Airplane Porn: Air France Goes Retro

I’m happily recovering from yesterday’s turkey-induced stupor, so there’ll be no writing for me today. Instead, let’s take a look at some fun-filled airplane porn! This time, we head across the Atlantic to check out Air France’s new A320 retrojet.

08_11_30 AF Retrojet

I believe that’s one of the biggest registrations I’ve seen painted on a modern airplane. Still, it looks pretty good to me. This shot comes courtesy of Guillaume Besnard. Click to see more of his photos. I’ll be back on Monday as usual.


6 Responses to Airplane Porn: Air France Goes Retro

  1. Bobber says:

    Tres chic, Cranky. Hope all you patriots are suitably tryptophaned-out after you turkey extravaganza yesterday. On Airbus-related stories, did you catch the news about the A320 that went down on a test flight yesterday in Europe? Coverage has been very minimal, no ideas what went wrong.

  2. Dan Webb says:

    I love airplane porn…and the new site layout!

  3. axel says:

    CF! il like the new layout! congrats!

  4. CF says:

    Thanks Dan and Axel. I was trying to find a relatively quiet time to launch the new look in case things went bad, but you guys found it within the hour! I’ll be tweaking the site all weekend to make sure everything is right, and I’ll have a post with more info on Monday.

    If anyone sees any broken links or formatting problems, please send them my way (cf *at* crankyflier.com).

  5. The Traveling Optimist says:

    LOVE me some retro looks. The orange lightning bolt on the AA 757 was just plain sexy! I’d just love it if every airline painted at just one aircraft in a retro scheme. Imagine a 777 in Continental’s old colors? And it’d be nice to see the JAL Flying Crane again.

  6. NYer says:

    Great photograph!! I worked at the North American HQ of Air France from 1967 until1986 – the Golden Age of Aviation. It was an era of aviation pride, when passengers were treated with respect. I would not trade that experience for any other career; these were the best years of my life. The hippocampus insignia up front of the aircraft, harkens back to the early years of Air France. It figures prominently in the closing scene of the movie, Casablanca.

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