Re: Q: Black Stripe, TWA Aircraft

From:         Jennings Heilig <jheilig@gate.net>
Organization: CyberGate, Inc.
Date:         31 Jul 96 12:29:39 
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On 26 Jul 1996, Jason Casey wrote:

> Could be something to do with the fact that the Black area of the wing is
> hotter, so birds don't stand on that bit when the plane is parked, and
> then you don't get bird crap anywhere important !
>

	The black stripes are high-tech icing detectors.  If the stripe
	is black, no ice.  If the stripe is white, ice.  It's virtually
	foolproof...

	Jennings Heilig