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Varig Star Alliance 747 Question  
User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that the Varig 747 that appeared in Star Alliance colors was only painted on one side (other side was regular Varig colors). Can anyone confirm this?


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Thanks

Sunil


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User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

I read that ages ago on Airliners also...

never saw that "other side"...

Jimmy


User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Here is the other side: (found by searching airliners.net for that aircraft)



The above picture is from 1997, the same year the "star alliance" pictures were taken. The plane seems to have been repainted in whole Varig colors in 1998, but has since been retired.


User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Weird, the image won't appear... Here is the URL:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=011020


User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

I saw that too but since the date is only narrowed down to the year in all three photos it is hard to tell.

Sunil


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Here we go:


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

I can also confirm this. I saw this particular aircraft in Miami 1998 in normal (new) colours. It is now with Atlas Air still in basic Varig colours (which are similar to Atlas colours), but temporarily parked since last Summer.

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

I have flown on this aircraft! Made a nice change on the LHR route instead of the MD-11 I should have got

LGW


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1521 times:

I also recall reading it was one-sided.
I also think it only had the livery for a day or two.



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