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When Were PI F28s Repainted To US Colors?  
User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

I was looking online at some pictures of USAir Fokker 28 aircraft and notice that despite that fact that these aircraft were acquired in the Piedmont merger of 1989, there are no pictures of the aircraft in pure USAir 1989 colors in the database until 1992.

Can anyone tell me when USAir started repainting the F28s in the 1989 silver/red/blue livery?

Thank you!

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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

About 1991 or 1992. There were so many hybrid schemes on the PI birds, because US management decided to put "USAir" titles on everything and leave it at that. After a couple years of this, they decided to give everything a polished paint job. That bare-metal scheme was my favorite, whether it has the 80s or 90s USAir script.


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User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

The F-28s never received the metal scheme USAir livery, they were the exception. The fuselage was painted grey. Although there were a couple of Piedmont hybrids that experimented with the polished metal scheme but that didn't pan out. Call me biased, but I always favored the PI blue stripe (pre-merger) bare metal scheme which appeared on at least one F-28, if I remember correctly and it looked especially sharp on the factory fresh 737-400s in 1988. I believe only 2 -400s got the blue stripe though, the rest were red.

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

I believe you, but I could've sworn I saw some Air 21 F28s with the bare metal scheme in the database here. USAir got rid of the F28s in 1995-96. I thought the planes were stripped sooner rather than later. I guess I might've been wrong.


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User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Quoting John (Reply 2):
The F-28s never received the metal scheme USAir livery, they were the exception. The fuselage was painted grey. Although there were a couple of Piedmont hybrids that experimented with the polished metal scheme but that didn't pan out. Call me biased, but I always favored the PI blue stripe (pre-merger) bare metal scheme which appeared on at least one F-28, if I remember correctly and it looked especially sharp on the factory fresh 737-400s in 1988. I believe only 2 -400s got the blue stripe though, the rest were red.

I miss those little Fokkers, ha!

I think I found one... we used to get these babys at CHO along with 737s Mad Dogs and DC-9s... miss those days


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