Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
AS Unveils San Diego State University Q400  
User currently offlineAS77W From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5796 times:

Link to Alaska Air's release about the new livery, along with a time lapse video of the aircraft being painted. Kind of bland in my opinion, wish they would have done something with the front of the aircraft instead of all that white.

http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsr...s/ASstories/AS_20120531_105818.asp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffBDRW05lkQ

49 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5637 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

There was another thread about this somewhere, but it seems like it disappeared.


PSA Gives you a lift!
User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5593 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I saw it revealed on Twitter. Good to see AS taking advantage of service opportunities out of SAN.

User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5607 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5583 times:

Quoting AS77W (Thread starter):
Link to Alaska Air's release about the new livery, along with a time lapse video of the aircraft being painted. Kind of bland in my opinion, wish they would have done something with the front of the aircraft instead of all that white.

I am surprised they don't have at least one picture of it on their website.


And the UT has a decent series for the first flight in SD (I have it set to my favorite of the bunch, pic 9 Big grin ) :
http://www.utsandiego.com/photos/gal...012/may/31/sdsu-aztec-airplane/#/9

I tend to agree with your comment that "more" would have been nicer but of course beggars can't be choosers. It's great that they went through the trouble and expense to make it. Though you have to admit, the Aztec's colors, black and red with a touch of gold, could look pretty damn awesome splashed across an entire fuselage!


Tugg

[Edited 2012-05-31 20:37:11]


I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineStudeDave From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5507 times:

Gee- I wonder what that big orange and blue blob could possibly be in the backround of that video...?




StudeDave



Classic planes, Classic trains, and Studebakers~~ what else is there???
User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5494 times:

Quoting StudeDave (Reply 4):

Lmao, didn't even notice it...

I'm surprised to see them painting two aircraft right ext to each other like that. I guess overspray wont reach that far?



Commercial Pilot- SEL, MEL, Instrument
User currently offlineredrooster3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5492 times:

Here is my photo from today, I like it.

N414QX, Aztec final approach into KSAN 5/31/2012 ></a></body></html>



The only thing you should change about a woman is her last name.
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2352 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5454 times:

Quoting StudeDave (Reply 4):
Gee- I wonder what that big orange and blue blob could possibly be in the backround of that video...?

Does anyone know the dates and location where this bird was painted?



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlinegmcc From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 7):

Does anyone know the dates and location where this bird was painted?

According to the following link "A crew of eight people worked around the clock for seven days at Associated Painters Inc., of Spokane, Wash., to paint the plane."

http://www.eturbonews.com/29502/alas...-airlines-unveils-sdsu-aztec-plane

AS if you are going to paint them in Spokane, how about a Zag plane (please)
  


User currently offlineAS77W From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

Haha that is interesting! WN and AS merger anybody?  stirthepot 

[Edited 2012-05-31 22:40:17]

User currently offlineSANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5284 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting AS77W (Reply 9):
WN and AS merger anybody?

NOOOOOOO! Perish the thought!!  Wow!
Quoting gmcc (Reply 8):
AS if you are going to paint them in Spokane, how about a Zag plane (please)

What is a Zag plane?



PSA Gives you a lift!
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5607 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

Quoting redrooster3 (Reply 6):
Here is my photo from today, I like it.

Very nice!   

Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 10):
What is a Zag plane?

Gonzaga University

Located in Spokane Washington ... it's got a decent basketball program... 

Tgg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 3):
I tend to agree with your comment that "more" would have been nicer but of course beggars can't be choosers.

Yeah all the university themed aircraft follow the same pattern just with color and logo changes.

Quoting gmcc (Reply 8):
AS if you are going to paint them in Spokane, how about a Zag plane (please)

Yeah I'm actually kind of surprised we don't have a Gonzaga plane yet. Considering how big GEG is compared to some of the other cities we fly to that received university themed aircraft.


User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4965 times:

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 12):
Yeah I'm actually kind of surprised we don't have a Gonzaga plane yet. Considering how big GEG is compared to some of the other cities we fly to that received university themed aircraft.

It can get tricky when you start to license logos, etc. from private universities. All schools so far in the special livery program are public. Also, Alaska might want to stay away from associating with a particular religion (Gonzaga is a Catholic school).


User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 13):
It can get tricky when you start to license logos, etc. from private universities. All schools so far in the special livery program are public. Also, Alaska might want to stay away from associating with a particular religion (Gonzaga is a Catholic school).

All good points.


User currently offlinewhatusaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

They'd better not have that on the FAT-SAN run Monday. Seriously bad PR in Fresno if they do.

User currently offlineAS77W From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Quoting whatusaid (Reply 15):

I was on the Oregon State Q400 on SEA-EUG a few months ago. When the FA asked if there was anything else they could do to make the flight better, on passenger yelled, "PAINT THE PLANE!". Everybody on board started cheering and clapping. Great stuff.


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5434 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Quoting whatusaid (Reply 15):
They'd better not have that on the FAT-SAN run Monday. Seriously bad PR in Fresno if they do

Huh oh, this could get ugly! (Would a low pass over the Fresno State campus by the Mighty Flying Aztec be out of the question????)  

Come on. If that happens, all you need to do is get the ground crew at FAT decked out in Bulldog masks! lol

bb


User currently offlinewhatusaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 17):
Quoting whatusaid (Reply 15):
They'd better not have that on the FAT-SAN run Monday. Seriously bad PR in Fresno if they do

Huh oh, this could get ugly! (Would a low pass over the Fresno State campus by the Mighty Flying Aztec be out of the question????)  

Come on. If that happens, all you need to do is get the ground crew at FAT decked out in Bulldog masks! lol

bb

Unfortunately, you're pretty much correct that unless they take a hard left, that aircraft will skirt to the south of the campus.

AS77W, thank you for the heads-up. My son is on one of the first flights and given he's from Fresno and is at UCSD, I'm sure he won't have a problem doing just that.

...and in the end, AS just loves the attention they're getting from these school themes....


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5434 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

...

Quoting whatusaid (Reply 18):
...and in the end, AS just loves the attention they're getting from these school themes....

   ... a few cans of paint and some unusual (and very mobile) canvases is money in the bank for Alaska!

It's a fantastic idea on SO many levels. I hope whoever came up with it got a BIG bonus!

bb


User currently offlineaztrainer From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 580 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Quoting StudeDave (Reply 4):
Gee- I wonder what that big orange and blue blob could possibly be in the backround of that video...?

I had to watch it twice to see that.... Good eye

I have a question. Do they spray a clear coat on the whole plane or is it integrated into the paint? I would think that without the common layer there would be slight differences in the paint thickness. I have painted cars before and know the steps I have taken from that perspective.


User currently offlineEmperortimSJO From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3979 times:

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 12):

Would this be a stab at say Montana State and where I live in Bozeman?? Haha


User currently offlinewhatusaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

The first FAT-SAN is not on that Aztec themed Q.

Thank you Alaska!!


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4814 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3568 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I must say its pretty cool seeing my Alma Mater painted on the side of an aircraft!   


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5434 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Quoting whatusaid (Reply 22):
The first FAT-SAN is not on that Aztec themed Q.

(It is only a matter of time what', only a matter of time....!) Heh heh heh heh heh [twists evil mustache]  
Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 23):
I must say its pretty cool seeing my Alma Mater painted on the side of an aircraft!

   Go Aztecs!!

I wonder where the Mighty Flying Aztec is hiding this morning?? Any reports anyone?   

bb


25 hatbutton : Haha not a stab at all. At least it wasn't meant that way.
26 SANFan : I just wanted to report that in case there was any doubt about where the new Horizon flights (to/from FAT, MRY and STS) would arrive and depart at SAN
27 SANMAN66 : I suppose there could be a change in plans as to where UA and AS will go, (depending on the AS/QX buildup) UA could simply stay in T-1W ,(where they'
28 SANFan : The problem with that scenario, SANMAN', is that currently UA is a (very!) split operation at SAN with the ex-"CO" flights still op'ing out of T2W, t
29 mogandoCI : Slightly off topic, but would it be wise for AS to upgrade SAN from a focus city into a full scale hub ?
30 SANFan : Ooooo, what a question. But if you insist: by all means; definitely; how soon can they do it; of course; absolutely; why not; YES! (Hey, you asked!)
31 timf : It would make the most sense to have AS in T2 with partners AA and DL, but I don't think there will be enough gate space for both them and UA in the e
32 irelayer : As an Aztec alum and a SAN resident I love the idea, but they definitely could have done something better with the fuselage... -IR
33 Post contains images SANFan : Oh come on now! Beggars. Choosers. Two things. 1) It's pretty clear what the name of the University is as is. (And isn't that the point?) And 2) cons
34 Post contains images Silver1SWA : Hey, as a fellow alum I'll take what we got. I've never thought of SDSU as the kind of school one would expect to get this kind of exposure. Pretty c
35 Post contains images SANFan : Absolutely, R. And that's why I'm pretty excited about how AAG is looking at SAN these days... bb
36 Post contains images irelayer : Normally I would agree with you, but I think, at least regionally, SDSU has gained prominence over the past 3-5 years, mostly due to their basketball
37 SANMAN66 : I wonder which route the Aztec plane will be flying? MRY? or STS?
38 BoeingGuy : Yep. we are happy for you. As I've mentioned previously, I'm happy for SAN but disappointed that AS seems to have stopped their expansion at SJC. At
39 wedgetail737 : That's because SJC is cursed. Everytime a relatively small airline sets up shop (hub) at SJC, they absorbed by a major and SJC is totally dismantled.
40 Post contains links whatusaid : Wow, 727's on FAT-SAN! http://www.swrnn.com/2012/06/04/alaska-airlines-announces-new-flights/
41 Silver1SWA : Absolutely.
42 Post contains images SANMAN66 : LOL! Now that's an old picture!! The 1980s I presume? In addition to RNO, didn't AS add SJC-PSP too?
43 Post contains images SANFan : Heck, they apparently re-built all the old GD/Convair buildings since the last time I was at SAN also! What a kick. Hey, didn't someone say once that
44 HiFlyerAS : I haven't given up on SJC as well as SAN for future new routes. AS has nine new aircraft coming over the next year...I'm hoping a couple of those will
45 SANFan : Thanks again for the nice words 'Guy. I would have to imagine that Alaska is interested in carefully growing by adding profitable routes where they f
46 Post contains links bjorn14 : Too bad they couldn't/didn't use the old Aztec logo. That would have been sharp. http://espn.go.com/page2/s/newlook/logos/aztecs.html
47 Post contains images BoeingGuy : They resumed it, not added it. AS did SJC-PSP for many years and then discontinued it. Then it came back for one seasin with a QX CR7. Now it is back
48 B595 : The inaugural SAN-MRY flight had the regular Alaska livery. Hopefully the special themes will get rotated through MRY in the future. I've seen many o
49 SANFan : Still nobody's seen the Flying Aztec on any QX flights anywhere? bb
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
San Jose State University 727 posted Sat May 14 2005 10:42:56 by Speedbudgie
727 At San Jose State University - SJC... posted Mon Apr 29 2002 03:46:37 by SEA nw DC10
Horizon Air Unveils Boise State DHC-8-Q400 Monday posted Fri Nov 6 2009 15:45:46 by FlyPBA
Alaska (AS) Starting SAN-SFO (San Diego - S. Fran) posted Sat Aug 5 2006 18:27:50 by DCAYOW
AS Announces SAN-MCO Service posted Thu May 31 2012 10:51:35 by SANFan
JAL To Launch Helsinki And San Diego posted Mon Feb 13 2012 17:25:39 by mah4546
San Diego-Tijuana Airport Ped Bridge Proposed posted Sun Aug 1 2010 19:43:21 by LAXintl
Allegiant Ending Monterey To San Diego Flights posted Sat May 29 2010 09:03:22 by FATFlyer
Alaska Applies For San Diego-Puerto Vallarta posted Wed Apr 21 2010 16:09:14 by mah4546
Red Bull Air Race San Diego posted Wed May 6 2009 10:28:26 by 1011