Hamlet69
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UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:22 am

Ok, I'm probably just being forgetful here (it's been a long holiday already), but on Matt Cawby's most recent picture of the beautiful new Qatari 747BBJ, there's a 777(?) tail in the background that I can't identify. Anyone?

http://paineairport.com/kpae5697.htm


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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:45 am

Must be AA   

In all serious I have no clue, but it looked like it was moved their yesterday, an Etihad 777 was there on the 3rd based on his other pictures.
 
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:05 am

If you imagine the lower white patch will be painted red, then it looks like Aeroflot.
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:07 am

Quoting WestWing (Reply 2):
If you imagine the lower white patch will be painted red, then it looks like Aeroflot.

The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail. The stripes are also the wrong shape for SU.

EDIT: See below.

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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:28 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail. The stripes are also the wrong shape for SU.

I'd say it's Aeroflot. The center stripe is light blue and the bottom stripe hasn't been painted red yet. The stripe patterns on the rudder also match those on the B763.


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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:32 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
The center stripe is a light blue, where as with SU that would be the same dark color as the background of the tail.

If I look at SU photos in the db, my lying eyes perceive the blue stripe as a lighter shade than the tail.
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:37 am

Yeah. The image I looked at was a small image so you could not see the center stripe color.
 
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:40 am

Ah ha. Thank you! That makes perfect sense!


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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:46 pm

If you look close enough in the photo you can see there is a deflection of the Rudder. There is the shadow being cast by the Top part of the rudder that fits into the tail top hinge. That would make the angle of the stripes look off. I do believe it is AeroFlot.
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:21 am

What about the one on the far left? Who is that?
 
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:24 am

Quoting Mcoov (Reply 9):
What about the one on the far left? Who is that?

That is an NCA (Nippon Cargo Airlines) 748F.
 
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:53 am

This is their first 777 ever right? They have such a mixed fleet.
 
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:58 am

Quoting BlueBus (Reply 11):
This is their first 777 ever right? They have such a mixed fleet.

They had 2 777-200ERs in the past, but they were painted in a unique livery that was never on any other aircraft in their fleet:


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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:41 am

Quoting Polot (Reply 12):
They had 2 777-200ERs in the past, but they were painted in a unique livery that was never on any other aircraft in their fleet:

I thought they had some 737 Classics that also had that paint scheme.
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:42 am

yes, 737-400s were also painted in that livery. Indeed, a mixed fleet.
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RE: UFO 777 Tail At PAE

Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:47 am

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13):
I thought they had some 737 Classics that also had that paint scheme.

Sorry you are right, completely forgot about those.

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