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User currently offlineJbond From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15904 times:

on approach after 1st flight
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1053777/L/

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User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15698 times:

Great pic. The C/S is simple but i think it is classy. I was not so sure about it from that first pic. But i like it better in this one. I hope they can start flying soon. I keep cheacking thier job openings on thier site. I Keep hoping i would see an opening for operations in MCO. I would put in for it in a heart beat if they did offer it. I miss working in ops. I used to do it in CMH for delta. I would love to do it again.


Fly HI
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15593 times:

Looks very nice indeed!

User currently onlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15310 times:

Damn, that is one dull C/S... but I like the American flag on the winglets.

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1794 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15224 times:

So what will Virgin US operate, where's their base going to be?

User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15156 times:

Thought the writing was purple from the first pic we saw. This looks red in pic 2???

User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14992 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 3):
Damn, that is one dull C/S... but I like the American flag on the winglets

I completely agree. Too much "white", but that's the least of their worries. With Fred Reid in charge, it will never last.


User currently offlineMaartenV From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14954 times:

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 4):
So what will Virgin US operate, where's their base going to be?

They will operate a fleet of A320s, their executive HQ will be in NY and their operational base will be SFO.

I think it is a classy scheme which fits their image, although I think that they should have used the silver fuselage color like Virgin Atlantic and the same tail, with the darker border. That would make it even more easier for consumers to relate this project with Virgin Atlantic, while still being different (with the American flag on the winglets for example.



Its all about supply and demand...
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4478 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14954 times:

Absolutely dull colourscheme.

User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14926 times:

That looks unfinished and UGLY. So many nice looking Virgin brand aircraft and they thought of this white crap for their US-based airline?  gnasher 

That can't be real, tell me I'm just seeing things
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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5401 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14888 times:

All that white makes it real easy to repaint. Does it take an "N" registration only after acceptance?


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineMaartenV From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14835 times:

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 10):
Does it take an "N" registration only after acceptance?

Yes, all Airbus planes have a F registration before acceptence by the airline, except for the A319 and A321 which are being produced in Germany and therefore have a D registration. Fokker planes used to have PH registrations as well before being delivered.

A bit off topic, but why don't all Boeing planes have N registrations before delivery, while some do?



Its all about supply and demand...
User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14811 times:

That is the worst! When the highlight of a livery is the wingtip fences, then you know you have problems.

User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 967 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14811 times:

That winglet is spectacular! I think that only SAA's 340 fleet can beat it. I just hope Virgin materializes here in Atlanta. Of course, having one of Delta's old ball-wrecking, airline plundering execs as a CEO doesn't bode well for the long term.


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3207 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 14756 times:

For the lazy one's amongst us...


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14283 times:

Huh!

No Statue of Liberty in a red bikini under the c/p window?? Looks awful btw...

Micke//SWE  Wink



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14230 times:

You people really like critisizing. What exactly is wrong with the livery? It is simple and elegant. Simplicitys is good. I think the American flag in the wingtips is really a nice touch. A more complicated livery would cost more and add extra weight to the airplane. It is a low cost airline at the end.


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User currently offlineAmericanMD80 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14039 times:

I agree with TurkishWings.

From a graphics stand point, I think that sometimes simpler is better.

I actually enjoy this livery.



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User currently offlineMaartenV From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13977 times:

Quoting AmericanMD80 (Reply 17):
From a graphics stand point, I think that sometimes simpler is better.

I agree, and it is a good livery from a marketing stand point as well.



Its all about supply and demand...
User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13977 times:

Quoting MaartenV (Reply 7):
They will operate a fleet of A320s, their executive HQ will be in NY and their operational base will be SFO.

Slight correction. They've decided to consolidate their HQ near SFO entirely.


User currently offlineCoa747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13451 times:

Would have been nice to see the Virgin lady displaying the stars and stripes like she does with the Aussie flag on Virgin Blue or the Union Jack on Virgin Atlantic for that matter. I'm dissapointed hopefully a revision of somekind will be undertaken.

User currently offlineGrude1087 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 13323 times:

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 10):
That looks unfinished and UGLY. So many nice looking Virgin brand aircraft and they thought of this white crap for their US-based airline?

Many automobile companies send their "plain" versions to the USA too, so this simple livery wasn't surprising to me. America is not seen by many parts of the world to be a bastion of sophistication or style, especially in lower-cost products.

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 16):
No Statue of Liberty in a red bikini under the c/p window??

I was looking for the "Virgin" lady to be wearing a TSA badge or holding an apple pie.  duck  Sorry, I came back from another trip and got very annoyed at the security checks.  white 


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 13323 times:

Yet still no operating certificate?


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineTockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12856 times:

uh, does anyone else notice that that photo has been doctored?

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12728 times:

What is so wrong with this?

Simple, gets the name across. What else could you want?
It is afterall, a discount airline.

There is something to be said for the KISS theory.
(Keep It Simple, Stupid)


Tockey....how is the photo doctored?



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25 N328KF : Yes, but Fred Reid's boss is Don Carty. And then Don Carty's boss is SRB. How's that for packing a lot of firepower into a startup?
26 WhyWhyZed : I don't notice it myself. But this photo will be going down in history books. Afterall, it is a historical event, and gets special treatment when get
27 Skymileman : Doesn't it seem odd that an airline that plans to start flying this year has not announced a single route? What are they going to do, just fly around
28 DeltaDAWG : Boring! They should have used the red/white & blue that is on the winglets on the fueslage in some way. Keeping it simple and making plain vanilla are
29 B6JFKH81 : I don't see it. How has it been doctored?
30 CptSpeaking : Not sure what you guys are whining about...as other have said, simpler can be better, and in this case, my opinion is that it looks very sharp. It'll
31 Kappel : That is indeed something I think is really missing. Would have been a great touch. Indeed, it looks more like Virgin Nigeria now instead of Virgin At
32 Kappel : While JetBlue has a dull livery, I actually really like SouthWest's livery. And Frontier and Spirit are also LCC's with a great c/s.
33 TurkishWings : Maybe it is part of their marketing strategy. "Wait until the last possible moment to avoid competition". It does happen in the airline industry. Air
34 Tockeyhockey : look at the clarity of the pixels around the windows near the virgin america logo. then look at the clarity of the pixels at the very edges of the vi
35 Speedmarque : Hmmm The "virgin america" on this a/c is in the "eurostile" font as used by all Virgin Airlines. In the original photo it was a different font. We dis
36 Mikephotos : The photo was uploaded by FFS, I highly doubt it is a fake/modified image. The lighting was a bit difficult and post-processing probably required a bi
37 Airwave : I rather like the basic-ness of this livery, though it would be a bit better if it was silver, not white. Perhaps a cheat line would help break up the
38 Positiverate : It's an opinion board...what do you expect? It's an all white airplane, with a solid red tail and solid red engine nacelles. It is boring and unimagi
39 Skymileman : That's a good point. I guess it makes sense, considering the existing lcc's and legacy carriers would jump on any chance to run out Virgin America. F
40 Positiverate : OR, it could be becuase they don't have an operating cert, thus making it premature to offer any tickets on any announced "routes".
41 Radelow : Where are they going to fly?
42 KJFK31L : Definately-- if not with the tail, definitely with the lettering! Matt
43 AlexPorter : IMO it looks more like the windows have been doctored, while the colors and lettering are real.
44 Post contains images Concorde001 : Something like this, or preferably a variant of the VS, DJ schemes would have looked better. Also, where is the American equivalent of Lady Penelope o
45 Speedmarque : I really think the font is different. Take a look at each letter, they are thinner and more upright on the original photo (not slanted). Look at the
46 N766UA : What a boring scheme. It looks incomplete.
47 FSPilot747 : Just what we need, another airline in an already ultra-saturated market. What a fool.
48 ATLflyer : Does anyone have any interior photos?
49 FriendlySkies : Yawn... I was hoping for something a bit more colorful, like Virgin Blue.
50 ContnlEliteCMH : It's good and bad. It's good that it's not blue. It's bad that it's predominantly white. Simplicity is good in the tax code and for machines which ne
51 Silver1SWA : Looks to me like selective sharpening. That's pretty much a requirement nowadays when post-processing a photo before uploading it to airliners.net. P
52 Mikephotos : Can't prove you wrong but they (to me) look more similar than different. The font type is the same it's just that the angle of view is so different i
53 Post contains links Jbond : Yes, strange effect due to the sun at this time with f8 +1 exposure without post-processing. other picture here : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/view
54 Post contains images AirframeAS : I wonder if this is in violation of the F.A.R.'s because 1) You cannot brand the US Flag. And 2) You have to have F.A.A. permission to put the US fla
55 Antoniemey : it's only illegal if they use the entire flag... if they use something just resembling it, they're in the clear... hence how North American can use t
56 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Just out of curiosity, what FAR is that?
57 JetBlueGuy2006 : I like it. It is simple; not a lot going on, and I think it fits well with the Virgin brand. How much is Richard Branson involved? I know he isn't the
58 GatwickA320 : White looks smart, that contrasted with dark red really gives it an unmistakable identity. All I would gripe about is the lack of pretty girl on the n
59 Tbear815 : Look at the management, look at the proposed airline, and look at the aircraft. What you see is management taking a great big bunch of dollars to star
60 Wdleiser : The religious zealots here in america would not allow a scantily clad women on a US aircraft. Simply unnacceptable. I personally think VA should have
61 Post contains links and images Mikephotos : View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael F. McLaughlin Mike
62 Skymileman : Nobody said anything about selling tickets. The point is, it may be smart to let people know where you WILL fly so they actually give a care one way
63 Post contains links and images Stirling : View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon Or the sexiest woman of them all! View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon
64 Q330 : It's pretty annoying to see people who know nothing about photography making accusations of doctoring against a reputable photographer. Next time, th
65 MaartenV : Although I agree that the American airline (LCC) market is saturated, how would you react when for example Neeleman walked away from B6 and started a
66 Nonfirm : That paint job is awful when are they going to finish it.
67 Post contains images Greenjet : Nice insular and bigoted point of view, especially coming from someone who lives in a nation that thrives on globalisation. Or should it just be a on
68 Positiverate : Ok, let me rephrase: OR, it could be becuase they don't have an operating cert, thus making it premature to announce any "routes". Feel better?
69 Mir : LH's color scheme suits LH very well. It's stately, subdued and business-like. Virgin's corporate image to be flashy and "out there" for all to see.
70 Tockeyhockey : aparently, the photo has been doctored. maybe you should have read the entire thread before commenting.
71 Silver1SWA : Um, thanks for the pointer, but I did read the entire thread before posting. Don't recall reading anything other than speculation. I may be wrong, me
72 AirframeAS : Im not exactly sure, but it could be under F.A.R. 121 or F.A.R. 45. Im pretty sure its under F.A.R. 45. Not what I meant. Im talking about ownership
73 MaartenV : I did NOT say that, that was a statement by someone else, maybe you should have read the entire thread before commenting! Ehm sorry so you mean that
74 Mir : You'd lose that bet. It's definitely not under 45, and I didn't see anything in 121. I don't know about ICAO regulations. -Mir
75 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Buckle up, for we are about to delve into the FARs FAR 45 subpart C deals with nationality marks on aircraft, such as the so-called "N" numbers. It o
76 Post contains images Mir : Do it. I dare you. If someone were to write a version of the FARs in plain English instead of Legalese, they could make a heck of a lot of money. May
77 Post contains links THFOffi : Hello I get the Virgin in TLS too! http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1054476/L/ But I have a question how many a/c will Virgin America get? André
78 Post contains images Mikephotos : Apparently, it was NOT doctored See Andre's photo above to confirm (not that we had to) it was a real photo uploaded by FFS. Mike
79 THFOffi : Hi Mike The Virgin came two times on this day! But the sun on the second turn was better!!
80 Post contains images Mikephotos : show off!! Mike
81 AirframeAS : Oh, it is in there somewhere. I only have the A&P Technican version of the FAR's. How do I know? Because when I worked for WN in 2002, WN sent a memo
82 Luv2fly :
83 AirframeAS : Your point?
84 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : -This is a great thread. First of all, it's not that some of us like "criticizing" but look at the title. Keyword: picture. Therefore, I have the free
85 Post contains links and images Mir : Was this a logojet thing, or the little flag next to the registration number? It could be that WN wanted approval to put the flag on the tail while t
86 AirframeAS : Mir: the memo was for the ENTIRE fleet, not for a 'logo jet'. Pre-2002 aircraft never had the american flag any of the 737s. So like I said, if WN had
87 EZYman : Where are the new aircraft being stored, TLS, SFO??? do they just sit around until the start of operations?
88 Jaysit : Gotta agree with you. It will be hard enough to convince Mom and Pop Fundie from Fundamentalistan, AL to even fly an airline called Virgin.
89 Elcableguy77 : Just slightly off-topic, but what will VA's two and three-letter ICAO codes be? And what about the possibilities for their callsign?
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