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A Question For A Continental Airlines Historian  
User currently offlineozark1 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 437 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

I purchased a die cast 200 scale model of a CO 727-100 in the original golden jet livery, which is my favorite of any, ever. However, I cannot locate one single photo of it being flowin in this color scheme. All pictures are of the meatball golden jet. I don't want to get the model if one never actually flew in the original golden jet scheme, which was also applied to the Viscout and the 707. Thanks for the help!

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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6419 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Well, ive seen DC-9s in the golden jet livery. Weren't the 727-100s on property first????


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinedtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/propjetelectra/727GoldenJet.jpg

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Another photo on the flight line at BFI before delivery (from Reply 25 in this March 2010 thread):
Braniff's (cancelled) Green 747-127? (by Tango-Bravo Mar 25 2010 in Civil Aviation)

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k276/AA757Lover/N2472.jpg


User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

dtw9 and viscount724 absolutely beautiful prints thanks for sharing

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6419 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Exactly year was meatball livery introduced?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

IIRC, I read somewhere a couple of years ago the "Black Meatball" was introduced in 1968 or early 1969.

Quoting swabrian (Reply 4):
dtw9 and viscount724 absolutely beautiful prints thanks for sharing

Yep, outstanding shots.



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6419 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6):

I asked because I was curious if any -200 wore golden jet livery.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6):

I asked because I was curious if any -200 wore golden jet livery.

These photos, dated March and May 1968, are the oldest in the database with the meatball livery.


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So it appears the new livery had alredy been introduced when CO's first 727-200 (photo below) was delivered May 21, 1968.


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User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 5):
Exactly year was meatball livery introduced?

It was either 1967 or 1968. It was on the cover of Aviation Week. The first aircraft in the new livery was a 727-100.


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