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Can Anybody Explain This?  
User currently offlineAMERICAN757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Hi guys, just browsing on Google I noticed this interesting scene. A NW Colored 747 and a United Airbus with the new colors on it...I would've thought by the time the first UA Airbus was painted to new, there would've been no NW Colored 747 left..

http://i47.tinypic.com/6zq78l.png

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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15745 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Splicing together two satellite photos taken at different times? It could be two different pictures.


Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

It would appear (see links below) that the last NW livery 744 was a year before the first Continited A320. So is the Google pic a composite of two different times?


Final Northwest 747-400 Goes In For Repaint (by Transpac787 Feb 10 2010 in Civil Aviation)
First UA Airbus Painted In New Globe Livery (by etops1 Jan 21 2011 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10431 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Appears there's a 777 in the new UA/CO livery, too......in the bottom right corner.....the copyright date says 2012.......what gives?


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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9643 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

It looks like an image spliced together. It is a pretty good job some I can't see the line. When you zoom in and out airplanes disappear and change.


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Also at the terminal where the NW 744 is, there is a 737 and a 757 - both with "Continental" titles. The Continental titles were changed to United name decals much quicker than the tulip repaints. Seeing the number of widebodies at the United terminal that are in new livery, this would also add to the "evidence" that the NW/CO side is an older photo. Good eye, OP.


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User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Wow, they did an amazing job putting that together. I was looking at it on Google and it looks like the New UA, CO, and NW planes were all there at the same time. Wow!


Worked Hard. Flew Right. Farewell, Continental. Thanks for the memories.
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

That is what it is. They splice two different shots. Not just at airports, either. If I look up my house, it shows the car I had in 2008 in my driveway, yet two blocks over, my friend's brand new car is visible parked out front of his house.

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