Re: Q: Black Stripe, TWA Aircraft

From: (MikeM727)
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Date:         04 Aug 96 16:44:57 
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In article <airliners.1996.1507@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Jennings Heilig
<> writes:

>	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...

Reminds me of the "high-tech" ice detectors on the Learjet.  It consisted
of two red lensed "penlights" shining up from the glareshield through the
windshield.  If you saw a red dot on the windshield, you had ice!
(Otherwise the light just shined through.)  Can you say, "M-I-C-K-E-Y
M-O-U-S-E" ?

ATP/FE, Boeing 727, (formerly Lear 35A)
Props are for boats!