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British Airways Tail Designs  
User currently offlineCpt. Caveman From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Hello,

I was looking through the photo's and saw some British Airways planes.
Now, what I was asking myself is, howmany different tail designs are there?
And how did they came up by decorating the tails?

Could you guy's help me, collecting them all!!!
Thanks a lot!!!

Those I already found:

Boeing 747-436
G-BNLD
"Delftblue Baybreak"

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Boeing 747-436
G-BNLV
"Waves of the City"

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Boeing 737-453
G-BVNO
"Benyhone Tartan"

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Photo © Paul Dopson



Boeing 737-436
G-DOCW
"Rendezvous"

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Photo © Paul Dopson



Boeing 747-436
G-CIVP
"Colum"

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Boeing 757-236
G-BIKY
"Primavara"

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Boeing 757-236ET
G-BPEC
"Waves & Cranes"

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Boeing 747-436
G-BNLM
"Ndebele Martha"

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Regards  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cpt. Caveman


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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

I believe ther are/were 50 of them. BA introduced them in 1997. They have already started to replace the paintings again after complains from Brittons, not having the Union Jack on their aircraft, and ATC at LHR I believe.

When BA changed their livery to the "World Tails" and removed the Landor livery, Virgin Atlantic introduced their current livery with the Union Jack saying that they are now Brittains "flagcarrier".



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

Customer reaction was also negative, that was the deciding factor, not some soon-forgotton Branson BS.
Flag carrier? Dream on!


User currently offlineMd-11er From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

I have a CD-ROM from speedbird called BRITISH AIRWAYS WORLD ART LIVERIES and was created by MIKE BARTH. You will find over 170 images of speedbird aircraft, different types with different tail designs.
I hope this will help, I don't know where you can find this CD-ROM and if it is still for sale because I received it from an English friend.


User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Wasn't there one called "Curry-sicked-up-on-a-Sunday-morning?"  Smile

I am amazed our Civil Aviation Authority allowed BA to introduce the tails, the safety aspects from the point of view of ATC visual identification should surely have had an impact.

From a plane-spotters point of view the tails were great, other than that it was just the same old "be ashamed to be British" fad we still suffer.  Sad


User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

Hear, hear. Like some newspaper said sometime ago, if British Airways had found it so shameful to be British, maybe they should just call themselves Airways. Bring back the Landor!

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

http://www.mbarth.freeserve.co.uk/BAPage.htm

LGW


User currently offlineCpt. Caveman From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Hey,

Thanks a lot LGW!

Is very nice, this helps me a lot!

Regards  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cpt. Caveman


User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

If you want fleet and 'World Livery' design info, here is a good website: http://www.avnclub.demon.co.uk/

Hope this helps,
Ba777-236



I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineCpt. Caveman From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Hey,

Thanks Ba777-236!

Regards  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cpt. Caveman


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Cpt. Caveman- Here's one you didn't have at the top. You may know what this one looks like, but in case anyone hasn't seen it...

"Union Flag"
Boeing 777-200
G-YMMD


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Hope this helps a little more!
DeltaRules



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User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

I think British Airways should still use the ol' Landor livery. In my opinion, that looks much better than their Union Jack livery.

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