MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1101 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
No, this photo is a fake. I had a Wings magazine issue, sort of like Airways, but solely for Canadian Aviation. In this issue, about 1.5 years ago, it showed the exact same photo about the time Air Canada placed the order for the Airbus A330-300. Thus, seeing as the first photo of actual AC A330s was taken only about 2 mos ago as they were taken out of the factory in Toulouse, it is evident that the photo is a fake. Too bad, cause it is a nice artist's conception.
P.S. YWG777 where do you get your sources?
Federico From Belgium, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
I agree with Mel...it is a fake. You can tell it's airbrushed or it's a computer image. Plus one thing that I noticed is that the plane has no registration...they usually have at least a temporary one until it's delivered. Right?
Jim From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
About 3 years ago, I was teaching an aircraft failiarization course for Airport Rescue Fire Fighters. The course highlighted quick 'visual references' to help the ARFF personnel distinguish between types.
For the MD88/90, I had two slides I would use by projecting and pointing out the differences to look for 1) Different engines, 2) diferent Vertical Fin cap, and 3) Two passenger windows between the overwing hatches on the MD 90, but only one on the MD88.
As I was teaching my second class, one of the sharp eyed students said "But that one's only got ONE window." Agast, I closely inspected the slide to verify and he was infact right. At the next break, I went to the MD rep and asked. He looked kind of sheepish and admitted that it was 'Computer Generated' as a press release way before the plane was built.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
If you're asking if this is a photo of the real aircraft in-flight (based on registration number, manufacturing chronology, etc.), it looks like that's already been answered...
If you're asking that question only on the basis that the rudder appears to be missing (irrespective of artist's conception or real photo of aircraft in-flight), well, then I think one needs to consider that not all aircraft have the trailing edges of the rudder and trailing edges of the elevators the same distance from the tip of the tailcone. Indeed, on that basis, it appears that the horizontal stabilizers/elevators are further aft to the point they look weird, i.e. the rudder is "missing" to stay lined up with the trailing edge of the elevators. Maybe the perception is that they have to line up, like the feathers on an arrow... Take a look at a 737 tail some time, and you'll note the same appearance is the Airbus...