Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Feb 28, 2023 2:15:37 GMT
I don't know if calling it an '80s Extravaganza is quite accurate, but here's a new selection of liveries from that decade I've been working on!
Continental's New York Air MD-82 N814NY, 1987. As part of the Texas Air Corporation's reign of (t)error throughout the decade, the company formed New York Air as a northeast corridor shuttle in September 1980. By 1987, it was decided to merge it, along with other subsidiaries Frontier and PeoplExpress into Continental, which resulted in this hybrid variant. Some of Frontier's aircraft received a similar treatment.
So did the airline's 737-300s; N69311 went on to fly with Continental proper until August 2009.
Going to the other coast, Alaska purchased Jet America in late 1987, so for a short time, their former aircraft flew in this hybrid scheme. N780JA later became N957AS, and ended its career with Spirit in 2005. It actually also spent some time with New York Air at one point.
Shortly afterward, several MD-80s, including N933AS, got sunglasses added to the tail to promote the newly-acquired intra-California routes resulting from the Jet America takeover.
Finally, here's a simple redo of the standard Alaska MD-80 circa 1985; it was one of my earliest ones done for the site, and since the sunglasses plane represents a great improvement, I figured I should add this one in as well!
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Mar 12, 2023 20:30:51 GMT
Here are a couple other new Long Beach products; the first is Garuda DC-8-32 PH-DCB circa 1970. Although the Netherlands had largely decolonialized by 1949, KLM maintained close ties with the airlines of many of the newly-independent countries well into the 1980s. Garuda leased five DC-8s from KLM (3 -30s and 2 -50s) from 1969 onward, this being one of them.
This one's another re-pop of an existing one; N601ME of Midwest Express was also among my earliest repaints, so I've fixed it up with better colors and details.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Mar 12, 2023 21:21:55 GMT
I know "a hell of a lot about DC-8's .... BUT .... that particular GARUDA livery (the tail logo in particular) is one I never knew about.
You always manage to pull a rabbit out of the hat Erik/surprise me
That GARUDA/KLM technical/operational relationship also extended to the DC-10-30 too ....
.... and they leased another from WORLD AIRWAYS too ....
GARUDA also at one time leased-in a DC-10-30 from KEY AIR too ....
When it comes to annual Hajj flights GARUDA and MAS/MALASIA AIRWAYS, over the years, have operated some real odd-ball hybrids
The following GARUDA DC-10-30 was even leased to CONTINENTAL AIRLINES as well and during the mid 1980's .... and which we already offer having been painted by Peter LIDDELL ....
Think KLM might also have been tied up with a similar technical/operational assistance agreement with PHILIPPINE AIRLINES during the 1960's too .... and which resulted in both DC-8-30's and -50's being operated by PAL featuring the branding of both operators.
A few other "ideas" there/above for future consideration .... maybe !
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 5, 2023 3:53:53 GMT
Due to other priorities at the moment these'll likely to be "the last" productions I'll be presenting for a bit .... unless need arises and to the contrary.
These are Erik's latest artistic masterpieces .... in the form of the B737-300, BAC ONE-ELEVEN 200, DC-8-32, DC-8-51, MD-82, and MD-88 .... each of which feature "HISTORIC" hybrid, interim, or other period variations of livery for the operators represented ....
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES/NEW YORK AIR B737-3TO N69311 (1987)
BRITISH UNITED AIRWAYS BAC ONE-ELEVEN 201AC G-ASJI (1967)
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES/NEW YORK AIR MD-82 N814NY (1987)
MIDWEST EXPRESS AIRLINES MD-88 N601ME (1990)
PLEASE NOTE: Both of the DELTA AIR LINES 1962 and 1967 DC-8-51 textures .... along with the ALASKA AIRLINES 1985 MD-82 and MIDWEST EXPRESS AIRLINES 1990 MD-88 textures also .... are "RE-DO's" of previously released HJG textures each of which now feature improvements and overall greater authenticity.
Here are a few more first-generation jets from varying stages of their careers:
TWA 707-131 N740TW, 1968. Unlike American, TWA did not modify its original 707s to the B standard, and as such they didn't last especially long in service, all things considered. By the late '60s they mostly wore a basic version of the "Star Stream" livery then in use, and were out of the fleet by 1972.
TWA 707-131B N752TW, 1974. This one had a similar variation, albeit for different reasons; the later twin-stripe livery was being introduced by the early '70s, so in anticipation of eventually being repainted, the remaining 120Bs generally looked like this until that happened. This one also represents TWA's domestic configuration, sans HF antenna on the tail.
Then we have a couple of Northwest DC-8-32s from the beginning of their careers, intended as updates to the existing ones we currently host!
N802US, 1960. This variation was only applied to the first two DC-8s, back when unique liveries for different aircraft types were reasonably common.
N804US, 1961. Updated livery that was generally used in this form until about 1970 when the 747s introduced the silver-top design.
These also didn't last long; the 707 proved to be better-suited to Northwest's transpacific routes, and the DC-8s were all sold by 1964.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 8, 2023 19:11:07 GMT
For what it's worth I should have Erik's 2X NWO DC-8-30's (these are "upgraded/more authentic" versions of the same "old" textures already on our DC-8-30 downloads page) publicly accessible today .... along with some 60X(+) other new and upgraded texture files too.
The 2X TWA B707-120's (these are completely new/debut files and not re-do's/upgrades) are among the 150(+) textures I've already made publicly accessible since yesterday .... see the "IMPORTANT NOTICE #1" content within thin the following-linked forum thread/announcement ....
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Apr 9, 2023 0:25:20 GMT
Those/Erik's 2 upgraded/improved NWO DC-8-30's I mentioned within my last posting above are now publicly accessible .... see the "IMPORTANT NOTICE #5" content within thin the following-linked forum thread/announcement ....
PLEASE NOTE: These DC-8 textures (and as is the case for all new and upgraded DC-8 textures released "since December 2022") already include their "ADDITIONAL TEXTURES" content for use with the "V6.0" DC-8 3D models.
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Apr 23, 2023 6:48:24 GMT
Haven't had as much time to paint recently as I've been accustomed to, but I've finally been able to attend to a slew of DC-9s...and only one "normal" one among them!
Bonanza DC-9-15 N91S, 1968. This one was leased from Southern for a year between February 1968 and February 1969; although Bonanza's merger with West Coast and Pacific to form Air West occurred in July 1968, it kept the Bonanza titles until its return.
Shortly afterward, the newly-formed Air West would lease N974Z from Ozark, but only for a few months. Unfortunately it was lost in a takeoff accident at Sioux City, Iowa in December 1968, but fortunately all 68 passengers and crew escaped relatively uninjured.
Beginning in October 1968, Southern began leasing this ex-Air Canada DC-9 from McDonnell Douglas; it went on to fly with Finnair, British Midland, and TAESA before becoming a restaurant in Mexico around 1999.
The only "normal" one of the bunch is N96S of Southern circa 1973; it features a revised version of the delivery scheme featuring more paint on the lower fuselage, which gave way to the updated blue-and-white scheme used until the 1979 merger with North Central to become Republic.
Finally, we have N8902E of Continental circa 1983; this is the very basic Texas International livery with new Continental titles following their October 1982 merger.