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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Hi Plane Pickers

Avianca Colombia have painted a B757 in their 1960's colour scheme to celebrate their 60th Anniversary year.


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I think it looks great and reminds me of other "retro" liveries such as the Airbus 320 that Air Canada repainted in the old TCA colours a few years back.

What other "retro" liveries would you like to see on aircraft flying in todays fleets? Me? I'd love to see a BOAC Boeing 777.

Cheers

Scotty

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User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

I really liked United's 60's color scheme (you know, the one that is on the first 727 in Seattle).

Shout out to United-- paint something in the retro scheme!!!


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

I would love to see an Eastern 757 and DC10

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Just beautiful!


User currently offlineSn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Although this may sound stupid, I would love to see AA paint half of their fleet in the retro scheme. It looks great on the 757, and I would love to see what it looks like on the 777, md-80, and 767.
Also, TWA should paint a 767 in the old double globe scheme that they had during the 60's.
I think the AC retro jet scheme is very nice, and is as good, if not better, than their current livery.


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1212 times:

I heard today that American painted up a B757 in a very early version of their livery. Anyone have any photos of this a/c?

Scotty


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1207 times:

WOW, does that Avianca plane ever look awesome! I wonder why more airlines haven't done this?

I wonder when British Airways' big anniversary for jet travel would be - the date the DHC106 Comet I was introduced into service? It would be just too awesome to see an aircraft - 747-400 or 777-200 - painted in the old BOAC livery!

BTW, Scotty, here are a couple RetroJet photos:


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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1205 times:

How about an A330 in the original USAir colors- the red/maroon scheme?


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1205 times:

Dear Scotty,

I'd love to see US Airways do a retro Mohawk Airlines scheme--the one used on BAC 111's with the horizontal stripes and indian head on the tail. It would look great on an A320 or 757.

Also, an Allegheny airlines plain-jane navy-blue stripe and red bird-figure might be fun. Also on A320 or 757.

Also a retro American mid-sixties scheme with the white, red-bordered ball and navy eagle, on the tail. They've done the 1950's scheme but the 1960's one is better. How about a 777 in that one?

United's early 1970's scheme with the red stripe and stars, before they adopted the 70s/80s scheme, is also fun. A 767 or A320 (types UA didn't have then) would be fun.

Also, NW could do an A320 in a retro North Central Airlines 'duck' scheme.

Jim






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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Great ideas.

I LURV that AA B757

Scotty


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Would you consider Olympic Airways A-340 retro?

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I love this color scheme on this jet!  

I would love to see the old TWA (double globe) livery on there jets.
I'd really love to see them order A-340s and paint them in the old colors.



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User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

I would like to see UA do this retro color scheme.


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or my favorite color scheme ever!


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User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Hey Superfly

Its a great scheme but I dont think Olympic have ever changed it have they?

Another brainstorm - how about a BEA A320 in this livery


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I really must get off the wacky baccy


Scotty


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

The AA 757 is fantastic. I'd like to see the Double Globe on TWA's 717.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1146 times:

Hey Scotty

No Olympic never has changed since the 1960s, nor has American or Hawaiian. I hope they never change!



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