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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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25-Jan-2019 A319Indianapolis Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 07:05AM EST 08:54AM PST Scheduled
24-Jan-2019 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 11:07PM PST 05:50AM EST (+1) Scheduled
24-Jan-2019 A319Denver Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:34PM MST 09:55PM PST Scheduled
24-Jan-2019 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:49PM PST 06:35PM MST Scheduled
24-Jan-2019 A319Tucson Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 12:18PM MST 12:29PM PST Scheduled
24-Jan-2019 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Tucson Intl () 08:54AM PST 10:57AM MST Scheduled
24-Jan-2019 A319Sacramento Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:17AM PST 07:26AM PST Scheduled
23-Jan-2019 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 08:25PM PST 09:29PM PST Scheduled
23-Jan-2019 A319Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Los Angeles Intl () 02:09PM CST 03:18PM PST 3:08
23-Jan-2019 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 07:41AM PST 12:35PM CST 2:53
22-Jan-2019 A319Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:47PM CST 06:36PM PST 3:48
22-Jan-2019 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l () 09:52AM PST 02:57PM CST 3:05
22-Jan-2019 A319John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:29AM EST 08:10AM PST 4:40
21-Jan-2019 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 05:15PM MST 10:09PM EST 2:53
21-Jan-2019 A319Kansas City Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 02:14PM CST 03:54PM MST 2:39
21-Jan-2019 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 10:01AM MST 12:56PM CST 1:54
20-Jan-2019 A319San Jose Int'l ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:37PM PST 10:03PM MST 1:26
20-Jan-2019 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 06:10PM MST 06:47PM PST 1:36
20-Jan-2019 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:44PM CST 04:50PM MST 2:05
20-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:12PM EST 02:42PM CST 2:29
20-Jan-2019 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 10:31AM EST 11:57AM EST 1:26
19-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 07:36PM EST 08:47PM EST 1:10
19-Jan-2019 A319Montrose Rgnl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 12:37PM MST 05:37PM EST 3:00
19-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Montrose Rgnl () 09:54AM EST 11:22AM MST 3:28
19-Jan-2019 A319Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:16AM CST 08:32AM EST 1:15
18-Jan-2019 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 10:43PM CST 12:16AM CST (+1) 1:32
18-Jan-2019 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:40PM EST 09:22PM CST 2:41
18-Jan-2019 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 03:11PM CST 06:26PM EST 2:15
18-Jan-2019 A319Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:56AM CST 01:15PM CST 1:18
18-Jan-2019 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 09:43AM CST 10:54AM CST 1:11
18-Jan-2019 A319Memphis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:32AM CST 07:46AM CST 1:14
17-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:34PM EST 08:58PM CST 1:23
17-Jan-2019 A319Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:42PM EST 07:17PM EST 0:35
17-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 05:09PM EST 05:40PM EST 0:30
17-Jan-2019 A319Wilmington Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 02:38PM EST 03:22PM EST 0:43
17-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Wilmington Intl () 01:08PM EST 01:41PM EST 0:32
17-Jan-2019 A319Reagan National ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 10:37AM EST 11:45AM EST 1:08
17-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Reagan National () 07:41AM EST 08:34AM EST 0:52
16-Jan-2019 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:05PM EST 08:22PM EST 1:17
16-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:44PM EST 06:02PM EST 1:18
16-Jan-2019 A319Reagan National ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 01:54PM EST 02:53PM EST 0:59
16-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Reagan National () 11:45AM EST 12:35PM EST 0:49
16-Jan-2019 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:42AM EST 10:10AM EST 1:28
15-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:24PM EST 11:41PM EST 1:16
15-Jan-2019 A319Gerald R Ford Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:57PM EST 08:11PM EST 1:13
15-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Gerald R Ford Intl () 04:10PM EST 05:36PM EST 1:25
15-Jan-2019 A319Harrisburg Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 02:00PM EST 03:11PM EST 1:10
15-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Harrisburg Intl () 11:54AM EST 12:54PM EST 0:59
15-Jan-2019 A319Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:38AM EST 09:51AM EST 1:12
14-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 10:46PM EST 11:49PM EST 1:02
14-Jan-2019 A319Albany Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:08PM EST 08:48PM EST 1:40
14-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Albany Intl () 04:42PM EST 06:14PM EST 1:31
14-Jan-2019 A319Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 01:09PM CST 03:21PM EST 1:12
14-Jan-2019 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:36AM EST 12:05PM CST 1:29
14-Jan-2019 A319Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:59AM EST 10:27AM EST 1:28
13-Jan-2019 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 06:45PM EST 07:57PM EST 1:12
13-Jan-2019 A319New Orleans Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 02:11PM CST 05:23PM EST 2:11
13-Jan-2019 A319Philadelphia Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 11:26AM EST 01:15PM CST 2:48
12-Jan-2019 A319Bradley Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 06:44PM EST 07:39PM EST 0:54
12-Jan-2019 A319Philadelphia Intl ()Bradley Intl () 05:07PM EST 05:50PM EST 0:42
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