Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5673 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 Mar 2004, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5111 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, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4997 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.