A while back, I picked up the ever-elusive matching set of NA/Intl OAGs for July 1983 and have been making my way through them. My hope is to create a complete AI setup, all based on the same week, to give the fullest and most accurate portrait of the Summer of 83.
My goal is to also to create matching repaints where appropriate, though as you can imagine, the task is a bit daunting. I'll upload paints when they're finished, though flightplans will be much more frequent.
So without further ado -
Airline Name: Piedmont Airlines Country: United States Callsign: PIEDMONT IATA/ICAO Code: PI/PAI Aircraft: 72S, 73S Notes: Beginning of the Dayton and Baltimore hubs. Download: BRW_PiedmontAirlines_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 12:34:51 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Midway Airlines Country: United States Callsign: MIDWAY IATA/ICAO Code: ML/MID Aircraft: D9S, DC9 Notes: Includes the new Midway Metrolink from MDW-LGA Download: BRW_MidwayAirlines_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 12:35:49 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Air Jamaica Country: Jamaica Callsign: JULIETT MIKE IATA/ICAO Code: JM/AJM Aircraft: AB3, 72S Notes: Once-weekly MBJ-KIN-LHR-FRA flight to be included in Aer Lingus flightplans Download: BRW_AirJamaica_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 12:36:08 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: PEOPLExpress Country: United States Callsign: PEOPLE IATA/ICAO Code: PE/PEX Aircraft: 747, 72S, 73S, 737 Notes: 727 flights aren't listed so I hand-picked some routes to get them in the air Download: BRW_PEOPLExpress_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 12:36:19 GMT -5 by sierraair
Thank you for your hard work on this project. I look forward to adding these flightplans to my flightsim. It's really nice you're also able to create some of the repaints. I worked at Lambert Field back in 1980 and can't wait to see that airport come alive again. Back in the day, there were planes for as far as you could see. Unfortunately now, you can count the planes sitting at the airport on both hands.
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Airline Name: Ross Aviation Country: United States Callsign: ENERGY IATA/ICAO Code: ZD/NRG Aircraft: DC9, F27, DHT Notes: ABQ-LAM are the only scheduled flights, all others are representative based on US Dept of Energy (read: nuclear) facilities and destinations. Download: BRW_RossAviation_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 12:37:31 GMT -5 by sierraair
chasensfo: Yes the regionals will be included, and yes the whole 1999 fleet is done (they joined Star Alliance in 1999 and that fleet has the logo lol)
Jun 11, 2021 12:27:57 GMT -5
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