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Air Canada's Tail Color - Green Or Blue?  
User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

This has been discussed in the photography forum but it still confuses me. One came up with saying how to capture the dark green background colour of Air Canada's tail.
But I would say it's dark blue and that's what about 99% of the pictures here say. I think it's also blue looking in reality.
Can anybody clear things up?

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User currently offlineCap'n Dan From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

It is absolutely GREEN. Period. End of story. Take a look at the seats, the flight attendants' uniforms, any promotional material....it's all green. And if you ask me, I see dark green when I look at the tail.

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

I think looking at photos that have not been taken on a high resolution and reproduced over a computer will sort of mute the colours.

It is definitely GREEN, albeit a very dark green on its tail.


User currently offlineHooverair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

I thought that it green for sure too. But when First Air leased one becuase of their accident the tail came here a darkish blue

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

On nearly every occasion I have seen Air Canada aircraft, whether in photos or "the real thing" at various airports, the tails appear to be black in color. However, there was one occasion when I saw an AC CRJ at MSP in bright sun; the tail was actually a very deep--and very attractive--shade of green!

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2448 times:

It looks SO blue to me, but at times in very bright light it seemed green, and so I always wondered... I really hope this doesn't mean i'm colourblind, I want to be able to get a pilot's licence!!!


Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineN6801 From Sweden, joined Aug 2001, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2436 times:

I'm colour blind and I was always under the impression that it was dark blue, too. But hold something navy blue up to a photo of an Air Canada tail and there is no doubt whatsoever -- it's dark green!

User currently offlineGOOFY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

It is forest green.

User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Here is something that most people don't know. The A320 that used to be painted in the Toronto Raptors colors was actually a very dark green as well. I always thought it was black.
Then I got the chance to work it first when I started with AC. To my surprise, it was a very, very dark green. Every time that fin 206 would come to YYT, I would always make sure I was'nt color blind. It was green.
I miss that scheme!!

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