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Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:53 am

Oh why not?

Here are 4 shots of different United Airlines DC-10's taken at different spots at LAX throughout the mid 1990's. I tried getting the color on each print to look as close to "natural" as possible. But the sky conditions (haze and such) was so different on each of the days the pictures were taken, not to mention the times of day, they will all appear different.

Thanks again for looking.

Seen from Terminal 3 around late morning. Reg # is N1830U
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/UADC10_LAX1.JPG

Seen from the outdoor smoking area at Terminal 6 on a summer afternoon. Reg # is N1836U
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/UADC10_LAX2.JPG

Seen from satellite 8 just after sunrise. Note the angle of the shadows. Definitely an early morning shot, most likely in the winter time, judging from the angle of the shadows as well as that's typically when we have our bluest skies. Reg # is N1833U
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/UADC10_LAX3.JPG

Seen from the end of Terminal 1, probably the one spot where I took more pictures than anywhere else, probably on a fall afternoon. Reg # is also N1803U.
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/UADC10_LAX4.JPG
 
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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:02 am

I noticed they're all -10 series. Were these were used for LAX-SFO-HNL (did they fly heavies to OGG then?) And between hubs.
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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:07 am

Thanks, nice to see these old birds inthis classic c/s, the 10's looked so much better in this scheme than their final blue/grey c/s.
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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:16 pm

IMHO, I think that this was the most attractive scheme for any United aircraft. My last ride on a United DC-10-10 was aboard N1841U, which wore this scheme. When the blue and gray scheme was introduced in the early 1990's, I was sorely disappointed.

Even with this latest scheme, I'm still not feeling that much better. But it is somewhat an improvement.

And ah.... the days when you could actually go beyond the security checkpoint to photograph just about anything beyond it. What is really sad is that the observation deck at LAX's Theme Building remains closed to this day.

Looking forward to this weekend's LAX Airliner Expo!

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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:23 pm

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 3):
IMHO, I think that this was the most attractive scheme for any United aircraft.



Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 3):
When the blue and gray scheme was introduced in the early 1990's, I was sorely disappointed.

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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:46 pm

On 1836U what is that black piece on the top of the tail...anyone Know..

Yes the haze at lax really kills a shot. But on the rare days its blown away head for the airport!! Now you really notice it more while landing it seems in the past. It is almost like a thin cloud layer..
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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:59 pm

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 5):
On 1836U what is that black piece on the top of the tail...anyone Know..

It could be a portion of another DC-10 that was painted in the new scheme of that time (dark blue). My guess is that the part was taken from another aircraft and hastily used for N1836U.

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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:27 pm

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 1):
I noticed they're all -10 series

That's because they were the more common DC-10s in UA fleet.

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 1):
Were these were used for LAX-SFO-HNL

Probably, as I've flown LAX-HNL-LAX on UA DC-10-10s.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 2):
the 10's looked so much better in this scheme than their final blue/grey c/s.

Agree.

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 3):
And ah.... the days when you could actually go beyond the security checkpoint to photograph just about anything beyond it.

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Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 5):
On 1836U what is that black piece on the top of the tail...anyone Know..



Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 6):
It could be a portion of another DC-10 that was painted in the new scheme of that time (dark blue). My guess is that the part was taken from another aircraft and hastily used for N1836U.

I would say the same as WesternDC1010.


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RE: Encore Flashback: United DC-10's At LAX

Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:47 pm

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 3):
And ah.... the days when you could actually go beyond the security checkpoint to photograph just about anything beyond it. What is really sad is that the observation deck at LAX's Theme Building remains closed to this day.

I really miss those days, and especially the many many hours spent in the sun on deck, just superb days.

In real terms, the deck is not a security issue, it is just short a short sighted action which spreads spotters further around the airfield area.
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