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Central American Liveries, Past & Present  
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

There has been much discussion about the creativity (or lack thereof) displayed at the present time by Central American airlines.


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Whereas you could find much more colorful liveries in past times (just to name two):


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Which are/were your favorite liveries from airlines in the region?

Saludos  airplane 
Carmen


What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
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User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

My favority is SAHSA! Wishing a new Honduran carrier adopts this livery!

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

I always liked the Aviateca amd SAHSA liveries. What is happening in Cental America is the same as in the western USA. The colorful airlines of the west were eaten up by the mega carriers...PSA, AirCal, Western, Hughes Airwest and a host of smaller carriers. I am happy to see COPA remaining independent. Its livery is a take off on Continental, its mentor company.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

I always liked LR's 1980s colours which they used on the BAC One-Elevens, 727s and even on their DC-8F. They're much more pleasant to the eyes than TA's standard Eurowhite.  stirthepot  Plus, those old 80's colours would have looked excellent on the 757 (had they taken delivery of them) or a widebody.

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I don't know what the hell they were thinking when they replaced those colours with the horrible Eurowhite scheme that was introduced with their first batch of A320s in 1989.  irked  Only the tail made up a bit for it.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
I always liked LR's 1980s colours which they used on the BAC One-Elevens, 727s and even on their DC-8F. They're much more pleasant to the eyes than TA's standard Eurowhite.

*looks at the photo of the LR plane*

*looks again*

*looks yet again*


Okay... is it just me... or does the LR livery look, um, rather white?  duck 

Just kidding  Wink I agree, it's a great colorful livery, shame it's no longer around...



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3038 times:

Check out my Album... all about Nicaragua... the evolution...

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...+lo+Nicoya%21%21&album_creator=MGA

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 5):
Check out my Album... all about Nicaragua... the evolution...

Nice liveries there, thanks for sharing.  thumbsup 



Speaking of color... Today I was talking with a coworker and somehow airplanes came up in the conversation. "You know something?" he said, "I still remember the very first jets Aviateca had... Ever heard of 'las papayas voladoras'?"


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The BAC One Eleven, in tropical colors. Big grin



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 5):
Check out my Album... all about Nicaragua... the evolution...

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...+lo+Nicoya%21%21&album_creator=MGA

MGA

Hi MGA,
I have two questions.

Did LANICA become AeroNica or was it just a separate airline that either merged into it or went bankrupt?

I m sure you have flown Aeronica several times. How was the service onboard?

Regards

BM



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