KCLE
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Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:07 am

If I was to upload this pic to this website, it would be instantly rejected, even though it is the first pic of a 737-900 at CLE.

It's nice to see something so big that fills the void the 757's left when they were pulled out, and the 737-900 will hopefully keep all of us CLE spotters intrigued until the CLE-LGW flight is re-instated.
 
CcrlR
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:15 am

Yeah I know how that is. They don't care what the picture is about they want it to look good and what did you take that with? If you get a picture of a Co 757-300 let me know I have some ATA 757-300 pictures too.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
 
KCLE
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:26 am

The sad thing is that is about the highest quality I can get out of my scanner, too.
 
CcrlR
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:37 am

what's the DPI number? How many? You might need some photo editing software to fix that too.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
 
KCLE
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 11:48 am

I blew the pic up to 400 % of the original size, and reduce it down to 1024 x whatever, and I'll see what it looks like. I use Ulead PhotoImpact 6 to edit my photos, but I can't sharpen the pic, because my chinsy scanner turns the dark areas into colors. If I sharpen, the black parts become very bright and colorful. You can even see that in the pic above, look fwd. of the engine, and the shadowed area is all nasty purple and red. I'm not even going to bother posting the new one, because it looks worse. All over the new one there are colored areas that are supposed to be dark, so I just deleted it. I do not have a choice of dpi, but I know it's got to be low. My scanner is an HP 2100C ScanJet.
 
777gk
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:17 pm

Hate to spoil the fun, but that ain't no 737-900!

Can't quite make out the full reg, but I do see a "2" rather clearly in there, which would make the aircraft ship 2**, and all aircraft with the last three digits of the reg starting with 2 in our fleet are 737-800s. If I'm not mistaken, the 737-900s are all in the 400s. Perhaps somebody in the company more familiar with that can bail me out.

Here's a picture of a real -924 just for verification:


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Photo © Mark Abbott

 
777gk
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:28 pm

Gave it a closer look, and concluded the aircraft is N17233. If it is, then the aircraft is in fact a 737-824, delivered in July 1999, as evidenced by Bill Harms' excellent site:

MSN: 28943 LINE NO. 328 A/C TYPE B737-824 ENG. TYPE CFM56-7B26

DEL. DATE 07/23/99 LAST KNOWN OPERATOR (OWNER) CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (FSBU)

REG. NO. N17233 F/N 233 PREV. REG. N1787B


And, for further confirmation, here is a picture of the aircraft in question.


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Photo © Norman Walesch


 
chrisair
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:28 pm

It's a -800. Too short for a -900, and none of them have N172xx in the reg. Looks like the registration is N17233.

The -900 fleet numbers are 401-409 (410, 411, 412 haven't been delivered yet)

Sorry to ruin the excitement KCLE...
 
KCLE
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RE: Look, It's A 737-900 At Cle!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 12:46 pm

D'oh. Well, then I saw a whole lot of 737-800's that day, about 5 or 6.