FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4849 times:
I was watching a DVD and there was a video of the following plane landing. I can't for the life of me recognize what airline it is. It's possibly landing at a Seattle area airport since that's where the DVD was produced. Also there is a little ball looking thing attached to a string to the tail, like seen on planes being tested. Do any of you know what the airline is?
Sorry about the not so good quality, the video was bad to begin with and my DVD program captures images at 640x480.
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4503 times:
Quoting NoelG (Reply 2): It's a BBJ in Boeing's house colours.
The colours look the same, but are you sure it's the BBJ? The plane on the video capture has a continous window line on the port side, while the BBJ has some windows missing. Plus, one on the vidcap lacks the winglets:
Beech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4324 times:
This IS a 737BBJ. Given that it has a test drag connected to the verticle tail its probably a test aircraft prior to the launch of the series. Probably why it doesn't have winglets (added after/during testing).