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Pentagrams On A BA 757?  
User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11403 times:
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Hello Everyone,

I was doing one of my favorite pastimes earlier, browsing A-Net photos, when I came across a British Airways 757 departing Manchester. Quite an impressive shot I must say, but then something got my attention. It appears as if though there are two pentagrams just in front of the wings. Is this true? What are they? Just curious.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Briti...-Airways/Boeing-757-236/1387862/L/

-HSII

[Edited 2008-08-31 20:18:27]


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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5743 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11387 times:
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mmm, not enough time to browse a little further but enough time to ask the question in two different forums.
I believe accepted etiquette at Airliners.net is to only ask a question or start a thread on a topic in one forum at a time.

They are not pentagrams but stars comprising part of the BBC "Blue Peter" livery on that aircraft.

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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11386 times:
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Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
They are not pentagrams but stars comprising part of the BBC "Blue Peter" livery on that aircraft.

I hope they're not inverted pentagrams! LOL!


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11282 times:
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I'm pretty sure stars ARE pentagrams. At least those pictured.

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
They are not pentagrams but stars


[Edited 2008-08-31 20:47:02]

User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11143 times:

I bet if you ask a child, they would say it was a star. Looking at the livery in its entirety, its most definitely two stars.

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 1):
They are not pentagrams but stars comprising part of the BBC "Blue Peter" livery on that aircraft.


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Pretty cool livery if you ask me.



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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3312 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11111 times:



Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 4):
Pretty cool livery if you ask me.

I almost feel like I should expect a Tele-tubbie to pop up over the top of the fusalage.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11064 times:
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I see that there are some inverted pentagrams. Oooooo.

User currently offlineHypersonic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10814 times:

Yes, the Blue Peter livery is a cover.
The plane was in fact on it's way to some Secret Pagan Gathering.


User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10588 times:

It is Motley Crue's old plane they used on tour! Big grin

User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9356 times:
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A pentagram is an UPSIDE down star


Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8726 times:
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Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 9):
A pentagram is an UPSIDE down star

A pentagram is geometric shape with five points. A star as shown on the airplane is a pentagram.

As taken from Dictionary.com:

a five-pointed, star-shaped figure made by extending the sides of a regular pentagon until they meet, used as an occult symbol by the Pythagoreans and later philosophers, by magicians, etc.


User currently offlineHloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7968 times:



Quoting HowSwedeitis (Thread starter):
It appears as if though there are two pentagrams just in front of the wings.

If there's no explaination for this, then is witchcraft!!!.

 Silly



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User currently offlineJoemugg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7383 times:

Actually, what we have here is a pretty good photo of a 757 taking off.

User currently offlineASAFA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

I don't understand... a simple click of the registration reveals more photos of the same aircraft and quite clearly shows the special livery it wears. If browsing photos is one of your favorite pastimes then perhaps you should learn how to use the site.

Most pentagrams are symmetrical and drawn within a circle, the ones on the aircraft are quite clearly freehand drawings by a child. I know as a kid I probably drew a thousand stars that looked identical because it is the easiest way to draw one. Case closed.



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