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CO's 720s..?  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3921 posts, RR: 23
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1356 times:

What years did CO utilize the 720 and were any painted with the 'meatball' livery? I can not seem to locate any of a 'meatballed' 720 (or any CO 720 photos for that matter) pics in the DB.

Thomas


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1349 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.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3921 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1333 times:

Thanks Dc863, I knew I remembered seeing CO's 720s with the meatball on the tail as a kid.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1285 times:




User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3921 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Thanks Richard.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineLaxflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

The 720Bs were actually used up to the first quarter of 1976.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1204 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy No pictures though  Sad



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1172 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!

User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Looks like a 738 with four engines and a funny antennae on the tail....


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