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LAX MD-11 Ident Needed  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Okay spotters....tell me what I just saw, because I don't know.


I was outside having a smoke, and an MD-11 just flew overhead, northbound, on approach from the south, heading towards LAX (I am in western Orange County).

I did not recognize the livery.

But it was for sure an MD-11. The belly was dark blue. The upper half of the fuselage was white. The tail was the same shade of dark blue. Their appeared to be a yellow or gold colored emblem on the tail.

What MD-11 comes from the south to LAX at about 0745 PST?

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Blue belly, blue tail with a yellow logo, my guess is Varig.

Patrick


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Using my super mainframe computer....

Flight# Type Dep Time Arr ETA Alt Speed Time to ETA
VRG8838 MD11 KLAX RJNN 057 202
GCO285 MD11 KLAX 06:01 RKSI 17:55 380 439 02:59

Varig or Gemini Air Cargo. Probably Varig by your aircraft description.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

I know when I was at LAX and Varig flies in there with MD-11s. The white fuselage, dark blue tail and gold emblem, plus the fact that the plane was approaching from the south would point out that the plane if Varig.

The best thing to do to find out would be go to

http://www4.passur.com/lax.html

type in the date and time about when you saw it, open the up the page to however many miles the airport is from your home and see if that indeed is the plane and then watch it land at the airport


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

by the way, Passur now also has John Wayne Airport on its monitor site

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