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Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 8:21 am

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?


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Also, does anyone know the story of Seahawk 1 and why it was given the special livery?
 
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 8:25 am

Air Canada did'nt make up this livery. It was created by one of Canada's native people.
I highly doubt that he "ripped" it off from Alaska.
Just my two cents.

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chrisair
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 8:46 am

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...)

 
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 9:05 am

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".
 
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 9:07 am

The AC special livery was designed by someone from the 6 Nations Native Reserve in SW Ontario. To encourage tourism to Canada.

Any similarity to Seahawk 1 is a mere coincidence.
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woodsboy
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 9:24 am

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.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 10:35 am

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!
 
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RE: Air Canada Rip-off Of Alaska Special Livery

Thu Sep 20, 2001 11:56 am

Slightly similar by chance, but I don't think Air Canada stole any ones idea.

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