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Is G-VFAB Never To Wear A Standard Livery?  
User currently offlineVirginFSM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2304 times:


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VFAB first to have titling on livery in 1994, found to be too small and corrected on subsequent 744 deliveries

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VBIG the third 744 with correct size titling

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VFAB first a/c in "silver dream livery", but widely known to have turned out too dark and thus changed for other a/c. Also the purple stripe on fuselage coming down from tail was too thin and was corrected too (to take up four windows).

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Now the right colour but not standard still. Bless, is she always to be different?


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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2068 times:


Maybe it's got something to do with the reg???



User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Maybe, she is seen as the "Flagship" of the company and therefore receives the honor and privelege of being the first aircraft to adorn the new colors?

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1193 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1954 times:


There is scope to modify the livery on G-VFAB to something more in line with the rest of the fleet. The flying lady decal and her cape is a sticker up to a point horizontal with the base of the tail. From here up is a painted image. This way the sticker part can be removed post birthday festivities if desired - leaving a more standard looking tail.



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
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