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Unmarked Swa Jet At Bwi  
User currently offlineThvgjp From Ukraine, joined Mar 2002, 158 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

While spotting at BWI on Monday 2/2/04 I saw a silver SWA Plane land about 1715utc. It landed just after UAL252. I wish I had film in my camera to get a shot of it. The body was silver and just the tail was painted in the livery. Looked neat, much better than the current livery. I realise this plane must be brand new but dont you think they would paint the whole aircraft prior to delivery at Boeing. Any input or ideas as to what was going on here. The stripes were painted on the body, the only thing

Glen

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User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

That aircraft is probably the silver (25th) anniversary plane for WN. It's meant to be that way, and has been for some time.


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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

You are probably talking about "Silver One" N629SW


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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Actually, silver one used to be bare metal, but they found that the downtime it required to buff the plane was too much, so it was repainted "silver".

User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

My dad saw that plane at MSY a couple weeks ago, he emailed me a pic of it, but it dissappeared  Sad. I thought it was temporary but you guys cleared it up for me. Thanx!

Chris



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I was at FLL on 1-13 and watched it taxi by the NW/CO/JetBlue terminal. It was impressive to see.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8273 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Definatly Silver One. Nice jet!


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

The buff time for the Aircraft Appearance Technicians to do this (this was their responsibility, not the A&P's) took too long and the costs to pay for the buffing system plus overtime was too costly so they decided to just paint it silver, that saved even more money because now all it needs is wax after every check.


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