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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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20-Sep-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:06PM EDT 07:09PM MST 4:02
20-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 09:16AM MST 03:49PM EDT 3:32
20-Sep-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:26AM PDT 07:35AM MST (?) 1:08
20-Sep-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:18AM PDT 07:42AM MST (?) 1:23
20-Sep-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:10AM PDT 07:39AM MST (?) 1:29
20-Sep-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:10AM PDT 07:43AM MST n/a
19-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 08:27PM MST 10:02PM PDT 1:34
19-Sep-2018 A319General Mitchell Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:45PM CDT 07:06PM MST 3:21
19-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 10:59AM MST 04:06PM CDT 3:07
19-Sep-2018 A319General Mitchell Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:22AM CDT 08:40AM MST 3:18
18-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 10:43AM MST 03:44PM CDT 3:00
18-Sep-2018 A319General Mitchell Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:37AM CDT 09:35AM MST 3:57
17-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()General Mitchell Intl () 06:46PM MST 11:40PM CDT 2:53
17-Sep-2018 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 03:50PM CDT 03:43PM MST 1:53
17-Sep-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:23PM EDT 02:38PM CDT 2:15
17-Sep-2018 A319Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:53AM CDT 12:00PM EDT 2:07
17-Sep-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 07:06AM CDT 07:50AM CDT 0:43
16-Sep-2018 A319Memphis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:44PM CDT 01:47PM CDT 1:03
16-Sep-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 10:35AM CDT 11:43AM CDT 1:07
16-Sep-2018 A319Pittsburgh Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:36AM EDT 09:00AM CDT 2:24
15-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 09:22AM MST 03:57PM EDT 3:35
15-Sep-2018 A319Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:07AM PDT 07:38AM MST 1:31
14-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 08:29PM MST 09:58PM PDT 1:28
14-Sep-2018 A319John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:53PM EDT 07:21PM MST 3:28
14-Sep-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 10:32AM PDT 05:30PM EDT 3:58
14-Sep-2018 A319Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:23AM EDT 07:55AM PDT 4:32
13-Sep-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 09:21PM PDT 04:45AM EDT (+1) 4:24
13-Sep-2018 A319Indianapolis Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:24PM EDT 06:16PM PDT 3:52
13-Sep-2018 A319Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 10:05AM MST 04:07PM EDT 3:01
13-Sep-2018 A319San Antonio Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:25AM CDT 08:22AM MST 1:57
12-Sep-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 04:31PM EDT 05:56PM CDT 2:25
12-Sep-2018 A319Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 11:52AM CDT 03:07PM EDT 2:15
12-Sep-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 09:39AM EDT 11:00AM CDT 2:20
12-Sep-2018 A319Charleston Intl/AFB ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:24AM EDT 08:02AM EDT 0:37
11-Sep-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 09:41PM EDT 10:12PM EDT 0:30
11-Sep-2018 A319Harrisburg Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 05:50PM EDT 07:02PM EDT 1:11
11-Sep-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Harrisburg Intl () 03:31PM EDT 04:34PM EDT 1:02
11-Sep-2018 A319Palm Beach Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 12:45PM EDT 02:13PM EDT 1:28
11-Sep-2018 A319Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Palm Beach Intl () 10:03AM EDT 11:32AM EDT 1:28
10-Sep-2018 A319Miami Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 09:54PM EDT 11:26PM EDT 1:32
10-Sep-2018 A319Reagan National ()Miami Intl () 05:56PM EDT 08:03PM EDT 2:06
10-Sep-2018 A319Boston Logan Intl ()Reagan National () 03:08PM EDT 04:30PM EDT 1:22
10-Sep-2018 A319Reagan National ()Boston Logan Intl () 01:13PM EDT 02:11PM EDT 0:57
10-Sep-2018 A319Boston Logan Intl ()Reagan National () 10:04AM EDT 11:17AM EDT 1:13
10-Sep-2018 A319Reagan National ()Boston Logan Intl () 07:46AM EDT 08:46AM EDT 1:00
09-Sep-2018 A319Orlando Intl ()Reagan National () 09:58PM EDT 11:38PM EDT 1:39
09-Sep-2018 A319Reagan National ()Orlando Intl () 06:07PM EDT 08:03PM EDT 1:56
09-Sep-2018 A319Tampa Intl ()Reagan National () 03:10PM EDT 05:03PM EDT 1:52
09-Sep-2018 A319Reagan National ()Tampa Intl () 12:11PM EDT 02:01PM EDT 1:49
09-Sep-2018 A319Boston Logan Intl ()Reagan National () 09:11AM EDT 10:31AM EDT 1:19
07-Sep-2018 A319Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Memphis Intl () 02:19PM CDT 03:33PM CDT 1:13
07-Sep-2018 A319Kansas City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:07AM CDT 12:20PM CDT 1:12
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