FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
I was in ANC earlier today and was waiting to board my flight. At the N gates, I saw a plane (I'm pretty sure it was a 767, but after a long day, I can't be completely sure). This plane had no titles on it and I couldn't get a good view of the reg. The colors on it were purple on the rear 2/3 of the tail and a purple stripe going down the side of it. The rest of the plane was white. Can anybody tell me what plane that was?
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
there is a b757 that parks on the south ramp at phoenix all the time with just about the same color description as you mentioned, dont know who it belongs to, or if it is the same plane you are talking about
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1974 posts, RR: 26 Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
Just looking at all of the departures out of ANC over the last 24 hours, the only thing that jumped out at me was a North American 757 going to HNL.
Now while that certainly doesn't match the scheme listed above, they could always have leased in a plane?
I like seeing the Tradewinds 747F in service to Seoul and back out to LAX up there, a nice new goodie in ANC! And the Magadan Tu154 operated today as well, nice!
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
Prezuming that the n-number of the plane posted by opnlguy is correct here is what i found
Serial Number 24923 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BOEING Certificate Issue Date 01/08/2004
Model 757-23A Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Jet
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 52430131
MFR Year 1991 Fractional Owner NO
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
It wasn't the plane posted above. The purple was the rear part of the tail, all the way to the top of it. It was also a more of a reddish purple than that posted above. Somewhat like the purple on the top of the Hawaiian tail.
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
Yeah!! Crosswind winds!! It was the Sports Jet. I guess it was a 757. Dang I was sleepy not to get the plane right but in my defense, I saw it at a strange angle. Now the real question is what was it doing in ANC?
UPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 356 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1613 times:
OK.... I'm confused on this one now! I have no idea why it was in ANC last week, but it left yesterday and ended up down here in Sacramento, CA. It hopped down here as Pace 535.
I just went out about 30 mins ago and it's still sitting on the ramp here at MHR. Anyone know who it is carrying around or a way to figure out where it if off to next?
Detailed Flight Information:
PACE Airlines Flight 535 to Sacramento, CA
(MHR-Mather Air Force Base)
Airline PACE Airlines
Flight Number 535
Departure City (Airport) Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Departure Time 10/17/2004 01:03 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Sacramento, CA (MHR)
Arrival Time 10/17/2004 05:43 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
Baw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 30 Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
If the aircraft was at the N concourse, it could have possibly been a Delta aircraft in transitional painting. Delta operates off the N concourse and does operate 767s to Anchorage. Also, it is not entirely unrealistic, depending on lighting and distance, to not tell the difference between blue and purple, especially if you are a guy. (sorry...but colorblindness is more prevalent in men than women). I am colorblind just enough that I cannot tell between colors, e.g. red orange, blue purple (at distance), green from brown.
Its just a guess.
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998