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FS2004/FSX/P3D Overseas National - ONA DC-6A 1959. This is a repaint of the Douglas DC-6A (CB17 model) in Overseas National Airways - ONA 1959 colors. The freeware CalClassic DC-6A CB-17 model by Greg Pepper and Tom Gibson is needed for this repaint. ONA was originally formed in 1950 by George Tompkins to undertake overseas contracts on behalf of the USAF. Douglas DC-4s were initially used, with DC-6s joining them later. However, due to underbidding on contracts, ONA declared itself bankrupt on October 29 1963. After this, the airline was extensively re-organized and began operations once again in October 1965, with a fleet of 7 DC-7s. Soon after, in June and July 1966 the airline's first jetliners joined the fleet in the form of DC-8-50Fs. After a 1966 ruling by the CAB, ONA was granted permission to undertake inclusive tour charters, affinity group charters, and single entity charters to transatlantic and Caribbean markets. This was a godsend to the airline and it started to become quite profitable. Over the next decade, the fleet expanded to include: L-188s, DC-8-61/63CFs, DC-8-20/30s, DC-9-30s, and the granddaddy of them all; the DC-10-30CF. During the winter of 1975/76 tragedy struck. Two ONA DC-10s were lost in accidents in the space of two months (November 1975 & January 1976). This was a major blow to the airline and its image. This, coupled with financial difficulties, led the the filing of its second bankruptcy on September 7, 1978. That was the final nail in the coffin. This repaint is on DC-6A N660NA, which joined the airline in 1958, ans was sold to AAXICO in 1961. Textures are 32bit bmp. This repaint was tested on FSX-SE and should work on FSX, P3D v1-3, & FS2004. By Ted Giana.