Matt D
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LAX MD-11 Ident Needed

Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:56 pm

Okay spotters....tell me what I just saw, because I don't know.

I was outside having a smoke, and an MD-11 just flew overhead, northbound, on approach from the south, heading towards LAX (I am in western Orange County).

I did not recognize the livery.

But it was for sure an MD-11. The belly was dark blue. The upper half of the fuselage was white. The tail was the same shade of dark blue. Their appeared to be a yellow or gold colored emblem on the tail.

What MD-11 comes from the south to LAX at about 0745 PST?
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RE: LAX MD-11 Ident Needed

Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:59 pm

Blue belly, blue tail with a yellow logo, my guess is Varig.

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RE: LAX MD-11 Ident Needed

Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:01 am

Using my super mainframe computer....

Flight# Type Dep Time Arr ETA Alt Speed Time to ETA
VRG8838 MD11 KLAX RJNN 057 202
GCO285 MD11 KLAX 06:01 RKSI 17:55 380 439 02:59

Varig or Gemini Air Cargo. Probably Varig by your aircraft description.
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RE: LAX MD-11 Ident Needed

Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:04 am

I know when I was at LAX and Varig flies in there with MD-11s. The white fuselage, dark blue tail and gold emblem, plus the fact that the plane was approaching from the south would point out that the plane if Varig.

The best thing to do to find out would be go to

type in the date and time about when you saw it, open the up the page to however many miles the airport is from your home and see if that indeed is the plane and then watch it land at the airport
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RE: LAX MD-11 Ident Needed

Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:04 am

by the way, Passur now also has John Wayne Airport on its monitor site

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