Braniff International Airways was an American airline that was in business from 1928 until 1982. In 1973, the airlines asked Alexander Calder to paint one of their airplanes. The result was a Douglas DC-8 known as “Flying Colors.” When Calder designed the plane he wanted it to reflect the bright colors and simple designs you see all over South America and Latin America. “Flying Colors” was used mainly on flights to these areas.
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