Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14 Posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Hopefully caught you with the title of the thread. I noticed among the uploaded photos today a photo of Alaska Airline's Seahawk 1 plane, a 727 painted in a derivative of their 1980s livery. It struck me that this livery might have been an inspiration for that pathetic Air Canada 767 special livery. Any thoughts?
Chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
Seahawk One was the charter aircraft for the Seattle Seahawks NFL team. It did see active service during the week. The inside was quite nice, and was outfitted with leather (or imitation) leather seats. I flew on it once, and it was a great flight...of course, that was in 'the good old days' (Hot meals on every flight etc...)
C172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
I would hardly call the Air Canada livery "Pathetic". I think something simple and elegant like that eagle is the perfect addition to that aircraft, not all special paint schemes have to cover the entire or majority of the aircraft. As well the Native American paintings and totem poles of eagles and such all bear a similar resemblance, so I really doubt it was "ripped off".
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
I like the AC special livery and the only similarity between that and the Seahawk-1 livery is that it was a bird!
Seahawk-1 by the way wasnt always used to transport the Seahwaks, only when it fit into the schedule. It also didn't have a different interior than other 727s in the fleet. That particular a/c went on to serve with ATA (N776AT)and was retired in August of this year.
Flight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3395 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
That is a image of an eagle (120X12 feet). It was designed by Arnold Aron Jacobs, he is a iroquois artist from the six nations reserve in Ontario. It is intended to highlight aborignal tourism. I could go on but, my point being that it is no copy!