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Topic: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Hamlet69
Posted 2012-12-05 18:22:16 and read 12774 times.

Ok, I'm probably just being forgetful here (it's been a long holiday already), but on Matt Cawby's most recent picture of the beautiful new Qatari 747BBJ, there's a 777(?) tail in the background that I can't identify. Anyone?

http://paineairport.com/kpae5697.htm


Regards,

Hamlet69

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Polot
Posted 2012-12-05 18:45:19 and read 12643 times.

Must be AA   

In all serious I have no clue, but it looked like it was moved their yesterday, an Etihad 777 was there on the 3rd based on his other pictures.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: WestWing
Posted 2012-12-05 19:05:46 and read 12546 times.

If you imagine the lower white patch will be painted red, then it looks like Aeroflot.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Stitch
Posted 2012-12-05 19:07:59 and read 12537 times.

Quoting WestWing (Reply 2):
If you imagine the lower white patch will be painted red, then it looks like Aeroflot.

The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail. The stripes are also the wrong shape for SU.

EDIT: See below.

[Edited 2012-12-05 19:38:48]

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: je89_w
Posted 2012-12-05 19:28:40 and read 12379 times.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail. The stripes are also the wrong shape for SU.

I'd say it's Aeroflot. The center stripe is light blue and the bottom stripe hasn't been painted red yet. The stripe patterns on the rudder also match those on the B763.


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Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: WestWing
Posted 2012-12-05 19:32:24 and read 12359 times.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail.

If I look at SU photos in the db, my lying eyes perceive the blue stripe as a lighter shade than the tail.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Stitch
Posted 2012-12-05 19:37:36 and read 12341 times.

Yeah. The image I looked at was a small image so you could not see the center stripe color.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Hamlet69
Posted 2012-12-05 23:40:28 and read 11972 times.

Ah ha. Thank you! That makes perfect sense!


Hamlet69

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Airman99o
Posted 2012-12-06 08:46:28 and read 7767 times.

If you look close enough in the photo you can see there is a deflection of the Rudder. There is the shadow being cast by the Top part of the rudder that fits into the tail top hinge. That would make the angle of the stripes look off. I do believe it is AeroFlot.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Mcoov
Posted 2012-12-06 17:21:46 and read 2508 times.

What about the one on the far left? Who is that?

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Polot
Posted 2012-12-06 17:24:03 and read 2473 times.

Quoting Mcoov (Reply 9):
What about the one on the far left? Who is that?

That is an NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines) 748F.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: BlueBus
Posted 2012-12-06 17:53:33 and read 2257 times.

This is their first 777 ever right? They have such a mixed fleet.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Polot
Posted 2012-12-06 17:58:10 and read 2203 times.

Quoting BlueBus (Reply 11):
This is their first 777 ever right? They have such a mixed fleet.

They had 2 777-200ERs in the past, but they were painted in a unique livery that was never on any other aircraft in their fleet:


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Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: BMI727
Posted 2012-12-06 19:41:10 and read 1870 times.

Quoting Polot (Reply 12):
They had 2 777-200ERs in the past, but they were painted in a unique livery that was never on any other aircraft in their fleet:

I thought they had some 737 Classics that also had that paint scheme.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: MEL
Posted 2012-12-06 19:42:33 and read 1864 times.

yes, 737-400s were also painted in that livery. Indeed, a mixed fleet.

Topic: RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE
Username: Polot
Posted 2012-12-06 19:47:50 and read 1846 times.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13):
I thought they had some 737 Classics that also had that paint scheme.

Sorry you are right, completely forgot about those.


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