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1 more day to go!

Just a FYI, i am away this weekend so the final list will not be compiled until Monday my time

 

Ben

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So all votes are in 

Results are:

USA Airlines

America West Airlines A320          17 Votes

USAF/Air Force 1 B747-200          17 Votes

Aloha Airlines B737-700                 16 Votes

American Airlines DC10                 16 Votes

Northwest Airlines B747-200        15 Votes

Western Airlines B737-200            15 Votes

Southern Airways DC-9                   14 Votes

There was an 8 way tie for 7th place, Southern Airways won due to being defunct the longest, as per the stated rule

Rest of the world Airlines

KLM MD-11                                      24 Votes

Canadian Airlines Int B767-300    19 Votes

Qantas B707-300                            19 Votes

Air Canada L1011 Tristar               17 Votes

Ansett Australia B747-400             17 Votes

British Airways B747-200               17 Votes

Air France Concorde                        16 Votes

Lufthansa B767-300                        16 Votes

Lufthansa/Air France won the 15th place due to most votes between the 2 eighth place positions

 

I will hold off on sending the final list to Gabor for 24 hours, so any questions can be asked or if i have made any mistakes they can be corrected

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Air Force One is in and we're getting a second livery for the Concorde. I couldn't be happier and I hope very much that there will be no more changes in the result! 😉

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When I think "retro" this list is not what comes to mind, but I guess the people have spoken. Can all 42 who voted be considered internet influencers? 😀

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6 hours ago, bartccost said:

When I think "retro" this list is not what comes to mind, but I guess the people have spoken. Can all 42 who voted be considered internet influencers? 😀

Ha ha bartman...yep agree and dummy spitting out time as no iconic BOAC! Obviously not enough Brits on the forum who voted! 😜

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13 minutes ago, Edwin1970 said:

For the KLM MD-11 you should use this colorscheme in stead of the one of your link, as it's a retro pack:

 

https://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM-Royal-Dutch-Airlines/McDonnell-Douglas-MD-11/597589

As that livery was the one submitted and voted for, I believe it would be unfair for me to change it now.

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It looked like a close race on both ends. US list had a 8 way tie. I was curious if any last votes would push any of those up. Guess not. KLM took lead fast and stayed lead the entire time. It's the only one that had a significant gap between another livery. I'm happy with the results. I might not use all of them but I might use most. 🙂

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I was a little dissapointed also or perhaps I was under the misconception of Retro meaning older types and airlines and types not seen today.

I was looking forward to constructing a  custom timetable based on the late 60's &  70's  with heaps of Pan Am & TWA 707's, BOAC VC10's, DC8's and  various early 747 operators , Eastern & Delta L1011 etc, all operating out of airports like JFK, SFO etc. Considering that most of the airports  modelled in Tower are US airports., I thought that more older US operators would get higher votes.

For Europe, inclding the UK the likes of Lufthansa 707;s 747-200;s etc would be more prominant. All BOAC types as well.

I don't understand the Ansett 747-400 getting so many votes as they only operated out of one airport (YMML) that is modelled in Tower.

I guess my aviation memory goes back to far these days.

I await the flack 🤢

Kev M

 

 

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That is the issue with democracy i guess, nobody is 100% happy.

The other point is that depending on how old you are, retro means different things

Don't forget also the 25 original airlines from @EliGrim

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i would have liked to see Eastern L1011 to me retro means airlines that are no longer around and not airlines that are still here today that is what it should have been so because that isn't what this is going to be i am not paying for this so like I said I am out.

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Hmm that's interesting because you submitted over 10 liveries for Airlines that still exist, and 3 of the ones you submitted were selected 🤔

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I would have liked a slightly different outcome as well, but I think in the final list there will be something in for everyone.
Here it is, with no guarantee of correctness:

Airline Aircraft entered ceased*  
Southern Airways DC-9 1944      1979      Sample image
Air Florida B737-200 1971      1985      Sample image
Northeastern Intl Airways A300 1982      1986      Sample image
Western Airlines B737-200 1926      1987      Sample image
New York Air DC-9 1980      1987      Sample image
Independent Air B707-300 1966      1990      Sample image
Pan American World Airways B747-100 1927      1991      Sample image
Skyworld Airlines B707-300 1986      1992      Sample image
Key Airlines B727-200 1969      1993      Sample image
Morris Air B737-300 1948      1994      Sample image
MarkAir B737-400 1946      1995      Sample image
Rich International Airways L1011 1969      1996      Sample image
American International Airways B727-200 1967      1997      Sample image
Wings West Airlines SWM 1979      1998      Sample image
Kiwi International Airlines B727-200 1992      1999      Sample image
Eastwind Airlines B737-200 1995      1999      Sample image
Reeve Aleutian Airways B727-100 1932      2000      Sample image
Trans Continental Airlines DC-8-60 1972      2000      Sample image
Tower Air B747-200 1983      2000      Sample image
Trans World Airlines B747-100 1925      2001      Sample image
Emery Worldwide DC-8-70 1946      2001      Sample image
Canadian Airlines International B767-300 1987      2001      Sample image
Ansett Australia B747-400 1936      2002      Sample image
Concorde (British Airways) Concorde  1976      2003      Sample image
Concorde (Air France) Concorde  1976      2003      Sample image
Air Vegas C402 1971      2004      Sample image
Zantop International Airlines L-188 1972      2005      Sample image
Contract Air Cargo CV-340 1983      2005      Sample image
America West Airlines A320 1983      2005      Sample image
TransMeridian Airlines B757-200 1995      2005      Sample image
Aloha Airlines B737-700 1956      2008      Sample image
ATA Airlines B737-800 1973      2008      Sample image
Northwest Airlines B747-200 1934      2010      Sample image
KLM MD-11  1919        Sample image
Qantas B707-300 1921        Sample image
American Airlines DC10 1936        Sample image
Air Canada L1011 1937        Sample image
Air Force One (USAF) B747-200  1953        Sample image
Lufthansa B767-300 1955        Sample image
British Airways B747-200 1974        Sample image
         
* or merged, or rebranded        

I hope it's okay for @hexzed and @nyergesdesign that I post this list. I guess so, because it's no secret.

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No that's ok. As intended with the vote, full disclosure so everyone knows what is going on. I would also like to say I have no issue with comments or constructive criticism on here. Sensible discussion is welcome.

If anyone has any ideas for improving the way that future updates are handled, those comments are also welcome as well 😊

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No issues on my end. For democracy to succeed you need participation. Unfortunately for all the RC updates where the community has been involved, for whatever reason participation has been lacking. 

I have my thoughts but I’ll keep them to myself. Don’t want the thread to get deleted. 😉

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i didnt think about this at the time of voting, maybe what should have been voted on was retro airlines with  heavy aircraft, and retro airlines that where airlines with not heavy type aircraft.

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12 hours ago, ATC AlaskaGuy said:

i didnt think about this at the time of voting, maybe what should have been voted on was retro airlines with  heavy aircraft, and retro airlines that where airlines with not heavy type aircraft.

Ehh I'd have to disagree with that mainly because even though I enjoy seeing Heavys fly in, most airports in game can't handle only heavys so to have a mixture of both various aircraft sizes helps fill gates to see a variety. Plus, if you had that vote in the poll and only one aircraft type was nominated, you might get fewer people voting. Having a variety allowed more people to vote whether we liked the results at the end or not.

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12 hours ago, ATC AlaskaGuy said:

i didnt think about this at the time of voting, maybe what should have been voted on was retro airlines with  heavy aircraft, and retro airlines that where airlines with not heavy type aircraft.

Kind of a moot point now

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I'm sure with everything that has been going on this thread has probably been put on the back burner. But with the recent update from @FeelThere about the new Honolulu airport in the works. I remembered about the Aloha 737 getting selected and thought it would be a cool airline to see once PHNL gets released. Any news on when the retro list will get released? 

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