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Any Delta Aircraft That Wore All 4 Colors?  
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8439 times:

Are there any Delta aircraft that wore the four different colors of Delta in the past 10-15 years?


Starting with the old widget colors from the 1970s -1990s, then the 1997 colors, then the 2000 wavey gravey colors before going on to the 2007 red widget colors?

To one up that - any Delta 757s to wear all 4 colors plus the Song colors? -somehow I doubt it but were there any Delta 757s painted in the 5 different colors? Seems like most of the ex Song 757s are in the new colors

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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8427 times:



Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
Are there any Delta aircraft that wore the four different colors of Delta in the past 10-15 years?

Once they get the MD-88s painted, there will be a few. At PIT we only get MD-88s and 737-800s. The 737-800s never saw the classic DL livery.



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User currently offlineDbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 861 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8274 times:

What would have been interesting is if Delta would have began receiving the ex-TW 757s a few months earlier..before Delta introduced the new paint job. They would have worn TWA, AA, DL-wavy gravy, and eventually the new Delta widget.

Oh well.


User currently offlineB4REAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8082 times:

Surely some of the MD80s, MD90s, 757s, and 767-300's. I'll see if I can get one each scheme through.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8060 times:



Quoting B4REAL (Reply 3):
Surely some of the MD80s, MD90s, 757s, and 767-300's. I'll see if I can get one each scheme through.

MD-90s were never painted in the 1997 Ron Allen livery. They were all True Widget or Wavy Gravy liveries (and now Onwards and Upwards).

Now the question is, how about the 757s? I know N644DL (currently OW&UW) has appeared in Song, Wavy Gravy and Widget liveries. I'm curious as to whether or not there is a 757 that appeared in (or will appear in) OW&UW, Song, Wavy Gravy, Ron Allen and Widget liveries.


User currently offlineB4REAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8025 times:

The 90s were a stretch, which makes sense given the SLC equipment base. I'm jumping through hoops on searches and finding many 3 of 4 schemed aircraft. But will keep looking.


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User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7994 times:

Surprsingly, there aren't very many aircraft (if any) which have seen all the liveries. Most of the aircraft which would have been around long enough to even be able to technically receive all liveries (aircraft delivered prior to 1997), have skipped at least one of them (either the Ron Allen or Wavy Gravy colors)

The entire MD-90 fleet went right from the classic widget colors to wavy gravy and are now slowly being repainted into the new livery.


User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7966 times:



Quoting B4REAL (Reply 3):
Surely some of the MD80s, MD90s, 757s, and 767-300's. I'll see if I can get one each scheme through.

Come to think of it there was a variant of the 737 in all 4 livery's. Comair' CRJ's come to mind as well. Maybe the ATR too not sure though.


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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7907 times:

the 767/757/M88s have seen the 4
the M90/738/777/722/M11 has seen 3
the DC8/DC9/A310 have seen 2
the L1011/741/744/A320 have only seen 1

that should be pretty close.



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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
To one up that - any Delta 757s to wear all 4 colors plus the Song colors? -somehow I doubt it but were there any Delta 757s painted in the 5 different colors?

N610DL is a winner....sort of


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Thats 5 Thats the best I can do   

[Edited 2008-12-26 14:04:52]  Wink

[Edited 2008-12-26 14:06:57]


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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7853 times:



Quoting DUALRATED (Reply 7):
Come to think of it there was a variant of the 737 in all 4 livery's. Comair' CRJ's come to mind as well. Maybe the ATR too not sure though.



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8):
the 767/757/M88s have seen the 4
the M90/738/777/722/M11 has seen 3
the DC8/DC9/A310 have seen 2
the L1011/741/744/A320 have only seen 1

that should be pretty close.

Some of you I think misunderstood my question. I am aware that the 757s, 767s, MD-80s and CRJs wore the different colors because I have pictures of the types in different colors...

My question was for A particular aircraft in all 4 colors.

For example - hypothetically N626DL wore widget until 1998, from 1998-2002 it wore the 1997 colors, then from 2002 - 2008 it wore the wavey gravey until being painted in the current colors earlier this year

Ok the above isn't true...

Quoting Jkudall (Reply 6):
Surprsingly, there aren't very many aircraft (if any) which have seen all the liveries. Most of the aircraft which would have been around long enough to even be able to technically receive all liveries (aircraft delivered prior to 1997), have skipped at least one of them (either the Ron Allen or Wavy Gravy colors)

I think you got the point of what I was asking.

I was looking for a particular aircraft example that wore all four, not a type like I think some people thought I was asking.

We have definitely seen MD-80s, 757s, 767-300s, and the CRJs in the 4 different colors, but what I was trying to see was there any particular for example 757 that wore all 4 - with Jkudall's answer I am thinking no also - the only aircraft types this would be possible on would be the 757, 767-300 and MD-80


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7839 times:



Quoting DUALRATED (Reply 9):
Thats 5 Thats the best I can do

Let's go with that one


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7816 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8):
the DC8/DC9/A310 have seen 2

What two have the A310 seen? I thought the A310 was out of the fleet long before 1997, unless you meant Pan Am colors.

The DC-8 was long gone before 1997 also - unless you are talking about the sideways widget way way back.

The DC-9 also - the sideways widget of way way back? It didn't last until 1997


User currently offlineDl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7799 times:

Found one.....N128DL
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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7774 times:



Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):
What two have the A310 seen? I thought the A310 was out of the fleet long before 1997, unless you meant Pan Am colors.

They (along with WA 732,733(?)722.DC10) saw the"white" airplane with the bumper stick "DELTA"

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):
The DC-8 was long gone before 1997 also - unless you are talking about the sideways widget way way back.

No the first DC-8 came "out of widget" I'm sure someone has a pic. (its like to CV880s)

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):
The DC-9 also - the sideways widget of way way back? It didn't last until 1997

The widget and the widget that fell over.

Also add the:
CV880 saw 2 liverys
733 saw 5 (The WA white and the Delta shuttle C/S)
732 saw 4 (no counting DLX)
DC10 saw 2
721 saw one widget
and the 722 (quick edit) saw 5. (DS also)

Also like to note the only airplane that has only seen one Delta c/s is the L1011, 747 was in this boat till they painted the 744.



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7763 times:

N613DL wore 4 of the colors


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Song -


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We are just missing the 1997 Ron Allen colors


User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7707 times:



Quoting Dl_mech (Reply 13):
Found one.....N128DL

Kudos...


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User currently offlineDl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7668 times:



Quoting Jkudall (Reply 16):
Kudos...

Added my photo timeline after yours.....



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User currently offlineAndrewC75 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7434 times:

OK, I know this doesn't directly answer the question, but N102DA, The Spirit of Delta, wore at least 4 liveries, 5 if you count the "767 tail" livery. 6 if you count the Widget twice.

Widget with 767 tail:

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1996 Olympics (a variant of Ron Allen):

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Widget again (current livery in museum):

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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7385 times:

Quoting AndrewC75 (Reply 18):
OK, I know this doesn't directly answer the question, but N102DA, The Spirit of Delta, wore at least 4 liveries, 5 if you count the "767 tail" livery. 6 if you count the Widget twice.

Ship 102 Thats a GREAT one , I was thinking of that one but because she is no longer in service, I skipped her. But you are right she is in the museum and therefore still in service ...well to some degree, and she is probably the most special of Delta aircraft IMO.

[Edited 2008-12-26 18:43:32]


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User currently offlineAcNDTTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7310 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 8):

The DC-10 has been in 1 1/2 different schemes - the original (white nose), and later with the black nose.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7245 times:



Quoting AcNDTTech (Reply 20):
The DC-10 has been in 1 1/2 different schemes - the original (white nose), and later with the black nose.

Not counting the white vs. black nose because they just changed it a little.
The D10s had the WA/DL livery and the DL livery so it 2.



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User currently offlineSparky35805 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6816 times:
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The DC8-50s and 60s never had the sideways widget.The only variations in their paint was the areas painted white and the titles of which Air Lines was dropped in the late 60s.The classic widget was introduced with the delivery of DC8-51 N807E in 1962.The first six DC-8s were -12s and were delivered in a livery unique to that aircraft.Atleast one was repainted in the widget scheme before being converted to a 51.The titles in the tail widget were jetliner instead of fanjet.
similar to the much later ex PA DC8-33s.
Sparky


User currently offlineMKP1013 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6404 times:

This was a fun little assignment. I tried to find a winner using the photo database among the MD-88s and the CRJ2's but alas, I failed. There were MD-80's in the old widget, new widget, and wavy gravy, but not Ron Allen. Had the same problem with the CRJ200's, just couldn't find a livery to complete all 4. Found several that had 3 out of the 4 liveries, but not all 4.

User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2629 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5921 times:

I know I'm walking on thin ice on this one:

N776NC


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That is five different liveries in the database. Add North Central and Republic, that makes seven.


25 UnattendedBag : I don't think so Bohica.
26 Mayor : I believe that T7, N864DA, ship 7005 probably wore 4 liveries but I'm having trouble finding the "Soaring Spirit" in full Olympic colors. Ron Allen So
27 Reltney : The 757 wore 8 different liveries. widget ron allen SLC 2000 olympic livery ---pride which some mistakenly call the gravy scheme song green song pink
28 Post contains links and images Mayor : I was able to find N864DA/7005 in these three paint schemes but not the Ron Allen livery. I'm sure it must have been painted in that livery at one tim
29 DUALRATED : Photo ID: 1191533 Call me crazy but I think she was delivered white or had soring spirit painted at delivery Right, but the OP was referring to an air
30 Mayor : You could be right. I saw 863/865/866 all painted in the Ron Allen livery and I just assumed it must have been, also.
31 Bohica : 1. Republic Hybrid 2. Redtail 3. Bowling shoe 4. Compass 5. Delta Am I missing something?
32 Srbmod : IIRC, it was delivered all-white and was put into the Soaring Spirit livery by DL TechOps because they wanted to unveil it in a special ceremony. Out
33 Mayor : I think you would find it easier to find a DL 757 in more liveries than anything else in the fleet.
34 Post contains links and images DUALRATED : Unless I misunderstood. The ATR has had every livery but the current one. View Large View MediumPhoto © Eric Fortin - AirTeamImages View Large V
35 Srbmod : I feel like a idiot, especially since I'm an ex-ASA ramper from earlier this decade. Only seven of the ATRs were painted in the '97 colors (These wer
36 DUALRATED : No no! Seven aircraft in the grand scheme of things is an easy miss, Besides you seem to know where each aircraft came from so I'm sure it was just a
37 Alitalia744 : Bohica - I think he was referring to original Delta a/c not 'new Delta' a/c. Either way, it's amazing to see the DC9 in so many liveries, all with th
38 727LOVER : Actually, woudn't that be 7. It went back to original after Olympic colors.
39 Post contains links and images AndrewC75 : Indeed, according to pictures in the DB, it did wear the Widget for some time between the Olympic and Wavy Gravy liveries. Here she is in 2002: View
40 AcNDTTech : They did, I forgot all about that!
41 Mayor : Actually 3 if you want to count the original DC-10's from the mid 70's.
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