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American Flags On Southwest Aircraft  
User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Today we put the first American flag decals on one of our aircraft (N308SA). Word is that Colleen wants to put these on all of our planes. Way to go, Colleen!

The decals are located on both sides of the dorsal fin (forward of the base of the vertical stabilizer). The flag on the left side appears normally; the one on the right side is reversed.

Maybe this little bit of American patriotism will aggravate the anti-American crowd on this forum...at least I hope so.



Patrick Bateman is my hero.
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User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1959 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Good to hear, I'm glad southwest is doing this. In a way, this seems symbolic of southwests continuing role as a leader of this country's airline industry!

Hurry up and paint the rest of those 737's with the new livery! How long do you estimate until the whole fleet (besides the three commemerative 737's) is repainted in the blue livery? At least 2/3 of the SWA flights I see everyday here at AUS seem to still have the old colors.



User currently offlineUsa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 277 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Hey, don't be in too big of a hurry; AUS is one of the few cities that still sees SWA 737-200s!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 885 times:

my understanding was that the planes were to be repainted on an as-needed basis. That is to say that they repaint the planes only in D check, rather than do as Delta did (twice) and paint them even when they don't need fresh paint.

That's my understanding, anyway.

Randy


User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 859 times:

I would imagine the American flag would be very difficult to see with the new livery, no? Doesn't exactly stand out against the Canyon Blue color.