Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46 Posted (8 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5184 times:
Oh why not?
Here are 4 shots of different United Airlines DC-10's taken at different spots at LAX throughout the mid 1990's. I tried getting the color on each print to look as close to "natural" as possible. But the sky conditions (haze and such) was so different on each of the days the pictures were taken, not to mention the times of day, they will all appear different.
Thanks again for looking.
Seen from Terminal 3 around late morning. Reg # is N1830U
Seen from the outdoor smoking area at Terminal 6 on a summer afternoon. Reg # is N1836U
Seen from satellite 8 just after sunrise. Note the angle of the shadows. Definitely an early morning shot, most likely in the winter time, judging from the angle of the shadows as well as that's typically when we have our bluest skies. Reg # is N1833U
Seen from the end of Terminal 1, probably the one spot where I took more pictures than anywhere else, probably on a fall afternoon. Reg # is also N1803U.
WesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 331 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5055 times:
IMHO, I think that this was the most attractive scheme for any United aircraft. My last ride on a United DC-10-10 was aboard N1841U, which wore this scheme. When the blue and gray scheme was introduced in the early 1990's, I was sorely disappointed.
Even with this latest scheme, I'm still not feeling that much better. But it is somewhat an improvement.
And ah.... the days when you could actually go beyond the security checkpoint to photograph just about anything beyond it. What is really sad is that the observation deck at LAX's Theme Building remains closed to this day.
Looking forward to this weekend's LAX Airliner Expo!
JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1435 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5012 times:
On 1836U what is that black piece on the top of the tail...anyone Know..
Yes the haze at lax really kills a shot. But on the rare days its blown away head for the airport!! Now you really notice it more while landing it seems in the past. It is almost like a thin cloud layer..
Probably, as I've flown LAX-HNL-LAX on UA DC-10-10s.
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 2): the 10's looked so much better in this scheme than their final blue/grey c/s.
Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 3): And ah.... the days when you could actually go beyond the security checkpoint to photograph just about anything beyond it.
Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 5): On 1836U what is that black piece on the top of the tail...anyone Know..
Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 6): It could be a portion of another DC-10 that was painted in the new scheme of that time (dark blue). My guess is that the part was taken from another aircraft and hastily used for N1836U.
BA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8612 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4893 times:
Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 3): And ah.... the days when you could actually go beyond the security checkpoint to photograph just about anything beyond it. What is really sad is that the observation deck at LAX's Theme Building remains closed to this day.
I really miss those days, and especially the many many hours spent in the sun on deck, just superb days.
In real terms, the deck is not a security issue, it is just short a short sighted action which spreads spotters further around the airfield area.