Southwest Airlines’ ‘Freedom One’ touches down in Louisville on Independence Day

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Southwest Airlines’ ‘Freedom One’ touches down in Louisville on Independence Day

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport had a special guest fly in for this Fourth of July.Southwest Airlines’ Freedom One touched down at the airport Tuesday morning and had its visit honored with a water cannon salute.The airport tweeted some images and a video after it landed.Southwest unveiled Freedom One back in June 2021 to celebrate the airline’s 50th anniversary.According to Southwest’s website, it is a high-flying tribute to the nation, the military, and the Southwest family of employees. >>Top StoriesFreedom One features the 50 stars and 13 stripes from the flag of the United States of America.Here are a few facts about Freedom One: It took 14 days to paint using a crew of 8-10 people working per shift. It took more than 60 gallons of paint and primer to paint Freedom One, and the aircraft features 15 different paint colors, with the predominant two colors being red and white. Each star is 39 by 40 inches, which is approximately the same size of the Heart that is on the belly of each Southwest aircraft. The United States Department of State Identity and Marking Standards was used in selecting the colors to transpose the flag onto the aircraft (Old Glory Blue, Old Glory Red and White).

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport had a special guest fly in for this Fourth of July.

Southwest Airlines’ Freedom One touched down at the airport Tuesday morning and had its visit honored with a water cannon salute.

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The airport tweeted some images and a video after it landed.

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Southwest unveiled Freedom One back in June 2021 to celebrate the airline’s 50th anniversary.

According to Southwest’s website, it is a high-flying tribute to the nation, the military, and the Southwest family of employees.

>>Top Stories

Freedom One features the 50 stars and 13 stripes from the flag of the United States of America.

Here are a few facts about Freedom One:

  • It took 14 days to paint using a crew of 8-10 people working per shift.
  • It took more than 60 gallons of paint and primer to paint Freedom One, and the aircraft features 15 different paint colors, with the predominant two colors being red and white.
  • Each star is 39 by 40 inches, which is approximately the same size of the Heart that is on the belly of each Southwest aircraft.
  • The United States Department of State Identity and Marking Standards was used in selecting the colors to transpose the flag onto the aircraft (Old Glory Blue, Old Glory Red and White).

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