bigphilnyc
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Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:07 am

So not to self-plug for views, here is a non-Anet version of my photo:



but if you insist on seeing the full size version, http://www.airliners.net/open.file/605046/L/

I've gotten dozens of emails so far from people telling me that this was not a winglet, but only part of the Delta logo.

To everyone, yes, I am very well aware. It was a joke. My how I wish I made that more clear in the remark when I uploaded it.

I'd rather emails like this than bad ones.  Smile

Thanks to all who emailed me!

Anyone else ever have a similar problem? I thought it was cute.

-Phil
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:16 am

Phil next time add a  Big grin

had the same problem when I had my A360 scoop Smile

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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:36 am

So I must be one of the few who understood this joke!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:28 am


Ha, dude, I bet you have been blasted by emails! You are right, major error dude, you know how some of the foamers are....
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:07 am

I thought the first two responses to this thread ("Full Meal Service on WN?")were amusing:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1612904/
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:29 am

I read it, saw the pic, good pic btw, and I got the joke... doesn't take much to understand it.

Pretty good way to rake in the views though.
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:29 am

Phil,

You'll be pleased to know we have received no less than eight "corrections" for your photo, as follows:

It's a nice remark-the winglets- but the photographer is kidding us all ! it's the triangle in the trademark of Delta

Thats not a winglet! Its the top of the triangular Delta logo on the fuselage behind.

The photograph remoark refers to a "winglet". That winglet the photographer is referring too is actually the Delta "widget", not a winglet on the 738.

Those so called Airbus winlets is actually the blue paint on the fuselage

Delta logo looks like an Airbus-style winglet!

The winglet is the Deltalogo (Take a close look...  Wink/being sarcastic

That's not a winglet, thats the delta shape in deltas logo

That`s not a winglet, but the Delta Airlines logo!

Brilliant.

Edward

PS - Not quite so many corrections as the Air Hong Kong 747 mislabelled as a Cathay Pacific 777, there were 15 for that one....
 
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:44 pm

I just wish I made it more obvious that I was joking. I saw it and thought it was a cool illusion and didn't think it would cause the minor uproar that it did. lol

Funny how people submitted corrections for it. lol

-Phil
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:04 pm

...and another correction has come in  Laugh out loud

Nice photo  Big thumbs up

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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:14 pm

For me it was obvious you were joking !

Just submit a corretion (another one) where you add a  Wink/being sarcastic in the coment !

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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:17 pm

Haha, that remark brought in almost 7,000 views!!
 
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:43 am

Ironically, this is a photoshop edit I made about a year ago...on the smae approach:

http://nycaviation.com/images/DL737winglets1.jpg

-Phil
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:53 am

Over 8000 views now.. and another 3 corrections  Laugh out loud

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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:22 pm

I give up.

I'm still getting half a dozen emaisl an hour about this pic.

I'm now replying to people SWEARING up and down that it IS a winglet.

Saying things like:

"No, seriously, it's a winglet. My Dad says so!"

"I heard it's an Airbus A319 but they ran out of noses and put a pointy Booeing one on there that they had lying around."

"In an attempt to compete with US Airways Shuttle's A320 service to BOS, they added the winglets to try to trick the riding public. I heard this on a phone message from Gerald Grinstein himself."

Sorry to the screeners for having to deal with the corrections.

-Phil
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:39 pm

...In an attempt to compete with US Airways Shuttle's A320 service to BOS...

we don't even fly A320s on the shuttle anymore... ??




phil, i got a chuckle out of your pic, love the anlge by the way. you gotta take me there soon.
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RE: Yes, I Know It's Not Really A Winglet!

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:58 pm

Lolz that is a classical piece of material to read. Well Done Phil!!

Those corrections emails are a riot.
I also agree that a wink smile  Big grin would of made the statement clear that it was all for a joke. It would be even better if those smiley emoticons would appear in photo remarks.
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