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User currently offlineJetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Looking though all the old AA ads, I came across this post 9/11 commecial (good one at that)
AA Post 9/11 Ad

The first plane to fly by, at about 9 seconds looks like a Boeing nose, but the tail is strictly a Super 80. The Super 80 nosegear is much father forward than shown on this video. A 727 nosegear is further back, as shown in the video.
Thinking it maybe the F-100, after further review it is definately not.

Take a look and see what you think. It is almost like the morphed 2 planes together.

Regards,

Jetdoctor.

(sorry I am just really bored this Sunday morning)


Break ground, and head into the wind. Don't break wind and head into the ground.
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User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3203 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Ha Ha, That looks funny, defo morphed

I wonder how much AA paid for that advert, It also looks like an MD11 was used for an engine shot.

Gary



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User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

I watched it a few times. I'm pretty sure that it goes from a 727 to a MD-83. The tail looks like an MD-83 without the retrofitted tail cone. But, I don't see any eyebrow windows.


RUSH
User currently offlineJetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

OK

At least I am not the only one seeing this. I sat and watched frame by frame for 1/2 hour.
Like I said, I am bored this Sunday monring!!
I do remember them filming parts of this ad at ORD, and I didn't recall seing a Boeing 727MD-80 parked at the gate.

Regards,

Jetdoctor



Break ground, and head into the wind. Don't break wind and head into the ground.
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3103 times:



Quoting JHCRJ700 (Reply 2):
I'm pretty sure that it goes from a 727 to a MD-83.

I agree, either 727 or 737 nose and first couple of meters (no windows visible), then transformes into an MD.

Quoting JHCRJ700 (Reply 2):
But, I don't see any eyebrow windows.

No, but would you with the light source being on the other side of the plane?


727s were phased out at that time, the last leaving in 2002.


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

It is a 727....the tail is also a 727 with #2 intake removed and #2 exhaust reshaped. The MD-80 tail is not as swept as the one in the video and the fairing aft of the horizontal stabilizer is distinctively 727. If you freeze the video, the 727 tailskid can also be seen.

[Edited 2009-12-06 12:10:09 by dl_mech]


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User currently offlineJetdoctor From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2709 times:

DL_Mech

Good observation, it is definately a 727 fairing aft of the horizontal stab. I wasn't even looking at that.

Makes me wonder, didn't AA have one of its 300+ Super 80s available for a nice video shoot?

Regards,
Jetdoctor



Break ground, and head into the wind. Don't break wind and head into the ground.
User currently offlineAERoc From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2527 times:



Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 5):
It is a 727....the tail is also a 727 with #2 intake removed and #2 exhaust reshaped. The MD-80 tail is not as swept as the one in the video and the fairing aft of the horizontal stabilizer is distinctively 727. If you freeze the video, the 727 tailskid can also be seen.

Whats the point of doing this? Is it that AA was retiring the 727 soon? However I see a couple of DC-10's in there and a three pilot flightdeck.......


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

For all we know it could be some generic model, a detailed silhouette of a plane, or CG generated.

If it was the real thing you would see the exhaust plume distorting the sun. Or maybe the video quality is to low to show it but there's some crappy videos out there where even in broad daylight you can see the exhaust plume.

[Edited 2009-12-07 20:40:01]

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2481 times:



Quoting AERoc (Reply 7):
Whats the point of doing this? Is it that AA was retiring the 727 soon? However I see a couple of DC-10's in there and a three pilot flightdeck.......

Because 99% of the people that would see the commercial can't tell one airplane from another.


User currently offlineAERoc From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2460 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
Because 99% of the people that would see the commercial can't tell one airplane from another.

Very Very true. Hell the news can get it right 99% of the time.

If it looks like a airplane it must be a airplane!


User currently offlineAirlinespotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Also did anyone notice from 43sec to 46 sec, the wings of this aircraft are too flat?

User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I've thought about this for a couple years now... Thanks for asking the question so I could get my answer!


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