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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Western Pacific Airlines

Western Pacific Airlines, also known as WestPac for short, was a small Colorado airlines known for using their planes as billboards. The airline started in Colorado Springs in 1995 with eight Boeing 737-300 planes under the name Commercial Air. Soon after launch, Oklahoma millionaire and owner of Gaylord Hotels founder Edward Gaylord invested in the carrier, in the process requesting the carrier to switch names from Commercial Air to Western Pacific. The airline quickly gained popularity through its unique aircraft.…