Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 22, 2019 15:23:40 GMT
Re the CAL DC-10-30 ....
What Tony´s done here is represent this aircraft as it appeared upon the completion of it´s production/roll out .... and again as it appeared pre-delivery after minor cosmetic adjstments to its livery and storage at Yuma, AZ, USA from 1975.
The differences are evident upon comparing both lots of imagery.
Having ordered it CAL ultimately never took up this aircraft and it eventually went to B-CAL as G-BEBM during 1977 .... after almost 2 years in storage.
Post by EAL017-Aharon Dayan on Sept 19, 2019 13:24:40 GMT
All those new repaints are amazing especially SMARTWINGS 737-500 livery is masterpiece by Tony.
Looking at SMARTWINGS 737-500 livery makes me wonder if the Ifly software company renowned for producing payware 737s is copying or imitating the Smartwings livery for the payware model's house livery??
Tony making surprise repaint of the FAC 727 reminds me of exactly same real one with exactly same registration number and division that I saw few days ago landing at KMIA which I am guessing is probably to get ready for relief aid cargo shuttle flights between KMIA and many Bahamas islands UNLESS somebody corrects me and tells me the real purpose of the FAC 727's visit to KMIA few days ago. When I saw FAC 727 landing at KIA few days ago, I was utterly amazed and shocked to see that plane in CLEAN AND PERFECT MINT condition as if it is new!!! AMAZING
Are we lucky to have Tony as one of great repainters of all time? He has been painting since 09-19-1999!!!!!! Yep year 1999!!!!! HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF REPAINTING TO TONY!
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Sept 19, 2019 15:09:04 GMT
This OKADA AIR DC-8-62 (5N-AON) is an intersting aircraft .... or rather .... "A VERY LUCKY ONE" .... having, as the result of an incident during 1968, been given the accolade "The DC-8 That Didn´t Die".
Delivered new to JAPAN AIR LINES (JA8032, C/N 45954, L/N 362 .... named "Shiga") on May 25 1968 .... during an ILS approach to RWY 28L at SFO on November 22nd 1968 (just 6 months after its delivery to JAL) this aircraft landed in San Francisco Bay, some 2KM short of the RWY. It sustained relatively minor damage .... and was salvaged .... then repaired by UA, at SFO (at a cost of more than $US 4 million (1968) dollars and returned to service with JAL on March 31st 1969 .... renamed "Hidaka". It remained in service with JAL until March 18th 1983 when it was sold to AIR ABC (TF-BBA) and during which time it was leased to HAMAZAIR from May 1983 until December 1983 .... then sold to OKADA AIR (5N-AON) during July 1984 .... and then sold to AIRBORNE EXPRESS (N808AX) on April 22nd 1987 and with whom it served until September 2001 when it was finally withdrawn from sevice and stored at Wilmington, Ohio, where it was eventually scrapped.