Date: 05 Aug 97 03:15:49 From: email@example.com (Stephen Westin ) Organization: Ford Motor Company References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1997.1542@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Paul Stow" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > In <airliners.1997.1470@ohare.Chicago.COM> "P. Wezeman" <email@example.com> writes: > > 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. > > A B777 has three pairs of wheels on each oleo of the main undercarriage, > the nearest looking aeroplane (B767) has on two pairs. Boeing large twins > taper at the back and Airbus don't, they are flat on the top all the way to > the back. Around here, we just look for the British Airways livery; no one else files 'em to Detroit, I think :). Almost all of our long-haul flights are Northwest, so we see DC-10's and 747's instead of 777's; United and others fly smaller planes between DTW and their hubs, and the off-brands like ATA and Sun Country use older hardware. -- -Stephen H. Westin firstname.lastname@example.org (spammers to email@example.com) The information and opinions in this message are mine, not Ford's.