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WN N8305E - Special Livery?  
User currently offlineusflyguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I came across a photo of Southwest's N8305E during its first flight on the Pudget Sound - Boeing Test Flights blog, and it is unpainted and the engines are grey. In the past this has indicated that it will be a special livery as they're usually painted before their first flight... I think. Anyone have any details or ideas?

http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....37-8h4-southwest-first-flight.html


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User currently offlineusflyguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Also, the belly is white and not the standard red.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Isn't the painting done at BFI? Or is that still being done at RNT?

Quoting usflyguy (Reply 1):
Also, the belly is white and not the standard red.

The belly is not white. That is just the wing to body fairings. The belly is in the primer color...for now.



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User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Special schemes have grey winglets. This one has standard ones.
Short answer: no special scheme.


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1984 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 3):
Special schemes have grey winglets. This one has standard ones.
Short answer: no special scheme.

Correct. That's always the tell tale signs of a special paint job... the winglets will be grey. Also, I think Illinois One (N918WN) was painted somewhere in Louisiana, so another clue for the future might be if the plane is flown somewhere unique prior to delivery.



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