Re: Peculiar marking

Date:         31 Mar 2000 22:25:30 
From:         Arthur Casement <>
Organization: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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elysium <> wrote:
> All TWA aircraft I've seen recently have a matt black paint stripe
> about one third span about 3 ft wide running chordwise on the top of
> each wing. Why ? Ice detection ?
> It just seems a little bit retro' sitting on a 767 ?

I know Canadian Airlines had these black stripes on their DC-10 wings so
the pilots could tell if the slats were deployed. Could be the case here.

Arthur Casement
Aerospace Engineering
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada