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Is Virgin's G-VFAB B747 Still Called 'Spice One'?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1161 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

During the Return of the Spice Girls Tour last year, one of Virgin Atlantic's B747's (G-VFAB) was renamed 'Spice One', and signed by all five Spice Girls. However, on the V-Flyer website, it says the aircraft with this registration is called Lady Penelope.

Was it just a temporary thing whilst the tour lasted, or is it a permanent thing which hasn't been updated on the V-Flyer website?

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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2990 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
t says the aircraft with this registration is called Lady Penelope.

Thats what I always thought -VFAB was, I have a book fro 1998 and that was its name then.



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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24658 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2990 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
Was it just a temporary thing whilst the tour lasted

Yes, just temporary. Do a photo search for that aircraft and you will find recent photos showing the Lady Penelope name.


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2969 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
Yes, just temporary. Do a photo search for that aircraft and you will find recent photos showing the Lady Penelope name.

Thanks. Thought that might have been the case!


User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2843 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
Yes, just temporary.

This was also the same aircraft that had been temporarily renamed 'Birthday Girl' to mark the 20th Anniversary of Virgin Atlantic Airways. It was however changed back to Lady Penelope once the festivities ended. The aircraft did however sport the extended decal of a lady on the tail which is still there as far as I know.

cheers,
WindowSeat.



I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Did the Spice Girls actually charter the aircraft whilst they were on tour or did they just use it on the LAX-LHR scheduled flight when they signed the aircraft?

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