Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Two Engines At LGA  
User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

I've been planes watching a lot near La Guardia, and I have been having some diffculty deciphering the differences between certain planes.

I was wondering if you folks can list for me all of the aircraft that go in and out of this airport that have only two engines on the wings (like 737, 757, 767, but not the Dash 8 though :p ) and the features that vary between each so that I can identify them easily.

Thank you all in advance.


Phil Derner Jr.
4 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Two-engined planes that go into LGA are:

Boeing 737-200, -300, -400, -500, -700 and -800.

Boeing 757-200, 757-300

Boeing 767-300 (Delta, and maybe the -200 as well?).

Airbus A319, A320, A321

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, check out the photos on this site and study the differences.

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineZionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Based on Boeing757/767's list, here's some of the long distance differentiators that you can find in most photos:

737-200, -300, -400, -500, -700 and -800.
73s have a distinctive extension of the vertical stabilizer that extends well forward of the base of the fin and engine pods are flattened on the bottom.

Boeing 757-200, 757-300
75s can be confused with 76s from some angles, but in profile it is simple- 75s are the only transport of this size and configuration that have the 'point' of the nose closer to the bottom than the top, giving the nose the profile of a shark or a snake. Other similar AC have the 'point' in the middle of the nose.

Boeing 767-300 (Delta, and maybe the -200 as well?).

Easy to confuse with 77 or A300 until you get used to them, but it doesn't sound like the 77 or 300 show up at LGA- The way I differentiate the 76 is the big pointed tail cone.

Airbus A319, A320, A321-
Very much like a 73, but engine pods are round and they have the distinctive airbus 'triangle' winglets.

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

What about size?

Can anyone list stats on wingspan and length?

Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7224 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Dimensions at http://www.boeing.com and http://www.airbus.com. The quickest way to distinguish several pairs (762/763, 733/734, 73G/738) is one or two overwing exits each side. (Except a few 762s have two each side, don't they?) At first you'll have to squint a bit to distinguish a 733 from a 73G, since they're about the same length-- nacelles on the 73G a bit rounder, fin a bit taller, wingspan much longer.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Did Two Planes Go Around At LGA Today? posted Mon Apr 19 2004 17:18:03 by Nycfuturepilot
Connecting At LGA Between Central Terminal C&D posted Thu Nov 9 2006 01:16:58 by RJpieces
Why No Engines At The Front? posted Mon Oct 23 2006 04:23:17 by GAIsweetGAI
Emirates A-340 With Only Two Engines? posted Wed Oct 11 2006 22:57:18 by Jorge1812
Two Boeings At Edmonton posted Mon Sep 25 2006 09:42:57 by Idlewild
What The Hell Is Going On At LGA? posted Fri Sep 8 2006 16:08:33 by JFKLGANYC
What Are These Two Buildings At LAS? posted Mon Jul 24 2006 21:38:52 by Tom in NO
Condi Rice's Plane At LGA Today? posted Fri Jul 21 2006 21:02:37 by RJpieces
Power Out At LGA Marine Air Term? posted Tue Jul 18 2006 15:04:32 by Wjcandee
B707 With Two Engines Missing..5N-MAS posted Wed Apr 19 2006 07:08:59 by Babaero