Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shots of the day


Today, a couple of somewhat unusual B747-400s seen here recently.

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  1. I saw an identically painted 747 climb out of Seattle today and head north. I didn't recognize the paint-job and wondered who the operator was. Now I know it was United. Thanks for clearing this up. Is this design only used on their charter aircraft? Come to think of it, the only 747s I have seen recently at SeaTac are EVA and British.
    TR

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    1. The aircraft I think you are referencing is included in this article.
      http://worldairlinenews.com/2012/03/22/united-airlines-puts-this-boeing-747-400-into-charter-service/

      Here also is a forum on airliners.net
      http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5432881/

      - OHARE AVIATION YouTube CHANNEL

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    1. Atlas (radio callsign: Giant) is primarily a cargo carrier; often they're chartered to another carrier. We see them at LAX primarily at the Japan Air cargo ramp, as in the picture above. Atlas also appears here periodically as Qantas Freight. Their usual paint scheme is similar to the one seen here, but in blue and yellow in place of the gold and brown.

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  3. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hey There,

    Love the blog, I was wondering you noticed the MD-11 KLM was using on the asian route the last two weeks? I haven't seen one of those used in passenger service in ages

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