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Synthetic
1st May 2003, 23:30
I reckon this is one of the most attractive planes in the air today

G-PSST (http://www.paulnann.com/images/pn_w3415.jpg)

Anyone else got any they particularly like?

AerBabe
1st May 2003, 23:47
I have seen this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=231709&WxsIERv=VmFuJ3MgUlYtOA%3D%3D&WdsYXMg=UHJpdmF0ZQ%3D%3D&QtODMg=UG9waGFtIChFR0hQKQ%3D%3D&ERDLTkt=VUsgLSBFbmdsYW5k&ktODMp=QXByaWwgMTQsIDIwMDI%3D&WNEb25u=Q29saW4gSy4gV29yaw%3D%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=Ry1CWldO&MgTUQtODMgKE=Qy9uIFBGQS8yMC0xMDk1NTsgQ2Fub24gRDYwIElTTyAxMDA sIDE3LTM1bW0%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=MjU4&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMi0wNC0yNg%3D%3D&static=yes) at a couple of fly-ins. First at Popham, most recently at Turweston. The photo really doesn't do it justice, it's much much prettier. Presumably the owner flew it to the TVR factory for the paint job!

Send Clowns
2nd May 2003, 00:00
The Hunter is definitely the most beautiful aircraft ever built, though I am dubious about the colour scheme of this one!

flyblue
2nd May 2003, 00:40
Dubious color scheme??? I saw this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=328462&WxsIERv=Qm9laW5nIDc3Ny0yMjQvRVI%3D&WdsYXMg=Q29udGluZW50YWwgQWlybGluZXM%3D&QtODMg=TG9uZG9uIC0gR2F0d2ljayAoTEdXIC8gRUdLSyk%3D&ERDLTkt=VUsgLSBFbmdsYW5k&ktODMp=TWFyY2ggMTQsIDIwMDM%3D&WNEb25u=R2FycnkgTGV3aXM%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=Tjc3MDE0&MgTUQtODMgKE=UGV0ZXIgTWF4LCBsb29raW5nIHN0dW5uaW5nIGluIHRoZSB HYXR3aWNrIHN1bi4gU3VwZXJiIGxvb2tpbmcgYWlybGluZXI%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=NjIy&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wMy0xNg%3D%3D&static=yes) the other day in CDG :ugh:

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 00:47
There is nothing new about vomit-inducing colour schemes.

Does anyone remember this? (http://www.borg.com/%7Epostcard/br146.jpg) :ooh:

flyblue
2nd May 2003, 01:10
But can you beat this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=169182&WxsIERv=TWNEb25uZWxsIERvdWdsYXMgTUQtODIgKERDLTktODIp&WdsYXMg=QWxpdGFsaWE%3D&QtODMg=Vmllbm5hIC0gU2Nod2VjaGF0IChWSUUgLyBMT1dXKQ%3D%3D&ERDLTkt=QXVzdHJpYQ%3D%3D&ktODMp=TWF5IDIwMDE%3D&WNEb25u=WWFrIEZyZWFr&xsIERvdWdsY=SS1EQVZa&MgTUQtODMgKE=&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=ODgy&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMS0wNi0xNA%3D%3D&static=yes) ??? :yuk:

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 01:13
D'you know - I think I can!

What about this! (http://users.skynet.be/airwim/3286.jpg) :ooh:

Mind you, to be fair to Alitalia, this (http://www.spotter.com.br/Galeria/masagao_04.jpg) is a wee bit tasty.:cool:

flyblue
2nd May 2003, 01:18
You won :(
But I have an ace here (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=040391&WxsIERv=Qm9laW5nIDc0Ny0yLi4u&WdsYXMg=QWxpdGFsaWE%3D&QtODMg=VG9reW8gLSBOZXcgVG9reW8gSW50ZXJuYXRpb25hbCAvIE5hcml0Y SAoTlJUIC8gUkpBQSk%3D&ERDLTkt=SmFwYW4%3D&ktODMp=TWF5IDIzLCAxOTk5&WNEb25u=S2VsdmluIFBvb24%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=SS1ERU1G&MgTUQtODMgKE=IFBvcnRvZmlubw%3D%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=MTc4OA%3D%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MTk5OS0wNy0yMw%3D%3D&static=yes) :E

Ehm, this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=267350&WxsIERv=Qm9laW5nIDc0Ny0yNDNC&WdsYXMg=QWxpdGFsaWE%3D&QtODMg=TWlhbWkgLSBJbnRlcm5hdGlvbmFsIChNSUEgLyBLTUlBKQ%3D%3D&ERDLTkt=VVNBIC0gRmxvcmlkYQ%3D%3D&ktODMp=RmVicnVhcnkgNSwgMTk5OQ%3D%3D&WNEb25u=VG9uaSBNYXJpbW9u&xsIERvdWdsY=SS1ERU1T&MgTUQtODMgKE=SW4gZXhjZWxsZW50ICJidWxnYXJpIiBjb2xvdXJz&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=MzI1OQ%3D%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMi0wOC0yNg%3D%3D&static=yes) calls for the worst jokes about pilot's watches...:rolleyes:

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 01:26
OK, Flyblue.

I hoped it wouldn't come to this, but TAKE THAT! (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/345003/M/) :uhoh:

flyblue
2nd May 2003, 01:29
AAARGH! But if you think I'm down...get this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=345466&WxsIERv=TWNEb25uZWxsIERvdWdsYXMgTUQtODIgKERDLTktODIp&WdsYXMg=QWxpdGFsaWE%3D&QtODMg=TWlsYW4gLSBNYWxwZW5zYSAoTVhQIC8gTElNQyk%3D&ERDLTkt=SXRhbHk%3D&ktODMp=TWF5IDIwLCAyMDAx&WNEb25u=SnVhbiBSb2RyaWd1ZXogLSBJQkVSSUFOIFNQT1RURVJT&xsIERvdWdsY=SS1EQUNQ&MgTUQtODMgKE=Tm90IHJlYWxseSBhIGdvb2QgcXVhbGl0eSwgdGhpcyBwaG9 0byB3YXMgdGFrZW4gZnJvbSBhIENyb3NzYWlyIFJKMTAwIHRheGlpbmcgdG8 gaG9sZCBwb2ludCBiZWZvcmUgdGFrZSBvZmYsIGl0IHdhcyBhIHJlYWxseSB zdXJwcmlzZSB0byBzZWUgdGhpcyBzcGVjaWFsIGMvcw%3D%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=NTg3&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wNC0yOQ%3D%3D&static=yes) ! See? I'm not out of my Alitalia bullets :E

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 01:30
Oooooo! Enough, enough!:yuk:

Please accept this beauty (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=343304&WxsIERv=TWNEb25uZWxsIERvdWdsYXMgREMtOS0zMg%3D%3D&WdsYXMg=UGxheWJveSBFbnRlcnByaXNlcw%3D%3D&QtODMg=TG9zIEFuZ2VsZXMgLSBJbnRlcm5hdGlvbmFsIChMQVggLyBLTEFYK Q%3D%3D&ERDLTkt=VVNBIC0gQ2FsaWZvcm5pYQ%3D%3D&ktODMp=QXByaWwgMTk3MQ%3D%3D&WNEb25u=QWlyTmlrb24%3D&xsIERvdWdsY=Tjk1MFBC&MgTUQtODMgKE=SG93IHJhcmUgaXMgVEhJUz8gSSBoYXZlIGJlZW4gc2VhcmN oaW5nIGZvciB0aGlzIHNsaWRlIG1hbnkgeWVhcnMuIFs0NzM5NC80NThdIER lbCBuZXcgMjRGRUI2OSwgYWxzbyBmbGV3IHdpdGggT3phcmsgYW5kIEFlcm9 wb3N0YWwuIFRmciB0byBBTSAxNUpBTjgwLCBhbmQgc3RpbGwgaW4gc2Vydml jZSBhcyBYQS1KRUIuIFNob3Qgd2l0aCBhIFBldHJpIEZUIFNMUiBhbmQgc29 tZSBjcmFwcHkgW3Vua25vd25dIHNsaWRlIGZpbG0u&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=NTI5OQ%3D%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwMy0wNC0yMg%3D%3D&static=yes) by way of a peace offering.:ok:

innuendo
2nd May 2003, 01:38
When that thing appeared there was a story that Douglas would not guarantee that the APU could keep the aircraft cool at some of the warmer locations. Hugh of the never ending "Playboy philosophy" had to agree to some sort of waiver.

flyblue
2nd May 2003, 01:42
Ok, truce! And because you like old ladies, I give you this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=028628&WxsIERv=QWVyb3NwYXRpYWxlLUJBQyBDb25jb3JkZSAxMDE%3D&WdsYXMg=QWlyIEZyYW5jZQ%3D%3D&QtODMg=QmVybGluIC0gU2Nob25lZmVsZCAoU1hGIC8gRUREQik%3D&ERDLTkt=R2VybWFueQ%3D%3D&ktODMp=TWFyY2ggMjAsIDE5OTk%3D&WNEb25u=VGhvbWFzIFJlaWNo&xsIERvdWdsY=Ri1CKioq&MgTUQtODMgKE=TGVhdmluZyBydW53YXkgMjVMIGFmdGVyIHRvdWNoLWRvd24 %3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=NjgyNzc%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MTk5OS0wMy0zMA%3D%3D&static=yes) as a peace offering :)

PPRuNe Radar
2nd May 2003, 02:54
Eat my shorts !!!!!

Doh (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/221278/M/)

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 03:26
Best don the Ray Bans!!
Yike!!! (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/341178/M/) :oh:

Onan the Clumsy
2nd May 2003, 03:27
There was a short bodied 727, in beige with a golden tail parked at DAL the other day...with tip sails :yuk: :yuk: . Looked like a flying pimp mobile. I'll try and get a picture - if my camera's strong enough.

flyblue
2nd May 2003, 04:09
Caslance, I surrender over the last one! Great! :D

PaperTiger
2nd May 2003, 04:10
Due credit I think, to those (http://mitglied.lycos.de/airlinerslides/retro/retro3/Scan177.jpg) who did it first (~1977) :ok:

Bodie
2nd May 2003, 04:32
Caslance - I think your title should have been 'Eat my shorts' not PPRuNe Radar's. Get it? eh?

witchdoctor
2nd May 2003, 04:42
God, as if the flying pig wasn't ugly enough!!!:yuk:

Synthetic
2nd May 2003, 05:26
Thanks AB - very nice

Now which part of "nicest" left the grey area:confused:

(I have to admit some of the submissions are outstandingly gopping)

Miserlou
2nd May 2003, 05:35
Its those kids and their 'king spray cans again!!!

jstr4753
2nd May 2003, 06:16
AerBabe

Think i found another that was attacked by the same brush here (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/329519/M/)

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 06:37
Ah, you wanted NICE, Synthetic!

This is quite nice (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/342206/M/).

Whereas whoever was responsible for this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/000012/L/) could probably only derive benefit from a good, sound thrashing!:yuk:

simon brown
2nd May 2003, 18:02
Serves the airlines right, If they turned their aircraft round quicker, the hooded "Gangsta" yoof wouldnt get the opportunity to spray graffiti all over their planes. You dont see Easy jet or Ryan air suffering the same fate...;)

Synthetic
2nd May 2003, 21:22
Er Simon - don't I remember seeing a Ryanair 737 in Sun (as in tabloid rag) colours? The aerosol boys muat be fast:)

witchdoctor
2nd May 2003, 22:10
Genghis posted an absolute beaut on the private flying forum, and I shall now attempt to link you there.www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87056

By Jove - succes at me first attempt. Guess I'm not as completely useless as I thought - Hurrah!:D

Caslance
2nd May 2003, 22:34
Of course, if we're talking nice tails, there's always Frontier (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/338313/L/).:ok:

Monocock
2nd May 2003, 22:39
I think Caslance just won with that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DX Wombat
3rd May 2003, 01:24
Ansett used to have an aircraft with scenes from Waltzing Matilda painted on it. Beautifully done. I wish I had had a camera with me when I saw it, who knows what has happened to it now. :sad:

Caslance
3rd May 2003, 01:42
DXWombat:

Do you mean this (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/096837/L/)?:ok:

DX Wombat
3rd May 2003, 14:01
:D :D :D :ok: Caslance! you wonderful person! I only saw it the once and it looked even better in real life than on the photo. The artwork was really very detailed and I have never seen anything quite like it since then. Thank you.

18greens
3rd May 2003, 21:34
Is the idea of the paint jobs to improve aerodynamic efficiency by causing the ground to repel their ugliness? Has anyone ever done any tests on this?

Chaffers
3rd May 2003, 22:27
Yep they have 18greens, they're called helicopters. :)

18greens
3rd May 2003, 22:34
Chaffers,

Good line, it comes under the "I wish I'd thought of that" category.

Anyway I agree with the original poster that the prettiest aircraft is the hunter but only in 2 seater area rule harmonised form (see below)

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/328493/L/

jstr4753
3rd May 2003, 23:14
Have to agree, hunters are mighty attractive. However, not sure about This (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/220662/M/)

18greens
3rd May 2003, 23:26
jstr, have to agree and its a single seater.

Anyway having mastered putting photos into posts how do you do the "this" link instead of the "www.fjdsvfjd.jknds./fdsw/fds/fds" link?

Caslance
4th May 2003, 01:00
It's no Hawker Hunter, but a nice, clean Starfighter (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/232913/L/) has a certain je ne sais quoi.:cool:

DX Wombat
10th May 2003, 02:39
Caslance, I know that pink is Flaps' favourite colour, but I think even she might find "Yike!!" just a little overpowering. :cool: :D

Caslance
10th May 2003, 03:51
Pink the lady likes, pink (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/301850/M/) the lady gets!!!