NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 3198 times:
Quoting H. Simpson (Thread starter): Just saw this beauty flying over my house near LGA at 37,000 feet. Any idea who that might be? It has a yellow tail, white fuselage and a large blue wingtip that resembles a 737-800.
Quoting Philb (Reply 3): Binoculars, telescope or even Mk 1 eyeball on a clear day
I doubt if anyone could identify a wingtip seven miles away well enough, with the naked eye, to say it resembled a 737-800. Also, if you knew it was at 37,000 feet you must have heard it on the radio - so how come you didn't get its call-sign?
Philb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months ago) and read 3001 times:
Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 5): Quoting Philb (Reply 3):
Binoculars, telescope or even Mk 1 eyeball on a clear day
I doubt if anyone could identify a wingtip seven miles away well enough, with the naked eye, to say it resembled a 737-800.[/quote
I was replying to the whole sentence:
][quote=NASCARAirforce,reply=2]It has a yellow tail, white fuselage and a large blue wingtip that resembles a 737-800.
but the winglets on a 737 are very tall and distinctive. I can eyeball a 737 with winglets and identify the generic type at altitude, but then I was trained by The UK Air Training Corps, have been watching flyovers for over 50 years and have won many recognition contests over the same period.
Pnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2248 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
Check out Sunwing Vacations - orangish but might appear yellow. Or maybe Caribbean Airways in the right light the lime green bird on the tail may look yellowish. Both could fly over your area on their way south to the sun destinations.
H. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
It looks very similar, but why in the world would this plane make it's trip in the states is beyond me.
To answer some of the questions, yes the 737WL version is quite easy to tell, especially with bright winglets. A320 winglets are much much smaller from a distance and it is very hard to tell unless there's very distinct color.