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G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:08 am

Guys,

Virgin's last surviving G-VPUF, will fly LHR-DEL tomorrow for the final time, she was delivered to ANZ originally and has served VS well over the years, christened "As high as a kite"

My dad has ben on her LGW-MCO and he said it was unforgettable, god bless u UF!!!


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RE: G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:15 am

Very sad, that VS last 747classic will be retired tomorrow. Without the classics aviation wouldn't have any "soul"
The classics brings you back to the days when flying was something very very special and glamorous.

let her rest in peace.

tg 747-300 ;(
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RE: G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:17 am

What happened to G-VIBE?
 
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RE: G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:41 am

STD @ MHV 12FEB02][DEPARTED MHV 22FEB02][RTS]

From the Jet Census.

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RE: G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:12 am

Doesn't Air Atlanta still operate 2 classics for VS on the Orlando (ex MAN) and Lagos runs?
 
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RE: G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:14 am

Sad that all those classic B747's are moving from pax airlines to cargo airlines.

Regards,
Frederic
 
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RE: G-VPUB Being Retired Tomorrow :-(

Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:47 am

Air Atlanta are only operating 1 B747-200 for Virgin, TF-ATW ex G-VSSS.

The aircraft has recently had full Virgin markings applied ready to start MAN-MCO services on Wednesday.

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Virgin's LHR-LOS flights now use A340s, but Air Atlanta are using B747/767 aircraft for Nigeria Airways on the route.

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