Re: Why are all airliners white?

Date:         16 Sep 97 02:35:27 
From:         "Brian Maddison" <BMADDISO@BCSC02.GOV.BC.CA>
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In article <airliners.1997.2021@ohare.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>>[Braniff] commissioned Alexander Calder to paint a couple of their
>>planes in a tribute to the 1976 bicentennial.

>Braniff had two Calder-painted aircraft, but only the second one (a
>727-200) was a bicentenial scheme.  The DC-8-62 was just an attention
>getter, and a very good one!

It was Overseas National who painted two DC-8s for the bicentennial.
One scheme was based on the Stars and Stripes, the other featured the
Confederate flag. N-numbers N1776R and N1976P, but I don't recall which
was which.


Brian Maddison