Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Dec 11, 2019 20:34:07 GMT
Alright, this really might truly be the last one for 2019!
N474DA was the 1,000th 727 to be produced, and was delivered to Delta in January 1974. As such, it was given a special sticker on the forward fuselage in place of the standard "Boeing 727" titles DL's fleet had at the time. While it may have looked standard otherwise, the only pictures I've found of it with the 1,000th sticker also include the US bicentennial "We the People" widget, so I've painted it accordingly.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 16, 2019 21:21:59 GMT
OOH .... "Purple People Eaters" (from the Lone Star State) .... along with one blue one too ("Herman" just keeps on keeping on)
I don't think you under, or over, estimate yourself Erik .... you're "hugely" talented, have an "eye for detail", and you know your "airline history" too .... and all combined into one what you do, and the way you do it all, is "g-r-e-a-t-l-y appreciated" indeed
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Dec 17, 2019 22:00:06 GMT
I was referring more to Peter's comment and my ability to squeeze things in before the holidays, but I really appreciate the sentiment!
Anyway, here's another baby 9; before handing it over to TWA, Douglas took N1051T on a short sales tour of North America From November to December of 1965. Accordingly, it had extra titles on the fuselage and engines. Before entering service, it got its fleet numbers but kept the Douglas engine logos for a short time before getting the regular "Star Stream DC-9" titles that the rest of the fleet wore. It was briefly leased to Texas International from 1974 to '75, and sold to them in May 1977.