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The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Thu Mar 09, 2000 1:31 pm

I am wondering about the 747-400 on the top of Airliners.Net pages. Notice it? If you don't understand what I'm talking about, scroll to the top of the page and you'll see a Boeng 747-400 with little "switches" above the wings that say "E-Mail", "Use Photos", "Add Photos", and "Home". What is the history of this plane. Is this computer graphics? Not real? What is its tail number and who operated it?
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RE: The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Thu Mar 09, 2000 1:57 pm

It is the first 747-400 produced, for Northwest Airlines (old colors). I believe it's registration is N660US.
 
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RE: The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Thu Mar 09, 2000 6:22 pm

It´s a Northwest 747-451 in the old colours. Thats for sure. But the registration numbers of NWs 747-400s start with N661US. And only the very first of these NW-planes carried the old livery because the airline changed to the current paint scheme in that year (1989).
I suppose its the first delivered 747-451, registered N663US because its the most photographed.
 
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RE: The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Fri Mar 10, 2000 4:10 am

Guys, I'm not even gonna try to ask you how you managed to see its tail number from the top banner of the Airliners.Net....  
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RE: The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Fri Mar 10, 2000 5:35 am

i think its a northwest 747-100 with winglets added in photo shop!
 
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SashA

Fri Mar 10, 2000 6:13 am

SashA, I don't think they were able to see the tail number, BUT, it was said in the prior posts that only one 744 was painted in the old livery, and if the registration number for that one is known, then thats how they got it  

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RE: SashA

Sun Mar 12, 2000 3:06 am

i agree with sasha, i have no clue how they found out about that aircraft and i dont even want to try and guess.
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RE: The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Tue Mar 14, 2000 6:23 am

It was once posted on this board that the 747 was originally in the Northwest Orient livery.
 
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RE: The 747 On The Top Of Airliners.Net Pages

Tue Mar 14, 2000 1:34 pm

I also see the reflection of the tarmac under the fuselage. More good Photoshop work taking out the gear. Either that or that is one brave pilot (and an even braver cameraman!).
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Ask Johan - Do You Play Hearts? - It's The Horizon

Tue Mar 14, 2000 1:39 pm

1) Why don't we E-Mail Johan or just throw a fit about it until he spills the beans?
2) Do you play hearts? If you do you know what card to play without knowing what the others are holding because you know which ones have already been thrown down. Actualy, a lot of card games work this way. If you watch aviation closely enough, just about every airplane has some unique feature. The 747-400 debuted just before Northwest (then Northwest Orient) changed it's livery. No, it's not photo-shop edited, those winglets are real and...
3) That's the horizon you see reflected, if you look closely you can make a small mountain or hill and a row of light clouds a bit higher.
 
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RE: Blink 182

Tue Mar 14, 2000 2:11 pm

As I said, it was revealed in earlier posts that this was a Northwest plane in its old colors, and since only one (744) was painted this way its very easy to know the tail number.

Sammy

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