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UFO 777 Tail At PAE  
User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 58
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12755 times:

Ok, I'm probably just being forgetful here (it's been a long holiday already), but on Matt Cawby's most recent picture of the beautiful new Qatari 747BBJ, there's a 777(?) tail in the background that I can't identify. Anyone?

http://paineairport.com/kpae5697.htm


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User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12624 times:

Must be AA   

In all serious I have no clue, but it looked like it was moved their yesterday, an Etihad 777 was there on the 3rd based on his other pictures.


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12527 times:

If you imagine the lower white patch will be painted red, then it looks like Aeroflot.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30865 posts, RR: 86
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 12518 times:
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Quoting WestWing (Reply 2):
If you imagine the lower white patch will be painted red, then it looks like Aeroflot.

The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail. The stripes are also the wrong shape for SU.

EDIT: See below.

[Edited 2012-12-05 19:38:48]

User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12360 times:
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail. The stripes are also the wrong shape for SU.

I'd say it's Aeroflot. The center stripe is light blue and the bottom stripe hasn't been painted red yet. The stripe patterns on the rudder also match those on the B763.


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12340 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail.

If I look at SU photos in the db, my lying eyes perceive the blue stripe as a lighter shade than the tail.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30865 posts, RR: 86
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12322 times:
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Yeah. The image I looked at was a small image so you could not see the center stripe color.

User currently offlineHamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11953 times:

Ah ha. Thank you! That makes perfect sense!


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User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7748 times:

If you look close enough in the photo you can see there is a deflection of the Rudder. There is the shadow being cast by the Top part of the rudder that fits into the tail top hinge. That would make the angle of the stripes look off. I do believe it is AeroFlot.


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User currently offlineMcoov From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 128 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

What about the one on the far left? Who is that?

User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting Mcoov (Reply 9):
What about the one on the far left? Who is that?

That is an NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines) 748F.


User currently offlineBlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

This is their first 777 ever right? They have such a mixed fleet.

User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting BlueBus (Reply 11):
This is their first 777 ever right? They have such a mixed fleet.

They had 2 777-200ERs in the past, but they were painted in a unique livery that was never on any other aircraft in their fleet:


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15729 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting Polot (Reply 12):
They had 2 777-200ERs in the past, but they were painted in a unique livery that was never on any other aircraft in their fleet:

I thought they had some 737 Classics that also had that paint scheme.



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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

yes, 737-400s were also painted in that livery. Indeed, a mixed fleet.


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User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13):
I thought they had some 737 Classics that also had that paint scheme.

Sorry you are right, completely forgot about those.


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