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Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

So not to self-plug for views, here is a non-Anet version of my photo:



but if you insist on seeing the full size version, http://www.airliners.net/open.file/605046/L/

I've gotten dozens of emails so far from people telling me that this was not a winglet, but only part of the Delta logo.

To everyone, yes, I am very well aware. It was a joke. My how I wish I made that more clear in the remark when I uploaded it.

I'd rather emails like this than bad ones.  Smile

Thanks to all who emailed me!

Anyone else ever have a similar problem? I thought it was cute.

-Phil


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3266 times:
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Phil next time add a  Big grin

had the same problem when I had my A360 scoop Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

So I must be one of the few who understood this joke!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3160 times:


Ha, dude, I bet you have been blasted by emails! You are right, major error dude, you know how some of the foamers are....



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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

I thought the first two responses to this thread ("Full Meal Service on WN?")were amusing:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1612904/



"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

I read it, saw the pic, good pic btw, and I got the joke... doesn't take much to understand it.

Pretty good way to rake in the views though.



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
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Phil,

You'll be pleased to know we have received no less than eight "corrections" for your photo, as follows:

It's a nice remark-the winglets- but the photographer is kidding us all ! it's the triangle in the trademark of Delta

Thats not a winglet! Its the top of the triangular Delta logo on the fuselage behind.

The photograph remoark refers to a "winglet". That winglet the photographer is referring too is actually the Delta "widget", not a winglet on the 738.

Those so called Airbus winlets is actually the blue paint on the fuselage

Delta logo looks like an Airbus-style winglet!

The winglet is the Deltalogo (Take a close look...  Wink/being sarcastic

That's not a winglet, thats the delta shape in deltas logo

That`s not a winglet, but the Delta Airlines logo!

Brilliant.

Edward

PS - Not quite so many corrections as the Air Hong Kong 747 mislabelled as a Cathay Pacific 777, there were 15 for that one....


User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

I just wish I made it more obvious that I was joking. I saw it and thought it was a cool illusion and didn't think it would cause the minor uproar that it did. lol

Funny how people submitted corrections for it. lol

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

...and another correction has come in  Laugh out loud

Nice photo  Big thumbs up

Tom


User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

For me it was obvious you were joking !

Just submit a corretion (another one) where you add a  Wink/being sarcastic in the coment !

707


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2951 times:

Haha, that remark brought in almost 7,000 views!!

User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Ironically, this is a photoshop edit I made about a year ago...on the smae approach:

http://nycaviation.com/images/DL737winglets1.jpg

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Over 8000 views now.. and another 3 corrections  Laugh out loud

Tom


User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

I give up.

I'm still getting half a dozen emaisl an hour about this pic.

I'm now replying to people SWEARING up and down that it IS a winglet.

Saying things like:

"No, seriously, it's a winglet. My Dad says so!"

"I heard it's an Airbus A319 but they ran out of noses and put a pointy Booeing one on there that they had lying around."

"In an attempt to compete with US Airways Shuttle's A320 service to BOS, they added the winglets to try to trick the riding public. I heard this on a phone message from Gerald Grinstein himself."

Sorry to the screeners for having to deal with the corrections.

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

...In an attempt to compete with US Airways Shuttle's A320 service to BOS...

we don't even fly A320s on the shuttle anymore... ??




phil, i got a chuckle out of your pic, love the anlge by the way. you gotta take me there soon.



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

Lolz that is a classical piece of material to read. Well Done Phil!!

Those corrections emails are a riot.
I also agree that a wink smile  Big grin would of made the statement clear that it was all for a joke. It would be even better if those smiley emoticons would appear in photo remarks.



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