Q: Black Stripe, TWA Aircraft

From:         steven tobey <stobey@flash.net>
Organization: Flash-Net Internet Service Provider, 888-FLASHNET
Date:         18 Jul 96 01:59:29 
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I've been noticing for the past year that TWA's fleet of aircraft have a
black stripe painted chord wise, about midpoint of the wing. The stripe
includes the leading edge slats and flaps. What's the purpose of this
stripe? It's only on top of the wing, not the bottom. TIA.