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      Post #54374, posted on 08-13-2014 GMT-5 hours    


      __________________________

      _______________________________BEST OF................BEIGE______________________________

      (Mel Lawrence Photo-1965)
      Beige was to be 2nd longest surviving 'JB' color and a few Beige A/C did make it to the 'official' end of the 'Jellybean' era in June 1971. For this series we decided to use the actual paint application period and that came to an end for 'Boring Beige' during 1969, just before the large number of 2nd-hand 727-100's began to arrive. Chris remembers that it was a 'light Tan' color and looked the best on the One-11, so it's not surprising that Chris' #1 'BEST OF' is this Mel Lawrence photo of an early One-11! Note that there are NO outlined exits yet applied, a key ID point for undated photos.

      Though Beige began as a major color, as (1) of the last (2) One-11's to arrive from Hurn were in the new JB scheme, was a Beige-N1553 and one of the first One-11's painted in the new colors at Dallas was a Beige-N1546 but for some reason Beige was almost shut out on the new (24) ordered 727-27's! Only (1) was delivered in Beige (N7288) and Bill Word's (2) photos of this Beige re-paint 727-27C, are just (2) of the known (3) Beige 727 photos posted! Chris mentioned to me that the Boeing Beige's never looked that great.

      West coast based John P. Stewart captured N7104 just a few months after it's 1967 delivery. N7104 was the last of the 707-327C's ordered and was already at work on the PAC/MAC contract. N7098 is listed as a Beige re-painted A/C but so far no known photos. It appears the last (2) Beige re-paints were a -62 (N1806) that there are (2) known photos from the 1970 period and Eric's 727 profile (N7295). Chris actually was a passenger in 1971 on this 727. Eric's profile shows N7295 as it appears in 1970-71 with double-outlined exits and the NMF rudder and tailcone, which began to appear in the 1968 re-paints (will be covered extensively in the upcoming 727-100 "Painting Tips").

      This Bob Garrard photo shows the late '60's typical One-11 appearance with tail VHF antennas and the double-outlined exits. The Beige color will always be associated with sadness, as N1553, a Beige One-11 broke apart over Nebraska on August 6, 1966, as it entered a squall line of severe thunderstorms..........
      ________________________________COMMON ERROR PHOTO_______________________________

      (Airlinehobby.com)
      Two JB colors could be mis-identified as Beige in photos, the Yellows (Lemon & Panagra) and Ochre (Chapter 4) This Airlinehobby bid photo of N1550 is actually an Ochre that appears Brown due to the Blue film tint. 'Boring' Beige was an interesting member of the 'Jellybean' fleet and there are some unique choices for JB fans, the listed Beige L-188 is still an MIA photo (N9701C). From Chris' recollections, the Beige One-11 was truly the 'BEST OF'.....
      ______________________________PAINTING YOUR.............707-227______________________________

      (BFC-Collection)
      (5) 707's were ordered in the Fall on 1955. Braniff would eventually request a 'special' 707-220 version. These were equipped with the more powerful P & W JT4A engines of the intercontinental 707. N7071 was lost during a training flight with both Braniff and Boeing personnel aboard. BI never replaced the lost -227 and the (4) remaining A/C would begin U.S. and South American services. By the time of the 'Jellybean' era, the -227's would continue on the same services for another year until the new 707-327C's began to replace them. There were no other 707-220 customers.
      Thin excellent top view of an early 'JB', shows the basic look that changed little through April 1971, when all (4) were 'traded' to BWIA for (3) 727-78's.

      (Terry Morgan Song-Of-The-Sky Ebay)
      For the -227, it was all about those larger intercontinental P & W engines, which when they later received their JB-era White paint, looked even more massive!

      (Terry Morgan Coll.)
      We had to break our own rule of not using color photos in the "Painting Tips" section but in B & W, the wing area demarcation line would not show up! This later Panagra Yellow (N7073) was the best 'belly shot' we could find! We could not find any 707-227 photos that don't have White wings on BOTH sides. The -62's, 707-227's & 720's all kept their White wings throughout the 1965-71, until a few (1) -62 and (1) -327C had a revised paint scheme with NMF engines. Some -327C's were delivered with NO White wings underneath.

      This Jan 1971 Ron Olsen photo shows what may be the last -227 photo in BI service before the 'BWIA trade' and it appears that NO -227's got the "High-Line" fuselage demarcation line that most of the 720's seemed to have received.
      Two of the RAREST close-up photos of an early 707-227, come from Dave Jones on his website 1960's Airline & Airliner Antiques http://www.60sairlineantiques.net/main-pages/photo.html#thumbnail (sent by Yahoo! Toolbar) Some excellent RARE color airliner photos & related items!) that were taken at MKC in 1966 and are in full Sky Blue color.

      The Black outlined exits have only recently been added (June 1966 FAA mandate)

      The rear photo shows the full ventral fin that was added in response to the BI 1959 accident investigation. We kindly thank Dave for the use of these (2) RARE photos.

      The Braniff 707-227's were delivered with the 'Pod-Pak' system for delivering an engine. According to Ben at BFC Facebook, there was some use early on but it appears that by the time of the 'JB'-era, it was safer to use a dedicated cargo A/C to ship the engines, as there were special instructions in the 707 flight manuals for flying with the 'Pod-Pak'.
      _________________________________'JB' COLOR RATING__________________________________

      1) "PASTEL" 1965-66: AVERAGE- 'with just (4) -227's, 'with just (4) 707-227's, 1/2 of the "Pastels" could not be applied before the new 1967 H & G colors arrived, so there would be no Original Orange, Dark Blue, Beige or Ochre 707 turbojets'.

      2) "NEW H & G" 1967-69: AVERAGE- 'a little more variety in JB colors during the "H & G" period with just no New Orange or New Green (Light Panagra Green)'.

      3) "HIGH-LINE" 1970-71: WEAK- 'though the 707 turbojets almost made it through the entire JB-era, there are no known photos showing any 'High-line' fuselage paintjobs'.

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      Post #62831, posted on 04-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Flexibility, as you say, may have been key to beige's success, especially with various interior colors.

      We have beige with multiple cabin colors

      red (N1806)
      blue (N1551)
      orange (N1546)
      brown (N1553 and one or more of the Boeings)

      Heck, the green interior might have worked as well (no such matching known), and yellow as well (any 727s?).

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      Post #62854, posted on 04-26-2016 GMT-5 hours    


      Nice shot taken at JFK.

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      Post #62862, posted on 04-26-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      'Yellowbird':

      Our "JB" eyewitness Chris, always said that Beige looked the best on the One-11's and with (3) Beige, apparently BI agreed. For some reason the Beige didn't look as good on the Boeings, according to Chris...



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      Post #63966, posted on 08-06-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Today August 6, 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the crash of BN 111 N1553 near Falls City, NEB while enroute from Kansas City to Omaha.

      All 42 on board perished after the airframe was subject to turbulence so extreme that the vertical stabilizer and the right wing were ripped from the fuselage. A book "Deadly Turbulence" by Steve Pollock covers the crash in some detail.

      The following image was posted to the internet by Jon Proctor, whose brother Bob took it at DAL on July 11, 1966, less than a month before the fatal flight 250. The aircraft was delivered in December 1965, so the paint was approximately 6 months old when this was taken. This looks like an evening shot, and under such low light the beige looks rather dark.

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      Post #63971, posted on 08-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    


      The above image of N1553 may have been taken on delivery from Hurn, which would have been a northerly hop-scotch across the Atlantic in December 1965. Does anyone recognize the airfield? Nice fresh paint.

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      Post #63972, posted on 08-07-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      I have seen this as a postcard with Eppley Field mentioned (OMA), but that does not necessarily mean it was taken there. My guess would be Goose Bay, Labrador on its delivery flight.

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      Post #63976, posted on 08-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Our friend Ben (Braniff Flying Colors) Facebook has an excellent link to the Lincoln (Neb.) Star-Journal which has a series of stories and 19 photos. It's a sad but very interesting story on the families and the local paper photographer who was first notified of the accident........John

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      Post #63979, posted on 08-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Jeff and John.

      This may actually be Gander, as modern pics show a tower that appears to be identical. It's a logical stop enroute for a delivery.

      I have purchased a copy of "Deadly Turbulence", and when it arrives, I'll add relevant commentary here. In the meantime, the 50 year anniversary of flight 250 had prompted a lot of internet activity. It's said that hitting turbulence like that at 500mph would be akin to hitting a brick wall.

      I have a postcard showing a turquoise BN 111 (N1549) at Eppley field in Omaha and for sure, it was not a match for the N1553 pic. The postcard was notable for being one of the few shots of ship 549.

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      Post #63980, posted on 08-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      It's said that hitting turbulence like that at 500mph would be akin to hitting a brick wall.



      Hello Duncan,

      Actually, he was not doing 500MPH, but around 250KIAS for turbulence penetration, and he was at a low altitude. The book will give you the details and it will be a very interesting read. There are more accidents in the book, notably the Eastern DC-8-21 in Lake Ponchartrain. That one is also quite interesting.

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      Post #63981, posted on 08-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    


      N1549 turned out to be a rarely photographed One-11. Our "JB" eyewitness Chris had this rare scan in his collection that we posted in the Light (Lime) Green chapter. It went from TQ-LG-LPG...
      This private collection slide is no doubt the best TQ photo. The Green tint in many of the 35mm camera films
      made TQ appear Green but it was sort of a 55% Blue/45% Green but always trended towards Blue...John

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      Post #63986, posted on 08-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Those N1549 shots are real gems. They are not only rare, but show good capture of the colors.

      One color list I read has N1549 painted as Panagra Yellow at some point, but I have never seen that corroborated in print or in photographic evidence. Possibly it was inaccurate reporting of LPG. Ship 549 was the only 111 with the green interior, so any of those exterior colors would have worked (interior colors remained constant during repaints).

      Taste is taste, but the turquoise was just not very exciting. I can only speculate that it fit in with a more Latin/Mexican theme that Girard and Braniff were trying to convey in their color selections.

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      Post #63987, posted on 08-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      When we were beginning the 'JB' series, I expected to become a big fan of TQ, as Blue/Green was always a favorite color of mine but as you say, TQ just didn't visually work for some reason. Even that 1965 freshly painted N1549 doesn't do much. That was one of the disappointments for me as we went through the colors. Quite a few colors that were great looking didn't hold up well also. Probably Sky Blue is one. That was probably one that BI expected to be a major color but just didn't hold up....This was one of our best photos we posted from the private collection.....John