McDonnell Douglas MD-11 N1762B
The MD-11 (was to have been the DC-11) was an updated
version of the Douglas DC-10 which
first flew in 1986 (the original order came from the now defunct
British Caledonian Airlines).. The
most noticeable difference, (from a spotter's point of
view) are the winglets, although the MD-11
almost 20 feet longer than its predecessor. After Boeing
took over the McDonnell Douglas
1997 the decision was made to continue building MD-11s although
reality, the last MD-11 was built in 2001, and Boeing terminated the
fleet of eleven of these wide-bodied jets is destined to be converted
to freighters and sold to Fedex.
above shot (with gorgeous cloud effect) was taken by Steve Hill and
shows N1762B arriving
Seatlle/Tacoma inbound from Tokyo Narita in February 1999.