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Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:53 pm

Hi All,

Over the last month whilst screening thousands of pics, it suddenly struck me that I haven't seen a BA world tail for ages. Are there any left in the fleet, or have we seen the last of them???

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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:00 am

Saw a Chelsea Rose 777 (I think) over Myrtle on Saturday, as we were walking away. I was a bit miffed I missed it. Then we saw the AC Star Alliance 767, and the temptation to throw myself under the wheels of a passing car was very strong.


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mhodgson
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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:07 am

One or two of the 767 fleet still carry it I think. The regional fleet still has quite a few too.
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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:10 am

Quiet a few of the aircraft still carry the World Tails.

I know that quiet a lot of the Euro BA fleet still carry those fantastic paint schemes!

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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:12 am

Yep there still out there. A few 767's , 737 , Embs & ATR's. Theres also a British Med A320 but all the other A320's,A319's,747's & 777's are all now i believe standard c/s.

A few examples.


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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:01 am

Hi some of the training fleet at High Wycombe are still painted not sure how many that is!
 
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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:14 am

Yes there are about 5 or 6. They look very nice to..... Sorry for the self plug but it was easier to find as i did not know the reg numbers offhand  Smile


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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:18 am

Simon,


Said it before and I'll say it again..your GA stuff is really great.


Cheers


James
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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:19 am

G-VIIP is still a world tail T7! there are a few of them about but they are getting less and less!  Sad

I'll upload some more shots of them if you like Andy, priority screening of course!  Laugh out loud Hehe!

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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:23 am

Thanks James your very kind...  Smile

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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:55 am

I don't mean to plug, but I have created a small gallery of all the World Tails I have seen in 2003/2004 and there aren't many left....

http://www.pbase.com/tonyosborne/worldimages
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RE: Anymore BA World Tails Left?

Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:51 am

there will be more, just got an email from BA here it is,

British Airways are proud to be part of the BBC’s Blue Peter Paint a Plane competition, launching today, Monday 10 January 2005 on BBC1 at 5pm, so be sure to tell the family to be watching!

The programme will also provide an insight into how an aircraft is painted, with round the clock footage following the 8-day process.

The competition gives the chance for children to use their creativity to come up with an innovative design for one of our 757 aircraft. The winning design will be painted onto the aircraft during March for a special launch event at Heathrow, and will then fly for one year as part of our domestic and European schedule.

For information about the competition and how to enter, watch Blue Peter today and click here, to print off a specially created aircraft template to complete your design on.

The competition closes on 28 January 2005 so be sure to get your families’ entries in on time for their chance to win great prizes and the prestige of their own design flying the skies for British Airways.