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Destination Shown On The Nose Gear?  
User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 6397 times:

Someone once told me that some planes have the destination of where there going on the nose gear. Is this true or even possible to do? I think it would be a great idea. Some might think it doesn't make sense I suppose but I would love to see it. What do you all think? Thanking you in advance.

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 6371 times:

Haha, so they paint it on before every departure? I think this belongs here...

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User currently offlineAA54Heavy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6271 times:

Maybe they were mistaken in describing the LCD screens that they have above the gates at many hub airports that have the flight info, where its going, or where it came from, how long its been sitting there....

Otherwise....it would entertain me to see someone writing it with chalk on the nose of the plane....lol



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User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

It was an LCD screen on the nose gear. Paint it on. Thats real funny. Anyway the LCD screen was covered with bulletproof glass.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6207 times:

There ARE often letters and numbers on the nose gear doors, but they are the last 3 characters of the reg. I'm guessing it's easier for the mechs to figure out which plane they're servicing that way.


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6107 times:

Back in the old days....way, way back.

Braniff, on their Convairs, used the integrated air stairs.
In the top step, they had a roller (like on buses) in the riser that could change to announce the destination of any city on the network. While the plane was in-flight, before they opened the doors, the F/A would change it to the next stop on the route.

But no, the letters you see on the nose-wheel doors are fleet markings.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8232 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

Quoting Jetblue15 (Reply 3):
Anyway the LCD screen was covered with bulletproof glass.

LOL! What?! Nobody has LCD screens on the gear doors!  silly 



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

Are you sure you are not talking about the last 2 letters of the aircraft registration that are shown on the nose-gear doors and the middle of the nose above the cockpit windows?


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5792 times:

Quoting Jetblue15 (Thread starter):
Someone once told me that some planes have the destination of where there going on the nose gear

It's true! I've seen it many times myself, it's usually written on the a/c just above the nose gear. Here's a pic to prove it...

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...see, that one is going to DXB!

 rotfl  (sorry, I just thought I'd throw that in there for a bit of humour on a dull Friday night)



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User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 8):
...see, that one is going to DXB!

That made me laugh...


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4848 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
There ARE often letters and numbers on the nose gear doors, but they are the last 3 characters of the reg. I'm guessing it's easier for the mechs to figure out which plane they're servicing that way.

Ship number actually, at least in the US, as most US airlines have the ship number as the reg (sometimes mfr serial) number or similar.


User currently offlineAceMcCool99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

They may chalk something on the nosegear door if anything but I sincerely doubt that they paint anything on there.

User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

Quoting AA54Heavy (Reply 2):
Maybe they were mistaken in describing the LCD screens that they have above the gates at many hub airports that have the flight info, where its going, or where it came from, how long its been sitting there....

Yea I think that is what you are talking about, I have seen those at airports before and it is pretty cool. When you are out on the Ramp area, you can see where all the planes are going.

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

Quoting AceMcCool99 (Reply 11):
They may chalk something on the nosegear door if anything but I sincerely doubt that they paint anything on there.

Actually they paint stuff there all the time:


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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Quoting Jetblue15 (Reply 3):
It was an LCD screen on the nose gear. Paint it on. Thats real funny. Anyway the LCD screen was covered with bulletproof glass.

that was a joke right?

They paint the aircraft number on the nose gear door and sometimes ETOPS for certified ETOPS aircraft


User currently offlineRicci767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Starlionblue- Did you just search in the photo search engine for the words "nose gear"? I would say so judging by the captions in those pictures.

User currently offlineTbanger From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

I haven't seen one of these threads in ages. You know....where really bored people start off the dumbest thread to see if any takes a bight.

I'd say you have all taken the bait, hook, line and sinker.

Jetblue15, how much did you make? 5 bucks per reply? goldmedal 


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

I believe I have seen a CO 757-200 with a reference to ETOPS in letters near the nose landing gear doors. Sometimes some model codes, fleets reference for a given a/c are sometimes seen, for use by rampers, mx.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

I believe I have seen a CO 757-200 with a reference to ETOPS in letters near the nose landing gear doors. Sometimes some model codes, fleets reference for a given a/c are sometimes seen, for use by rampers, mx.

You saw correctly:


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It is also visible on the 767's and 777's:


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Again, it all comes down to what the individual airlines want to do.

Harry



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User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

When did I say paint it on????? This is from what someone told me. I never said it was a fact. What I find funny is how this thread is being turned inside out. I know about the LCD screens on the Jetways and I also know about the tags on the nose gear doors, I'm around planes just about 80hrs a week. It was a simple question that seems to be not true from all the sarcasm I had to read. I'm not bitter. It probably is funny from your point of views but all I wanted was simple feed back, not telling me how dumb I am. Blast the workbench guy who doesn't care too much for airline employees. Anyway I hope you all can see why I writing this. Still love the site in all in it. "Paint it on" LOL

Jetblue15



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Quoting Ricci767 (Reply 15):
Starlionblue- Did you just search in the photo search engine for the words "nose gear"? I would say so judging by the captions in those pictures.

Jepp.



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