Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Feb 7, 2020 0:21:38 GMT
Just one new one for now, in the form of a TranStar DC-9-51 from 1987. Delivered to Austrian in 1975, N676MC also flew briefly with Eastern and Continental before finishing its career with Northwest and Delta.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Feb 7, 2020 23:45:23 GMT
Official portraits of Erik's latest project .... US AIR/US AiRWAYS through the ages and which are presented in both chronological and aircraft type order below .... commencing with the BOEING COMPANY B737-300 demonstrator (which appeared at the 1984 Farnborough Air Show supporting basic US AIR livery) and the airlines rustic reds over platinum/silver/natural metal fuselage of the 1980's .... through its darker upper fuselage and tail livery days of the late 1990's and early 2000's .... and to it's more recent and cultured white fuselage with blue/red/and silver striping of more recent times ..... they're "all there/here" (the very best of them) .... and they're "coming your way" very soon
BOEING FARNBOROUGH DEMONSTRATOR/US AIR B737-3B7 N352AU (1984)
US AIR B737-3B7 N367AU (1987)
US AIR/PIEDMONT AIRWAYS B737-301 N302AU (1989)
US AIR B737-301 N591US (1997)
US AIRWAYS SHUTTLE B737-301 N340US (2000)
US AIRWAYS B737-3B7 N392US (2003)
US AIRWAYS WEST B737-3G7 N157AW (2009)
US AIRWAYS EAST B737-3G7 N533AU (2010)
US AIR B737-401 N406US (1988)
US AIR B737-401 N419US (1990)
US AIR B737-401 N421US (1991)
US AIRWAYS B737-4B7 N782AU (2004)
US AIRWAYS B737-4B7 N451UW (2011)
Another very nice .... and "historic" .... collection Erik
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Feb 9, 2020 4:26:20 GMT
If it wasn't for the single TRANSTAR DC-9-51 featured among this ensemble .... then I might have been tempted to title this presentation "Erik's Tribute To TRANS TEXAS AIRLINES/TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES"
With regard to the TTA and TIA subjects herein .... these cover, and I think almost complete, our representation of this airline during its late 1960's/early 1970's transition from one branding to the other.
The DC-9-10's (composed of both -14's and a -15MC .... the latter will use our DC-9-10F base pack) are all "NEW" .... whilst the DC-9-31 is "a redo" (the shades of purple associated with the the TTA/TIA striping has now been custom/better matched and its "TEXAS INTERNATIONAL" titles are now also better/sharper than those used for our original release of just over a year ago .... and from which each of these additional texture have all benefited too ).
Each one of these "NEW" subjects represents a slightly "different" variation of the livery used by this operator (none are identical) .... as these appeared between the 1968 and 1973.
Not all of my images capture/present these changes/details with total clarity (I just don't have time at the moment to produce more extensive or revealing coverage ) .... but .... the differences "are" there .... or what's represented below wouldn't be "HERE"
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-9-14 N1301T (1970)
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-9-15MC N1306T (1971)
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-9-14 N1302T (1972)
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-9-14 N5728 (1973)
TRANS TEXAS AIRLINES DC-9-14 N15335 (1968)
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-9-31 N1310T (1970)
"Pampered" we are .... with each of these Deep Purple TTA/TIA "Pamper Jets" from the late 1960's/early 1970's and The lone Star State.
Once again .... a "NICE" historical time-line Erik
And not forgetting the odd one out among this assortment too .... but which was none-the-less part of the Texas air transport team of the late 1980's and having grown out MUSE AIR ....
TRANSTAR AIRLINES DC-9-51 N676MC (1987)
As may be assumed per this particular ensemble .... there was once a time (during the 1870's and 1980's) when Texas was literally teamingf with DC-9's.
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Feb 22, 2020 0:37:54 GMT
Quick one for now, in the form of a short-lived PSA 727. N977PS was acquired from Northwest in the summer of 1977, and for about nine months, it wore the then-new livery (with orange replacing pink in the cheatlines) with the older-style titles. A handful of -200s also appeared in this variation, and one will be inbound soon.