Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
BA Tristar Names  
User currently offlineBaliMorris From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Does anyone know if there is a list of British Airways aircraft names? I'm particularly interested in the names of their old L-1011s, many of which had names such as 'The Red Devil Rose' (G-BEAL). I'm pretty sure I once flew on one called 'The Lakeland Rose'. I'm a bit curious about the meaning of these names?


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © MARCO MITTINI



5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

According to JP Airline fleets 1982:

All names start & end with The Rose

G-BBAE Stargazer
G-BBAF Coronation
G-BBAG Caroline Davison
G-BBAH Sunsilk
G-BBAI Molly McCreedy
G-BBAJ Elizabeth Harkness
G-BEAK Northern Lights
G-BEAL Red Devil
G-BEAM Silver Jubilee
G-BGBB Lakeland
G-BGBC Short Silk
G-BHBL Red Ensign
G-BHBM Piccadilly
G-BHBN Fragrant Star
G-BHBo Morning Jewel
G-BFCA Princess Margaret
G-BFCB Harry Wheatcraft
G-BFCC English Mist
G-BFCD Astral
G-BFCE Gay Gordons
G-BFCF Elizabeth of Glamis

Hope this helps.


User currently offlineBaliMorris From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Hmm. Interesting. Thanks for that. I guess they are names of different rose varieties. I did a search on 'Elizabeth Harkness' and it returned a link to roses.co.uk. I'd always thought they were names of some famous ships or something.

Looks like they may have renamed some of the 1011's later on. I looked for G-BGBB ('The Lakeland Rose') but the aircraft seems to have a different name. I can't quite make out what it says, but it's definitely not 'The Lakeland Rose'.


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Torsten Maiwald





User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

I flew on G-BGBB from Bahrain to London in 1989. Aircraft name was Bridlington Bay.
Around this time some Tristars (roses became bays)and 747-100/200's (explorers and cities became waters)were renamed- it was hard to keep up with the changes.


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Yup - they were initially all called after roses - but later on many were called after Bays. Certainly flew many times on Red Devil, Red Ensign and Morning Jewel many times all the way to Kuala Lumpur during the 80s.

When BA repainted their aircrfat into the Blue Landor colours, many seemed to have been renamed and seem to remember flying on Bay of Biscay and Morecombe Bay (?) - also to KUL - but that was such a long time ago now - sadly...


User currently offlineBaliMorris From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2391 times:

I kinda like the rose names. They seem sort of classy, I think. I also like the water names on some of the 47's, but I think they should've called one 'Stagnant Water'. Just for a larf, y'know.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
BA Plane Names posted Sat Jan 23 1999 11:33:32 by Alan
BA Names posted Thu Dec 7 2000 11:54:25 by SK A340
BA Names posted Tue Oct 24 2000 18:04:39 by SK A340
BA Registrations From Plane Names - Anyone? posted Fri Jul 9 1999 06:57:43 by Jr
BA Online Check-in posted Wed Jan 9 2002 16:06:50 by NJTurnpike
Airline Route Names posted Wed Jan 9 2002 13:42:31 by SixStarAnsett
BA/AA-Oneworld posted Wed Jan 9 2002 05:10:53 by Cyprus-Turkish
Rula Lenska New BA Spokesperson? posted Tue Jan 8 2002 21:34:09 by Canadi>nBoy
BA @ LGW posted Mon Jan 7 2002 22:33:36 by Dreamexpress
BA/KLM Ready For "Co-Operation Pact" posted Sun Jan 6 2002 23:10:36 by Singapore_Air