Noah008
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Calders Flying Colors For Braniff, Still Exist?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:55 pm

going over the hisotry of braniff and the works of alexander calder, are the planes he painted for Braniff still in existance? i hope its in a museum somewhere! any info on these planes would be greatly appreciated! thanks


here are some pictures i was able to find, i especially like the flying colors of the 727




 
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RE: Calders Flying Colors For Braniff, Still Exist?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:01 pm

I would think that the planes were repainted since they kept flying for a few years after Calder worked on them. I saw the DC-8 on the balcony section at LIM. In the old days, you could go to a second floor terrace above the international departures area and see the planes as they sat there parked. You would also see them pulling into the gate and, since it was an open terrace, you would get the noise of the engines blasting as the bird taxied in. Those were different times. I saw Calder's plane one time when I met a flight. It was beautiful. It must have been around 1977.
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RE: Calders Flying Colors For Braniff, Still Exist?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:10 pm

I believe the DC8 eventually ended up with Rich International and was scrapped in the late 90's? I flew on the Calder B727 from DFW to ACA in 1977 but don't know where it ended up.

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RE: Calders Flying Colors For Braniff, Still Exist?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:45 pm

Check out: http://www.braniffpages.com/calder/calder.html

Towards the bottom, there's a link that will take you to the history of N408BN, the Calder 727. I didn't check, but I imagine there's also a similar link somewhere for detailed info on the DC-8...

In a nutshell, N408BN was repainted after Braniff v1.0 folded, and flew for v2.0. It also flew for Pride Air, the start-up formed by some ex-Continental folks back in the 1980s. After stints at other operators, N408BN was later blown up as a part of a movie, and is no more...  Sad
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RE: Calders Flying Colors For Braniff, Still Exist?

Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:15 am

Quoting OPNLguy (reply 3):
After stints at other operators, N408BN was later blown up as a part of a movie, and is no more...


I think the movie was "Bad Boys"