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Old 05-23-2016, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do all MD-11's have blue nostrils?

saw this photo and sees that md11 has a blue nostril. does it applies to all md11?
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It's FedEx's "magic windows programme" that allows pilots to land below normal minimums in zero visibility conditions during the day and night. It's like the EVS used on the B-52.
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What is a "blue nostril"?
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It is situated on the Nose coin of the Aircraft and is for Enhanced Vision

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...d.main/278543/
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So is it the square greenish thing on the nose in the picture?
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Yes that is correct
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Neat discovery for me. Thanks.
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since it is located at the nose and looked like a hole. i describe it as nostril (as i do not know what is it).
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Very interesting. Should be used more.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Do all MD-11's have blue nostrils?

Thanks for the insight on this Rocky and DC-Jets.

I had seen this on the Fed EX MD-11 for years and never knew what it was.

Now that you made us aware, why does only Fed Ex have it and why only on the MD-11's?
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why does only Fed Ex have it and why only on the MD-11's?
MD-10s too:



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Thanks for the insight on this Rocky and DC-Jets.

I had seen this on the Fed EX MD-11 for years and never knew what it was.

Now that you made us aware, why does only Fed Ex have it and why only on the MD-11's?
Your welcome. As far as I know it is used fleet wide. From talking to those in the know, the systems works as advertised and frankly, I'm surprised it's not widely used by others.
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Yes that is correct
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Old 05-28-2016, 04:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It's present on my gj model as a small black square I had wondered what it was. Very interesting to finally know. Thanks to all for the info.
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