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New US Livery On YV Dash 8 At PHX  
User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8912 times:

Just spotted it at PHX at gate B1A on the Mesa ramp. I actually pushed this plane out when it went to Goodyear (GYR) for repaint into the new US livery....looks pretty snazzy. A whole lot better than the America West Express livery they've all been sporting. Looks like Mesa is finally starting to rotate all the Dash's for repaint. I'm heading to work now, I'll take my camera and see if I can snap a picture. I believe it's tail number N987HA, not 100% though.

crj.


Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8888 times:

What a shame that Piedmont didn't get to have the first painted Dash. You'd think the wholly owned would've gotten that honor....

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 8821 times:

Well, if it helps, the tail number ending in -HA sounds like an ex-Henson aircraft i.e. Piedmont.  wink 


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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8456 times:

Yup, it's N987HA, been here in PHX all day. From what I've heard, the paint is 200lbs heavier than the old paint job, which should help even more in the hot PHX days.


Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8444 times:

Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 3):
Yup, it's N987HA, been here in PHX all day.

If it's been there all day, why don't we have a picture yet?  Big grin



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8211 times:

Quoting JBo (Reply 4):
why don't we have a picture yet?

Batteries in the camera were dead.....sorry.



Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineAv8rphx From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8154 times:

Ahh I remember good ol' ship 987. IIRC the summer weights were something like 37pax 17bags or something. 988HA was even more of a treat when mx would inop the autofeather. Was fun taking 12 pax to FLG when it was booked to cap.

User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7745 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 2):
Well, if it helps, the tail number ending in -HA sounds like an ex-Henson aircraft i.e. Piedmont.

Yup, but then it was sold to Mesa in November of '04. It got an America West Express repaint then, and now they'll have to do it all over again. Silly airlines.  Wink



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineFokkerf28 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7617 times:
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I saw the aircraft last night as it was on a RON in phoenix, looks great. Sorry I did not have my camera.

cheers.....


User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7543 times:

Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 3):
Yup, it's N987HA, been here in PHX all day. From what I've heard, the paint is 200lbs heavier than the old paint job, which should help even more in the hot PHX days.

The Dash spanks hot days in PHX! Although back when I did work for Mesa - one capt doubted the bag count on one of the guymas flights and made them take it all out and do a manual weight. The Dash was something like a half-ton overweight... (no, I did NOT work that flight) It's not that hard to mis-estimate on a bag count - especially on those flights where the pax take everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink in their luggage.



The GoodDoctor
User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

Asked for and answered...not the greatest, but I was at work and took these in passing. N987HA in the new US livery parked at gate B28A.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/ozziecat35/CIMG0979.jpg



http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/ozziecat35/CIMG0980.jpg


CRJ.



Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6653 times:

WOW. That does look a heck of a lot better than the old livery. Quite snazzy!! I've never been on a Dash 8, and will be flying on one the first time this summer (though it is piedmont.)

User currently offlineEyes2thesky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6631 times:

Nice. Will have to keep a look out for those colours at MRY. Mesa flies the Dash8 PHX-MRY-PHX now. 7pm arrival, 6am return. 2h 5m flight, pretty long for a turboprop. I've been wondering if it's the longest flight in the United States on a Dash8 -100,-200,-300. Horizon has longer flights on the Q400, but that's a whole different bird from the -100,-200,-300.

User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6608 times:

I like how next to the door is all cluttered with markings, usa flag, star alliance, heritage logo, etc. Looks great though.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

Looks pretty good... Probably see them in PSP and CLD as well! Might try to stop by one of them and try to get a shot...

BTW, anyone know when any of the Mesa CRJ-200s that operate from PHX/LAS are going to be repainted? Air Wisconsin already has lots of CR2s in the NC...



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6576 times:

That looks damn good!

Now only to get a Q400 into that paintjob....



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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

Yes it does look good...we'll probably see it in TUS. Unfortunately 2 of our flights are being downgraded to DH8's....argh!

User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 12):
I've been wondering if it's the longest flight in the United States

Piedmont's LGA-ROA was blocked longer but that might be because of LGA. They also do/did DCA-HHH as a seasonal saterday only service. That was loooonnnnnnng, even in the -200.



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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6250 times:

That Dash looks really good...I really miss working those, it was a ONE MAN show on that little FLUF.

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6241 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 12):
Mesa flies the Dash8 PHX-MRY-PHX now. 7pm arrival, 6am return. 2h 5m flight, pretty long for a turboprop.

It is a long flight, but that is the length of many American Eagle flights in the caribbean SJU/POS being one of the longest clocking 2hours 50 minutes.

That US X Dash 8 looks splendid.



There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 6214 times:

I've mostly seen the new paint job going Int'l to GYM & HMO. Unfortuanately the painters messed up something because now the aft cargo door likes to stick.

Quoting San747 (Reply 14):
anyone know when any of the Mesa CRJ-200s that operate from PHX/LAS are going to be repainted?

I've been asking the same thing. The 200's get used so much, I'm not sure YV can find the time for one to be down for 3 or 4 days to go to GYR to get painted.



Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5650 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6142 times:

Very nice, I finally go back to work today (after a nice 4-day weekend!) and will probably see this more up close.


"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6097 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 12):
Nice. Will have to keep a look out for those colours at MRY. Mesa flies the Dash8 PHX-MRY-PHX now. 7pm arrival, 6am return. 2h 5m flight, pretty long for a turboprop. I've been wondering if it's the longest flight in the United States on a Dash8 -100,-200,-300. Horizon has longer flights on the Q400, but that's a whole different bird from the -100,-200,-300.

Not for long. The Dash 8's last departure from MRY will be Tuesday morning, the 17th. Starting with that afternoon's flight from PHX, it becomes a CRJ-200. The mid-day flight has remained a CRJ (currently a -900), it was the late arrival that stayed overnight and returned to PHX the next morning that was the Dash 8. On some days, it made a late run to LAS and back.

PHX-MRY was the longest Dash 8 flight in the entire US Airways Express system (both east and west).


User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 14):
BTW, anyone know when any of the Mesa CRJ-200s that operate from PHX/LAS are going to be repainted?

It looks like there's one to the right of the Dash-8 in that top photo... you can see the tail and the winglet peeking in the shot.

Granted, it could be a CR9, but I've never seen the CR9s do ground-level boarding, they've always been at jetways.



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User currently offlineEyes2thesky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6028 times:

Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 17):
Piedmont's LGA-ROA was blocked longer but that might be because of LGA.

I think your suspicion about LGA is correct. In terms of distance flown the two aren't close:

LGA (40°46'38"N 73°52'21"W) ROA (37°19'32"N 79°58'32"W) 352 nm
PHX (33°26'03"N 112°00'42"W) MRY (36°35'13"N 121°50'35"W) 520 nm

But if you're a passenger belted into the plane 2-plus hours in either case, the distance-flown comparison won't matter much.

DCA-HHH, meanwhile, is 436 nm.

Quoting Captaink (Reply 19):
It is a long flight, but that is the length of many American Eagle flights in the caribbean SJU/POS being one of the longest clocking 2hours 50 minutes.

Thanks, I would not have thought of checking Eagle's SJU hub. 2h 50m definitely takes the cake. I always liked the ATR42s when I flew on them with JetLink out of EWR, but 2h 50m on one is stretching it.

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 22):
The Dash 8's last departure from MRY will be Tuesday morning

Ah, too bad. Seems they just barely started.

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 22):
PHX-MRY was the longest Dash 8 flight in the entire US Airways Express system (both east and west).

Bet the pilots liked it for building time.


25 Hawaiian717 : No Mesa CRJ-200s have been repainted yet, so it's a CRJ-900.
26 Post contains images FCYTravis : Thanks.
27 Crjflyer35 : Yup, indeed it was a CR9, at gate B28B, all of Mesa's inbound Int'l arrivals come into either B28A, B28B or B24A, and we don't have any CRJ-200's tha
28 Eagle11 : Looks pretty good. Thanks for the pictures!
29 Post contains images BatonOps : Thanks a lot for the pictures. I can't wait for Piedmont to start repainting their fleet.
30 RedTailDTW : Why would they downgrade all the way to a Dash-8. You would think that they would go to a CRJ-200 first. Does anyone know the reason for the downgrad
31 Silentbob : You might not being flying Piedmont unless they can find some new FOs. Piedmont was supposed to have their first one painted months ago, it's turning
32 Riddle274 : I am definately missing something but I've been gone for awhile. Can you explain please?
33 Treebeard787 : Thats pretty sweet looking! Can't wait to see it.
34 Maverick623 : YYC-PHX (2710) uses a -200 I believe, although it goes thru pre-clearance.
35 Zvocio79 : aint the N987HA a Piedmont aircraft????? it was when I worked there, unless is a 200 wich they don't fly anymore.
36 ExFATboy : Looks pretty good! Just out of curiosity, any idea why the new paint would weigh more than the old paint?
37 DurangoMac : I saw this bird in DRO today and I agree it's very sharp.
38 Silentbob : It is a 200 They will be parking some aircraft in the near future due to pilot shortages.
39 N624AW : I will be watching for it when it comes to Yuma.
40 Flyboyaz : I have no idea to be honest. We have a YV mx base here so maybe that was part of the reason. The first inbound from PHX and the last are the ones bei
41 Spoke2Spoke : Is it 200 lbs heavier because the new paint is applied on top of the old? Is the the old paint not stripped off before the new paint is applied? This
42 Crjflyer35 : You know, I'm not 100% sure, I do think they strip the paint, but I overheard some talk that this particluar job was double coated. It would make sen
43 USXguy : I'm not sure you'll see any HPX CRJ-200s painted in the new colors as HP would rather fly a CR9 than a CR2 (due to costs) on some of those routes flow
44 Crjflyer35 : Aha, not so sure now. It looks like ship 353 (A CR2) is heading to GYR tonight...me thinks a repaint is in order, I'll keep an eye out.
45 JBo : I wonder if they'll actually get the grey stripes the right shade as opposed to the Air Wisconsin CR2's that are too dark.
46 Post contains images Iadcrj : Just flew into TUS on this very same bird. The aircraft looked very imaculate from the outside. It made any Dash 8 crew member feel proud to be at Mes
47 Post contains images IADCRJ : I was told that when the aircraft was brought to GYR for the paint job, all of the original paint was striped off. I believe four layers or so of it.
48 Jmc1975 : It's not proper to double-coat an aircraft, in fact it's the absolute wrong way to paint an aircraft. But mind you, we're talking Mesa here.
49 Post contains links and images A340Spotter : Managed to catch it in PHX yesterday, and it's now on the site here... View Large View MediumPhoto © Jeffrey S. DeVore JSD
50 Av8rphx : Give it a couple weeks and it will have a HPX cowl and a UAX Rudder on it.
51 Zvocio79 : May be they had to add extra paint around the ice shield that always crack due to the small ice particles and fod that thrown away by the props. that
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