I live on the NE side of Indy and with the airport being on the SW
side of the city I am able to spot a lot of planes on their approach for landing, after 10:30 at night it is a constant stream of FX
jets. Most appear to be A300 or A310 and 727, not many DC-10 as I seem to see those more during the daytime. Now to my questions. How can I tell if I am seeing an A300 or A310? Believe it or not, these planes often come over "pretty low" and if it is a cloudy night they are often below the clouds, I can usually get a good look at these planes with a pair good binoculars. Also, an article in the Indianapolis Star yesterday said that we can expect to see the A380 here in Indy with the second largest FedEx hub here, obviously gate and terminal size is not a concern, but what about runway length and weight? I know they are capable of a 747 as FedEx usually flies the F1 teams cars and equipment here for the U.S. Grand Prix on a 747. Finally, I have seen a few FedEx prop planes on the tarmac in Indy, how often are these used, if they still are and what would be examples of some cities they would fly to? What is this type of aircraft? My apologies if this has been covered in the forum before. Thank you in advance for any responses.