SFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5289 times:
This past Saturday afternoon, I was driving down I-280 near Cupertino, CA and I looked up into the sky and saw a contrail from an airplane doing a U-Turn in the sky over the San Jose, CA. Strange I thought. Maybe a military or test flight....
After doing a little research (with a little luck), I found out that is was the following flight:
SFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4728 times:
After doing some more checking on Flightaware.com, I could not find an arriving B77W flight into VCV recently. I know Flightaware.com is not always accurate but is it possible that this was a B77W that was in storage (which I don't know of any) or getting repainted for V Australia in VCV?
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4677 times:
That is a seriously strange flight path.
Quoting SFOFlyer (Reply 5): I know Flightaware.com is not always accurate but is it possible that this was a B77W that was in storage (which I don't know of any) or getting repainted for V Australia in VCV?
Would Boeing not be painting this aircraft as I thought that all V-Australia's 77W's were new...
7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 789 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3997 times:
Boeing sometimes paints at other facilities when an aircraft misses a slot. Not saying that this happened here - just saying it's a possibilty. They sometimes fly to PDX also. The paint schedule is so tight right now if an airline does not having everything in place with Boeing to get it painted it gets white tailed. That is what happened to the whitetail 747 freighter that has been a KPAE.
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9): It is kind of sad that Google works better as an a.net search than the a.net engine does. That's been my experience, at least.
Google's algorithims are the best. Most "site search engines" are just SQL (MySQL, MsSQL, etc...) search functions that are only looking for keywords and sorted by a "relative confidence level" and then by date.
I don't really hold it against A.Net that there search isn't better than Google. But that is also why I would cut the Thread Starter some slack.