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What Plane Is This At Lax?!?!  
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

I was outside today, and the planes take off out of LAX and go out to sea, do a U-turn, then come back over land... when they do, my house is below that in Arcadia and Pasadena, CA. My friend and I saw this one plane that was over Pasadena, heading NE over the San Gabriels and was either a 767 or a 777 (maybe a 757, but unlikely). It was white with white engines and had an AQUA colored tail. Not dark blue or anything... but AQUA. Does anyone know what airline this is?! I saw it yesterday too and both days it has been about 630pm.

Thanks a ton!

---QANTAS747-438


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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Sounds like a C-32A, a US government version of the 757, it has a light-blue tail, but then again it has blue engines... ??


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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

747-600X---

The plane had white engines. I wanna say that it had the same AQUA colored wingtips... but I dont know if it was the sun shining on the green wingtip lights. I couldnt tell if it had wingtips or not.



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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Ansett Maybe?? Actually I think Air Canada is sending a few of it;s planes on lease to ANsett already painted, and they go through LAX the first one left two days ago, and they are 767's.


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User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6587 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Delta's new colours?

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Ansett sounds good but why would they turn back and head northeast?


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Its a Delta and if it had winglets it would be a delta 767-400

User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

It's gotta be a new paint scheme on one of Delta's newly painted 767's. Almost positive!!


Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

But doesnt Delta's tail have red in it? I could clearly see that it was aqua colored. Maybe it was Ansett.


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=89171

User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Thats VERY VERY close! That tail looks right... but I am positive it had 767 type engines... like GE style. Does Corsair have any 767's?


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User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Yes the Tail does have red in it, but the red is higher up on the tail not on the bottom.


Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Thats true about the red on the tail, but I have seen Delta fly over my house hundreds of times and I can spot that airline without question.

The previous message about Corsair seems closer, because of the Aqua colored tail.



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User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

see here's the picture!!!


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Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

I see the picture. But your Delta 767 has a CHROME bottom with red/white/blue engines and a tail with red at the top. What I saw was a WHITE belly with solid WHITE engines and an AQUA colored tail with 0% red in it. Like I said, I can spot Delta with no problem at all.


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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Does Air New Zealand operate their 767's East bound? Lately, more than usual, I have been seeing their 767s at LAX. I know they fly the 744 LAX-LHR. But is it possible for ANZ to have used the 767 to LHR? Maybe the plane could have been that.


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

It could have been an NZ763 as they have 763's operating via the pacific from AKL arriving in the afternoon departing in the evening. It would not have
been going to LHR.

Scott.


User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Sorry I couldn't help. Good Luck


Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

ATA has a few blank 757's with a blue tail. I bet you it was one of them.

Rgds,
Early Air


User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I think NZ operates 763 to FRA from LAX, that could explain in going east from LAX!!

Sam  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMjb69 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Could it have been an HP 757?


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User currently offlineMjb69 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Or better yet, could it have been this HP A320?

Has white nacelles, aqua tail & aqua wing tips....



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5297 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Hey Jet Guy Air NZ no longer flies to FRA and all flights used 744's.  Smile

User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

really.....umm ok so its no that! thanks November Bravo Tango


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Mjb69---

That would be close... but the tail had no color besides the aqua.. so no red "AW" on the tail.

A previous post said something about a plane with white nacelles and aqua tail... any pictures?!

Thanks!




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25 NWA : superman?
26 Superfly : What part of Pasadena do you live? I used to live near CalTech almost 10 years ago.
27 Post contains images QANTAS747-438 : I'm in Arcadia near the border of Pasadena around the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia and by the Los Angeles Arboretum where the outdoor shots of Gil
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