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Your Favorite Braniff Color Scheme Was...  
User currently offlineAccrama From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 1337 times:

I wanted to know, of all the color schemes that the original Braniff, and the two later had, which is your favorite.

I like the ocre orange, used in the 747SP and a Calder design with several "crazy lines" in red and blue and a white background.


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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

The sparkling burgandy "Ultra-Look" was my personal favorite.

User currently offlineMarkdc10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I liked the two tone colors of the 70s with the BI logo on the tail and the flying colors. Also the colors BN2 used were really nice.

User currently offlineMark From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

The brown, burgundy & green paint schemes were magnificent.

User currently offlinePhilly phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

They had a teal green with silver and a dark blue (almost black) with silver that were great!

I really miss those beautiful multi-color 727-200s at the airports. My business associates used to bet lunch over what color our plane would be for a given flight.

User currently offlinePandora From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

mine wa the big orange scheme dating back from the 1970s, when the first Braniff 747-100 went into service.

it's sad we dont' see such a colourful airline any more:-<

User currently offlineEastern L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 127 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

I am kind of partial to all the two toned colors they used. By the way, does anyone know why on the show South Park after the credits they have a Braniff 727 flying on the screen and the phrase, "Braniff, Believe It!"? I have wondered for awhile what it represents.

User currently offlineChautauquasaab From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Alexander Gerard was the graphic genius who created the "Flying Colors" concept. Perhaps the later iterations of Braniff should have reused the concept. I always thought American, if it should re-do its livery, ought to consider such a scheme... perhaps toned down with a red-blue-white-grey spectrum.
As for South Park, I have wondered the same thing. It always seems a bit spooky!

User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Actually, I believe Alexander Gerard only designed the interiors for Braniff when the "jellybean" look first appeared in the mid-60s. I'm sure it was Mary Wells (and the advertising agency she worked for) who was responsible for coming up with the Flying Colors idea. Of course, as we know, Mary Wells ultimately had her own ad agency, Wells Rich Greene, which was very successful but eventually went out of business a few years ago. And, don't forget that Mary Wells also wound up marrying Braniff's CEO, Harding Lawrence.

In any event, I loved the ultra colors, especially the brown and dark green.

User currently offlineMarkdc10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Someone once told me the reason they used the BN 727 at the end of show was the production company was called Braniff. I don't know if this is true so don't quote me on that.

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