Samair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7976 times:
if you can P*** you can paint after its rather rude name i just want to show people this what ive just read about crew from an airline in ghana painting there own DC 10 ! with rollers,can any airline paint there own plane? http://www.mojaveweblog.com/pages/2003/031030-1a.html
is this common amoung airlines ?
the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
JBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7955 times:
For an airline that likely doesn't have the money to afford a proper paint job, they probably had no other alternative.
But I wouldn't say that's a very common practice for flying aircraft. Most airlines have the money to ferry their aircraft to painting facilities that do it all by airbrushing and masks (and to some extent vinyl decals for some lettering and logos). Some airlines do operate their own painting facilities (I believe Delta does, am I right on that?), but most simply contract with other companies ... as there are alot of environmental restrictions (at least on the US) for painting facilities and thus they're not cheap to operate.
However...some aircraft that are being retired or otherwise permamently withdrawn from service often have their titles simply painted over with a roller or spray can. No need to do go to all the expense when it's not for looks.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7315 times:
Why dont you all see how they paint Orient Thai 747s. They use Bamboo stilts and bamboo ladders and use rollers and spray paint to just paint the tails, no two tails look that identical, cause they are hand painted out in the hot sun on the BKK cargo hard stands. It was fun to watch them do it, very pathetic and they looked like Vietcong to me. with flip flops and grey pajamas, and sun hats.
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Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5279 times:
I am surprised that the FAA denied a clearance for a post maintenance check out flight. Knowing how they are about safety, I was surprised at this. They could always have gotten US Citizens to perform this check flight if they were worried about security.
The FAA gets real funny about aircraft that fly over populated areas.