Junction
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Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:07 am

It’s my understanding that paint on any aircraft will last approximately 7-10 years without a re-spray. The HP 757s that have all the different “theme” liveries such as Arizona, Nevada, Ohio etc. are well over 10 years old. Have these been repainted in the exact same livery, or is the paint just holding up really well?

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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:18 am

I know Arizona was looking pretty weathered the last time I saw it. Is the Ohio bird going back to regular colors?
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:24 am

The Ohio bird looks the best of all the themed planes. The diamondbacks plane looks a little dull, but certainly not as bad as the cardinals or AZ planes.
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:26 am

I think aircraft get repainted on their D checks as part of the process. Not sure how often D checks are. If the aircraft have had a D check since being originally painted then yes, theyve been sprayed back. It maybe that they haven't had a D check, although 10 years seems a little long. All depends on flying hours/rotations etc...
 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:30 am

N904AW "Diamondbacks" 757 was repainted in the same scheme less than two years ago.

N905AW "Ohio" 757 is still wearing its original paint job from 1995.

N915AW "Nevada" 757 is still wearing its original paint job from 1994.

N901AW "Arizona" 757 is still wearing its original paint job from 1997.

N908AW "Cardinals" 757 is still wearing its original paint job from 1998.

N902AW "Teamwork Coast to Coast" 757 underwent an emergency repaint in 2000 into its current livery from the "kiddie livery" because during an RON on a remote pad at EWR, somebody vandalized it by spraypainting phallises and other sexually explicit pictures on the kids.

N907AW was painted into company into company colors last year after spending 10 years as "Barney" the purple Phoenix Suns plane.
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:33 am

Just as a side note, one HP 757 logo jet no longer "exists":


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It has been repainted back in mainline HP colors. I got to fly on this jet, about a week after it returned to normal colors...me, Mr. Bug-the-gate-agents-as-to-if-my-757-is-a-logo-jet FINALLY gets on one - after it's retired...  grumpy 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:36 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 4):
N902AW "Teamwork Coast to Coast" 757 underwent an emergency repaint in 2000 into its current livery from the "kiddie livery" because during an RON on a remote pad at EWR, somebody vandalized it by spraypainting phallises and other sexually explicit pictures on the kids.

You're kidding me? How can people get away with spray painting an aircraft!?!! I've never been to EWR so I can't say about the facilities, but that amazes me that someone had opportunity and the desire to do such a thing.

Is this commonplace?
 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:40 am

I have seen Arizona a couple of times at JFK, it does look really weathered!

We know the one we will be seeing around for a while is "Coast to Coast" becuase it is the newest.


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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:43 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 1):
I know Arizona was looking pretty weathered the last time I saw it. Is the Ohio bird going back to regular colors?

I'd imagine given what occured with the pullout at CMH, Ohio would be one of the first to be painted in regular livery.

Was Ohio painted to kickoff the mini-hub when started in CMH?
 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:43 am

Quoting Manu (Reply 6):
You're kidding me? How can people get away with spray painting an aircraft!?!! I've never been to EWR so I can't say about the facilities, but that amazes me that someone had opportunity and the desire to do such a thing.

Is this commonplace?

Well, ask US about their rampers and MX people who paint smiles on the planes from time to time to honor PSA. It is likely someone who works for an airline who did it
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:14 am

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 5):
Just as a side note, one HP 757 logo jet no longer "exists":


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Probably good this one is gone. I think the PHX Suns team no longer uses HP for charters, and it always looked like the engines were burning on fire to me.
 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:28 am

Just as a side note, one HP 757 logo jet no longer "exists":

Probably good this one is gone. I think the PHX Suns team no longer uses HP for charters, and it always looked like the engines were burning on fire to me.

Given that I am a Phoenix Suns fan, this is the bird that I miss the most. Junction, you are correct though. Southwest Airlines is now the official airline of the Phoenix Suns. However, I am not sure if they fly in a Southwest bird or not. Every time that I have seen NBA charters, they are always extremely fancy and decked out aircraft. America West used to have an older 737-100 that was configured in all domestic first class seating...don't remember how many seats...that was used by the Suns for charters.


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This bird was used until late 1999. For some reason, I recall thinking that HP flew them around in an A-319 for a while after they retired the 731, but I cannot be sure about that. To my knowledge, they never (almost never?) flew the 757 because it was in regular configuration. Anyway, Southwest is now the official airline of the Phoenix Suns, so unfortunately, the scheme was dropped.
 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:22 am

It is my understanding that as of last year a decision was made to end the 757 theme planes. When it is time for new paint, they all will be painted back into standard colors.

I have ramped all of HP's 757 fleet, and Arizona, Cardinals, and Nevada all look the worse for wear to me.

Is Ohio still running around with a green engine cowl?

Side note: Arizona also has the nickname "Christine" from the Stephen King novel about a possessed car. She has a history of injuring rampers. I know one or two of the incidents are listed in its FAA history.

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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:03 am

Quoting Iowa744Fan (Reply 11):
America West used to have an older 737-100 that was configured in all domestic first class seating...don't remember how many seats

Actually, it wasn't an all F config. About half of the plane was config'ed in F the rest was in Y. I imagined that the players and coaches were in F, and the towel-boys were in Y.

For some reason they used that plane on the PHX-OAK route quite a bit. I was lucky to fly on it quite often.
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:09 am

Quoting Iowa744Fan (Reply 11):
America West used to have an older 737-100 that was configured in all domestic first class seating...don't remember how many seats...that was used by the Suns for charters.

I forgot all about that HP -100. I think it was only configured with 55 seats or something like that during basketball season - all first class. The nice thing was it ran all over the system as a scheduled flight on non-game days, so it was possible to fly PHX-LAX on one of those old $19 fares and sit in a first class seat. I believe it was also the first A/C that HP owned outright.
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:17 am

Quoting FutureATP (Reply 12):
Side note: Arizona also has the nickname "Christine" from the Stephen King novel about a possessed car. She has a history of injuring rampers. I know one or two of the incidents are listed in its FAA history.

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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:24 am

Quoting FutureATP (Reply 12):
Side note: Arizona also has the nickname "Christine" from the Stephen King novel about a possessed car. She has a history of injuring rampers. I know one or two of the incidents are listed in its FAA history.

Yeah, your right!
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Of course, it's not the planes fault, but it is weird that it was the same plane, two separate times.
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:42 pm

Actually, "Arizona" was completely repainted last month. In fact, it was painted the wrong color! The original yellow was more of a "taxicab" orange/yellow. The new version is more of a brighter "Canary" yellow. Checking some past and present photos in the database will show you.

As for the theme planes, word has it that they are staying. In fact, "Ohio" is scheduled to go in for re-branding into an American flag type livery deemphasizing the "Ohio" branding.
 
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RE: Repainting HP “theme” Livery 757s

Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:51 pm

Quoting Manu (Reply 6):
You're kidding me? How can people get away with spray painting an aircraft!?!! I've never been to EWR so I can't say about the facilities, but that amazes me that someone had opportunity and the desire to do such a thing.

Probably some stupid maintenance guy or someone else who had access to the ramp who thought it would be funny. I wonder which remote area of the airport it was at, the south side near the cargo or the north side near the private planes and other misc. buildings?

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