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So It This A New US Retrojet Or What:  
User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8920 times:


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Anyone else find it absurd they still have that flying around the system? It might be cool to see, but wow. That is more of a blast from the past then the retrojets, because I at least knew they were coming. I heard about this plane flying around like that back in 04, but I find it nearly impossible they still haven't done anything with it.


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User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 8868 times:

What's so absurd about it? Those things can still be seen in alot of areas....from Florida to the southwest. Get out and you'll see 'em...

-Rich


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8685 times:

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 1):
What's so absurd about it? Those things can still be seen in alot of areas....from Florida to the southwest. Get out and you'll see 'em...

That is the only plane that still has USAir Express titles. It is a B1900D for Air Midwest. I guess it just hasn't had a D-check in awhile (that's when the paint gets changed/reapplied).



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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8668 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
That is the only plane that still has USAir Express titles. It is a B1900D for Air Midwest. I guess it just hasn't had a D-check in awhile (that's when the paint gets changed/reapplied).

There's probably more than one of these puppies out there in Air Midwest's system.



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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8606 times:

A few months ago I flew on that plane... PIT-HGR (Hagerstown, MD)-PIT... and BOY is she lookin ROUGH.

Alright flight though.. cant complain



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4615 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8595 times:

Doesn't bother me...I miss the last USAir theme.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8540 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Thread starter):
So Is This A New US Retrojet Or What:

No, it's a retro turbopropBig grin



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User currently offlineBigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8113 times:

Yeah you could imagine my suprise when I saw a US Express B1900 landing @ DFW. But this is actually what appears to be a subcontractor, subbing out service. These flights out of DFW are operated by Air Midwest, Said to be operated by Mesa, and handled by the YX crew from check in to closing the door. My guess is that Air Midwest bought these off of Colgan after they started picking up S340's for that EAS thing.


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11568 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

Wow. That was the pre-1995 livery!!


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User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6070 times:

Interesting how the livery has developed, from this pre-1995 to the black (or dark blue) and then what they use now....


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6070 times:

Quoting Whappeh (Thread starter):
but I find it nearly impossible they still haven't done anything with it.

Why...?? If it dosn't need paint, why paint it...? If the tires on your car are worn out, do you go out and buy a new car...?



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User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5389 times:

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 7):
handled by the YX crew from check in to closing the door.

I'm glad you mentioned this. When US/HP/YX/Mesa were in B, didn't US handle Mesa and YX flights at the gate? I guess YX got their own agents when they moved to E? Is that right?


User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 7):
Said to be operated by Mesa

Not necessarily operated by YV. I actually pushed this plane out of gate 15A in PHX on Saturday night...lol. It has a Mesa reg. but is operated by Air Midwest, different baggage load sheets and everything. It is a rough looking airplane though...my favorite one in the system is the all white 1900.....I think it N142YV.....not sure....Operations always says Casper is on the ground for whatever gate.



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11568 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 10):
Why...?? If it dosn't need paint, why paint it...? If the tires on your car are worn out, do you go out and buy a new car...?

Your tires do not advertise who owns and operates the car.

This paint is at LEAST 12 years old, and is well overdue. It no longer marks the operator of ship.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

Quoting N312RC (Reply 4):
A few months ago I flew on that plane... PIT-HGR (Hagerstown, MD)-PIT... and BOY is she lookin ROUGH.

Alright flight though.. cant complain

I think it was also in LNS a few times...

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User currently offlineAAtakeMeAway From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

It looks like it's had some sort of paint touch-up/removal between April 2006 and January 2007 (if the dates in the photos are correct.)


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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3356 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3648 times:
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I saw 'Casper' today in PIT as we were taxiing out from PIT to ORD onboard US3307.

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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2345 posts, RR: 38
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 7):
My guess is that Air Midwest bought these off of Colgan after they started picking up S340's for that EAS thing.

This plane has been flying for Air Midwest for ages.

Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 12):
Not necessarily operated by YV

Air Midwest is owned by Mesa Air Group. (Kinda like saying Freedom Airlines pilots dont work for Mesa).


I love that bird. Every time I see her it brings back memories of my youth. USAir Dc-9's, Md-80's, Fokker 100's zipping around when PIT was a busy airport. Dash-8's, B1900's, J31's, D328's, S340's, SW4's, BE99's etc. I miss those days!

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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

I do remember the J31. Short hops over to Altoona.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 17):
I love that bird. Every time I see her it brings back memories of my youth. USAir Dc-9's, Md-80's, Fokker 100's zipping around when PIT was a busy airport. Dash-8's, B1900's, J31's, D328's, S340's, SW4's, BE99's etc. I miss those days!

That wasn't that long ago... Like 1998 really  Wink



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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 10):
Why...?? If it dosn't need paint, why paint it...?

There is something to be said about brand image, and a clean "new" looking aircraft.


User currently offlineLuketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Yeah I see this about everyday at PIT. Wish they had some of the larger jets in this livery.


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User currently offlineBigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 11):
I'm glad you mentioned this. When US/HP/YX/Mesa were in B, didn't US handle Mesa and YX flights at the gate? I guess YX got their own agents when they moved to E? Is that right?

Not sure about who operated the ground handling, but in B Mesa's ticketing was done by Midwest.

Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 12):

Not necessarily operated by YV.

Rewind my post 5 words. Operated by Air Midwest, Said to be operated by Mesa.... I know it's a mouth full and a pain to wrap your head around. Like Delta Operated by Shuttle America, handled by a different contract company...  banghead 



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User currently offlineRiddle274 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

While we're talking about about the 1900's - does anyone know if any will be painted in the new US livery? If they have already, there doesn't seem to be any pictures in the database . . .

Thanks!!


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2345 posts, RR: 38
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Air Midwest isnt a contract company. Theyre one of the subsidiary's of Mesa Air Group. (Mesa Airlines, Freedom Airlines, and Air Midwest).

Kinda like RAG consists of Republic, Shuttle America, and Chautauqua.

ATCT



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25 Steeler83 : Ya know, I am actually starting to miss this livery myself...
26 Cbphoto : Speaking of Air Midwest/Mesa Beech 1900's, rumors around PRC are that the EAS for Great Lakes was up last month. I was wondering if anyone has any new
27 Caspian27 : 242YV is also still in the old USAir express colors. 159YV is also in an all-white scheme. The 'caspers' were left white so that they could be positio
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