Dc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1442 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, 6404 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1297 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
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Rjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1265 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!