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AA MD-80's "black Nose"  
User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5483 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

does anyone know why AA painted a black dot on the nose of their md-80's???


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
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User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

I believe it's a protective coating. There was a time when the 'black dot' was common. Then, I believe it was actually rubber or something. Later, paints/coatings could achieve the same thing and were applied to the radome. Maybe AA went back to it out of tradition a la the flat black paint under the windshield on SW planes?

User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

I *love* the black dot on AA's huge MD-80 fleet. It fits the jetliner perfectly and hope they stay that way.

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