Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 12, 2021 8:09:40 GMT
The 3 "white rats" look nice
Maybe I shouldn't comment "in jest" to this effect at the moment though .... by virtue of the fact that certain Australian states currently appear to be suffering something of a "rodent revival/resurgence"
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on May 18, 2021 19:12:49 GMT
Got a couple of requests taken care of, but first here's another obscure DC-9 from a rare American operator. N85AS was flown by All Star Airlines between 1983 and 1985, primarily for sports team charters. There were two others in the fleet, but all were sold off when All Star folded in 1985. This one went on to become N500ME with Midwest Express.
Next is N345HC, Finnair's DC-10-30ER as seen in the "Moomins Europe" scheme circa 1995. Moomins are a cultural icon of Finland, created by the author/illustrator Tove Jansson. To date, there have been several Moomin schemes applied to Finnair aircraft, of which this was the first.
Finally, here's TZ-TAC, a 707-320B operated for the government of Mali circa 2009. In 2012 it was replaced by a Boeing BBJ (737-700) and stored at Golden Isles Airport in Brunswick, Georgia, and seems to serve as a parts bird for Omega Air's fleet of refueling 707s.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 19, 2021 3:19:52 GMT
Unable to make images as freely as has been the case up to recently (and this may continue for a while yet), but, did manage to do so in regard to Erik's mid 90's era FINNAIR DC-10 30ER texture .... resplendent in the airlines "Moomins Europe" hybrid livery as follows ....
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on May 28, 2021 23:21:20 GMT
Four more kangaroo birds ready to go, representing the Qantas Freight 737-300 fleet. All are former Qantas passenger aircraft, which were transferred to Australian airExpress, renamed Express Freighters Australia when Qantas consolidated its cargo operations in 2013.
VH-XMO, 2015. The basic original Qantas Freight livery.
VH-XMB, 2016. This one bears the logos of StarTrack, a division of Australia Post.
VH-XML, 2019. Updated Qantas Freight livery with the current logo and tail designs.
VH-XMR, 2020. Same as above, but with the Australia Post logo prominently displayed.
TC-JAU features the original engine Splitter Plates configuration of pre 1979/80 DC-10-10's ("DC-10-10 EARLY" model) and natural metal lower fuselage .... whilst TC-JAY features the later/Modified engine tail pipes configuration of post 1979/80 ("DC-10-10 LATE" model) and which was progressively applied to all DC-10-10's from the late 1970's along with the airlines later introduced painted grey lower fuselage and white engine nacelles.
We've had quite a number of requests for the THY livery, for the DC-10, since we introduced the type to our virtual flight line so these are particularly welcome .... "THANKS" Erik
Erik may also have another surprise up his sleeve in respect of the THY DC-10's .... in due course, but, wee'll wait'n'see
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Jun 4, 2021 21:30:49 GMT
Well, I can't quite take full credit for those I did some finishing work on them, but some other painters did a lot of work on them too. Anyway, this one I did do on my own, which will complete the Turkish lineup! TC-JAU was leased to Bosporus Air Transport for some time, but returned to Turkish in February 1989. It subsequently got this experimental scheme, and was the only airplane (as far as I can tell) to do so. This was short-lived, however, as it was sold to FedEx in November of that year for freighter conversion.
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Jun 8, 2021 21:46:55 GMT
Back to more colorful subjects, here's KC-135A 61-0300 as operated by the 22d Bombardment Wing at March AFB, California circa 1976. As with some of the previous subjects, this one received some festive markings to commemorate the US bicentennial. While the markings were short-lived, 0300 has continued in service and remains active as an R model.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jun 9, 2021 1:25:57 GMT
As with some of the previous subjects, this one received some festive markings to commemorate the US bicentennial
I find these virtual military ladies in uniform "somewhat more attractive" with the application a little bit of lipstick, mascara, and light makeup "such as this" .... contrary to military regulations of course, but, there are such things as "Leave Of Privilege" and exemption for special observances like these represent.
These virtual military ladies in uniform can, however, be a bit difficult to handle though .... requiring firmness as well as anticipation with good judgement in order to be tamed .... BUT .... once understood, and mastered, they're "an absolute pleasure to ride" .... OOPS I mean "FLY" .... aided by their recent FDE revisions
Nice addition Erik .... and I'm sure there'll be no shortage of potential FS military suitors wanting to chaperone her to her next virtual prom