HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
Is it still around?
I was a few miles west of MCO last night around 5:30 (for those of you familiar with Orlando area it was Oakridge and Orange Avenue when I saw a strange 757 arrive at MCO. It had a colorful fuselage and I just caught a quick glimpse of it. I thought at first it was the Phoenix Suns America West 757. I looked on flytecomm.com and the only 757-200 that I saw arrive at that time was an ATA flight from MDW.
There were no America West flights at that time and none were using 757s. Basketball season isnt going on now, so it wasn't a Phoenix Suns charter.
The only thing that I can think of otherwise was that it was maybe the 75th Anniversary plane by ATA. Like I said, i was a distance away and I could tell it was a 757 that had a dark fuselage- either purple or dark blue and had some colors on the fuselage too with either a yellow or orange symbol of some sort in the tail (so either the orange basketball or the yellow ATA)
Anyone happen to see this plane come in around 5:30 pm. The aircraft that landed before it was an AA MD-80
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
Yes the ATA 25th paint scheme is still flying on the 757. It was at FLL
just the other day as well.
Does anybody know the current status of the 727 that was also painted
in the 25th paint scheme. I know the plane has been retired from service
but is it in storage or god for bid scrapped?
Fly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
In these times it is not feasable to repaint aircraft that do not need a paint job.Its a shame that a design could not have been done that would allow for the number to be changed from 25th to 30th somehow. Most paint jobs last about 7 years from what Iv'e heard.