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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3171 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
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Looking through the database, I found a couple of interesting photos of PSA aircraft in unusual liveries dating from just before their takeover by US Air in 1986. I was wondering if anyone can tell me anything about these liveries (who designed them, how widely were they applied) and whether there were plans to repaint the PSA fleet in these colors. Thanks for any info.

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Photo © Andy Martin

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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1964 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

The second one was actually an experimental scheme for USAir, using the colors of PSA, Piedmont, and USAir combined.

User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Dunno, as sadly I failed to appreciate just what I was seeing back then, although I think your date of 1986 might be slightly off. I took the 146 pic in April 1988. I well remember seeing PSA airplanes at LAX, SAN and even PHX in early April, but by the time we went home later in the month there were hardly any airplanes left with PSA on them - they all had USAir titles. Witness the following:

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PSA fuselage titles, PSA titles removed from the tail, and a US(Air) registration.

At the same time, American were flying a bunch of 737-300s and 146s around in Air Cal colors - one day, I'll upload a few of those too!


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16525 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

The experimental scheme seen on the 146 pic was also applied to a 733. I've seen a pic of it but I don't know if it's on anet.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
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