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Virgin 747 Unusual Marking  
User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 872 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2403 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

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Scratched paint from ramp rash?


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Photo © Paul Spijkers




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User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

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

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2404 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.


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User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

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

User currently offlineatlamt From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 241 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2403 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.



Fwd to MCO and Placard
User currently offlinemusang From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2403 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


User currently offlinesethrozzelle From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

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

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


User currently offlinetod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2403 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]

User currently offlinetod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2404 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


User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 846 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Sethrozzelle,

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



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User currently offlinesethrozzelle From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Oops, sorry then! Disregard me!  

User currently offlinetod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2402 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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