Yet a water drinking smoke machine It needs to be reworked to bring it up to the same standard as the turbofans, and of course, the short tail and no ventral fin for the early bird, but looks great as is in the sim.
Can't use the smoke effect though, as its like a smoke screen generator before take off
They look great Paul,roll on the day.I reckon I was born 50 years to early for the digital age,coming up for 78.
I'm only 55 and now recovering from a major op!
I grew up at the end of the prop era and the jets were taking over. Many a happy memory of Britannia's Connie's Duggies ETC in my youth. It was a gradual change that just crept up. All of a sudden DC-8's and 707's replaced the props, along with SE210's and 1-11's etc. A much more exciting time as you never knew what to expect when you went to spot.
Now its all gone. You know in advance that there is nothing coming in that does not have orange or a harp on it. I miss the days of finding something special almost every day. It's so quite and clean nowadays. Hard to spot the planes on approach now. Can I have my smoke back?
To me the modern era airplanes are all the same. Liveries are pretty boring and I miss that good old engine sounds screeming in the skyes. When I was a kid I could sometimes make out which airplane was flying by by hearing the noise of the engines. Today they mostly sound the same, no more variety in unique designs like a tristar or three holers. Everything what counts today seems like standard's and low cost's. It is just like the food we eat.
theflyingmobian: Damn you're on top of this lol
Jun 11, 2021 19:08:35 GMT -5
chasensfo: People usually reach out to me when they paint late 90s fleets and ask about flightplans
Jun 12, 2021 8:01:49 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Here are my huge and humble thanks to Michael Pearson for creating these magnificent paints for the post-CAAC Chinese airlines!
Jun 16, 2021 11:24:16 GMT -5
chasensfo: Hell yeah, and soon the 1990s airports of China will all be open for business
Jun 19, 2021 2:25:09 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: The special livery of the 747-100 of Japan Asia has been painted by Michael Pearson some time ago. The repaint can be found on AVSIM here: faib_747-100_jaa.zip
Jun 24, 2021 8:30:21 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yet it took until now for someone to point it out LOL. Thanks for that, link updated along with several others
Jun 28, 2021 18:45:46 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Satisfying to see Iberia package being released with all their repaints available! Also, can't wait for SAS and Aerolíneas Argentinas in a near future!
Jun 30, 2021 6:59:11 GMT -5
chasensfo: SAS yes but Aerolineas not sure, maybe some other Argentine carriers. Mostly European and US carriers for now unless others make surprises
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:05 GMT -5
chasensfo: China too of course
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:09 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Looking forward to filling up Australia and New Zealand with those Chinese, US and European carriers too.
Jul 1, 2021 1:18:19 GMT -5
tony: Thanks for the lovely Aussie repaints. If you plan to do more heres a link to a great aussie airliner register that may be of help. www.aussieairliners.org/index.html
Jul 2, 2021 10:38:21 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: I think at this point the Qantas VH-OJC Formula 1 747 is the only remaining 747 yet to be painted in AI, but I don't think it has plans yet as that was active in 2000 to 2002.
Jul 3, 2021 20:11:05 GMT -5
jetstar: G-AWNA was painted up in incorrect BOAC colours when it was WFU, It was broken up in those colours in 1999. If you look closely, you can see the overpainted white where the BA titles were, and the tail is showing the speed stripe underneath the.. see part2
Jul 13, 2021 7:41:02 GMT -5
jetstar: Thin paint on the tail. They never did anything with the lower blue though. It was just homage to BOAC's original 747-136 when it was retired. Its a pity is was not preserved. Then again, BA would not pay to upkeep the 707 at Cosford, which was scrapped.
Jul 13, 2021 7:43:46 GMT -5
jetstar: Should have said Landor, Doh!
Jul 13, 2021 7:52:35 GMT -5