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Airbus A319 (N744P)

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American's N744P, displaying Piedmont colors from the past, passes in front of the snowy Sierra Nevada as it heads skyward after lifting off from Reno Tahoe Intl's runway 34L.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Now if only the Allegheny, TWA, and Air Cal heritage schemes would drop by for a daytime visit while the snow is in the mountains, I'd have the entire group of six. (Fingers crossed ... grin)
Dave Sheehy
5* Gary-love that Pacemaker bird!
Greg Byington
Another great shot, Gary!
Floatonaboat
Nice photo!
Dwight Hartje
Excellent shot, Gary! Seen in Daily Newsletter!
That would be awesome if you could see all the American retro aircraft!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Thanks for the compli, Dwight. Regarding the specials, I've already got the AA retro. As for the seven AA heritage schemes (TWA, Reno Air, PSA, Piedmont, AWE, Air Cal, and ALO), the only two I'm missing are the Air Cal and the TWA, and I'm sure I'll get my chance to click 'em soon. (Fingers crossed)
Dave S. >> Oh, man, you bet! "The Route of the Pacemakers" I've located an old B & W pic of a Piedmont F-27 ... "Pacemaker James River". I'll work on it and see if I can make it presentable for posting.
Floatonaboat and Greg B ... TYVM for the comments, guys. :-)
Joseph Edwards
Flew this airline back in the 70's. the good old prop jobs. Military stand-by was $15.00.
jim garrity
NO PHX-ANC for me in this tight bird for almost 6hrs.!
Deborah Fortuna
Oh yeah. I remember Allegheny Airlines. We used to call it "Agony" Airlines. But we still flew on Allegheny.
Art Troutman
Deb - I was born and raised in PGH. We used to say: "If you need to get to Chicago in the worst way - fly Allegheny!
Art Troutman
I'm suspicious of the "P" at the end of the "N" number! I suspect that it's phony! I think the real AA number is smaller - below it. The practice has been to use the 'two-letter' abbreviation of the airline - tacked on at the end of the 'N number'. That's fine - until merger time. You'll see some AA aircraft with "AW" at the end - a carryover from when that aircraft was bought by AmericaWest - which then morphed into US Air - which then morphed into AA. NW to DL - CO to UA - etc.
Scot Wattawa
Art

The AA and AW theme planes do have different ending N numbers than normal.

N742PS - PSA
N744P - Peadmont
N745VJ - Allegany
N828AW - HP Old Colors
N152UW - US Airways (A321)

You are correct if is it a AA frame as they still have the ending NN
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Art .. Hi. If you are ever unsure about any reg number you see on an aircraft, just enter it into the FAA aircraft reg site. You'll have your answer in less than a heartbeat.
Scot .. N828AW has been repainted. It no longer is dressed in old AWE clothes. Only N838AW is wearing America West paint now. I caught it yesterday at RNO. Also, N837AW, the former Cardinals schemebird, has been repainted too.
Deb and Art ... I used to hear that old saying about Allegheny too. But Allegheny survived. It took over Lake Central Airlines and then Mohawk. It then took over Pacific Southwest (PSA), Piedmont, and Empire and reorganized into US Air. Then, as US Air, the old Allegheny bought out America West and reorganized as US Airways. (That is why the Allegheny, America West, PSA, Piedmont, and US Airways [A321] schemes are all "heritage" schemes ... they are a part of the heritage of today's airline. The aircraft that displays the former American Airlines livery is a "retro" livery because it is a "retrospective" look back at the livery formerly used on the AA fleet; the same as N475UA is painted in "retro" UAL colors and N75436 is a "heritage" livery .... United and Continental merged and N75436 wears the old Continental colors . Now, the airlines that started out as Allegheny merged with American (it was American that was in $ trouble which is how Allegheny/US Air/US Airways was able to force the merger) and so today, the airline that was once Allegheny is now American. Whatever was being said about it back in the days of our youth, SOMEBODY must have been flying on it ... because it has outlasted seven other airlines. :-)
Cade Emtage
Another awesome shot well done
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
20-Oct-2018 A319Eppley Airfield ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:27PM CDT 02:57PM MST Scheduled
20-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Eppley Airfield () 08:58AM MST 01:14PM CDT Scheduled
20-Oct-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:11AM PDT 07:47AM MST Scheduled
19-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 08:35PM MST 10:08PM PDT Scheduled
19-Oct-2018 A319John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:26PM EDT 07:15PM MST Scheduled
19-Oct-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 10:24AM PDT 05:19PM EDT Scheduled
19-Oct-2018 A319Indianapolis Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:16AM EDT 08:41AM PDT Scheduled
18-Oct-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 11:16PM PDT 05:30AM EDT (+1) 3:13
18-Oct-2018 A319Denver Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:26PM MDT 09:26PM PDT 1:59
18-Oct-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:58PM PDT 06:52PM MDT 1:53
18-Oct-2018 A319Los Cabos Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:14PM MDT 02:12PM PDT 1:57
18-Oct-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 08:52AM PDT 11:55AM MDT 2:03
17-Oct-2018 A319Indianapolis Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:11PM EDT 06:28PM PDT 4:16
17-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 10:31AM MST 04:10PM EDT 2:38
17-Oct-2018 A319John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:49AM EDT 08:49AM MST 3:59
16-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 03:58PM MST 09:54PM EDT 2:55
16-Oct-2018 A319Gowen Field ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:06PM MDT 02:50PM MST 1:43
16-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Gowen Field () 10:11AM MST 12:51PM MDT 1:40
16-Oct-2018 A319Des Moines Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:25AM CDT 09:05AM MST 2:39
15-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Des Moines Intl () 07:08PM MST 11:11PM CDT 2:03
15-Oct-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 04:16PM PDT 05:46PM MST 1:30
15-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 01:40PM MST 03:20PM PDT 1:39
15-Oct-2018 A319Albuquerque Intl Sunport ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:30PM MDT 12:29PM MST 0:58
15-Oct-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 08:55AM MST 10:42AM MDT 0:46
14-Oct-2018 A319San Antonio Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:21PM CDT 07:28PM MST 2:06
14-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 04:28PM EDT 06:02PM CDT 2:33
14-Oct-2018 A319Richmond Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 01:33PM EDT 02:23PM EDT 0:50
14-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Richmond Intl () 12:01PM EDT 12:43PM EDT 0:41
14-Oct-2018 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:35AM EDT 10:01AM EDT 1:25
13-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:33AM EDT 10:58AM EDT 1:24
13-Oct-2018 A319Wilmington Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:21AM EDT 08:01AM EDT 0:39
12-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Wilmington Intl () 11:06PM EDT 11:39PM EDT 0:32
12-Oct-2018 A319Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 09:01PM EDT 10:02PM EDT 1:00
12-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 07:03PM EDT 07:57PM EDT 0:53
12-Oct-2018 A319Richmond Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:46PM EDT 05:33PM EDT 0:46
12-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Richmond Intl () 02:30PM EDT 03:09PM EDT 0:39
12-Oct-2018 A319Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 11:13AM CDT 01:26PM EDT 1:13
12-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 09:44AM EDT 10:12AM CDT 1:28
12-Oct-2018 A319New Orleans Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 05:35AM CDT 08:00AM EDT 1:24
11-Oct-2018 A319Philadelphia Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 10:30PM EDT 12:07AM CDT (+1) 2:36
11-Oct-2018 A319Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 05:06PM CDT 08:13PM EDT 2:06
11-Oct-2018 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 01:44PM EDT 03:02PM CDT 2:17
11-Oct-2018 A319Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 10:20AM EDT 12:10PM EDT 1:50
11-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:12AM EDT 08:54AM EDT 0:42
11-Oct-2018 A319Reagan National ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 05:50AM EDT 06:45AM EDT 0:54
10-Oct-2018 A319Boston Logan Intl ()Reagan National () 08:10PM EDT 09:16PM EDT 1:06
10-Oct-2018 A319Reagan National ()Boston Logan Intl () 05:42PM EDT 06:46PM EDT 1:03
10-Oct-2018 A319Miami Intl ()Reagan National () 02:13PM EDT 04:44PM EDT 2:30
10-Oct-2018 A319New Orleans Intl ()Miami Intl () 10:26AM CDT 12:52PM EDT 1:25
10-Oct-2018 A319Miami Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 08:39AM EDT 09:34AM CDT 1:55
10-Oct-2018 A319Tampa Intl ()Miami Intl () 06:17AM EDT 06:56AM EDT 0:38
09-Oct-2018 A319Miami Intl ()Tampa Intl () 10:19PM EDT 10:58PM EDT 0:38
09-Oct-2018 A319Tampa Intl ()Miami Intl () 05:58PM EDT 06:35PM EDT 0:36
09-Oct-2018 A319Miami Intl ()Tampa Intl () 04:04PM EDT 04:42PM EDT 0:37
09-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Miami Intl () 11:26AM EDT 01:02PM EDT 1:35
09-Oct-2018 A319Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:42AM EDT 09:57AM EDT 1:15
08-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 10:25PM EDT 11:22PM EDT 0:57
08-Oct-2018 A319New Orleans Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:31PM CDT 09:00PM EDT 1:29
08-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 04:52PM EDT 05:16PM CDT 1:23
08-Oct-2018 A319Southwest Florida Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 02:04PM EDT 03:34PM EDT 1:30
08-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 11:27AM EDT 01:07PM EDT 1:39
08-Oct-2018 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:52AM EDT 10:23AM EDT 1:31
07-Oct-2018 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 06:40PM EDT 07:49PM EDT 1:08
07-Oct-2018 A319New Orleans Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 01:50PM CDT 05:21PM EDT 2:31
07-Oct-2018 A319Philadelphia Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 11:03AM EDT 12:22PM CDT 2:18
07-Oct-2018 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Philadelphia Intl () 08:23AM EDT 09:37AM EDT 1:13
06-Oct-2018 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:37PM EDT 11:02PM EDT 1:24
06-Oct-2018 A319Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 04:45PM EDT 06:56PM EDT 2:10
06-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 01:56PM EDT 03:37PM EDT 1:40
06-Oct-2018 A319Bradley Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:22AM EDT 08:04AM EDT 1:41
05-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Bradley Intl () 10:42PM EDT 12:11AM EDT (+1) 1:28
05-Oct-2018 A319Southwest Florida Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:09PM EDT 08:32PM EDT 1:23
05-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 04:47PM EDT 06:13PM EDT 1:26
05-Oct-2018 A319Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 12:56PM CDT 03:11PM EDT 1:14
05-Oct-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:34AM EDT 11:49AM CDT 1:14
05-Oct-2018 A319Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:42AM EDT 09:50AM EDT 1:07
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