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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 409 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5134 times:
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Bonjour,

I'm looking for some info and if posssible pics about CO micronesia fleet and colors in the 70s-80s.

*How did the first planes were painted? (F-27 and DC6B).Did they wear the gold, orange and red colors?
*how many DC-10 and 727 were positioned on the CO micronesia network and did they wear the micronesian flag?

If someone has any pics about these oldies...

Thank you very much.
DID747  Smile  Smile  Smile


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User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5082 times:

As far as I know, the CS colors in the 70's and 80's was the old oblong insignia from CO and same color scheme. The only distinction was the aircraft had a small flag toward the rear of the aircraft that had the words 'Air Micronesia' over a mini-version of the American flag except that the blue portion of the flag was the Trust Territories half and had six stars in a circle. They never actually had the flag of the Federated States of Micronesia (which is just essentially the Trust Territories flag with two stars removed) despite their name. Hope this helps somewhat...


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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
I'm looking for some info and if posssible pics about CO micronesia fleet and colors in the 70s-80s.



Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
did they wear the micronesian flag?

Here's a picture of Air Mike's second jet aircraft.


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And here, you can see what was their fleet until 1997, last time when the site was updated.

http://www.geocities.com/Aeromoe/fleets/airmike.html
http://www.geocities.com/Aeromoe/fleets/comike.html

Hopefully, this will help you.

[Edited 2007-11-05 01:37:04]

User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4951 times:

When I arrived on Guam in 1972 - the single B727 Combi was painted the same colors as the one above - except with the red meatball.

It had the words "Air Micronesia" in the same font and size on the cabin as the jet in the photo above. The word Continental was not visible on the aircraft.

There were 10 or 12 rows of seats - from the wing exits aft. The aircraft was boarded from the rear stairs. With the forward compartment being cargo.

I don't remember if the meatball was by the name - I just remember the US flag was at the back by the engines and the TTPI flag was by the name.

The most distinctive thing about the aircraft was the rock guards on the gear. At that time most of the island strips were still crushed coral gravel. The paving was a US Seabee Civic Action project in the 70's if my memory is working correctly.

The aircraft went to a maintenance check in late 1973 - during that time CMI flew a standard US paint COA B727, and the DC-6 did most of the cargo flights.

When the B727 Combi returned in early 1974 the name painted on the aircraft was "Continental Air Micronesia".

After leaving in 1974, my next visit to Guam was 1983 - and I flew CMI from Narita to Guam. That B727 was not a combi aircraft and had Micronesia in the airline name on the aircraft - but I don't remember the exact paint scheme.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

Two other photos:


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Photo © Alastair T. Gardiner - WorldAirImages



User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4536 times:
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Thanks a lot for info and photos.

When did the CO micronesia planes have changed their logo color from black to red please?

looking for photos about the fleet on ground at Guam.

Thank you. DID747  Smile  Smile  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

they changed to the red meatball the same time that Continental did ...

Air Micronesia (correct name before it became Continental Micronesia) did operate the only CO DC-6 to wear the meatball scheme ... nicknamed "The Granny Goose"

here is one of their 721's in the late 1970s in Palau



here is Palau's airport in the 70s



User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4246 times:
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Thank you very much FLYPBA

regards DID747



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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4132 times:
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FLYPBA

Can you tell if the DC6 wera the red or black meatball?

I think the CO micronesia DC10 routes were to Japan , isn't it? did they fly to micronesia atolls?

Thank you very much. DID747



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

Couple interesting photos I found:

http://www.micsem.org/photos/goodbye/31.htm

http://www.micsem.org/photos/goodbye/34.htm

RE the DC-6 - here is a decal set sold for plastic models - with the black meatball

http://www.martlesham-models.com/proddetail.php?prod=twosix-144-235

I found one photo of the DC-6 a few years ago on the web - but cannot find it now.


User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

In 1985 at LAX, Continental ran out of black paint and a aircraft was ready to go back into service, except for the fact that the meatball on the tail had not been painted. There was a lot of red paint however, and a decision was made to paint the meatball with the red paint. It was done and a lot of people liked it, a few of the older mechs, who probably saw service in WW2 in the pacific, hated it, said it reminded them of the Japanese Rising Sun. It was a cheap alteration, a lot of people did like it, and it looked different, so it stayed until the present day paint job.


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User currently offlineTeneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

FlyPBa
Do you have another copy of the pic with the CO 721. The pic you put up is reversed (the cargo door is on the wrong side of the plane)?


User currently offlineCALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Quoting Teneriffe77 (Reply 11):
FlyPBa
Do you have another copy of the pic with the CO 721. The pic you put up is reversed (the cargo door is on the wrong side of the plane)?

Good catch, the picture is reversed.



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