FrontierCPT From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
Hi everyone! I was wondering why there is still an Ohio hub logojet on an HP 752? Why wouldn't they repaint that aircraft into the normal colors instead of leaving it in the special colors? Do they have plans on repainting it in the future anytime soon? I really think that scheme is really pretty, especially on the 752, but all good things must end....
NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 632 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3259 times:
That particular aircraft seems to be here at LAX quite often...at least several days a week. I must say I quite like HP's uniquely-painted aircraft, however while it is a nice break from the normal HP scheme, I still have never been quite fond of the "Ohio" paint job. I think it is my least favorite of the bunch.
Call me crazy, but HP could do so much better with a new, fresh paint job. If there was any way they could update their font (so "America West" doesn't look so smashed) and the colors they choose for their aircraft, it would be quite a nice change. There's just something about the teal-green and the jagged wavy lines in the tail and on the fuselage that just doesn't look right. The right colors and design (perhaps a new corporate logo) could really bring out and represent the "west" in America West. It's just my honest opinion on the matter
Of course we all have our own likes and dislikes when it comes to paint schemes and I would love to hear what others think of not only the Ohio plane but of HP's colors in general.
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
GMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2948 times:
Don't rip on Ohio anymore...I have the model in my room.
As native Ohioan, I applaud HP's use of the A/C. Ohio is the birthplace of aviation (I'll give some credit to NC residents), the first MLB team, home to 8 (maybe 9) former U.S. presidents, and home to some Astronauts (John Glenn), and the first state built in the Northwest Territory.
Sorry. I love my state (although I live in Virginia while I go to school), and hopefully would retire back there.
HPA320 From Mexico, joined Jul 2004, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
Well, according to what I was told while in training in PHX, this aircraft was painted with the Ohio Scheme to pay tribute to the people of that state, as well as those in Columbus for their support to the airline during the time it was in bankrupcy.
Therefore, I hope it remains like that in order to show the people that they are still important to HP even though the CMH hub was shut down last year (In fact, it was mostly operated by RP).
So, there's the response for this
America West Airlines. 1983-2005. The Journey Continues...
GMUAirbusA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2938 times:
Nice response HPA320....you're a respected user on my list. It was sad to see HP leave CMH. Many of our people lost jobs. I certainly think it was only fitting to do such a thing. I have a new respect for HP now.
Byrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2148 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
I hope the Ohio plane remains in the fleet. HP would be stupid to repaint their theme planes. A California plane is long overdue especially in light of LAX becoming a focus city. Also, given HP's Mexico presence, it would be nice to see a "south of the border" livery.
I've actually heard people's "Wow" comments when a HP theme plane taxis by. These were people flying on other airlines.
So the planes have the effect of being an advertisement of sorts. This helps gets the HP name in the minds of those who may not be familiar with the airline.
The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.