timz
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MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:58 am

This morning around 1000 PST an MD11 flew over Oakland NNWbound at maybe FL350, presumably out of LAX bound for the Orient. The bottom of the fuselage was uniform turquoise color. I took a quick look at the VARIG MD11s in the picture collection and didn't find it there-- so whose was it?
 
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:00 am

It could have possibly been VASP maybe?

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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:06 am

Are you sure it was turquoise and not maybe grey, silver, or some other color? I mean if you saw it at cruising altitude, the plane had to be pretty high up. So unless you looked at it through powerful binoculars or a telescope-especially in the morning-where the light can play tricks on your eyes-where you probably couldn't get a good look at it-it may not have been that color at all.
 
timz
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:13 am

No, we could speculate about what shade of greenish-blue it was, but it was plainly not grey or silver. Is VASP still in business?
 
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:16 am

No need to get defensive. I'm simply asking. Because I am racking my brain to think about what MD-11 would be painted in the colors in question.
 
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:33 am

I think it was a Korean Air Cargo MD-11 heading back to South Korea.



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timz
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Korean?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:13 am

Does Korean have any special-paint MD-11s? It certainly wasn't their usual white belly.
 
aa61hvy
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:35 am

yeah kal has white bellies, i would guys vasp..
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AJ
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:42 am

Doesn't VASP have a grey belly?

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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:12 am



VASP is out of business. Its MD-11s have been returned to the
lessees for over a year. Next guess???? What about EVAs new
paint scheme?????
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chiawei
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:28 am

I think it's EVA SFO-ANC-TPE flight. Probably one of its new color MD-11
 
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:43 am

This one:


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aa61hvy
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RE: MD-11 With Turquoise Belly-- Whose?

Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:11 pm

but it was at FL350, no way a plane could be at 35,000 and be going to sfo.
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timz
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Bingo!

Fri Nov 15, 2002 7:56 am

Thanks guys-- Eva LAX-ANC sounds likely.

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