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Can You Spot The Aircraft?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:25 am

Ok so thanks to all those who helped me learn how to upload pics up here  Smile ok so this is interesting, yesterday i open the news paper, and there is this HUGe picture of a plane flying across the sky with a long contrail behind. To my surprise, the paper had written this caption under it "An IL-76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force blazes across the sky, leaving behing traces of its contrail"
I stared at it for a few minutes, and then i was sure that it was definately NOT at IL-76, looks more like a 747. The image is of bad quality because its straight from the news paper.. lets try to figure out what it is and what airline it belongs to.



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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:28 am

Looks like a 747 without doubt.
747-400 maybe?

Hang on... Indian Air Force doesn't have any 747s...

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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:28 am

747-200 Classic.

My bet would be PIA old livery judging from the dark stripe forward of the wings.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:30 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
747-200 Classic.

Humm...isn't the left wing winglet visible?

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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:32 am

Seems to be an 747 in my opinion. The nose and the undercarriage are typical. That said, it's almost impossible, at least for me, to guess the airline.
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Can You Spot The Aircraft?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:32 am

That looks more like the rod sticking out than an actual winglet. I don't remember what you call those.

But it's definitely a 747 of some sort...
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:34 am

Glad to see that we are all agree with the 747

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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 5):
That looks more like the rod sticking out than an actual winglet. I don't remember what you call those.

But it's definitely a 747 of some sort

This would be my guess.


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* Light coloured engines - the pods look too big to be classic JT9s, and i think they look more like RB211s/Fully podded JT9s/CF6s
* 747 with wingtip pylons.
* Pronounced darker shade underneath belly.
* Dark stripe running underneath in front of the wings.
* Light tail.
* PIA 747s fairly common in that part of the world  

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What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:52 am

hey guys thanks alot, i promptly wrote an email to the editor saying that it is NOT an IL-76 and its definately not and Indian Airforce Aircraft since it doesnt own any 747's!
How come a PIA 747 would be uncommon in this part? I live just north of New Delhi, even though it wont be flying here, it could be headed for some eastterly destination.

There are lots of planes which pass chandigarh, i sit there all day with my binoculars trying to figure them out. I too think its definately PIA, thanks fo rthe idea !  Smile
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:04 am

I know this is random, but does anyone know of any 340 or 747 (quad engined) aircraft with a blue belly? a lightish blue belly? I know its random, but i see it fly over very often at FL 35 but cant tell what it is. I will try to get a pic of it, but till then any suggestions?
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:06 am

Austrian A340? They have a very light blue belly - failing that you've got Lufthansa and BA with dark blue bellies.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:10 am

Quoting Tifoso (Reply 3):
Humm...isn't the left wing winglet visible?

What you see at the wingtips are not winglets but more like the antenna that are on 742's....
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:12 am

Yes that has to be 747-400. I can see the winglet from both wings.
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:27 am

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Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:56 am

It looks like a 747-200 Classic for me...

I can make out the old JT9D engines...or at least, I think i can...

Oh, and the livery seems to be from MK Airlines...maybe?
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 12):
Yes that has to be 747-400. I can see the winglet from both wings.

Nope. The hump (too short for a -300/400) is a -100/200. What you see are antennae.
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
yesterday i open the news paper, and there is this HUGe picture of a plane flying across the sky with a long contrail behind. To my surprise, the paper had written this caption under it "An IL-76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force blazes across the sky, leaving behing traces of its contrail"

You said it "Newspaper report"  Smile
Looks like a B744.
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:09 am

hey guys.. here is one i spotted today.... im pretty sure its a virgin atlantic a340-300... flying into delhi as VS 300. but still can soemone confirm?

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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:14 am

not VS looks more like qantas, VS have red engines! easy giveaway  Wink
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:18 am

hmmmm your quite right.... hmmmm any more suggestions??
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:20 am

also think its a 747, not an A340!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:22 am

hmm your right.. and the virgin atlantic aircraft dont have so much red at the bottom! this is bugging me now... hmmmmmmm what others have red in their livery?
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:23 am


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im going with qantas for that one!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:27 am

hey very interesting... now i am wondering.. i live in chandigarh.. 270 km north east of New Delhi, what the hell is Qantas doing flying over ? hmmm it could be their flight from LHr to SIN. Thats what they fly right? london sing sydney? and vice versa?
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:29 am

i think some LHR-SYD goe via HKG, not entirely sure though!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:36 am

heres another look.. if its qantas.. it has to be a 747 right? do they have any other long hauls? which are quads?



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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:39 am

im certain thats a qantas 744, you can even see the red on teh winglet!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:52 am

this is fun... im pretty sure this is a BA 744... lol.. please correct me if wrong!!

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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:53 am

i agree with you there! blue belly gives it away!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:55 am

anyone else got pics like this? its fun when we all put in our views and come to a conclusions! proves us aviation frieks are also intelligent beings.. does anyone else also face the problem of no one around you understanding you passion for aircraft? Do they laugh at u when u just drop everything to stare at the sky being sliced by a perfectly shaped contrail?
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:56 am

hey Matt .. you are a cool spotting partner! lol.. come down to india.. we go spotting together..lol
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 10):
failing that you've got Lufthansa and BA with dark blue bellies.

Lufthansa'a bellies are gray, not blue. Also, I don't know what routes Air Canada runs, but it could be their new livery which looks blue under some lights. Does the blue stop at the front of the fuselage? Of so it's Austrian Airlines, and if not it might be Air Canada.

Quoting DIA (Reply 15):
Nope. The hump (too short for a -300/400) is a -100/200. What you see are antennae.

Could it be a 747-400F? They have the shorter hump and winglets. I don't know if we can tell for certain that the wing has a pod instead of a winglet. Seems to me if it were a winglet we'd be able to see it on the other wing as well, and it would be a lot narrower. At the perspective it is shows, I almost get the impression that this rod would be as wide as the plane's windows at least, which I didn't think was the case. As to the livery, I think that's just a shadow from the wing root protrusion and not the actual livery itself, though I could be completely wrong.

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Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:58 am

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 30):
hey Matt .. you are a cool spotting partner! lol.. come down to india.. we go spotting together..lol

lol maybe oneday!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:03 am

This was just flying right over my house. Any idea what it is?



It looks like a Thomas Cook 767 to me
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:53 am

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 29):
Do they laugh at u when u just drop everything to stare at the sky being sliced by a perfectly shaped contrail?

Yes, my wife to start with..... smile 
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:45 pm

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 29):
Do they laugh at u when u just drop everything to stare at the sky being sliced by a perfectly shaped contrai

Happens all the time except at Work  biggrin 
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 33):
This was just flying right over my house. Any idea what it is?

My guess would be an Austrian Airlines A330

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Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:51 am

Looks like more of a B767-300 from Condor. Notice the motors are dark blue just like Condor's. Austrian's engines are lighter.


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Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting STARalliance24 (Reply 37):
Looks like more of a B767-300 from Condor. Notice the motors are dark blue just like Condor's. Austrian's engines are lighter.

Good Call although it almost looks like a -200 series
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:06 pm

The plane looks like a 747 at first but I have had a little play around with the picture and this is what I found:
-There are windows or a line at the back of the plane but not the front.
-This plane does not have a hump because if you draw a line from the front top of the aircraft and follow the top of the plane there is no gap between the line and the back section where there should be if there is a hump.




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Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:11 pm

I really need to remember my binoculars next time I'm at the folk's place, it'd be nice to scope the CO/AA Japan flights that go over OLM. It'd also be nice to check the north-south traffic over SEA that my dad and I constantly argue over.
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:53 pm

Go by the wing shape. IMO the quads are all 747s as the 340 has slimmer wings at a lower angle. Gee, some experts will grill me for this wording, but that's pretty much how it is. The pic of the twin shows wings with less deepness and angle - yet this time we are talking Boeing, a 767...  Wink
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:00 pm

Quoting PureKiwi (Reply 39):
The plane looks like a 747 at first but I have had a little play around with the picture and this is what I found:
-There are windows or a line at the back of the plane but not the front.
-This plane does not have a hump because if you draw a line from the front top of the aircraft and follow the top of the plane there is no gap between the line and the back section where there should be if there is a hump.

hey can u check the picture please it doesnt open!
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 42):

since that image didnt work here is one from a different source:
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