Jkw777
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G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:26 am

Hi chaps,

Just in discussion with someone about G-VIIP and the fact that she hasn't been shot much on A.net.


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Seems odd for a BA 777-236ER not to heavily photographed!

We wondered what the status is of this aircraft?

All info is appreciated,

Regards,

Justin  Smile
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:46 am

I guess that she's just shy  Smile
 
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:49 am

It's a BA 777.. How can it be shy? Lol  Wink/being sarcastic

Lovely lovely aircraft though.

Serious answers only...

Justin  Smile
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:51 am

I have no idea why it's so rarely photographed. Probably just a coincidence. But did you notice this: G-VIIP is a Gatwick-based 777. The first photo you posted was taken at LHR. The aircraft was ferried to LHR on this day (22 May 2004) just for re-painting, so it's the final photo of G-VIIP with World Tail:

From http://www.avnclub.demon.co.uk/:
G-VIIP 'Colum' last service with this tail image was
BA2036/21May MCO-LGW. Ferried LGW-LHR as BA9173E/22May
for strip & repaint into Union Flag livery. Positioned
back to LGW as BA9180E/31May and re-entered service
as BA2037/01Jun LGW-MCO

So G-VIIP is flying with the Union Flag since May without being photographed.
 
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:57 am

Its based at Gatwick, like it always has been.

1/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2037 to Orlando
2/10/04 - BA2036 from Orlando
3/10/04 - BA2167 to Tampa
4/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2263 to Kingston
5/10/04 - BA2262 from Kingston, BA2167 to Tampa
6/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2037 to Orlando
7/10/04 - BA2036 from Orlando, BA2167 to Tampa
8/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2037 to Orlando
9/10/04 - BA2036 from Orlando, BA2167 to Tampa
10/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2157 to Grenada and St. Lucia
11/10/04 - BA2156 from Grenada & St Lucia,
12/10/04 - BA2167 to Tampa
13/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2167 to Tampa
14/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa
15/10/04 - BA2167 to Tampa
16/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2167 to Tampa
17/10/04 - BA2166 from Tampa, BA2037 to Orlando
18/10/04 - BA2036 from Orlando, BA2263 to Kingston
19/10/04 - BA2262 from Kingston, BA2037 to Orlando

Just because an aircraft doesn't get photographed much, doesn't mean they are out of service.

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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:01 am

Acording to www.avnclub.demon.co.uk G-VIIP has been re-pianted into the union flag  Crying

777 fleet as follows;

G-ZZZA Union Flag
G-ZZZB Union Flag
G-ZZZC Rendezvous Repainted as Union Flag
G-ZZZC Union Flag
G-ZZZD Landor (old colours) wfu, sold
G-ZZZE Union Flag wfu, sold
G-RAES Delftblue Daybreak Repainted as Union Flag
G-RAES Union Flag
G-VIIA Waves of the City Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIA Union Flag
G-VIIB Union Flag
G-VIIC Union Flag
G-VIID Union Flag
G-VIIE Union Flag
G-VIIF Union Flag
G-VIIG Union Flag
G-VIIH Union Flag
G-VIIJ Benyhone Tartan Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIJ Union Flag
G-VIIK Animals and Trees Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIK Union Flag
G-VIIL Wings Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIL Union Flag
G-VIIM Waves & Cranes
G-VIIN Whale Rider Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIN Union Flag
G-VIIO Chelsea Rose
G-VIIP Colum Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIP Union Flag
G-VIIR Benyhone Tartan Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIR Union Flag
G-VIIS Chelsea Rose
G-VIIT Rendezvous Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIT Union Flag
G-VIIU Delftblue Daybreak Repainted as Union Flag
G-VIIU Union Flag
G-VIIV Union Flag
G-VIIW Union Flag
G-VIIX Union Flag
G-VIIY Union Flag
G-YMMA Union Flag
G-YMMB Union Flag
G-YMMC Union Flag
G-YMMD Union Flag
G-YMME Union Flag
G-YMMF Union Flag
G-YMMG Union Flag
G-YMMH Union Flag
G-YMMI Union Flag
G-YMMJ Union Flag
G-YMMK Union Flag
G-YMML Union Flag
G-YMMM Union Flag
G-YMMN Union Flag
G-YMMO Union Flag
G-YMMP Union Flag

Acording to www.avnclub.demon.co.uk, last updated 4th october this year!

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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:07 am

Anybody who spends a little time shooting aircraft soon gets a nose for what will be a common shot and what isn't. It's unusual to see BA 777 ex-LGW or LHR that hasn't been heavily photographed.

The schedule of the flights answers that one though.
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:47 am

Planesarecool: You really do need to get a life  Big grin
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:07 am

As we are on the subject, it seems odd to me that I only get G-YMMG until G-YMMP here at my home aiport (GRU).. Any good reason for that? Or just a coincidence?

TIA

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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:13 am

I believe that I saw this aircraft when I was in TPA in March, however as usual my photos were not accepted to this database.

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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:47 am

It's probably just a coincidence. There are only a few airports that receive the more unusual configurations (the two-class, non-DUSK aircraft that haven't been fitted with FIRST or the flat bed J seat and no World Traveller Plus as well as the aircraft that aren't fitted with FIRST). I don't think -MMP or -MMG fall into any of those categories. It may just be the cycle of the planes. For instance, a plane that flies from Boston as BA238 departs 0810 arrives LHR at 1945 then continues onto DXB arriving the next day and then does the daylight flight out of DXB to arrive into LHR to be turned around as BA239 and back to BOS that evening. It happens pretty frequently.

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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:13 pm

G-VIIP gets aroung quite a bit.. I see her in Orlando quite alot, she is usually based in LGW and does the more leasure routes... I will try and snap a pic of her next time she is on MCO..

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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:53 pm

I travelled on this beast 2 years ago - was an ok trip. Fortunately was in Club World, tho it was the ye olde club with cradle seat... you can read it here!! I hitched a lift on it from KIN to LGW.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/25077/
 
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RE: G-VIIP, Doesnt Get About Much Does She?

Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:50 am

GKirk,

Nope, it was sent to me by some guy i know who works for BA, so it was generally just a case of copy/paste  Big grin

-Stephen