Dc863 From Romania, joined Jun 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
CO operated the 720B Fanjets from 1964/5?-1974. The Black contrail logo was introduced in 1968 and COs 720Bs had them painted as such during that year. i've seen several pics of their 720s in that scheme.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6512 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
Gee thanks. Now you've made me feel maudlin and nostalgic. When I was but a mere idiot of 17 I regularly went out to TUS to see the CO 720 arrive from PHX (or was it LAX) enroute to ELP, SAT and IAH at 0030. Now I'm an idiot of 45 and would not dream of driving 25 miles at O dark thirty to just look at an airplane on the ramp. I miss it.
But I bet I saw all the CO 720s No pictures though
people are odd, fascinating, and oddly fascinating.
Rjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1310 times:
I flew on that bird from MKC-ORD in 1970... I remember being served a hot breakfast and listening to "spirit in the sky" on the inflight stereo. I looked out over the wing just in front of the engines. LOVED IT!