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Who Here Likes Dirty Planes?  
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

Call it airliner kink if you will, but I LOVE a dirty plane. I can't really explain it, but there is something about seeing a big 747 with grease stained wings, rain trails down the side of the fuselage from the window seals, peeling paint, dirt trails caused by wind flowing down the side of the aircraft from places like the doors and cockpit window, and the "ring around the door" from the jetway touching the aircraft. It gives the aircraft the mystique of being flown to exotic places all over the world.


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Love them dirty ole birds!

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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Lol.  Smile I like them too, I think it makes them look like true workhorses.
I also liked paint chipped airplanes.



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User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Always like seeing aircraft return from Hadj flights, particularly those belonging to the European charter airlines with their temporary logo's peeling off and dirt on every exposed bit of paintwork! They certainly look like they've been working hard and desperate for a nice wash!

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User currently offlineAAnalyst From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

I don't know...there's nothing like sitting at the Tom Bradley Terminal at LAX and seeing a bunch of beautiful, clean 747s and 777s, and then see an Air France 777 in the middle of them, looking like somebody has rubbed dirt all over it. I know that Air France gets a bad rap in these forums, but in all honesty, most of their airplanes are just freaking disguisting on the outside. I'll take a shiny one over a dirty one.....


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Geez, I guess there's a kink for every perv on this world. Just kidding of course.  Big thumbs up

I like 'em clean BTW. And yes, I know this statement can be interpeted in various ways. Big grin



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

I like 'em clean too.

Here are a few more filthy planes:


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User currently offlineHaj96 From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Man, I thought the AF planes are the most dirty planes I´ve ever seen. But this KL F100 beats them all.  Wow!

BTW, I like AF although the planes mostly are very dirty.


User currently offlineGopal From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Is dirt in the wings and control surfaces (flaps and slats) a safety concern. Can it interfere with the smooth movement of these surfaces? I have noticed that the movement of the flaps is caused by rotation of a threaded rod on which the flaps are mounted. If these rods have dirt on them and are not properly greased, then flaps are can get jammed. The fact these dirty planes are flying safely probably means that the critical parts on the wings are always kept clean and lubricated.

User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

My, my, so many dirty thoughts there.

I would think CDG is best for dirty planes spotting. Been there this year, saw a bunch of them. Not too clean, just the way you like them.


User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Not me - give me a freshly painted out-of-the-door Airbus any day!

I don't know about dirty - this one looks like it should be sitting in a desert somewhere!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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