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N745VJ Allegheny Heritage Scheme Before And After  
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

The revised and improved US-Allegheny Heritage Scheme on A-319 N745VJ is now flying the skies, I wanted to share my "before and after" shots for compairison with you, the remarks in the second photo mentions what changed, if I missed anything feel free to add. Enjoy !


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Cheers

LGA777

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User currently offlineTomTurner From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 247 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

This is a very good improvement in my opinion; look forward to seeing it up close.

Great shots Ron. Thanks for the update.

Tom


User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3288 times:
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Hi Ron,

Congrats on your two very nice photos! The first one should become quite a rarity.

The aircraft looks much better in the revised livery. It's a shame US Airways made such an expensive mistake by getting it "not-quite-right" the first time around but I'm impressed that they listened to the feedback and improved the livery in a rather short period of time.

Edward


User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3172 times:

Much better! Glad they made it look more like an airplane than a toy. Allegheny deserves at least this much!
Oh...and nice shots Ron, thanks!


User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

MUCH better. Big grin

There's a distinct curve to to the bottom of the cheatline now, and the grey is dark enough to provide a better contrast. Too bad they can't do bare-metal.

The logo on the tail also looks much better.

I find it amusing that an all three of these heritage planes, US has had to modify something In order to get it just right.

PSA - had to widen the smile (I'd have also tweaked the tail a bit).
Alleghenty - the whole damn plane, more or less.
Piedmont - Darkening the blue a couple shades.

At least US is bothering to do the work to get them right, though. That says alot for them.



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4499 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Much better, indeed. They still need to make the "US Airways" title red, to match the red Allegheny title, but otherwise it's excellent.

Jim



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Definite improvement.

Now when are going to see this baby in PHL?



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5219 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

Hi Ron!

Great pictures!!! Looking forward for 745VJ w. revised c/s @ MEX!

g77 APM



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Thanks for sharing the photos, Ron. This grayhair remembers back to 1960 and Allegheny Convairs parked at DTW next to a NW Electra or DC6B.
I like the Idea of USAirways and the "throwback" paint schemes.
Now if we can get NW to do a 757 in pre meatball(early-mid 60's)scheme
along with a North Central paint scheme complete with Herman, that would be very nice.
safe



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8234 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Definately much better. The old one just looked kind of like Allegheny, the new one looks just like it. Now if only we can fix Piedmont now!  silly 


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2445 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

That's much much better...

Hats off to US for remembering where it all came from....

 coffee 



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User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

At first I didnt think it would be much of a difference but the new one definitely looks better. I'm real surprised that US would re-paint the plane but good for them.

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

The thing that amazes me is that they are such subtle changes!
A little bit larger logo, slimmed up the cheatline, moved the reg, less paint on the nose....all could have been avoided had someone paid more attention in the design process.
Almost as if they came up with the design from being told what it looked like, as opposed to having an actual model or picture to work from.

I mean, it's not like it's a wholesale change or anything!

But as the saying goes, "The Devil is in the Details"

This is so much better! Good job US!

Goes to show everyone that this ISN'T your father's US Airways/USAir/Allegheny.....don't think they would have cared much!



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

ron, kudos on the great shots. i have to say that i wasn't too fond of allegheny in it's original scheme but now it looks great IMO!!


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

US did a much better job this time around. I like it.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 14):
US did a much better job this time around. I like it.

I saw N745VJ on approach to DCA the other day. Great looking aircraft.


User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

The update work well and make it a fantastic looking and very distinctive A319. Great job US!


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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Just wanted to say thanks for all the nice coments on my photo. And I agree with many of you kudos to US for not only correcting it but in a timely fashion as well !

Cheers

LGA777


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