Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
WN Paint Scheme Update - Shamu Moves To -700's  
User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 887 posts, RR: 13
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5068 times:

Here is the latest on our paint/repaint schedule as it appeared in the last maintenance newsletter;

..."The month of June saw two new aircraft liveries enter our fleet. First was the new delivery of “Maryland One” on aircraft N714WN. Also introduced was the “Classic Dedication” paint scheme on aircraft N711HK. This paint scheme updates our Classic aircraft look with the brighter red and orange colors used on the “Spirit” aircraft, combined with a sparkling metallic gold on the upper fuselage. “The Herbert D. Kelleher” signature was also transferred to N711 during this repaint. N714CB and N792WN (the last Classic new delivery) will also receive this paint scheme, with both having “Southwest Classic” as a dedication at the nose of the aircraft.
The whales are on the move. In the coming months, two –700 aircraft will be repainted in the “Shamu” livery to replace the two –500 Shamu’s currently in the fleet. This move is being made to increase exposure for SeaWorld given that the –500s are now occupying the former –200 fence area. The –500 Shamu’s will be repainted in “Spirit” livery at their next repaint."

I wasn't aware of the "Southwest Classic" dedication or the subtle changes it will employ. I will be curios to see it.......Spotters keep an eye open!


...from the Banana Republic....
26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5007 times:

Minor quibble, Maryland One is N214WN, not N714WN...  Wink

User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 887 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4982 times:

Good catch. And this came straight from the MX newsletter! Were you aware of the Shamu move? It was news to me...........


...from the Banana Republic....
User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4949 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I managed to get two pics of 711HK uploaded to the database! Check it! haha

Oh hell, I'll just include them here for you.  duck 

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ryan Pastorino
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ryan Pastorino



[Edited 2005-08-10 01:56:00]


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4906 times:

Hey Ryan  wave 

Nice pics! I think WN uses a 700 on the ISP-LAS N/S route. Could that mean I have a better chance of seeing Shamu at Islip? I wouldn't mind getting that shot!


User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 887 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4899 times:

Wow, I hadn't seen it before. I have to admit, the old colors look kind of classy with the subtle change of tint and the lack of white trim around the windows. Thanks mucho for the link!


...from the Banana Republic....
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4881 times:

Excellent pics of 711. The classic livery sure does look classy!

 spin 


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4874 times:

Quoting Barney Captain (Reply 2):
Good catch. And this came straight from the MX newsletter! Were you aware of the Shamu move? It was news to me...........

No, I wasn't. I gotthe same newsletter via email but hadn't yet had time to read it...


User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

Heard Shamu was going to be AC #713.. It's in ROW now.


Maintain 2300 until Boiler, cleared for the VOR-A approach, report BATLE inbound..
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4676 times:

Offhand, what is the former 732 fence area in which the 735's now operate? Primarily intra-Texas?

Kind regards



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

Quoting Swadispatcher (Reply 8):

That would explain why I saw a WN 737 at ROW last thursday.



Ralph Duenas - Jetwash Images (Charles Barkley said it best "Oklahoma is a vast wasteland")
User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2031 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Any particular reason for using the tail number of 711?
Was it Herbs favorite number, or could he not decide between the 7 or 11 year bottle of Jim Beam??



As Seen On FlightRadar24! Radar ==> F-KBNA5
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 11):
Was it Herbs favorite number, or could he not decide between the 7 or 11 year bottle of Jim Beam??

Probably the former, since he's a Wild Turkey drinker...  Wink


User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

Yeah, I noticed that "The Herb" was a bit shinier the other day. But, more noticable was that "Banana One" aka "New Mexico One" got a repainting and is a much deeper color now.

NTS



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

How much does WN pay to have all of those planes with shamu, state flags, etc on them. They must be doing something right because they still make money  Big grin


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

Quoting Ntspelich (Reply 13):
Yeah, I noticed that "The Herb" was a bit shinier the other day. But, more noticable was that "Banana One" aka "New Mexico One" got a repainting and is a much deeper color now.

Good to hear! Everytime she pulls into the gate here in TPA we agents comment on how bad the poor thing was looking! I cant wait to see her new paint job!

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

Quoting Barney Captain (Reply 5):
Wow, I hadn't seen it before. I have to admit, the old colors look kind of classy with the subtle change of tint and the lack of white trim around the windows.

I actually like this livery better than their now-standard canyon blue livery.
I'm assuming that, by now, all the interiors spot the new look w/leather seats (very classy look indeed). On a recent WN r/t, all 4 legs (3-733s & 1-73G, all gold/mustard livery) had the new interior treatment. Is that true?



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting Ntspelich (Reply 13):
But, more noticable was that "Banana One" aka "New Mexico One" got a repainting and is a much deeper color now.

Any word as to if the winglets got more than just gray this time around? I thought it looked kind of odd, but somehow, I couldn't come up with a way to do it better than the banana color.


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4027 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Ntspelich (Reply 13):
But, more noticable was that "Banana One" aka "New Mexico One" got a repainting and is a much deeper color now.

She came in last week! This shot has no chance for the database but I'll show it anyway for those curious to see.



Also worth noting is that "Arizona One" recently got some new vibrant colors to replace that old, faded and peeling coat.



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

Do the aircraft get painted at one location like ROW? and how much longer do the 500's have till the shamu paintings are removed?

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/899314/M/

This shot was taken last Thursday at ROW and a WN 737 is in the upper right corner. If Dave is correct this should be AC#713. Man I can't wait to see it.



Ralph Duenas - Jetwash Images (Charles Barkley said it best "Oklahoma is a vast wasteland")
User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3781 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Spartan13 (Reply 19):
This shot was taken last Thursday at ROW and a WN 737 is in the upper right corner. If Dave is correct this should be AC#713. Man I can't wait to see it.

If that is 713 in the picture I would say it is not going to be Shamu. 713 was originally brown and due for some new paint. So I would say, whatever the new Shamu is goes in brown and comes out as Shamu.



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 887 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

I talked to one of my amigo's yesterday who said he flew 713 in the new Shamu paint scheme.........has anyone else spotted it?


...from the Banana Republic....
User currently offlineSwadispatcher From United States of America, joined May 2004, 427 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting Barney Captain (Reply 21):
I talked to one of my amigo's yesterday who said he flew 713 in the new Shamu paint scheme.........has anyone else spotted it?

It overnights in MDW tonight.. MDW-STL-HOU-PHL-PVD-MCO-RDU for tomorrow.



Maintain 2300 until Boiler, cleared for the VOR-A approach, report BATLE inbound..
User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4737 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3407 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Barney Captain (Reply 21):
I talked to one of my amigo's yesterday who said he flew 713 in the new Shamu paint scheme.........has anyone else spotted it?

A buddy of mine spotted it in LAS today. It is indeed aircraft #713. As of now, I shall see it at SAN tonight. Can't wait to see it. I heard it looks sharp.



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 17):
Any word as to if the winglets got more than just gray this time around? I thought it looked kind of odd, but somehow, I couldn't come up with a way to do it better than the banana color.

New Mexico One is in DAL right now for its 5Y check. We take the winglets off for inspection and also so the paint shop can paint the "Southwest.com" logo on them. We took the winglets off, but they didn't get the logo. Just plain gray. Don't know the reason why. I'll have to ask the powers that be.



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
25 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : hey PHLBOS, so do I. I also like the Orange Southwest letters on a blue field in the new canyon blue but the straighter shape of the fuselage line ma
26 Post contains images Silver1SWA : N715SW is the second new Shamu. It came in to SAN this afternoon. Aww, the next generation of Shamu is born.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Is AA Ever Going To Change Their Paint Scheme? posted Mon Nov 14 2005 03:04:21 by Airlinebuff77
Ted Paint Scheme; Similar To....? posted Mon Nov 17 2003 01:17:52 by Bigphilnyc
ABX Air To Get New Paint Scheme posted Mon Sep 22 2003 22:37:25 by Whalepilot
WN Moves To New Gates At BDL posted Thu Apr 24 2003 18:37:57 by LoneStarMike
What Happned To This Air India Paint Scheme posted Thu Apr 24 2003 04:00:28 by United777
Any Tweaks Or Changes To UA's Paint Scheme? posted Mon Apr 17 2000 08:15:43 by Unitedchicago
AA 737 To Get AstroJet Paint Scheme posted Tue Mar 21 2000 01:02:09 by Brick
New Southwest Paint Scheme? posted Mon Nov 20 2006 18:37:19 by Ericsan777
Paint Scheme Question posted Sun Nov 5 2006 14:31:39 by Slovacek747
747 LCF Paint Scheme posted Wed Sep 20 2006 20:18:07 by 777MechSys