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AA MD-80's "black Nose"

Thu Jun 22, 2000 1:04 am

does anyone know why AA painted a black dot on the nose of their md-80's???
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...

RE: AA MD-80's "black Nose"

Thu Jun 22, 2000 10:28 am

I believe it's a protective coating. There was a time when the 'black dot' was common. Then, I believe it was actually rubber or something. Later, paints/coatings could achieve the same thing and were applied to the radome. Maybe AA went back to it out of tradition a la the flat black paint under the windshield on SW planes?
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RE: AA MD-80's "black Nose"

Thu Jun 22, 2000 3:04 pm

I *love* the black dot on AA's huge MD-80 fleet. It fits the jetliner perfectly and hope they stay that way.

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