Liedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6583 times:
As the topic suggests, what is your favorite USAir/USAiarways paint scheme and why! Given that the USAir group has had some many paint jobs over the years, I think its time we decide which one was the best! Lets keep is simple here, it doesn't really matter to me which scheme looks best a given airplane, I am interested in what best overall scheme would be!
Here are some pics to choose from. If I left one out, be sure to add it, but the plane has to say USAir/USAirways on it!
I am a fan of the late 90s/early 2000 scheme. I just looked the most professional.
SDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6520 times:
I like their new one best. Even though it's mostly white, it looks majestic in a sort of way. Also, as someone mentioned, white and navy blue goes very well together. It also represents the colors of the United States in a good way.
Flypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6511 times:
I like the first one for some reason. I also think that the dark blue US Airways scheme was very professional/sophisticated. I like the most recent one as well, as I find it to be quite modern and nice to look at.
OwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6479 times:
US Airways have had always nice colourschemes, each in its own period. I like US Airways today's aircraft paint design very much. Though I very dislike the front part of the belly: the belly striping at the front makes a totally needless curve downwards. Maybe they did it because leaving the nosecone in white is easier for replacing it after a collision with ground vehicles or birds. This curve damages the total livery. The straight stripes in the flag-logo symbol and the tailfin tip justify a simular straight fuselage striping and not a curved one like now.
From an optical point of view the white between the red belly stripe and the blue belly should have been a bit thinner as the white upper fuselage demands already a lot of attention. In relation to the white stripe in the tailfin tip, the white fuselage stripe is too fat (again: from an optical point of view).