Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5040 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.
ScottKBUF From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4478 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.
N628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4364 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.