skihigh2002
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2000 11:17 am

Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:05 am

Ok, I was talking to my mom today and she was telling me that every morning on her way to work she sees a red airplane on approach to Memphis. Does anybody know what this good be? Thanks.

Chris/MEM
 
Guest

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:07 am

Wow, maybe a NORTHWEST AIRLINES JET????????

THATS RARE! Expecially at MEM

 Wow!
 
watewate
Posts: 2216
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2000 6:00 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:08 am

NW?  Big grin
 
skihigh2002
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2000 11:17 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:10 am

Ahem, do you think I'm stupid? This jet is SOLID RED! Ok.. solid bright red, like Virgin Express red. Ok. Sorry that I had to clear that up.

Chris/MEM
 
Guest

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:14 am

It may be Virgin Express... Maybe someone is leasing it.
 
Guest

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:18 am

MAYBE LTU??????
 
Guest

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:27 am

Solid red jet or prop? If its a solid red prop, its Express I 's SF3, should be a very common sight there in MEM.
 
User avatar
lindy field
Posts: 2950
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:52 pm

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:29 am

Must be one of the following:  Smile


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Toni Marimon



Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Erik Johannesson

 
ILuvYak40
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:52 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:40 am

Express I Airlines has always struck me as a funny name for an airline....
 
Guest

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:43 am

Express Airlines I was originally owned by Phoenix airlines based in Atlanta,GA. There was also Express Airlines 2 for a while plus chicago express.

Express airlines I and Express airlines 2 were combined in I gues 1994/5 and was eventually bought by NWA.

Chicago Express is now owned by ATA.
 
User avatar
spinkid
Posts: 1419
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2001 5:59 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:08 pm

when did she start seeing it?

Could it be a USAirways Metrojet that has started service to Memphis now that Metrojet is being cut back.

 
User avatar
yyz717
Posts: 15700
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:26 pm

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:14 pm

Y'know, it could be an ICC A300F. A small Canadian cargo airline that does some 3rd party flying for Emery etc. They operate 4 A300's. Solid red tail.

Just a possibility.  Smile


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Darcy Stevens


I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
XFSUgimpLB41X
Posts: 3961
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2000 1:18 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:16 pm

Probably Express Airlines I (Northwest Airlink)'s Saab 340's. They are all red...twin engine low wing turboprops.

Say Hi, CV640! (granted you're trucking over to the RJ, but still  Smile )
Chicks dig winglets.
 
skihigh2002
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2000 11:17 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 1:21 pm

Well my mother described this as a jet that was "big". Now keep in mind my definition of "big" is a 747 and her's maybe a Dc-9 for all I know but I'm almost positive it's a jet.

Chris
 
tu154m
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2001 4:52 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 4:01 pm

It's Elvis bringing back the Braniff 727s!!!!!!!! Seriously, after having lived in Mississippi close to there all I can picture is a NW Airlink Saab 340 or NW jet. What my Mom calls big is an ASA EMB-120 so maybe they think alike? Not alot of big NW jets in MEM!
Steve
CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
 
skihigh2002
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2000 11:17 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Thu Oct 11, 2001 10:28 pm

LOL, MEM is like a NWA DC-9 extravaganza. We do have a DC-10 flight to MSP daily which is like the biggest NWA jet we get! Thanks for your help guys.


Chris/MEM
 
Sinlock
Posts: 1631
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:55 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:54 am

Try this on for size


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Dave Campbell

 
skihigh2002
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2000 11:17 am

RE: Red Airplane On Approach To MEM

Fri Oct 12, 2001 1:15 am

Well America West doesn't serve MEM. Hey what about the Portland Trailblazers? They were in town last week to play our new Grizzlies. Do they have an airplane?

Chris

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos