NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9613 posts, RR: 10 Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5854 times:
I have one question regarding the logo of UA during the age of the orange/red/blue bold-stripe livery (1976-93). Was the logo just two coloured blue/red, or did it include orange? Its not clearly to see on photos as the orange and red tones are very similar.
SeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1275 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5710 times:
My dad was a pilot for United in the 1960s and 1970s, and I remember when the new livery came out in the mid-1970s. I was so excited, and I thought it was so cool. My dad didn't particularly like it. Now I think it was pretty typical 1970s over-the-top - think orange shag carpet and avacado appliances. Of course, it replaced a short-lived enhanced 1960s-early 1970s livery, which included big blue stars, a new United font, and a thicker red stripe (replacing a thin copper stripe) separating the silver on the under-belly. Honestly, I miss the livery of the 1960s, but I guess it's because it reminds me of my childhood. I do like the new livery - less is more - I think it's very sophisticated.
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1464 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5653 times:
If you look at the striping on the previous blue/grey scheme, that red line is actually a very small version of the orange/red/blue stripe from the 70's scheme. I thought it brilliant to pay homage to that scheme! Unfortunately, in most pictures, because the stripe is so narrow, only the red/orange show up as one colour. The new colours were a cost savings, the three-coloured stripe now being 3 shades of blue... if you think about it though, they are paying tribute to United's blue and white schemes of the 50's, while retaining the three-stripe format started in the 70's!
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1464 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5480 times:
My only compaint about the seventies scheme was the original small titles...even on the narrow bodies the titles looked TINY! When they readjusted the stripe to make the titles larger, then a true "classic" scheme was born!
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18839 posts, RR: 64 Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 11): When they readjusted the stripe to make the titles larger, then a true "classic" scheme was born!
I agree with this. The updated font size made it readable from a distance (even though the color scheme should have been regardless), without being ostentatious, like the huge lettering Pan Am went with on later versions of their livery.