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KLM B738 Retrojet!  
User currently offlineAnglo2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32895 times:

KLM are repainting PH-BXA in to an old scheme in late Dec 08.
Air France, Tarom, now KLM, who next!

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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32901 times:

Aeroflot.

That would be quality.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32793 times:



Quoting Anglo2 (Thread starter):
Air France, Tarom, now KLM, who next!

Jet2!



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User currently offlineAnglo2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32820 times:

Forgot to mention that KLM are 90 years young in 2009. A good excuse for a retro scheme then!

User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32818 times:

NW with a NC, SO, and RW liveries.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32801 times:



Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 4):
NW with a NC, SO, and RW liveries

Keep a Bowling Shoe! Can always go back in time to the fifties or something, or if you're a Steelers fan, the 20's Black 'n Gold Big grin



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User currently offlineTFFIP From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32769 times:

A BOAC 747 would be a nice sight at LHR.

[Edited 2008-12-15 14:37:06]

User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 32395 times:

Wow, nice. Will KL also paint a MD11 in a retro livery, that would make KL the first airline to have the MD11 flying in retro colors!!!!

KL please repaint a MD11 in retro!!!!!

A388


User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 32319 times:

It was nice when AC and AA did it but it became increasingly unimaginative when SK, LH, OS, AY, AF, MP, IB, AS, US and MX followed. (Did I miss any?)

Still: Loving it!



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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 32320 times:

The post war color scheme ?

http://eu.airliners.net/photos/photos/9/7/4/0479479.jpg

Or the sixties ?

http://eu.airliners.net/photos/photos/9/1/3/0202319.jpg

It seems in the twinties and thirties there weren't very clear liveries, just logo & registrations.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 32152 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 9):
Or the sixties ?

http://eu.airliners.net/photos/photo...9.jpg

I got my virtual dollars running on this scheme...



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User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 32123 times:



Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 4):
NW with a NC, SO, and RW liveries.

Or, since NW pretty much doesn't exist any longer (or won't very soon), I think DL doing a retro NW (i.e. 70s livery), a NE Yellowbird and the ones you mentioned above would be better.


User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 31991 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 10):
Quoting Keesje (Reply 9):
Or the sixties ?

http://eu.airliners.net/photos/photo...9.jpg

I got my virtual dollars running on this scheme...

I can see KL going for the sixties scheme but that would be "unimaginative" as DavidkunzVIE mentioned all retro liveries look similar to each other if that is what he meant. KL would stand out much better if they used the post war color scheme they used on their Constellation era. An MD11 in this colorscheme would be very very very very very nice!!!!!!

The MP retro livery looks very similar to KL's sixties livery the post war livery is the best in my opinion as it is different.

To the KL management, please use that retro on one of your MD11 aircraft!!!!!

A388            

[Edited 2008-12-15 19:18:13]

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 31695 times:



Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 8):
It was nice when AC and AA did it but it became increasingly unimaginative when SK, LH, OS, AY, AF, MP, IB, AS, US and MX followed. (Did I miss any?)

TK


User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 31578 times:



Quoting Anglo2 (Thread starter):
who next

UAL would be cool in the 60's scheme. Put that on a 320 or the 744

Mark in MKe



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User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 31308 times:



Quoting FlySSC (Reply 13):
TK

Thanks.  Wink



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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 29828 times:

The topic header is misleading: this topic is worthless without at least a picture!


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User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 29736 times:



Quoting Anglo2 (Thread starter):
in late Dec 08

I think this may be the reason for no pics............


User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 29669 times:

It will be the 60's scheme and the aircraft will be renamed celebration flight!

There will also be an KLM open house day for employees and their families/friends.

And they will make an E-book about KLM life!

Anyways, the info i got doesn't state that it's going to be a 737 so i can't say if other aircraft wouldn't get the special scheme.



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User currently offlinePSPfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2008, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 29542 times:
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Quoting Airbuster (Reply 18):
Anyways, the info i got doesn't state that it's going to be a 737 so i can't say if other aircraft wouldn't get the special scheme.

According to the scramble.nl message board, there is gonna be a celebration flight on 01-01-2009 with a 737 and a 777.
So possibly there will be 2 special painted aircraft. (This is pure speculating BTW.)

PSPfan



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 29502 times:



Quoting PSPfan (Reply 19):
So possibly there will be 2 special painted aircraft. (This is pure speculating BTW.)

That same thread also said that the painting of a 777 will cost too much and therefor probably won't happen. Would be cool though if it is!


User currently offlinePSPfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2008, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 29419 times:
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Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 20):
That same thread also said that the painting of a 777 will cost too much and therefor probably won't happen. Would be cool though if it is!

True, but so are the escorting fighter jets, I assume.

Groet PSPfan



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 29042 times:



Quoting Anglo2 (Reply 3):
Forgot to mention that KLM are 90 years young in 2009. A good excuse for a retro scheme then!

Indeed, I was hoping they would do this for their anniversary!!  birthday   bigthumbsup 

Quoting A388 (Reply 7):
Will KL also paint a MD11 in a retro livery, that would make KL the first airline to have the MD11 flying in retro colors!!!!

World Airways also has (or had) a retro MD11.

Quoting Keesje (Reply 9):
The post war color scheme ?

That would be very cool.

Quoting Airbuster (Reply 18):
It will be the 60's scheme and the aircraft will be renamed celebration flight!

Also a very nice livery, but I was hoping for an older one. Can we hope for both?  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Airbuster (Reply 18):
Anyways, the info i got doesn't state that it's going to be a 737 so i can't say if other aircraft wouldn't get the special scheme.

IMHO, it should be a 747. IIRC that is the aircraft (of course also counting the 742 and 743) that has been in their fleet the longest, almost 40 years!!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 27584 times:

Quoting PSPfan (Reply 21):
True, but so are the escorting fighter jets, I assume

I think so too, expecially as they'll be using at least 4 fighters (right?)


P.S. Ook nog zo'n last van mist?  

[Edited 2008-12-16 06:20:25]

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 27096 times:



Quoting Anglo2 (Thread starter):
now KLM, who next

I suppose an Aer Lingus A320 would be too much to ask for:


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25 Spencer : Would love to see COA 777 in the meatball c/s, wow that would really be something! Spencer.
26 A388 : You are right. I remembered the WA MD11 retrojet as well. It was a very nice one too!! That retrojet to my knowledge is gone now. Someone please corr
27 NWADC9 : The whole plane's gone
28 Scrappy27 : I wish BA would paint one of our jets into retro colours.. !!??
29 Aviopic : That's nice, we also have a flight scheduled on 01-01 Next year it's 90 years KLM and 100 year motorized flight in the Netherlands and there will be
30 A388 : So coming to think of it, in about 10 years from now we will have a mega awesome retro-jet as KL will then be celebrating their 100th anniversary!!!!
31 AirKas1 : So Willem, I assume we can expect some A2A shots of this flight/other celebration flights
32 Post contains links and images SXDFC : This seems to be a pattern lately with my work... The first Egyptair 735 in the new colors, is the exact same 735 I modeled it after a few months ago,
33 Tjc2 : I don't know why, but I would love to see CX just flip back one livery with one of their A330's or something...I sure miss those green and white strip
34 Aviopic : Don't know but I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be a bobo flight. We'll see.
35 Frigatebird : Let's hope we can persuade AF management to repaint one of their airplanes then!
36 Post contains links Viscount724 : They already have. See Replies 43 and 44 in the following recent thread. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4212362/
37 A340Spotter : Think that will be the last scheme CO would want for a retro color scheme. The Golden Jet colors would be more likely, if it ever happened.
38 A388 : The Golden CO livery would indeed look astonishing on their 777 A388
39 Falcon flyer : Aloha
40 Post contains links Viasa : Here is a link to all retropjets: http://www.airliners.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43353
41 TDubJFK : Wow, SXDFC, that is a HOT livery you did ... looks great.
42 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I remember the 'sixties scheme very well on both the DC-9 and DC-8, especially the Super 63, on which it looked stunning. That scheme on a Boeing 747
43 Post contains links and images Flanor : I hope they use this livery: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ralf Manteufel Oh, and I hope they set the 737's engines to noisy for that special 1960s e
44 Post contains links and images KL5147 : My preference is the mid/end 60's design. But that is probably because it was the KLM livery in use when I started plane-spotting. View Large View Med
45 SeaBosDca : A couple of JT9Ds from a 747-100 ought to fit under those wings...
46 MH017 : Flanor, It will be the one with the diagonal tail-stripes, what I've heard
47 Kappel : Really? I find that one a bit bland actually. Not my first choice, but it will look very sharp for sure. Can't wait to see (and fly) the real thing!
48 Viscount724 : Wasn't that the shortest-lived of all KL liveries?
49 Argonaut : That would be far from bad---I've always liked it better than the later blue/blue horizonal striped version; to me, it was more original. But I'd hop
50 A388 : I think KL will use that livery when they turn 100 in ten years from now. I'll keep my fingers crossed and start praying from now on..... As for the
51 MH017 : Owleye, PH-BXA is in exactly the same colours as in your 'picture' and is IMHO the best looking 737 in the KLM fleet !!! Even the 1960 KLM-emblem has
52 OwlEye : Are you an insider, are you working for KLM? What a pitty that they painted the winglets with an emblem. That's soo un-1960... Anyway I'm excited abo
53 A388 : Well, their 90th anniversary is next year which is nowadays and painting winglets is also something from nowadays. Even though I can see your point a
54 Post contains images LifelinerOne : There will be a B777-300 Skyteam logo-jet, not a retrojet. Cheers!   [Edited 2008-12-30 12:26:05]
55 Malaysia : I do have a CX old colors A330 and 772 schabak 1:600 model, its cool looking though, but never existed
56 Post contains images OwlEye : KLM will fly its Celebration Flight route on January 1, 2009 with a Boeing 777-200, a Boeing 737-800, the DC2 'Uiver" and the DC3 Dakota. The KLM 90 Y
58 OwlEye : Good one Peter. I'm afraid that the expected thick fog might spoil KLM's celebration flight. Fingers crossed that the fog dissappear soon enough.
59 KL577 : I am planning to watch the fly-by in Eindhoven tomorrow, and I am really, really, hoping I can see something (But the fog is very thick at the moment
60 Post contains links CrimsonNL : First pictures are here! Credits to the photographer! http://www.scramble.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=47864&p=295323
61 BWIA 772 : That one nice looking 737 BWIA 772
62 Post contains links and images OwlEye : Fantastic! Happy new Year and congratulations KLM!!
63 Virginblue4 : Looks stunning! Be nice to see her at LHR! Jordan
64 Post contains links and images OwlEye :
65 Post contains links GCT64 : Airliners.net photo: http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM---Royal/Boeing-737-8K2/1459229/M/
66 Post contains images Keesje :
67 KL5147 : Did the flight took place? I was in Arnhem at 13.15 hrs (and waited there till 14.00 hrs) but no sign of BXA, DC-2, DC-3 and 777-200. Did the flight t
68 NA : Very pretty. Much nicer than the recent retrojets of Air France and Tarom if you ask me. More true to the original.
69 A340313X : That looks utterly fantastic and IMVHO knocks the spots off the current KLM colours. Top retrojet!
70 Post contains links and images LarSPL : yes, it did. however due to the weather, departure was IFR. on top of clouds the 737 and 777 formed a formation and were photographed by an alpha jet
71 KL5147 : Thanks for the reply LarSPL. Pitty it was not possible to fly the planned route. It must have been great for you to be on board of the BXA. You poste
72 KL577 : Well nice it did take off, especially for the kids on board. On the other hand the communication by KLM on the event was useless. As a member of a KL
73 Keesje : Let me guess : flight services folks took charge overruling everyone but still thought marketing would automatically take care of the minor details l
74 KL577 : Must have been something along that line. Or, the marketing department guys were just sitting at home enjoying their holiday.
75 KL5147 : I agree ....... I wonder if "goodwill/publicity" means anything to KLM. I would'n't have mind if they had mentioned on their website that the flight
76 JRadier : I've just seen the SBS6 'Hart van Nederland' report on the flight, and I'd say that KLM masters publicity very well!
77 Petertenthije : I respectfully disagree. The event was not publicised in advance. Had it not been for scramble and the DSML mailing list I would not have known about
78 Post contains links LarSPL : to All spotters who feel mis-informed; the event wás announced nationally by big media (ánd through spotters channels). however; they did not want t
79 Keesje : Nee, you won't get away this easy. Hundreds of families were left standing in the cold everywhere. I will put some videos on youtube of cold crying k
80 PH-TVH : Maybe I missed it, but why did they go for an "impression" of the 60's Livery, instead of staying true to the original paintjob? For example.... Why t
81 Petertenthije : It's not an impression of a KLM livery, it's the late 50s livery. The horizontal tail stripes where introduced in the mid 60s.
82 Post contains images Joost : Amongst others DC-7 and DC-8 aircraft have been flying these colors:
83 Aviopic : That ain't no Alpha yet btw. It was a complete disaster(apart from the children onboard) which did not come as a surprise to me because something lik
84 KL577 : Visibility was not good, but considerably better than 1000m, at least in the place I was scanning the skies yesterday afternoon. So next time I fly K
85 LarSPL : ok,. flame me for not knowing an alpha jet from whatever was next to the 737. klm announced the day before that due to fog thinks could change but the
86 Post contains links Keesje : good publicity in the netherlands anyway http://www.hartvannederland.nl/item/...zieke_kinderen_voor_een_dag_piloot
87 PH-TVH : I stand corrected
88 JRadier : While I'm not exactly fond of Hart van Nederland (for the reasons you mention), you forget that the show rarely gets less than a million viewers. The
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