Post by Nathan Ford - HJG on Dec 6, 2020 1:19:29 GMT
Hehe Mark, it is the good old Red Roo that I fly for, but being a S/H flight attendant, I was originally hired into Australian Airlines (TAA) with both Australian Airlines ID and Qantas Staff numbers. It wasn’t until after the “trigger” that I became full QF. It’s been a long nine months working in supermarkets, but it’s great to be back in the air 🤩
West Island Rat 🙄 My daughter saw wallabies in real life before she saw a kangaroo so being only 3-4 years old, every kangaroo was a wallaby in her eyes. The problem was she couldn’t say wallaby properly and used to say “wobbly.” She used to point at our aircraft and say, “there’s daddies wobbly plane.” This would also bring tears of laughter to our eyes when we would watch the Bledisloe Cup and she would sit there with us yelling “Go the Wobblies.”
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 9, 2020 8:34:38 GMT
What Erik's demonstrating here is an (apparently) "experimental" natural metal based lower fuselage scheme that was trialed by UA during the very early 80's .... including on the following DC-10-10 too (also painted by Erik) and which we re-released as an "upgraded" texture a couple of weeks ago ....
This experimental natural metal lower fuselage scheme was never employed fleet-wide though (only to at least 1 aircraft type among the UA fleet at the time .... as Erik related) and the airline ultimately employed its predominantly white lower fuselage scheme instead .... and which was retained until around the mid to late 1990's.
All part of the UA story/history .... and all justified by the "H" in "HJG"
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Dec 9, 2020 23:18:55 GMT
Here's one to just about complete the AirTran 717 lineup; in 2008 racecar driver Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an IndyCar race, the Indy Japan 300. AirTran, then a minor sponsor of her team, placed a decal of her on each side of N971AT, and added these "AirTranica" titles to the left side. These only lasted a few months before being removed.