DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6166 times:
Hello all. I landed back home at ATL yesterday from SFO about 1545 and close to the DL HQ building on one of the northern parking areas was sitting a 757 with no titles and a purple and white striped tail. I thought I read the registration as N757NJ but that isn't coming up anywhere. Just curious if anyone knows who uses it since I hadn't seen it there before. Thanks in advance for the help.
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MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5719 times:
Quoting Greenguy01 (Reply 7): That's an old airplane. It's the 14th 757 off the line. First delivered as G-BKRM Air Europe March 30,1983.
Yikes!! I never realised how old some 757's are. It'll soon be 23 years. IIRC didnt some carrier(s) replace their old 752 with newer ones ? It was one of the British charter ones I think, also BA did too IIRC
When the Song concept came out purple was gonna be a color too
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5640 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 12): Did this one ever fly in Hooters colors since it is a Pace plane?
Nope, as it's set up in a sports charter configuration, a nice one at that (76 first class seats, 30 coach; interestingly enough, the flight from ATL to IAD it made last night was listed on Flytecomm as being a Hooters Air flight. That's a bit much of an a/c for an NBA team to be using.
The aircraft pictured has the Rolls Royce RB211-535C engines. These have a shorter cowl/nacelle than the RB211535-Es found on most 757s. Some RB211-535C 757s were later re-engined with the RB211-535E, such as G-MOND of Monarch Airlines (somewhere between 1983 and 1986):