Aviation Photo #2596336 Airbus A319-114 - Delta Air Lines

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DAL1330 taxiing down Echo for a runway 18C for Detroit. The old "Bowling Shoe" Northwest livery can be seen underneath the peeling paint on the tail.
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    Chris Gimmillaro
    Delta Air Lines
    Airbus A319-114
    Airbus A319
    Airbus A319
    Charlotte - Douglas International (Municipal / Morris Field)
    North Carolina
    February 13, 2015
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Photo Added: February 21, 2015

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3 years ago
I think it's not the northwest livery red underneath! When the A319 gets the Delta scheme they sprayed the tail red and than the blue part over it. On this particular spot the Northwest livery was white! (look at the last photos in northwest colors)
And when an aircraft gets a new paintjob they remove the old paint because of the weight! ;)

Good photo anyway!
3 years ago
Commenter from Germany, you are indeed mistaken: Delta paints the whole tail blue first then they paint just the widget red. The last Northwest livery was silver there (not white) however the photographer explicitly names the “Bowling Shoe” livery which was indeed red in the location of the peeling paint. Looking at the picture taken in 2009 you can see, even then the paint peeling, revealing the red paint underneath. Lastly, the paint is generally removed from the whole fuselage although since the tail is made from composite material most of the paint is usually left on and painted over.
3 years ago
Ok, thanks for the correction! :)

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