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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3226 times:
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Hey! When is the Spirit of Alaska 737-400 (I think that's what it's going to be called) coming out? You all know...the airplane representing Alaska's 50th year of Statehood.

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User currently offlineBayAreaBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3135 times:

Look for it sometime next month.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3061 times:

Will the Alaska's 50th special livery be applied to the same 737-400 (N754AS) that has carried "Spirit of Alaska" titles below the cockpit windows on an otherwise standard paint livery?
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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

The titles on 754 has been on the aircraft for a quite awhile now. I remember doing a D-check on that aircraft back in 1998 or 1998 in the SEA hangar, but the titles looked a heck of a lot different then. It was in a different type of lettering/font.

I hope they do the 50th year of statehood on a different aircraft, it would be nice to see it on the 2nd AS 734: 755.



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User currently offlineBayAreaBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2876 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
I hope they do the 50th year of statehood on a different aircraft, it would be nice to see it on the 2nd AS 734: 755.

Nope, will not be 755.


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2802 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
I remember doing a D-check on that aircraft back in 1998 or 1998 in the SEA hangar, but the titles looked a heck of a lot different then. It was in a different type of lettering/font.

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This is how I remember the titles looking the one and only time I have been a pax on 754, which was in June, 2000. Appropriately enough, on the occasion of this flight, N754AS "Spirit of Alaska" was operating a "milk run" flight routed SEA-KTN-SIT-JNU-ANC.


User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Funny, I never noticed that script change on the "Spirit of Alaska" until now. The old script looked better, so I don't know why they changed it. I flew on ship 754 in Aug 1998 (SJC-SEA), Jul 2000 (PDX-SJC), June 2002 (SJC-PDX), and Nov 2006 (SAN-SFO). Especially since I wasn't flying Alaska all that much during some of those years, it seems like this airplane and I have an affinity for each other!

Small bit of trivia: ship 754 is the first 737-400 Alaska took delivery of, but it is not the oldest in the fleet. That distinction belongs to ship 786, which is one of the very few aircraft (perhaps the only) in the current fleet for which AS was not the original operator.
G-BRKF Air Europe SpA 11-06-1990
G-IEAE Inter European Airways 30-04-1992
N686MA Markair 02-05-1994
TF-FIE Icelandair 20-05-1995 lsd
TF-FIE Maersk Air 02-02-1996 slsd
N786AS Alaska Airlines 30-04-1996


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2523 times:



Quoting Tango-Bravo (Reply 5):
Like this?

Yep, that's the one.  Smile



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2523 times:



Quoting EIPremier (Reply 6):
Small bit of trivia: ship 754 is the first 737-400 Alaska took delivery of, but it is not the oldest in the fleet. That distinction belongs to ship 786, which is one of the very few aircraft (perhaps the only) in the current fleet for which AS was not the original operator.

786 was the first 734 I ever worked on....  wave 



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
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Had all of the 734's been outfitted with HUD's when AS started taking delivery? What was the first 734 to be outfitted with a HUD system?

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