Date: 13 Jul 97 19:52:41 From: email@example.com (shampoo) References: 1 Followups: 1
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In <airliners.1997.1470@ohare.Chicago.COM> "P. Wezeman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I often stay in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I am under >one of the approach paths to Twin Cities International Airport. Does any >airline operate the Boeing 777 out of the twin cities? > How can one distinguish a Boeing 777 from the many other twin engine >airliners, seeing it in flight without any direct size comparison? I >suppose I could make a set of World War Two style flash cards with >aircraft silhouettes. There is no scheduled 777 service at MSP. However, UA diversions from ORD are not unheard of, including their notable ORDHKG flight. There have been times when a quick drive past MSP will yield five or six UA D10s and a few AA 757s. 100 to 1 ORD was shut down the night before. As for identifying the 777, keep in mind it is very large. Look for 6-wheeled main bogies. If that fails, check out the APU as it flies overhead. Unlike a 757 which has a visible rounded exhaust, the 777 is "tapered" in the rear, similar to an MD80. Good luck. - Shampoo.