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US Air And Their New Heritage Jet  
User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

the new heritage looks great in the new/old America West pant. how many planes does US air have painted in the heritage paint schemes?


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

Sounds like 5 so far?

AWA new livery, AWA Old, Piedmont, Alleghany, and PSA.

Alex



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5322 times:

AWA old used to be AWA new, they just repainted 838AW IIRC.

User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 2):
AWA old used to be AWA new, they just repainted 838AW IIRC.

New HP livery is still 838AW - old HP livery is on a/c 828AW - it's parked outside my window right now loading up for a SFO flight - looks beautiful.


User currently offlineJogales From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

Here's the first photo in the DB of N838AW in old HP colors:

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Photo © Jeremy Irish - V1 Aviation Photography




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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3771 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

It looks even better now that there's a picture of it in action. Really glad they did an HP old livery heritage theme jet.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5092 times:

Hey that looks really great. I think they can get rid of the new HP colors/US Airways hybrid.


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User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

They did not paint over N838AW it is still the same, they have just added a second America West Heritage plane

Here are all the heritage planes

America West N838AW and N828AW

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Photo © Stewart Andrew
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Photo © Jeremy Irish - V1 Aviation Photography



PSA N742PS

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Photo © Joey Collura



Piedmont N744P

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Photo © Ron Peel



Alleghany N745VJ

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Photo © Josh Akbar



Hopefully more to come like original US Airways


User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

They all look very nice, especially the newest edition!

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

I love it...I really hope they do another US Air livery...like the silver/maroon or the late 80's version after they merged operations with Piedmont. They would look really sweet.

User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

If anyone wants to snap a picture of this new bird, it is currently in flight to SEA as flt. 79. Here is its flight path today:

PHXSEA flt. 79
0732 - 1029

SEAPHX flt. 490
1115-1359

PHXDEN flt. 490
1445-1725

DENPHX flt. 491
1755-1845

PHXYEG flt. 300
1932-0004

Enjoy and please share if you get a picture!


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 9):
I really hope they do another US Air livery...like the silver/maroon or the late 80's version after they merged operations with Piedmont.

 confused  Which US livery are you actually referring to?

The silver/maroon livery was their first livery which rolled out in 1979 (basically a modified version of the 1975 AL livery).

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The post-PI merger livery (merger hybrids excluded) rolled out in 1989 uses blue and red on bare metal.

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Photo © Paul Kanagie



Either way, since the aircraft being used to display all the Heritage liveries are A319s; usage of a bare/polished metal livery is not likely... unless they opt for either white, grey, or silver en lieu of the bare metal.



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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Looks great!

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
unless they opt for either white, grey, or silver en lieu of the bare metal.

Kind of like what Aeroflot did. Which reminds me, what happened to the other thread on this plane? Did it get deleted?


User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
Which US livery are you actually referring to?

Yeppers that's them...I realize the airbus doesn't do bare metal that well...it would be cool even if they used a different plane like a 757 or even a 737 we plan on keeping for a while.


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 3276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 9):
I really hope they do another US Air livery...like the silver/maroon or the late 80's version after they merged operations with Piedmont.

Which US livery are you actually referring to?

The silver/maroon livery was their first livery which rolled out in 1979 (basically a modified version of the 1975 AL livery).

The post-PI merger livery (merger hybrids excluded) rolled out in 1989 uses blue and red on bare metal.

Either way, since the aircraft being used to display all the Heritage liveries are A319s; usage of a bare/polished metal livery is not likely... unless they opt for either white, grey, or silver en lieu of the bare metal.

IMO, the best 'USAir' retro livery would be the one that was introduced just after the Allegheny name change. It's a white/red/maroon scheme which should be easily doable on an A319. It also reflects the timeframe of some of USAir's better years prior to the Piedmont and PSA mergers.


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

Yes that would work great...you should submit it to the merger email address as a suggestion! Since they have to repaint the planes anyhow..might as well do something fun eh?

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 14):
IMO, the best 'USAir' retro livery would be the one that was introduced just after the Allegheny name change. It's a white/red/maroon scheme which should be easily doable on an A319.

Actually, the livery shown in your post is a hybrid-livery. Since AL's final livery debuted 4 years previously, many planes were still freshly painted in the '75 scheme.

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Once the AL-US name change became official (in late Sept. 1979); every new/used plane that entered the fleet from then on was given the full bare-metal livery.

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Even in 1978 (unless the year is a typo on this photo), one year prior to the name change; a few of AL's planes still had the older wedge livery. Those planes were probably the first ones to receive the bare-metal livery.

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User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 6):
Hey that looks really great. I think they can get rid of the new HP colors/US Airways hybrid.

I hope they don't. It might not be a rarity right now, but on the Airbuses, the green/turq HP colors are rapidly disappearing, and a few years down the road, planespotters will be standing out at the end of Runway 8 hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare America West bird arriving in a sea of new-colors US Airways jets. The more old-school reminders of history out there, the better.



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User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4337 times:
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Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 13):
...I realize the airbus doesn't do bare metal that well...it would be cool even if they used a different plane like a 757 or even a 737 we plan on keeping for a while

I would expect to see some 737-300's in bare metal colors. They require a Maintenance "LapSeam" check every year that would require them to strip the paint off and then patch it on several Lap seams. That being said, I would suspect you will see both UsAir paints as well to match the 2 HP paints. I also stated that you might get to see Mohawk and Empire.

As aside thought, Love to see them paint the sole remaining B767-200 in the Silver Piedmont Colors.



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User currently offlineAmwest2United From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4300 times:
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Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 18):
As aside thought, Love to see them paint the sole remaining B767-200 in the Silver Piedmont Colors

This should read:

As a side thought, I would love to see the sole remaining Dark USAirways B767-200 repainted as a Silver "Piedmont" 767



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