A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9402 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2134 times:
I don't see your point Lehron, an airline's livery doesn't have to do anything with being seen on a radar. The transponder on an aircraft sends out a signal to the radar so its position can be determined. The colors of the airline livery does not have any influence on this. Pilots use the systems on board such as TCAS/ACAS or ATC instructions to determine an aircraft's position and what (immediate) actions should be taken in case of a possible conflict in the air.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1158 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
i can see we have some non pilots in here... as a pilot i want all aircraft painted international orange... more so in GA when you are opperating under visual flight rules, but even with heavy iron, visual identifcaition is still important... is it a huge issue? no... are other airlines as hard to see? yes... are there airlines easier to see ? yes...
Ctrl_alt_del From Ireland, joined Feb 2001, 71 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
The blue liveries of the Preussag group, i.e. Brtiannia, Hapag Lloyd should also be banned. I seem also to remember that in th 80's Air UK had an awful
blue colour scheme which was changed due to problems concerning visibility?
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
"You don't rely on visual sights when your in clouds. You can't see anything, doesn't matter what color."
Then why have windows in the cockpit at all? We are in the 21st century, dump'em. I am sure there are drag penalties for having to design them in the first place. Seriously, not that I was not before, I figure that the visual perception that the plane is not there because of it's color should be looked into especially when it comes out of nowhere all of a sudden! But wait, isn't the ATC in the stone age? Pilots must depend on each other, and color matters!
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Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
The color of aircraft would have been an issue early last century. If any pilot RELYS on visuals, then he shouldn't be in that seat. Pilots must depend on each other to trust what their instruments and electronics tell them. The recent crash involving the TU154/757 show the importance of this. It's time we trust our technology.
Justplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 707 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1573 times:
My understanding is that Northwest Airlines first began painting the tails on their aircraft red when they began flying to Alaska for the purpose of increased visibility should an aircraft go down in the frozen wastes.
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1661 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1545 times:
Maybe that why Air Canada's Zip is going to have such bright colors with the exeption on the blue whats also funny it that Korean and KLM I like because of the blue
Perhaps you all know why I like these to shots
Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1543 times:
This is absurd! Airlines don't paint aircraft orange or red so they can see the wreckage of their downed aircraft. The purpose of an airline's livery is to ADVERTISE and/or develop a CORPORATE IMAGE easily recognizable and appealing to the customer's eye!