theaviator380
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:27 pm

Has Virgin America ordered any A319 with sharklets? at this moment while posting I can see flight AIB515A took off from Hamburg and returning now back to Hamburg.

I couldn't take picture of 24radar but you can see if it's possible. Is it a test flight before delivery? as from flight path and pattern it looks like pre test before a delivery.

Any thoughts?

Cheers.

[Edited 2013-03-07 04:36:13]
 
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817Dreamliiner
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:28 pm

I think you mean Sharklets...
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Polot
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:31 pm

To be clear, was it in VX livery? VX is only taking 1 A320 in March, and then no more deliveries until 2015. They are planning on retrofitting their fleet with sharklets iirc.
 
theaviator380
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:33 pm

Sorry my bad...it is sharklets...pardon me. Yes picture of 24 radar showing VX livery. May be photo made me think it's 319 must be 320 then...it's at 9000 ft now..
 
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:51 pm

 
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:15 pm

Funny how closely the sharkletts resemble the new American Airlines tail!
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ouboy79
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:35 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 1):
I think you mean Sharklets...

Sharklet...winglet...exact same thing. :-P

Not sure if I care for the look. Everything has winglets these days it seems, so eh.
 
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:35 pm

VX's American flag design looks way better on the wingtip fences than sharkelts   
 
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A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:48 pm

Quoting jetMarc (Reply 5):
Funny how closely the sharkletts resemble the new American Airlines tail!

Exactly what I thought... is this a new trend or something?!
 
theaviator380
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RE: A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:18 pm

Pictures can be found here:

http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=6784

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Fantastic pics...I like China southern livery..


Funny how closely the sharkletts resemble the new American Airlines tail!
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RE: A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:54 am

Quoting jetMarc (Reply 5):
Funny how closely the sharkletts resemble the new American Airlines tail!

You aint lying. Seems like a response to AA. Check this video out at 2:15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-KD0PdI1Ek

I wonder if it was a direct response to that statement. LoL
 
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RE: A319 With Sharklets - Virgin America

Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:21 am

A320 flying over Hamburg/Finken  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpzrpacwP9s
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