Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5476 posts, RR: 21 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4803 times:
It got rejected for various reasons! LOL! I don't know why I submitted it anyway!!! I had to snap it fast before it disappeared behind the building, so the camera didn't focus in time! Damn, oh well. It's N965N, taken Apr. 26.
Co (kicking my own ass for screwing the photo up!!
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 23 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4731 times:
Thanks for the attempt, very nice of you to post this, I was waiting eagerly to see what it looked like, and I for one thinks it looks very nice. It's clean and professional with just a hint of flashiness, thanks for sharing Continental.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 40 Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4723 times:
It takes a little getting used to, but it does look pretty good. As I've said before, it would've been nice if they'd continued the red tail to the point where it joins the fuselage. It almost looks as if they ran out of red paint before completing the job.
And I'll agree that the arrow on the symbol looks odd on the starboard side of the fuselage. But, I can overlook those two things, considering the awful paint job it's replacing.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4680 times:
It looks lovely.
I know it sounds superficial, but I am really starting to like the way NWA runs its business more and more, just because of its paint scheme?
Why? It represents a smart business decision that not only cuts costs, but revitalizes the airline's brand in a time (airlines going tits up) when the update is highly visible and thus stands to be more effective. It inspires more confidence in the company and is a symbol for how it is trying to make itself more efficient.
I applaud NWA for its recent projects at DTW and MSP, and can't wait to see what the new WBC product looks like.
Think about it... if NWA did well during the 90s boom and "survived well" during this current downturn with what has been considered a shoddy product -with the exception of reliability- think of what will happen with the next upswing, when NWA has an updated range of products.
Timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 954 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4365 times:
The DC9 pictured above is N915RW, not N965N like the author said.
The new livery looks OK on the DC9, but not as good as the Airbus fleet. I don't like how the tail logo cuts off at a higher point in the compass than on other aircraft types. I thought they said the reason for the silver on the bottom of the tail was to make the logo the same shape on all aircraft?
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4352 times:
N915RW is correct. Originally delivered to Eastern Airlines, went to Hughes Airwest, and then to Republic, and then to NWA bearing Hughes Airwest registration. NW got away with this because technically Northwest is Hughes Airwest, as was republic.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6867 posts, RR: 29 Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
The livery is on:
A330 (still over in France, delivery in July) (1)
Aircraft yet to be painted in new livery:
-No official word on whether the Saabs will stay in their current livery or be put in the new one.
-First CRJ in new livery to be delivered in two weeks
-ARJ's (techically not 146's) will be repainted at some point, but are currently not due yet
-5 remaining 727's in sports charters will be retired at the conclusion of the NBA season. Obviously not to be painted in the new livery
-Possible DC-10-30 to appear in new livery in the near future (unconfirmed as to whether it will be repainted)
-It is likely we will see a few DC-10's and 742's appear in the new livery, if they are pending heavy maintenance and due to be repainted. No word as to if/when this will occur
Remember, this is all being done on a normal repainting schedule, and applied to new deliveries at the factory.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5476 posts, RR: 21 Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
Thanks guys! And thanks for the reg. help. I sharpened it a lot so it looks at least a tiny bit decent. I'm mad that I couldn't get a nice picture of it. I waited an hour for it to leave the gate after it disappeared behind the building! I had to go to church though Anyway, I'll be at MSP more often now with my camera now I gotta a car! So expect to see a lot of new colors!
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4196 times:
Well ok, this is growing on me...still have yet to see one in person, but as a whole, I like it on the DC9 the best so far...The bigger planes look entirely too silvery, and I really don't like it on the A319...this is nicely proportionate.
But the other livery is still better
BUFJets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3988 times:
Does anyone else think the new color scheme makes the 9 look shorter? At first glance, I thought it was a DC-9-10. I think the old colors with their linear contrasting colors had the effect of making the planes appear longer.
25 Favre: 2 A320's 3224/3216-------add to your numbers PSU--- There were 3 dc-10's in hvy check--2 in dhn--1 in qpg...
26 United_Fan: I'll have to keep a lookout for the Diesel 9's in ROC.
27 JBirdAV8r: Whoohoo! I'll be flying on a NWA 'niner on the 1st and 6th...I think the only -31 I've got is DTW-JAX on the 6th though. I've got 4 hours in DTW on th
28 Olli: It's a petty that that NW decided to paint their planes in that horrible paint scheme. Old one was really nice. Regards
29 JOliver: Yesterday, April 28, 2003 was the 35th anniv. of the inaugural flight of North Central DC-9 service to GRR (trying to keep up with the new UAL 737s.)
30 717fan: Very nice! Hope that the DC-9-14/15's will also receive the new colors...
31 PSU.DTW.SCE: Here's the new livery DC-9 schedule for today, in case anyone is interested in seeing it in person. My bad from earlier, only 2 DC-9's in the new live
32 RayChuang: Actually, the new livery on the DC-9, A319 and A320 does look pretty good. It does look kind of strange on the 757-300, and the 747-400 looks really b
33 DIA: While we're all talking about what a/c is due to be painted next, and when, . . . does anybody know what NWA a/c was the last to be painted in the las
34 DC-10 Levo: Cool picture, too bad to couldn't get it in focus in time. Maybe next time? How often do they come to MSP? Have to admit, the livery looks better on b
35 United_Fan: Does anyone know when ROC may see some ? Preferably Sat or Sunday ? From MSP or DTW ?
36 Fsuwxman: N361US (A319) was in MIA today. First time I have seen new colours down here. The planes look much better in person than in the pictures. Then as an a
37 AIR757200: Fsuwxman, I agree, the aircraft look must nicer in the new scheme, even the 744. I had seen the DC-9 departing while leaving work, but it banked away
38 Tom in NO: PSU.DTW.SCE: Looks like ship #9923 overnights here at MSY tonight. Do you know which AM flight it makes up tomorrow morning? MSP flight 855, departing
39 DeltaRules: BUFJets- Yeah, I thought the same thing! If you're not paying attention to what it is, it could easily be confused for a DC-9-10, which is what I thou
40 Tom in NO: Better qualify my statement above, I'll bring my 4-year old tonight back to MSY tonight to see the DC-9. She loves to drive out on the ramp and watch
41 BR715-A1-30: Better qualify my statement above, I'll bring my 4-year old tonight back to MSY tonight to see the DC-9. She loves to drive out on the ramp and watch
42 CO777-200ER: On Monday 4/28 I saw one of the DC-9's in the New Colors but i don't know what the registration was. But can someone give me info and see when the nex
43 Continental: I'll be in MSP on Saturday and Sunday, each about 4-5 hours a day. Right when I got to MSP around 1:45 on Saturday, the NWA A320 in n/c departed, and
44 Pilotallen: That is so cool! I really like that new paint scheme I hope i see one in PWM before i leave my job in august for school!
45 Tom in NO: My four year-old and I made it to my office, and are about to hop into my airport car to go take a look. He's 45 miles out. Kind of weird to be excite
46 Tom in NO: Got a good up close look at N927RC. My above comments on the new paint scheme remain the same. I wish they'd continued the red tail down to where it m