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Topic: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: musang
Posted 2012-11-05 09:22:24 and read 2391 times.

Saw G-VAST the other day and noticed a dark line painted(?) above the fifth window from the front, right side. Its just visible in the following image, and none of the earlier ones.

The line appeared to be the width of the window, displaced slightly forward, so not perfectly above the window, and seemed dark green or black. I'd guess (from120 feet away) that the marking was the width of the window by 3 inches vertically.

Wondered if anyone had an explanation.......

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgi...d=22bc2a72f839463fff4b5d4474d80865

Regards - musang

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2012-11-05 12:36:14 and read 2392 times.

Scratched paint from ramp rash?


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Photo © Paul Spijkers

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: by738
Posted 2012-11-05 13:57:44 and read 2392 times.

... .... ..pitot tube ?

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2012-11-05 14:03:31 and read 2392 times.

Way too long for a pitot tube. Also they tend to be lower on the nose. My guess is the ducting is preferred in a location a bit further from a pax window.

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: by738
Posted 2012-11-06 14:22:52 and read 2391 times.

isnt it the little name "Ladybird" painted on in small letters, as seen on other pictures ?

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: atlamt
Posted 2012-11-06 15:31:00 and read 2391 times.

Quoting by738 (Reply 4):
isnt it the little name "Ladybird" painted on in small letters, as seen on other pictures ?

I thought that too but that is further back.

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: musang
Posted 2012-11-07 02:54:46 and read 2391 times.


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Intriguing theories indeed.

Its visible in this one also, and not in pics from August. Whatever it is, it looked (from my excellent vantage point, 90 degrees to it, at the same holding point) intentionally painted on.

Regards - musang

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: sethrozzelle
Posted 2012-11-07 20:09:55 and read 2391 times.

It's actually 'Virgin Atlantic' painted on the belly...as illustrated in this picture.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgi...d=4b9abac64005493545438ddcb1e31704

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: tod
Posted 2012-11-07 20:41:55 and read 2391 times.

It’s the aircraft’s name.

Here is G-VROM at LGW back in June with “Barbarella” shown in the location in question.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/DSC00366.jpg

Edit: Sorry, to quick to post. Nomenclature is further back.
I'll check my photos and see if I have any of VAST, maybe at HAECO.

[Edited 2012-11-07 20:49:08]

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: tod
Posted 2012-11-07 21:05:46 and read 2392 times.

Nothing on VROS yet, but here is VLIP at HAECO in Hong Kong back in August.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/DSC00064.jpg

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: CCA
Posted 2012-11-07 21:34:31 and read 2392 times.

Sethrozzelle,

The OP is talking about the mark above the 5th window of the main deck not anywhere near the belly.

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: sethrozzelle
Posted 2012-11-07 22:02:15 and read 2391 times.

Oops, sorry then! Disregard me!  

Topic: RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking
Username: tod
Posted 2012-11-08 10:11:58 and read 2390 times.

G-VAST in Hong Kong back in June.

Nothing obvious above the fifth window on the right for either the outside or inside.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/P6010080.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/IMG_7809.jpg


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