Aviation Photo #1023023 Airbus A319-112 - US Airways (PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines)

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    Jay Selman
    US Airways (PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines)
    Airbus A319-112
    Airbus A319
    Airbus A319
    Airbus
    1275
    N742PS
    Charlotte - Douglas International (Municipal / Morris Field)
    North Carolina
    USA
    March 25, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
US Airways has been amazing in the last couple of months. This is a wonderful special livery! Can't wait to see it in person!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is a glorious day when a PSA Smileliner once again graces the skies...I hope we in San Diego get to see this bird once in a while - it is of GREAT sentimental value to us!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice!! But it looks so retro! I hope to see it in Brazil someday too :) (with these colors)
Anonymous
11 years ago
BEAUTIFUL !...It's good to see the "CATCH OUR SMILE" plane back in the air.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Also fun to see they have changed the registration appropriately!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very sharp! Can't wait to see the rest of the retro fleet. I can't wait to see what the reaction is in SAN.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Give it a month....and it'll have a white nose cose on it. ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW lovely scheme......good shot Jay!

Andrew
Anonymous
11 years ago
LOL. That is a funny paint job.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Real blast from the past, can't wait to see what they do with the two A319's planned to have the Allegheny and Piedmont liveries put on.
Anonymous
11 years ago
LOVE IT! Brings back many good times on PSA :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks stunning! US Airways is proving to me why they are my favorite airline.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW!!! What a shot Jay!!! Congrats! Its great to see this classic livery grace the skies again! I agree, I really hope she comes home to SAN!!! What an amazing and emotional sight that would be!!!

Dave, San Diego, CA
Anonymous
11 years ago
The red colour on this paint skeem dont look good on it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Always have loved the smiling birds and I always will. Something about that paint makes me want to fly it every time I see it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yes! That is sooo cool! Very happy to see this livery again.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice! I like it, old school :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
A bit Old School Style makes this livery lovely and impressive! Look at the black nose! Great shot :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo but enjoy the livery while it lasts. Looks like the radome may need replacement....
No word on when another one-off radome can be painted.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I don't get these retro schemes. And I think most people will not even understand it's a retro scheme. It'll just look silly!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot. The first PSA livery with a Star Alliance sticker on it. I really love retro style.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It brings old and fond memories of one of the greatest airlines to take to the skies. long live p.s.a
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is a great photo! Glad to see the smile back in the air. I wish every carrier would do something like his just to bring back the memories of the airlines absorbed due to mergers....Great job US.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, I feel like I'm back in the 1970's.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's got a smile on it too ! ... Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love nostalgia!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice job on the shot, yet i absolutely hate the scheme. It's ugly! I remember the PSA colors, I hated them too! Now why put them back onto a modern plane?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The happiest plane of the World :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow puts a smile on my face, to see a new plane with those colors brings back the good o days
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice livery.. and a nice smile~
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now if US could hire stewardesses like PSA had...
Anonymous
11 years ago
GREAT PIC! But why put PSA back?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The photo and the livery are top notch! There is far more to the story than meets the eye. The new USAirways, recently merged with America west Airlines, seeks to celebrate the four airlines heritage that make up the new one,,, Allegheny, Piedmont, PSA, and America West. Blending the four distinct cultures of the airlines into a new best practices culture of trust, cooperation, enabling employees, and producing the highest quality customer service, is the goal. Look for this airplane to visit San Diego, PSA's former base on Thursday, March 30th. There will be a celebration, retro uniforms, lots of smiles, and maybe even a few tears.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A new US Airways A319 wearing PSA colors. Beautiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
The smiles are back!!!!!! WOOO!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It reminds me Aviacsa smile! -Pichardo-
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brings back my childhood...PSA. SMF-SAN. SMF-SNA. SMF-LAX-SAN. Official Airline for Disneyland =)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Make this permanate liverly, its so funny with the smlie, it greets u as u come to board the aircraft
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pretty damn good pic. I work for US and never thought id see this kind of retro job done. Great pic! Thanks.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a top notch photo. However, it seems to me that in comparison to real PSA photos, the colors are not quite right on this A-320. Something about the orange....
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love this picture. i think the new usairways management is amazing and i look forward to the other retro plane to show up.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! I wish I could see the real PSA flying once again! Great paint job, great picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Pic....Keep up the great work....
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've really missed that smile. Now I wish AA would paint one of our 737's in Aircal colors.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The smile is too small and the colors on the tail are painted up too high. Look at the web and you can find many pictures of the paint job.

From a Former PSA Employee.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantasic! Much better than the New US livery...
Thanks Jay Selman!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lush livelry!!!!JT
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good idea. I really like it. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great to see the PSA colors again.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's great, but. WHY???? Anyone knows the reason for the ressurection of this particular scheme?
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's nice to see that smile in the air again but would've preferred it on a 757 as an homage to those 727s that graced the skies of California.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I was about 13 or so when I took PSA from BUR to SFO. Turned out it was PSA's last day of operation before US Air took over. The captain bought everyone on board a drink (that meant an extra coke for me...) I even got a certificate for being a passenger on the last day of operation. The flight attendant let me deplane (by my self via the air stair) before take off to snap a picture of the smile on the MD80. Not like that would EVER happen today... I'll have to rummage through my photos to see if I can dig it up.

I still remember it as if it were yesterday, what an experience! Airplanes were way comfortable at that age. Now it's shoulder to shoulder in coach.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I hope the female flight attendants wear the PSA stewardess uniforms to complete the scheme.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the colors and the great smile. It brings back alot of memories from the good ole' days when PSA was flying the western skies. A former PSA employee.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like USAir still can't get it right. The smile is not even close to the size of the original. The tail is off too. Go look at any old picture of a real PSA plane and you'll see the difference. Nice try........should have had former PSA maintenance paint this one........
Anonymous
11 years ago
USAirways management gets an 'A' for effort but it isn't right by far. Paint some planes more accurately and start flying them north and south in California. Should have consulted PSA people first.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love it- It doesn't have to make sense why they did the old livery. It's for the employees, honoring them. I wish other airlines would recognize their hereitage the way US Airways did. Maybe AA should think about putting up a TWA plane. To honor the employees whose blood sweat and tears made the airline. Way to go US/Cactus carriers!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
OK, this is all well and good, but where is the AWA aircraft?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Reminds me of the good old days of aviation, when there was a lot of competition in the US air transport industry...

And they didn't forget the smile either. ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good ol' PSA. The only airline where all the guys fought for the aisle seats! - rsa
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot of a nice Retro-Jet. Nice to see the classic PSA-Colors...
Anonymous
5 years ago
We sure miss PSA !

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