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What Do You Think About These 747's?  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Hi!

Most of us still feel how impressive the 747 is, myself although I don't see many 747 at LIS we still have a few days a week a TAAG one, and even if I've seen the plane many times I still stop and watch it. That brings my memories back to the good old days when I remember spotting any of the 747's that I'm sharing now with you. What I wanted to show on this selection was the old liveries all these 747's had, all of them incredibly beautifull and very nostalgic indeed ( well at least for me.....). I ask you to see some of them that are absolutely stricking, like the old SABENA one, IBERIA, TAP, KLM and AER LINGUS...of course you can connect with others....but if I had to gie a prize the SABENA one is the most beautifull!!!
Regards


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Reminds me of my first ride on a B747 with Air India with the old livery.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6385 times:

The "JUMBO JET" Is a Fantastic Machine  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6292 times:
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Please read my bio for my honest opinion on the greatest machine ever built by man. They looked great back in the day, and they STILL look great!


C'mon Big B, FLY!
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6198 times:

Hi Jeffry747!

Well, I didn't knew that...so maybe my personal tribute to you too!!! But you must agree that back to those days the airlines that used the 747 had indeed great liveries right??? Now we have a different way of painting the 747...I don't know!
Regards


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6184 times:

Eastern, Delta and American were all short term while waiting for other aircraft to arrive.


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6171 times:

Nostalgia...the word sums it all up


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Horus



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User currently offlineCobra27 From Slovenia, joined May 2001, 1003 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6119 times:

These 747 are great. But I think the 747-8 would be more elegant, something like spitfire

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

Ah yeah, the days where financials, oil and terrorism, while exisiting, were nowhere near as big of a factor as they are these days. Can't remember much from my 747 flights other than that all of them were onboard KLM 742s, all headed to ATL.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 1):
Reminds me of my first ride on a B747 with Air India with the old livery.

The AI 744 livery today is the same as it was on their old 742's in the 70's.....they have not changed it....and yes, it does look beautiful..... smile 


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User currently offlineLVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5742 times:

The B747 is a great airplane. It looked great then and it still looks great. But when it comes to "old" liveries, here is my favorite one:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0890869/M/

MB


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

The B747 is a legendary aircraft. I took my first B747 with this one :


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Thanks for collecting these pictures for us CV990 !



Whatever
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8739 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5599 times:

What do I think about these early 747s? Good memories, Out of the above, I have been on AC BA KL LH PA QF SA and TW (which was the very first 747 flight in 1970) and that does not count the SP, 743 and 744 flights and other operators.

Still my favorite plane and the 380 won't change that.



I'm not fishing for compliments
User currently offlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

excellent selection, but you somehow missed all three of my favourites!


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(although the BOAC is also great)


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and yes, no aircraft better shows off a livery than the 747!


User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

Great collection. Thanks for sharing. I'm flying my first 747 this December from Sao Paulo to London. I had always hoped to fly one between Brasil and the USA but United quite flying them as did Varig. I'm looking forward to my trip, not for London so much as the 747. My family thinks I'm nuts!

User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5374 times:

Beautiful just beautiful, man I wish I was born in the 60's, so I could have been a kid in the 70's. Then I could have seen these 747 in there old livery in person.

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5365 times:

Hi!

YYZYYT, I'm really sorry that I forgot the good old CPAir!!! That's a "tragic" mistake specially taking in mind that I'm portuguese and CP Air was part of our past for many and good years!!! Thanks also for your photos, I wanted to put Alitalia 747 but with the previous livery:


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Like the above DC-8-43, I know I saw many years ago a photo of a 747 in those colours, I think it was on a Boeing pre-delivery photo, it's a pitty there's none in A.Net yet!!!
Here goes some more from those times:


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Regards


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5361 times:
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I would have to go with SAA for various reasons, it was on SA that I had my first 747 flight waaaaaay back in 1972 and the airline on which I have had the most jumbo experiences. 742, 743, 744, SP over the years and all except one (the most recent) without any technical snags.

Love those old colours!

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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

Hi Andz.

I also flew SAA once but not from Portugal to South Africa, actually I flew it from ATH to LIS. That was back in 1983 and in those years SAA had traffic rights to operate flights from LIS to ATH and also to FCO! I flew on good old ZS-SAO, I know that this "old lady" recently was broken-up, and SAA had such a great service on board. The only thing I regret is the fact that my flight from LIS to ATH was supposed to be flown on a SAA 747SP, but we lost the plane and had to redirect our trip from LIS to FCO ( CS-TEM 737-282 Advanced from TAP, and then FCO to ATH on I-DIRG, Alitalia 727-200 Advanced )! That was how close I was to fly in a SAA 747SP....after that, I never got that close again to fly the SP!!! And surely we miss SAA here at LIS!
Regards


User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2038 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

The B747 is a beautiful plane, especially the early models. The B741 and B742. Incidentally, those are the only ones I've flown with Big grin

I want to try the B743 and B744, but for some reason I haven't had the chance yet. I think the nostalgic value of a B741/B742 is immense. It is like stepping into history. Suddenly you've entered the 1970s!

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures CV990! The old 74s are one of the best looking birds in the sky.

cheers

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineSA707 From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Hey CV990- what awesome pics of those classic bygone B747 colour schemes.
Pure nostalgia!! I remember our stopovers in Lisboa, with traffic rights to FCO or ATH. Lisboa was a very popular stopover amongst the SAA crew, especially in summer, for the fantastic food, wine & beaches. Used to party up a storm with the KLM DC-10 outbound crews to Caracas. Man do I miss the place.


User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5204 times:


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now thats a beauty!



mobs jakis
User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5197 times:

Great 747 pics a real blast from the past, a bit more classy than the modern
day white colour schemes airlines seem to go for. My first 747 flight was on
the Aer Lingus one pictured,as a ten year old at the time i was amazed by
this king of the skies.

 smile 



Flown: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,346,380, B720, 727,732,733,734,735,738,741,744,752,753,763,772,773
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5166 times:

These are my two favorite liverys for the 747  Smile

The old livery

Ant eh livery after it  Smile

Rgrds,
Kyle



Don't Tread On Me!
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5092 times:

Was Eastern the first to connect their fuselage and vertical tail liveries?


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