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US Air MD-80 Paint Scheme  
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

I am searching desparately for a US Air MD-80 in the new scheme. Did they ever paint these birds? I do see one or two 727's in the scheme, but I cannot find the MD-80. I would die to see how this plane looked in that scheme if it existed. I can't imagined why they visualiized having the the 727 so long that it deserved the new scheme and the MD-80 didn't.


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User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

The 313 USAir MD-80 shots in the database are hard to locate since most are marked as DC-9-81 aircraft.

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

No US M80 was ever painted in the new scheme.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

And so ends my efforts... Thanks Yyz717.

A great number of electrons would be pleased, that I did not inconvenience them with my desperate but futile searches..  Smile



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5232 times:

Yyz717,

USAir's MD-80 fleet was displaced in favor of the A320.



User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5226 times:

The only 727s to receive the new scheme flew on the Northeast Corridor Shuttle and were used as "backups" while the new Airbus 319/320s were integrated into the system.

jeremy


User currently offlineRockyracoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

They did have them in the cool rust scheme though:


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

As mentioned above, no MD-80 ever received the U.S AIRWAYS navy blue fuselage paint job. They did have the current grey interior though. All the while, many still had PSA placards in the galleys.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5086 times:

Wasn't USAirways supposed to be an "all airbus" fleet. I thought that what was said when USAir became USAirways and was going thru the entire transformation.


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4945 times:

US will eventually become a all airbus fleet, with exception to the Express side. It will take time though.

User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

I think, but not shure, ,but there might of been 1 MD-80 that had the new "flag" tail with the rest in UsAir c/s, I will look for a pic.


-Dan



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User currently offlineScottKBUF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4770 times:

I can say for a fact that US did have one of the MD-80's in the newer paint scheme. It had a silver body and a blue (same color as the new paint) on the tail with a flag on it. I remember specifically seeing one at BUF while US Air still operated them...i'll look it up.


Scott Kiel - Buffalo, NY - Mmmm, L Glass
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

There wasn't any hybrid color MD-80, however DC9-30 N928VJ got repainted with a new-style tail and shuttle titles to operate on the short-lived IAD-LGA flights.


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User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

The B727s that got the look underwent heavy structural repair work and needed to be painted. They were always in a white fuselage scheme since they came from Trump Shuttle and never were in a polished look with US Airways.

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Beautiful.. Thanks a mil guys. This picture is just what I was looking for...


There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

The MD-80 was never painted in the 'patriotic' color scheme.

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