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User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14813 times:

I've doine several searches and can find nothing.

Almost two weeks ago - on Monday 28 May - BA issued a press release that starts:

"Jubilee Jumbo to take flight

"One of British Airways’ fleet of 747s is now featuring a very special emblem to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebratory aircraft will be flying its message of congratulations around the world.

"Designed by 11-year-old Blue Peter winner, Katherine Dewar from Chester, the official logo has been emblazoned on the side of the British Airways aircraft alongside the words, 'Congratulations, Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee'."

Does anyone know which aircraft is pictured here:

http://press.ba.com/?p=2316

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User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14624 times:

Boeing 747-400 G-BYGF with New First and enroute back from SIngapore today.

[Edited 2012-06-09 12:00:13]

User currently offlineSSPhoenix From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10477 times:

Anyone snapped any pics? .... Wish I could but I am stuck in a lab for today.

It would have been wonderful to have the BA744 included in the fly past at the end of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.



There's Method in the Madness ...
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3269 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 10015 times:

Quoting SSPhoenix (Reply 2):
It would have been wonderful to have the BA744 included in the fly past at the end of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

Completely agree! Shame BA didn't do a proper full-sized promotional livery



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User currently offlineSSPhoenix From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

Okay ... found something, albeit it is not a substantial picture, it has the emblem ....

http://www.skyport-heathrow.co.uk/20...a-747-takes-to-the-skies-with.html



There's Method in the Madness ...
User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7321 times:

Thats the picture from the original post

User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7256 times:

http://ukzambians.co.uk/home/wp-cont...116OS019_Specially_Li1-389x259.jpg

User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Come on BA, that could have done with being bigger! Is such an important event and that is all you give us?

User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Perhaps shows some of the overall lack of enthusiasm for the UK Olympics.

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3254 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

Quoting by738 (Reply 8):
Perhaps shows some of the overall lack of enthusiasm for the UK Olympics.

We love to moan but the negativity will fly out of the windows once it all kicks off.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

Quoting by738 (Reply 8):
Perhaps shows some of the overall lack of enthusiasm for the UK Olympics.

Right... and how is this shown by a diamond jubilee plane?

Not Olympics-related at all!  


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

oh yes, these celebrations are all merging into one !

[Edited 2012-06-11 12:46:34]

User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 9):
We love to moan but the negativity will fly out of the windows once it all kicks off

We'll see....


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3254 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Quoting by738 (Reply 12):
We'll see....

Aww someone didn't get tickets did they? I was lucky and got some, nothing epic but am looking forward to being a part of something, just as I enjoyed being on the river and on the Mall last week.
It's a London thing, and the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics are not the same gig at all.

BA have a number of these logos, £25 Millions raised for charity, AIR FORCE SCRUM, FACE TO FACE and now the DIamond Jubilee of HM. They tend not to be too large.


User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

A truly half-hearted effort by British Airways to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. This is at best equal to the equally half-heart effort in flaunting its Change For Good programme.

If you so much as blink when the plane passes you, or if the sun's rays caused a reflection in that area of the forward fuselage, you would not have seen that tiny sticker.

Surely 60 Glorious Years on the throne deserves a better show from BA. Then again, look at how the "To fly, To Serve" campaign fizzled out.

I can only hope that BA is thinking of something really patriotic, really stunning and really beautiful this time next year when the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty's coronation comes along.

KC Sim


User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting aviasian (Reply 14):
Then again, look at how the "To fly, To Serve" campaign fizzled out.

Can you explain how it's fizzled out? I'm still seeing new changes at work.



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User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 15):
Can you explain how it's fizzled out? I'm still seeing new changes at work.

  

They are currently rolling out of the BA paint shop almost regularly.

G-EUPC - The Firtefly - was rolled out on 16 May:

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Photo © Fabio Ferioli - Malpensa Spotters Group
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Photo © AviaStar Photography


and was followed by G-EUOD on 30 May:

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Photo © Orlando Suárez - SVZM Spotters
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Photo © Joel Vogt


and G-DBCI on 7 June:

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Photo © Tiago Palla - Portugal Spotters


which is perhaps too recent for any photo of it in Union Flag livery to be in the data base. But all carry the crest. It does not appear to be on stickers as it has only appeared on aircraft when they have been re-painted.


User currently offlineual777uk From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting by738 (Reply 8):
Perhaps shows some of the overall lack of enthusiasm for the UK Olympics.

By whom exactly? Not the British thats for sure who have been out in there thousands watching the flame being carried all around the British Isles. School kids up and down the country are doing their own things for the event. Please dotn stereo type all of us just because you might not be excited by it.

That said I believe that BA have made a "poor" effort here in promoting the Jubilee on the aircraft. Not many people are going to see that unless they are up close and even at an airport that the stand will stop any passengers viewing it as the get off and on the plane.

I would have loved to have seen a special olympic livery on a BA 744 though.


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting ual777uk (Reply 17):
Please dotn stereo type all of us just because you might not be excited by it.

My personal enthusiasm is of no concern, These are the views of many others widely publicised. "Thousands" in a country of millions fails to support your argument. But this is all off topic you'll agree....

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/o...ch-on-in-the-east-end-2326384.html
http://yougov.co.uk/news/2011/08/10/olympics-2012-enthusiasm-down/
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...-olympics-enthusiasm-lagging_N.htm
http://caerphillyplaidcymrucaerffili...uk/2012/04/olympic-enthusiasm.html
http://roarnews.co.uk/2012/01/london...ing-bright-or-shot-down-in-flames/


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3254 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2655 times:

It's not even your country so why are you being so miserable? Stories sell, like stories of little interest before the silver, golden and diamond jubilees. All great succeses in spite of a lack of enthusiasm in the run up. It's preposterous, utterly skewed (sure you're not British?) to say as so many do, that you're not excited about the Olympic Games being held in one of the world's great cities. Wait and see then watch thode whiney faced turn upside down.
This is incredibly off topic.
There's nought so queer as folk.....

[Edited 2012-06-12 05:25:25]

User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Quoting by738 (Reply 18):
These are the views of many others widely publicised. "Thousands" in a country of millions fails to support your argument.

Read into press reports what you like. There are many stories about disinterest and lack of enthusiasm for the London Olympics, particularly in those parts of the UK that are at some distance from the "London centric" games.

And then the media is surprised to find that their widely reported lack of enthusiasm turns out to be simply totally wrong.

Here is one example where the previously reported lack of enthusiasm in North Wales proved to be very wide of the mark.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-18237925

And then exactly the same reports came when the torch reached Scotland:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...un/08/olympic-torch-relay-scotland

So if you care to paint what a nation is thinking from the reports in the media do not be surprised if the population turn round and prove that you have been totally misled.


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

If I were running BA (and I expect many of you thank god i'm not) I would of had 6 or 7 744's roar down the Mall as part of the flypast over Buck House last week.

Each one decked out in one of the different BA liveries of the Queen's reign.

Maybe even a cease fire with VS for the day to get them in on the act.

I know, I know...who would pay and how could they spare the aircraft. (yawn)

Would have been a sight though.



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User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Quoting aviasian (Reply 14):
A truly half-hearted effort by British Airways to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. This is at best equal to the equally half-heart effort in flaunting its Change For Good programme.

In this particular case BA have chosen to use the official - repeat "OFFICIAL" - Royal Diamond Jubilee emblem as revealed on "The official website of the British Monarchy" last February:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsan...eemblemunveiled21February2011.aspx

together with their own message of congratulations. I woul;d have thought that most people would consider that using the official logo approved by Her Majesty to be entirely appropriate for the occasion.

Of course you are entitled to your personal view that the offical logo as "half-hearted". But, nevertheless, that is exactly what is on the nose of G-BYGF. In my mind it reflects perfectly the reserved conservatism of both the British Monarchy and of British Airways while emphasising that the future is our children..


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