VHECA From Australia, joined May 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6780 times:
Did a search (albeit a breif one) on topics and I trust that this is the right forum.
I was admiring the recent picture of the boeing livereied Alaskan 737NG on the top viewed earlier this morning and gave a little chuckle. Earlier in my aviation made years, i always wondered why Alaskan had a picture of an old woman on the tail. For the life of me, I thought the men and women of Alaskan had a brain freeze when designing the tail. It wasnt until much later I was struck by the very obvious observation that it was an Eskimo!
Am I the only one to have suffered this identification mishap? Is there other tails out there that would cause, interpretation wise, this kind of confusion? One that comes to mind is the LOT crane.
Luv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6712 times:
Yep, I wasn't quite sure why Abe Lincoln's mom was on the tail of an aircraft either! The first time I heard otherwise was during news coverage of that Alaska flight that plunged because of the jack screw problem.
When you have to breaststroke to your connecting flight...it's a crash!
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8790 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6602 times:
to be honest the orchid on the fin of TG aircraft has never looked particularly orchid-like to me , and I knew someone who once commented that if you rotated it 90 degrees anti-clockwise ( assuming that you are looking at the left hand side of the plane ) that it looks a lot like "cold weather shrinkage" ..... then again , since the word for orchid apparently is derived from a word for testicle they might not be too far off
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6174 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6432 times:
Uh, for the record, allow me to correct and clarify something...
...as a resident of the Great State of Alaska, allow me to point out that it is a MAN on the tail of the AS birds. His name is Chester. He worked for Alaska Airlines (no "N" in Alaska) for many decades before retiring, as a gate agent in a remote village, IIRC.
At least, that's the story we've been told.
And nowadays, Chester gets to wear a Lei on ETOPS capable aircraft!
Thank you peoples. No "n" in Alaska Airlines, my apologies. And thankyou AA737-823 with your story of Chester....Now that I hear this explanation, I do recall the name being mentioned before in a nother thread way back when!
I thought Sri Lankan logo is a bird? Or is it a flower? And the Yemenia is definately a Dan-Air rip-off!
The Northwest Grey (gray) is a great example of a bowling shoe! I laughed when I read this. Never saw it like this until now!
And sure, not necessarily the Tail, but the logo also.
Is Thomsonfly and it's affiliate airlines a T shaped like a smile?
VHECA From Australia, joined May 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5708 times:
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 12): Should I go hop my flight to Sydney now on "Quantas"?
You funny person, KELPkid!
Yep, living in Malaysia, and actually seeing the kites flying, it is definatly a kite. Very majestic flyers too.
In regrds to the "kris" in SQ, the ceremonial, and former weapon of choice of the indiginous Malay, is a small dagger with an often curved blade. A mean piece of kit, it is more common in ceramonial events.