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Piedmont Dash 8 Finally Painted  
User currently offlineBrp89 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

Caught my first glimpse at a Piedmont Dash 8 in the new US Airways colors today at HVN. I guess they finally decided to start painting them. Sorry the photo is a little blury.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5192 times:

Is that a -200 or -300? I know some of Mesa's PHX-based -200s have been painted, but none of the -300s before now (if it is a -300).

User currently offlineBrp89 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

Neither, it is a -100.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

Looks cool, anyone have the reg?


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User currently offlineFlyusairways From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5120 times:

Thanks for the photo, brp89!

Quoting San747 (Reply 3):
Looks cool, anyone have the reg?

That, and I'm desperate to know....will it be coming to PHF or ORF soon? I may just have to break out the ol' camera for this bird.

Congrats Piedmont on your first repaint in the new livery. This Dash sure looks sharp.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

Quoting Brp89 (Thread starter):
Caught my first glimpse at a Piedmont Dash 8 in the new US Airways colors today at HVN.

That should be the second or third one that has been painted......



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
That should be the second or third one that has been painted......

Already? Wow, OK, new question then: what are the regs of the THREE repainted aircraft? Big grin



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User currently offlineFlyusairways From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 6):
what are the regs of the THREE repainted aircraft?

And most importantly, where are they headed in the near future??????????????  Big grin



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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4875 times:

The new colors look great on the Dash. I can't wait to see -300 painted. Hopefully we will see them in MDT soon.

User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3763 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4844 times:

I saw a painted one at CRW yesterday.

User currently offlineD328 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 4785 times:

About time they painted those Trash 8's, working a PIT seeing those dumpy looking Dashes makes USAirways look trashy.

I remember seeing a lady coming down the jetway to get on a Dash she took one look and said "Hell NO!" and turned around and walked backed up to the agent.

But anyway their planes need painted badly. Or better yet get them new ones..


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 4739 times:

I want to see Piedmont Dash 8 q400s!


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User currently offlineMu2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting D328 (Reply 10):
About time they painted those Trash 8's, working a PIT seeing those dumpy looking Dashes makes USAirways look trashy.

I remember seeing a lady coming down the jetway to get on a Dash she took one look and said "Hell NO!" and turned around and walked backed up to the agent.

But anyway their planes need painted badly. Or better yet get them new ones..

Yeah, and the Saabs and 1900s look alot better. I hate people like the ones you are talking about. An airplane has never crashed because the paint was faded and cracking. Sure our Dashes are old but that doesn't make them unsafe. I have been through a lot of sh!T flying a Dash, and I can tell you they fly just fine on one engine.


User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

OK on 7/27 in HVN it could have been any of the following A/C as all of the below were showing arrived from PHL that day

US 4526 931HA
US 4507 826EX
US4210 908HA
US4550 838EX
US4366 814EX


User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1443 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 4410 times:

838EX was the first one painted, followed by 912HA. There is another in the paint shop now that should be finished in a day or two. The contract to paint was for 20 aircraft going nose to tail.

No -300s are scheduled to be painted as far as I know. Only some of the -100s which are owned. All the -300s are lease aircraft.


User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 4301 times:


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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

Glad to see this! These are the aircraft i'll be flying starting in a few weeks when I get back to training and it's nice to see them in that great scheme.

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 1):
Is that a -200

We don't have -200's anymore

Quoting D328 (Reply 10):
About time they painted those Trash 8's, working a PIT seeing those dumpy looking Dashes makes USAirways look trashy.

Settle down there son. You're trashing my aircraft and It's not something I take lightly (especially if you're not flying them). And if you want to talk about trashy, look at the US 737's with CHUNKS of paint falling off and fading. Now those are trashy. So for the time being D328, just keep your mouth shut.



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User currently offlineBrp89 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

It was flight 4550 so 838EX it must be.

User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 16):
Settle down there son. You're trashing my aircraft and It's not something I take lightly (especially if you're not flying them). And if you want to talk about trashy, look at the US 737's with CHUNKS of paint falling off and fading. Now those are trashy. So for the time being D328, just keep your mouth shut.

I have flown on many of these and also worked many of these and yes some of them are in bad shape paint wise. Remember that the paint on an aircraft will not stay factory fresh to long due to the various conditions that the aircraft may incounter (snow, rain, temp changes, etc.) Are they safe? definatly. DASH-8's are built like a brick $hit house and just because you may see a little paint falling off don't mean the wings are about to fall off. I believe that EN is looking at replacing them anyway with posibly the ATR-42/72 or something along that line if I remember correctly but that will not happen overnight so they are here to stay for atleast a few more years.


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

That looks great. Glad to see the new paint filtering its way back East.

Quoting Freshlove1 (Reply 18):
I believe that EN is looking at replacing them anyway with posibly the ATR-42/72

I haven't heard anything to that extent. Only thing I recall about the US regionals and Props was the Q-400.



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User currently offlineSaabFA71 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Glad to see those Dashes finally sporting the new colors! I sure hope they stick around for a while.....it'll be sad the day they finally go. Maybe EN will get Q400s.....or Bombardier will develop an advanced 37 seater.....to replace the -100/200s.


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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

I've been seeing the new colors on this a/c in ALB a few times I believe.

User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Those things will be around at Peidmont for a while yet to come. Peidmont only flies the 100 and the 300. It would be nice to see some Q400's over on that side of the family but me thinks that it will be a mixed order of ATR's because of the two sizes available. I wonder how they will deal with the iceing issues that ATR's have though up north in the winter IF it were to go that way. The ATR is a fine airplane as I have ridden a few on Eagle. The entire fleet save for the pair Peidmont parked should be getting the full paint work up as they rotate the schedule but I am not a Peidmont guy so I will ask my buddy who is a Peidmont guy.


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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3277 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 22):
It would be nice to see some Q400's over on that side of the family but me thinks that it will be a mixed order of ATR's because of the two sizes available.

According to their website, Bombardier still offers the -200, -300, and -400. The current fleet could be replaced with new Dash aircraft. I really hope the folks in PHX don't pick the ATR. I share your concern about winter ops.


User currently offlineMu2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 23):
Those things will be around at Peidmont for a while yet to come. Peidmont only flies the 100 and the 300. It would be nice to see some Q400's over on that side of the family but me thinks that it will be a mixed order of ATR's because of the two sizes available. I wonder how they will deal with the iceing issues that ATR's have though up north in the winter IF it were to go that way. The ATR is a fine airplane as I have ridden a few on Eagle. The entire fleet save for the pair Peidmont parked should be getting the full paint work up as they rotate the schedule but I am not a Peidmont guy so I will ask my buddy who is a Peidmont guy.

I am a Piedmont guy. The ATR is just to try to get the price of the Q400 down. Common type for our 100s, 300, and the Q400. So why would we leave a type we have flown for 20 years and move to another prop?


25 NASBWI : EN is Air Dolomiti (as per the website), which already operates the ATR-42/72 family. In fact, they operated DHC-8-300s for a short period before rep
26 Freshlove1 : That is what we saw on a paper that was posted at our station. It didn't say that EN was going to definatly get the ATR but that US was accepting off
27 D328 : US is trashy. Dash 8's aren't trashy, but the way Piedmont seems to keep them they are trashy. And how they "touch up" the paint on them is funny usi
28 Freshlove1 : Are you referring to the employees of US that make it trashy or you think it is trashy just because a little paint is missing from the plane? I along
29 Post contains images WesternA318 : ex-employee, and current shareholder (10,500 shares in all)
30 MCOflyer : Really, talk is cheap my friend. Agreed. This hurts me because I am a member of US Dividend miles and always fly them. Keep that trap shut please D32
31 D328 : Their planes are trashy/dirty. Employess, some nice, some rude.
32 Freshlove1 : And even if there were brush marks where it was touched up with paint does that make the aircraft unsafe? doubt it. Oh wait I think I will go into wor
33 MCOflyer : Good one. See my IM. Really, no they aren't. They are clean when I go on them. Anyone know what numbers are next? Hunter
34 D328 : I am sorry that I think it's funny how cheap and patheic how they take care of them. I would fly on them any day of the week, I love flying. But afte
35 DashTrash : I just flew 912 with the new paint on it the other day. It is..... trashy. It's just the cleanest dumpster in the dump.
36 D328 : Ha, that's funny. I was getting flamed for say that....
37 N710PS : Excuse me but we are not trashy. Your statement is trashy. I take great pride so grow up and get a life. As far as Dash Trash goes, I think he was ma
38 D328 : So flame for saying the planes are in crappy condition. It's true. How about you get over it. They may fly well but do something for the looks and in
39 Cumulonimbus : DO328, With all do respect I never had issues with the dashes besides paint issues, but you should check out some Comair CR1's and CR2's I have seen..
40 DashTrash : 710, you have it right. I do not feel our employees are trashy. I've met some of my best friends at this job, and think of almost everyone I fly with
41 D328 : Anti-prop? Have a look at my name. D328. Dornier 328, the one turbo-prop I would love to fly on, best looking plane ever. I love props. Saab 340s, Em
42 D328 : I will not fly on B6 or any other low cost carrier. I will not explain why I have my reason. I go for the Legacy's sorry!
43 Flighty : They should have painted the Piedmont birds a long time ago. When you board on stairs, you inspect the aircraft visually. If it looks like crap, it s
44 D328 : As I said above I love turbo-props. I will take one over a JET any day! And for impressions, first impressions mean something to me, as for most peop
45 DashTrash : Pretty much everything 328 said about the PDT Dashes is right on. They're tired and in need of replacement. The best replacement being another Dash. A
46 Skydogs : I do know that KSBY was expecting an ATR arrival one day last week or two...
47 Post contains images NASBWI : Easy killer . You don't like someone lumping everyone into their supposed stereotype of an airline, so don't do the same. Cheers,
48 Mu2 : PDT confirmed that they had Bombardier and ATR in SBY last week for initial discussions.
49 KcrwFlyer : Have you ever flown 9L?
50 Post contains images NASBWI : I'll see about picking up a "Team Bombardier" t-shirt sometime
51 N710PS : Dash, I like your thinking and I agree that the birds across the system not just Peidmont but PSA too. Trust me on that one. Even the earlier repainte
52 D328 : Yep. I love the Saab. The aren't in the best shape in and out either. But no where near as bad as the Dash's Piedmont has. And I'll go into the Gulfs
53 D328 : Oh one thing also with the Colgan Air Saab's, when I was working at PIT I am a small guy 140lbs, the cargo doors on some needed greased badly. I would
54 Post contains images San747 : When I worked at ATS, I would handle CO 737-300s. They had a hook to keep the door up and sometimes, when I pulled the line to drop the door, it woul
55 KcrwFlyer : You think Colgans planes are in better shape than Piedmonts!!! You must have been on the best of the best of those Saabs.
56 N710PS : Ha haaha no kidding. A few days ago I was on one from LGA to PVD to see a buddy of mine. How miserable a plane. No APU on it so they closed the door a
57 KcrwFlyer : Here, they always start up the right engine before or during boarding to get the air conditioning running. Also makes for a faster departure since th
58 DashTrash : The Port Authority does not allow turboprops to start engines on the gate at LGA. It is a huge pain in the ass. If you have a deferred APU or not equ
59 MCOflyer : Agreed. I think PDT will go for more Dash's. ATR is there just to get the price down. Hunter
60 D328 : PDT Dash 8-400? Can they? I was told anything more than 70 seats mainline flies, since its a wholly owned. That true, or was I told wrong.
61 KcrwFlyer : They could do a 69 seat configuration, I assume.
62 Spoke2Spoke : I have heard the same thing, that Q-400s are being looked at for the future. While that may be a good replacement for the Dash 300 fleet, the size of
63 N710PS : 70 is not an issue, we have 70 seat jets and Republic has 72 seats.
64 DashTrash : Those aircraft are flown under a side letter in the USAirways CBA, as are the CRJ-900's that Mesa flies out of CLT. Any other aircraft with 70 seats
65 Flighty : Again... a 69 seat Q400 would work okay. US has a lot of 86 seat jets including the CRJ-900s and a whole slew of 86 seat E-175s as well. Don't forget
66 D328 : Yes they have them, but they aren't wholly owned by US, like Piedmont and PSA.
67 N710PS : Dash Trash is correct. I did not have the time to place all of the details but that sums it up in a nut shell.
68 DashTrash : I think you're right about the 69 seat Dash. Problem is the aircraft is certified for more seats than that, preventing them from being flown by an Ex
69 Flighty : Sure but it would have been cheaper for US to transfer that order into a Q400 order. They didn't want the Q400 and even went through some pain not to
70 DashTrash : The 170s were on the USAir certificate, and therefore not scoped. I believe there was a side letter that allowed them to be flown at a wholly owned (M
71 D328 : Think any airline would ever put a first class on a Q400. Maybe nice just to have like 6 seats up front in a 1x2 like the EMB-190(wondering why they h
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