pandemic white-nose flu on small airbusses?

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pandemic white-nose flu on small airbusses?

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Forget the Mexican Swine flu, forget Q-fever, forget SARS.... I think something new is spreading!

Last winter I took this picture at Schiphol, but I didn't really think much of it...
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last weekend however, I saw this at Dusseldorf... is it spreading, the White Nose Flu!?!
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Polecat wrote:Forget the Mexican Swine flu, forget Q-fever, forget SARS.... I think something new is spreading!
:drinking: , ahhh; that is called pour paint quality combined with air friction -> money saving .... (indeed spreading lately)

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completely off topic, but what a great reg. on the Air Berlin. :D

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Polecat wrote:I didn't really think much of it...
Personally, I do think much of it: beautiful winter shot!
United wrote:what a great reg. on the Air Berlin. :D
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Just checking: can't it be that this just is the exact same replacement nose twice, on different a/c?
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I don't think Air Berlin and SAS use each others noses..
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now bigger Airbusses get it as well!!! Mad this piccie four weeks ago prior to boarding my flight to Greece...
(did AB buy some Kwantum paint or so??)
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Maybe the planes were manufactured under license in Columbia?
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Hi all,

The horrifying white nose virus seems to be among us for quite a while already, shot this one on a beautiful evening in May 2008.

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Looks like some 'airbrush' on the airbus! ;-)

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@ Thermal : Hahahaha.. that is funny..!

Airbus radome paint sucks... And that D-ALTE is funny too!..

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I don't get it!! On most of these aircraft (except the SAS A319) the radome is supposed to be white.
Shouldn't the question be "Why are these radomes turning black :?:" :wink:

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But serious......apparently it is a special coating protecting the nose during test flights of new A/C. Maybe a few airlines were to lazy to take it off right away?

EDIT- Source is one of my ground instructors who in his 'spare time' [as he calls it] flies A319/A320/A321/A330 for Kingfisher
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Thermal wrote:But serious......apparently it is a special coating protecting the nose during test flights of new A/C. Maybe a few airlines were to lazy to take it off right away?
Why should they take it off right away? Just a few hours of operational flying does the job equally well.

It remains to be a funny sight however. those coke sniffing airbusses

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