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Why Is There An LH Tail By A Road?  
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 10956 times:

Why is there an LH tail next to a road in FRA

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=355997

Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 10938 times:

Probably in front of an LH office.


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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 10924 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):

Those are the new type of top-secret Airbusses buried under the ground... then at some point when the germans take over the sky, a HUGE thunderstorm will start and kill all elecromagnetic devices while bolts of lightning plant pilots into those aircraft. Then they will start tearing up the ground while they emerge from underneath and fly to Seattle destroying everything at the Boeing plant with their powerful lasers until the world is left with nothing but Airbus aircraft that have LH tails on them.

I watch too many movies  sarcastic 

Joking aside, perhaps cus that is some kind of LH building or headquarters. Anybody agree or disagree?



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 10865 times:

It's the entrance of the LH offices in Frankfurt, a few meters away from the airport.

Patrick


User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 10812 times:
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Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 2):

Those are the new type of top-secret Airbusses buried under the ground... then at some point when the germans take over the sky, a HUGE thunderstorm will start and kill all elecromagnetic devices while bolts of lightning plant pilots into those aircraft. Then they will start tearing up the ground while they emerge from underneath and fly to Seattle destroying everything at the Boeing plant with their powerful lasers until the world is left with nothing but Airbus aircraft that have LH tails on them.

Thanks for the laugh.  rotfl  You made my day especially since I just saw that movie two days ago.

Regards

DAirbus

P.S. I am a big movie fan myself.  smile 



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User currently offlineJetHost From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 10605 times:

Anyone know what aircraft the tail is off?

Thanks,

Phil



Thanks, Philip :)
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 10561 times:
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Ding ding ding, we have a winner  Smile


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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 10512 times:

They should have the tail on a track and have it move around the building from time to time with the 'Jaws' theme playing over some loudspeakers. Maybe at noon, 6 pm (1800 hrs), etc.  bigthumbsup 

fluffy


User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 9 hours ago) and read 10036 times:

The tail was actually a gift from Airbus to Lufthansa back when the remaining government shares in the airline were sold and LH became a fully private airline. That was October 13th, 1997, if I remember correct.
The tail never belonged to D-AIAL.

Max


User currently offlineGMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 9657 times:

To quote Paris Hilton...THAT'S HOT!!
Can I get one of those for my front yard?  rotfl 


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 9632 times:

There are plenty in the American deserts. I'm sure if you asked real nice and had a big enough check, you could get one off a scrapped jet. Maybe a 707 or a DC8 would be cool.


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User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 9621 times:

it's in front of the entrance to the Lufthansa base in FRA. And yeah, I am pretty sure it did not belong to that Airbus, since it has been around for quite some time now, and that A300 is still flying for LH today.

The reason for it: It is very striking. If you are ever invited to the LH base in FRA, they will tell you to take the airport road, and then turn into the gate where the LH tail is on. There's no chance of missing it.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
It's the entrance of the LH offices in Frankfurt, a few meters away from the airport.

A little further away from Terminal 1 maybe, but not from the airport. It's right on it.



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14004 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 9575 times:

Outside Shannon Airport (SNN) there is the tailfin of a B707 which was scrapped there years ago.

Jan


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 9544 times:

Maybe it didn't want to cross to the other side. Big grin

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12111 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 9376 times:
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Now that is every a.netters dream, to have their favourite airlines aircraft tail on their property

User currently offlineSTARalliance24 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 9257 times:

Mine would be to have the whole aircraft on my property. (+ the ladies on board  cheeky  Wink  Big grin

User currently offlineACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 8575 times:

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 15):
Mine would be to have the whole aircraft on my property. (+ the ladies on board

Welcome to my respected users list! lol, very nice!

[Edited 2005-07-03 06:18:51]

User currently offlineThunder9 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months ago) and read 8064 times:

Another vertical stab falling off of an A300? sarcastic 

Sorry folks, I had to go there...

-J



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User currently offlineRuger11 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

that tail is nice... but there's a better tail to have in your yard....


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that would be AWESOME... it's out there and it's still got the elevator/horizontal tail on it... right in front of you house... you could have
"Wing Parties"


BTW: one thing to note.... in the pic of the LH tail... did anyone else notice the Mercedes Benz Taxi? I rode in a couple in Germany, too, we DEFINITELY need to get on that bandwagon back in the states... screw those old crown vics!


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7382 times:

Let me just add:

MY thread has got to the front of A.net

YAY  Smile

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6877 times:

Quoting GodBless (Reply 8):
The tail was actually a gift from Airbus to Lufthansa back when the remaining government shares in the airline were sold and LH became a fully private airline. That was October 13th, 1997, if I remember correct.
The tail never belonged to D-AIAL.

I think KaiGywer was only saying that it's an A300 tail, not the tail from D-AIAL  smile 



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User currently offlineWayfarer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6011 times:

I absolutely think that LH's tail logo is outstanding! They seem never to change.


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Nice design, Lufthansa German Airlines .. (do we still call them Lufthansa German or just Lufthansa)

Thanks...


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1900 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

On another web site, there is a photo of that 707 tail at Shannon, but we cannot mention it here!

User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5752 times:

Quoting Wayfarer (Reply 21):
I absolutely think that LH's tail logo is outstanding! They seem never to change.

Actually the LH crane is the oldest logo used by any airline.
It has been in use since 1926 with LUFT HANSA later than Lufthansa.

Max


User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

Listen, it is quiet obvious the reason for that tail being on the side of the road is not a gift from Airbus, but merely a tail from one of Lufthansa's A300's that fell off during flight and landed in a nice strategically well fit spot that would help promote their image in Frankfurt.  Wink

25 N766UA : I agree. LH's tail design is one of the most professional and recognizable in the world. A big line of them is gorgeous!
26 MarkATL : It's off an A300 eh? Wherever it came from really doesn't matter. What does matter is that it is cool as hell!
27 Hailstone : trust that some LH people out there can confirm that prior to the a300 tail being put in front of the office at LH FRA on 'airportring' there was a 70
28 MD11Engineer : Most taxis in Germany are Mercedes Benz. Jan
29 Post contains images TIMEAIR : Yep, who couldn't always use some tail!
30 Burnsie28 : Didnt see that one coming, and yet Airbus denies the tail just fell off.
31 Post contains images MarkATL : Hmmm....isn't AA missing an A300 tail? Should we scratch off some paint to see if there's some AA gray under there? Oh boy, here comes the over sensit
32 Post contains images KaiGywer : Actually I was thinking it might have come from D-AIAL...but, what I forgot to check were the dates of pictures taken of that plane...oops Hehe, no n
33 PanHAM : I'd prefer Paris Hilton, but not in the front yard...... I don't work for LH but I drive Airport Ring since about 30 years or so, never seen a 707 ta
34 GodBless : Wasn't the Super Connie where today there is the gas station, which u pass when leaving P4? Max
35 PanHAM : Yes, but that gas station (BP) is - like the Super Connie - no longer there. The only one left is the big essoStation at Unterschweinstiege and the o
36 Post contains images PADSpot : Forget about it; she definitly cannot cook! ... too many bad movies. Saw it yesterday evening ... awfully bad!
37 FlyinTLow : You forgot the old DEA, now Shell Station right on the LH side, opposite of the Ringeltaube. It is still there. Cheers, T-Low
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