c5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9329 times:
I was watching the movie, "Frost/Nixon" tonight and during the beginning part of the movie it shows David Frost aboard a British Airways 747. Now, obviously it's computer generated, but it showed a livery scheme that I had never seen before nor can find in any of the photo searches. It was white on the upper half of the fuselage, with a dark blue stripe, and a blue tail with a sort of yellow arrow shape on it.
If this was British Airways back in the '70s, was this a special color scheme? Or was this not BA at all, and if it wasn't, who was it?
"But this airplane has 4 engines, it's an entirely different kind of flying! Altogether"
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28694 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9198 times:
You're referring to an interim livery soon after the BOAC and BEA merger in 1974 that created the current British Airways. Ex-BOAC aircraft retained their basic BOAC livery, including the gold BOAC Speedbird logo on the tail, with only British Airways titles added, until they could be repainted in the new livery.
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7339 times:
Wow, it sounds the movie studio did a spot-on job depicting the right livery from the right year. They must have done their homework when they were preparing to shoot a movie about the 1970s... great attention to detail.