April 15th at 6:23PM, going ENE over Flushing, Queens, which is about 5 miles north of JFK, probably making its way to land there.

Also, some people imply that I know it an am making a guessing game. Nah, I wish I knew.

Any ideas?

-Phil


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Phil -

Haven't seen them at JFK in about a year or so, but I'd take a guess at a Southeast DC-9 flying someplace else.

Tom


User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Maybe a Southeast MD-80 ?

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
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Yeah, I saw your picture earlier and thought it looked like a Southeast DC-9 or maybe MD-80.

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

I thoguht it was JFK-bound because a lot fo planes go past at that height in that direction that are JFK traffic. Sorry if that was inaccurate.

Yeah, might be a Southeast DC-9.


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-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

My guess was southeast as well.

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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

I'm just surprised that so many people think it's AirTran.

And I'd hate to say it because it sounds like it's fixed because I know him, but I'm going to assume that it's a Southeast DC-9, and that since Cicadajet was the first one to say it, he wins the prize.

He wins a beer on me at our next gathering.  Big grin

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Eh, I'll take a shot and say that it's an Allegiant Air MD-80 in the new color scheme.


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Tim



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Phil,

Taking a look at red1aviation's flight tracker from that afternoon, your plane was SNK322, DC9-30 service from FLL-SWF...landed around 6:27pm...I love a good challenge!

Jeffrey



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