Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Jan 25, 2020 21:02:59 GMT
Going back to the '60s for some more hybrids, here are a few DC-9s from 1968 when Pacific, West Coast, and Bonanza Air Lines merged to form Air West (later Hughes Airwest). Both eventually got the full Air West livery.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jan 26, 2020 8:08:24 GMT
Another one from Erik, the USA, and the early 1970's .... in the form of this HUGHES AIRWEST DC-31.
This particular texture is something of "AN EXPERIMENT"
Whilst we already offer a HUGHES AIRWEST DC-9-30 texture .... this particular aircraft subject is "different" .... in that it represents an aircraft which featured "a synthetic metalized/Mylar cabin window coating/treatment".
By careful Alpha treatment of the cabin windows for this particular texture subject Erik "has" been able to "successfully" reproduce this effect .... albeit that it's only/best visible from certain viewing angles and FS time of day/season/weather scenarios .... BUT .... the effect "IS THERE" and working ....
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Jan 26, 2020 21:20:20 GMT
Thanks everyone! Like Mark said, this started out as an experiment on my part, and I'm glad to see it turned out (as I don't actually have FSX installed on the computer I use for painting). While we're on the subject of Air West, here are a pair of their 727s to complete the set. They were inherited from Pacific Air Lines, but shortly after the merger they were deemed too big for the combined airline's needs and subsequently passed to Braniff in the spring of 1969.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jan 31, 2020 3:19:28 GMT
"DEFINITELY" just caught up with Erik .... for the time being at least
Official portraits of his 2 short-lived AIR WEST B727-100's ....
AIR WEST B727-193 N2969G - Blue/Ocher livery (1968)
AIR WEST B727-193 N2979G - Blue/Green livery (1968)
"Short-lived" only because (as Erik earlier commented) the capacity of these aircraft proved excessive in regard to AIR WEST's actual traffic requirements and they were quickly on-sold to BRANIFF a little while later
A "nice" bit of late 60's US airline history there Erik