There really is a cargo aircraft in this photo, we promise, and it’s not one of Alaska Airlines Cargo’s 737s.
Alaska painted N569AS (id 35184/2192), a 737-890, in this special scheme back in 2007 for the company’s 75th anniversary – it’s one of several special livery jets in Alaska’s all-737 fleet. The livery mimics that of early Alaska DC-3s and Curtiss C46s.
On this day, we see not only “Starliner 75” but also a UPS 767-300 in miniature. Starliner 75 is just seconds away from tarmac coming in at Seatac while the UPS 763 is heading for Boeing field, so close are these two airports.
Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the image to see it at full size.