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DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:57 am

It got rejected for various reasons! LOL! I don't know why I submitted it anyway!!! I had to snap it fast before it disappeared behind the building, so the camera didn't focus in time! Damn, oh well. It's N965N, taken Apr. 26.



Co (kicking my own ass for screwing the photo up!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:59 am

Yuck. I hate it on the -9.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:03 am

Thanks for the attempt, very nice of you to post this, I was waiting eagerly to see what it looked like, and I for one thinks it looks very nice. It's clean and professional with just a hint of flashiness, thanks for sharing Continental.
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:03 am

Alright, its about time. Pretty cool man.

I like how its only been around about a week and its already getting the black exhaust marks behind the engines.

Go tell those photo screeners to F$#$ themselves. I mean, heck its the FIRST picture of this.
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:04 am

It takes a little getting used to, but it does look pretty good. As I've said before, it would've been nice if they'd continued the red tail to the point where it joins the fuselage. It almost looks as if they ran out of red paint before completing the job.

And I'll agree that the arrow on the symbol looks odd on the starboard side of the fuselage. But, I can overlook those two things, considering the awful paint job it's replacing.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:07 am

Thank goodness it's not another "whitewash" c/s! I like it on the -9.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:09 am

Looks good on the smaller aircraft, like the -9. Too much silver though on the 753 etc.
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:10 am

Not bad at all. The Diesel nine looks good in silver.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:11 am

That's strange, they got the first J41 in TWA new colors, which was piece of junk quality accepted to A.net
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:13 am

Not bad. I agree that the red should have been extended to the bottom of the tail. Can't wait to see it on a DC-10. Wonder what a 727 would have looked like?
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Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:16 am

It looks lovely.

I know it sounds superficial, but I am really starting to like the way NWA runs its business more and more, just because of its paint scheme?

Why? It represents a smart business decision that not only cuts costs, but revitalizes the airline's brand in a time (airlines going tits up) when the update is highly visible and thus stands to be more effective. It inspires more confidence in the company and is a symbol for how it is trying to make itself more efficient.

I applaud NWA for its recent projects at DTW and MSP, and can't wait to see what the new WBC product looks like.

Think about it... if NWA did well during the 90s boom and "survived well" during this current downturn with what has been considered a shoddy product -with the exception of reliability- think of what will happen with the next upswing, when NWA has an updated range of products.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:31 am

I've gotta admit...while I haven't been a fan of the new livery, it looks AWESOME on the DC-9!
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:10 am

I spotted that plane in ORD on April 18th but my camera unfortunately was in the overhead bin. I just got back from Europe today otherwise I would of mentioned seeing it a lot sooner...
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:12 am

A smart looking little plane. Personally I like it how the red stops short of the base of the tail... very clean looking.

What's left to see, a 747 and Diesel 10?
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:14 am

Are there any pics of the -146 yet? I can't recall.

I ask, because I assume all a/c painted in the last NWA c/s are going to get painted as well. Like the RJs.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:34 am

Not too sabby! I'm glad that they are painting the DC-9's because this is a sign that they do not plan to retire them! Douglas built aircraft have served our world VERY well, for over 94 years!


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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:21 am

GROSS

that's very terrible and i miss theo ld colors already.
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:47 am

The DC9 pictured above is N915RW, not N965N like the author said.

The new livery looks OK on the DC9, but not as good as the Airbus fleet. I don't like how the tail logo cuts off at a higher point in the compass than on other aircraft types. I thought they said the reason for the silver on the bottom of the tail was to make the logo the same shape on all aircraft?
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:53 am

N915RW is correct. Originally delivered to Eastern Airlines, went to Hughes Airwest, and then to Republic, and then to NWA bearing Hughes Airwest registration. NW got away with this because technically Northwest is Hughes Airwest, as was republic.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:53 am

The livery is on:
744 (1)
A330 (still over in France, delivery in July) (1)
753 (1)
A320 (1)
A319 (2)
DC-9 (3)
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Aircraft yet to be painted in new livery:
Saab
CRJ
ARJ
727
752
DC-10-30
742

-No official word on whether the Saabs will stay in their current livery or be put in the new one.
-First CRJ in new livery to be delivered in two weeks
-ARJ's (techically not 146's) will be repainted at some point, but are currently not due yet
-5 remaining 727's in sports charters will be retired at the conclusion of the NBA season. Obviously not to be painted in the new livery
-Possible DC-10-30 to appear in new livery in the near future (unconfirmed as to whether it will be repainted)
-It is likely we will see a few DC-10's and 742's appear in the new livery, if they are pending heavy maintenance and due to be repainted. No word as to if/when this will occur

Remember, this is all being done on a normal repainting schedule, and applied to new deliveries at the factory.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:43 am

Thanks guys! And thanks for the reg. help. I sharpened it a lot so it looks at least a tiny bit decent. I'm mad that I couldn't get a nice picture of it. I waited an hour for it to leave the gate after it disappeared behind the building! I had to go to church though  Sad Anyway, I'll be at MSP more often now with my camera now I gotta a car! So expect to see a lot of new colors!

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 11:50 am

Well ok, this is growing on me...still have yet to see one in person, but as a whole, I like it on the DC9 the best so far...The bigger planes look entirely too silvery, and I really don't like it on the A319...this is nicely proportionate.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:12 pm

I share the same thoughts as EA CO AS ...I dont like the new livery in general but its decent on a -9...

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:54 pm

I do like the shade of red that was chosen. I do like the silver. I do not like the updated compass logo.

All in all...it's a revitalization for an old girl like the DC-9.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:26 pm

Does anyone else think the new color scheme makes the 9 look shorter? At first glance, I thought it was a DC-9-10. I think the old colors with their linear contrasting colors had the effect of making the planes appear longer.
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:00 pm

2 A320's 3224/3216-------add to your numbers PSU--- There were 3 dc-10's in hvy check--2 in dhn--1 in qpg...
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:11 pm

I'll have to keep a lookout for the Diesel 9's in ROC.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:23 pm

Whoohoo! I'll be flying on a NWA 'niner on the 1st and 6th...I think the only -31 I've got is DTW-JAX on the 6th though. I've got 4 hours in DTW on the 1st...wonder if I'll see these new colors for myself.

I'm wondering if they'll be anything like Virgin...I had to see their repaint in person to fully appreciate it.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:37 am



It's a petty that that NW decided to paint their planes in that horrible paint scheme. Old one was really nice.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:48 am

Yesterday, April 28, 2003 was the 35th anniv. of the inaugural flight of North Central DC-9 service to GRR
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:56 am

Very nice! Hope that the DC-9-14/15's will also receive the new colors...
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:33 am

Here's the new livery DC-9 schedule for today, in case anyone is interested in seeing it in person. My bad from earlier, only 2 DC-9's in the new livery

Ship #9923 DC-9-32 N927RC 5/13/70
#238 CMH-DTW 6:40a 7:40am
#238 DTW-DCA 8:52a 10:12a
#229 DCA-DTW 11:05a 12:38p
#1818 DTW-HPN 1:32p 3:13p
#1475 HPN-DTW 3:59p 5:50p
#1475 DTW-MSY 7:09p 8:39p

Ship #9952 DC-9-31 N916RW 1/15/68
#886 OMA-MEM 6:10a 7:48a
#1864 MEM-DCA 9:00a 11:55a
#233 DCA-DTW 1:59p 3:38p
#1575 DTW-MCI 5:27p 6:26p
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:37 am

Actually, the new livery on the DC-9, A319 and A320 does look pretty good. It does look kind of strange on the 757-300, and the 747-400 looks really bland with the new livery.

Keep your eyes open, because I expect the first DC-10-30 in the new livery any time soon especially now with a couple of D10's in heavy maintainanace, which means these D10's are strong candidates for repainting into the new livery.
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:42 am

While we're all talking about what a/c is due to be painted next, and when, . . . does anybody know what NWA a/c was the last to be painted in the last c/s?

By the way, thanks PSU.DTW.SCE., for posting the a/c info regarding the a/c yet to be seen in the new livery.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 2:09 am

Cool picture, too bad to couldn't get it in focus in time. Maybe next time? How often do they come to MSP?

Have to admit, the livery looks better on bigger jets like the A330.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 2:28 am

Does anyone know when ROC may see some ? Preferably Sat or Sunday ? From MSP or DTW ?
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:15 am

N361US (A319) was in MIA today. First time I have seen new colours down here. The planes look much better in person than in the pictures. Then as an added bonus, it took off right in front of me on 27L at 1pm while I was sitting at the 94th Squadron restaurant.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:18 am

Fsuwxman,

I agree, the aircraft look must nicer in the new scheme, even the 744. I had seen the DC-9 departing while leaving work, but it banked away and couldn't see much. For what I saw, it looked good.

 
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RE: PSU.DTW.SCE

Wed Apr 30, 2003 4:45 am

PSU.DTW.SCE:

Looks like ship #9923 overnights here at MSY tonight. Do you know which AM flight it makes up tomorrow morning?

MSP flight 855, departing MSY at 710am
or
DTW flight 1476, departing MSY at 905am

Appreciate the info. Also, if you can keep posting the DC-9's schedule for the next few days, as they are created, so we can keep an eye out for them. Thanks.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:03 am

BUFJets- Yeah, I thought the same thing! If you're not paying attention to what it is, it could easily be confused for a DC-9-10, which is what I thought.

It's not bad....the bigger, the better for that scheme, IMO.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:11 am

Better qualify my statement above, I'll bring my 4-year old tonight back to MSY tonight to see the DC-9. She loves to drive out on the ramp and watch the airplanes.

I would still be interested in getting a schedule for the next few days. You know, daytime spotting, plus a picture or two or fifty.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:01 am

Better qualify my statement above, I'll bring my 4-year old tonight back to MSY tonight to see the DC-9. She loves to drive out on the ramp and watch the airplanes.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:27 am

On Monday 4/28 I saw one of the DC-9's in the New Colors but i don't know what the registration was. But can someone give me info and see when the next 753 to MKE will be in the New Colors, because i saw the n/c 753 last Friday morning
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:55 am

I'll be in MSP on Saturday and Sunday, each about 4-5 hours a day. Right when I got to MSP around 1:45 on Saturday, the NWA A320 in n/c departed, and the DC-9 pulled from the maintenence center to the gate where it stood there for hours and hours, obstructed by a large terminal!!!


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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:03 am

That is so cool! I really like that new paint scheme I hope i see one in PWM before i leave my job in august for school!
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:30 am

My four year-old and I made it to my office, and are about to hop into my airport car to go take a look. He's 45 miles out.

Kind of weird to be excited about seeing an airplane, isn't it? Especially one we'll all be getting used to soon enough. I'm chalking this trip up to my daughter wanting to come out.

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Up Close And Personal With N927RC

Wed Apr 30, 2003 11:19 am

Got a good up close look at N927RC. My above comments on the new paint scheme remain the same. I wish they'd continued the red tail down to where it meets the fuselage, and the arrow does looks odd pointing northeast on the starboard side. But it does look very nice, and a vast improvement over the old one.

My 4-year old wanted to stay and watch the planes some more, but it's 9:12PM, past my bedtime, so home we go. Haven't taken nighttime airplane pics in a while, so it'll be interesting to see how these come out.

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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 11:41 am

Schedule for Wed. April 30th

Ship #9923 DC-9-32 N927RC 5/13/70
#1476 MSY-DTW 9:05a 12:38p
#1717 DTW-MKE 1:33p 1:36p
#951 MKE-MEM 2:20p 4:11p
#951 MEM-DFW 5:00p 6:33p
#412 DFW-MSP 7:12p 9:35p

Ship #9952 DC-9-31 N916RW 1/15/68
#1750 MCI-DTW 8:00a 10:48a
#1750 DTW-CMH 12:17p 1:10p
#1493 CMH-MSP 2:20p 3:22p
#1493 MSP-RAP 5:03p 5:40p
 
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 11:50 am

Thanks,PSU. neat to see where a plane goes in a day. Looking forward to seeing the Diesel 9's new colors in ROC.
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RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:06 pm

PSU, when the time comes, could you give me that info. for Saturday May 3rd?

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