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User currently offlinemacsog6 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 575 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 21 hours ago) and read 7898 times:
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Yesterday, I was delayed on the ramp at DFW whilst flying AA and noticed the numerous regional jets parked around Teriminal B. I then noticed that the logo on the vertical stabilizer on the American Eagle aircraft were not all alike. Eagle uses the stylized eagle that you normally see between the two A's on mainline AA as their main logo. On the mainline aircraft, the eagle is blue. On some Eagle regionals, the eagle is completely blue (N600BP for example) as it is on the mailine birds, yet on other Eagle aircraft one wing of the eagle is blue and the other is red.

Any reasons for this? Did they change Eagle's logo at some point? Or did the paint shop read the drawing wrong?  


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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3776 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 21 hours ago) and read 7852 times:

Could be a former American Connection (Chautauqua and TransStates) jet that only got the Eagle titles repainted. I know that all blue eagle was the difference between Eagle and Connection airplanes.

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 986 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 21 hours ago) and read 7852 times:
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The blue eagle is part of the AmericanConnection scheme, for regional flights operated by airlines other than American Eagle. N600BP was formerly N813HK with Trans States. When it moved to American Eagle, they repainted the titles but not the tail logo.

User currently onlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 20 hours ago) and read 7545 times:

Also in reference to the Eagle paint jobs- they are removing the "Regional Jet" paint from the side of the engine cowling. So you might spot a few of those around the system.


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User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 19 hours ago) and read 7478 times:

BTW, they aren't called eagles. They're referred to as "chickens". The American Eagle ones were sometimes called "the sunburned chickens" due to one side being red.

User currently offlineaa777lvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 19 hours ago) and read 7398 times:

I believe the first 10 EMB-145's delivered to Eagle (N600-N609) were leased to Trans States during operations at STL. I'm not sure why, but when Trans States operated them they were re-registered as N8XXHK. They were returned as the leases expired and all were re-registered back to the N6XX during their lease return maintenance checks. For some reason Eagle did not update the scissor Eagle logo (red/blue versus blue/blue) during the re-acceptance check.

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User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 17 hours ago) and read 7270 times:

Quoting thrufru (Reply 4):
BTW, they aren't called eagles. They're referred to as "chickens". The American Eagle ones were sometimes called "the sunburned chickens" due to one side being red.

That may be what people (employees) call it in the colloquial sense, but the logo is, in fact, a stylized eagle.



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User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 16 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

is there a reason they're referred to as "chickens" by employees? aren't they quite obviously eagles?

User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16559 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (5 years 16 hours ago) and read 7139 times:

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 7):
is there a reason they're referred to as "chickens" by employees?

Probably just as a joke. Like the old Trans Am hood graphic that was popularly referred to as the "flaming chicken."



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User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 16 hours ago) and read 7111 times:

Makes sense. Over at QX employees call the sunsplash logo on the tail the meatball, from the old days, or more amusingly, the other end of the eskimo- mocking the differences between AS and QX- which appears to be the case with eagle employees and AA here!

User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5784 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 16 hours ago) and read 7106 times:

Actually, I know some AA pilots that have long referred to Eagle aircraft, whether Saabs, ATRs, Embrears, and Canadairs, as eaglets.

User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 16 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

I like the "eaglet" nickname- I think that's very appropriate!

The ERJs kind of look like an eaglet!


User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 7):
is there a reason they're referred to as "chickens" by employees? aren't they quite obviously eagles?
Quoting ckfred (Reply 10):
Actually, I know some AA pilots that have long referred to Eagle aircraft, whether Saabs, ATRs, Embraers, and Canadairs, as eaglets.

Most of us call em the Hitler Youth. (AA = the Sky Nazi's...so...) I personally call the logo the Chicken.

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User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 839 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Chautauqua owns the leases on the 15 AAC 140s we have. There are 13 in AA paint and 2 with blue tails. The ones you see are the TSA ones.


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User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 3665 times:

Quoting KGRB (Reply 6):
That may be what people (employees) call it in the colloquial sense, but the logo is, in fact, a stylized eagle

That's why the word "chicken" was, and still is, in quotation marks.  


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