soups
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Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:05 am

Hi, Can anyone identify this DC10/MD11? (Not the DAS Air, the blue tailed one)
Spotted in Gatwick on the 5th of jan.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/CopyofIMG_3424.jpg
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:10 am

How about a FX DC-10/MD-10/MD-11, just a guess, hard to tell the exact color from the picture, it looks like it could be a faded FX purple.
 
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:14 am

Not our bird. But could be one of these. Took this of my bro on SkyLink at DFW before we blasted off to LGW this past June!

 
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:16 am


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I think it's this one!
What time is top of descent?
 
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:17 am

FXramper, if I may, I believe Soups is referring to the blue tail sticking out of the hangar, not the two birds setting on the tarmac.

Best Regards,
AAgent

(Edited for clarity)

[Edited 2006-01-13 21:18:26]
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
Not the DAS Air, the blue tailed one



Quoting AAgent (Reply 4):
Soups is referring to the blue tail sticking out of the hangar

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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:23 am

Swisser, I believe you may be correct. (Note both the white forward and aft tips of the tail mounted engine are visible within the hangar and is therefore consistent with the image of the Aviant aircraft photograph that you presented.)

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AAgent
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 3):


I think it's this one!

Looks like it
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting Soups (Reply 7):
Looks like it

I don't have any exact source,
Just looked up in the Dbase for recent shots of DC-10's.
It's certainly a DC-10 to me, note the tailcone and the aft engine part and then compare them to the DAS'ses.
MD-11's have longer tailcones, or 95% of them do.

And you can see the left wing trough the open part of the hangar door,
no winglets either, which is also a strong indication this is a DC-10

[Edited 2006-01-13 21:33:03]
What time is top of descent?
 
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RE: Identify This Aircraft

Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:40 am

Yep, definitely Avient Z-ARL DC10

It was in LGW for engine maintenance, it did a couple of engine tests then went out on the 6th. (It came in on the 3rd)

Hope this helps...!

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