VirginFSM
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Is G-VFAB Never To Wear A Standard Livery?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:40 pm

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VFAB first to have titling on livery in 1994, found to be too small and corrected on subsequent 744 deliveries

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VBIG the third 744 with correct size titling


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VFAB first a/c in "silver dream livery", but widely known to have turned out too dark and thus changed for other a/c. Also the purple stripe on fuselage coming down from tail was too thin and was corrected too (to take up four windows).


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Now the right colour but not standard still. Bless, is she always to be different?

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RE: Is G-VFAB Never To Wear A Standard Livery?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:27 am

Hi

Maybe it's got something to do with the reg???

G-Fabulous.

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RE: Is G-VFAB Never To Wear A Standard Livery?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:28 am

Maybe, she is seen as the "Flagship" of the company and therefore receives the honor and privelege of being the first aircraft to adorn the new colors?
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sevenheavy
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RE: Is G-VFAB Never To Wear A Standard Livery?

Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:55 am

Hi,

There is scope to modify the livery on G-VFAB to something more in line with the rest of the fleet. The flying lady decal and her cape is a sticker up to a point horizontal with the base of the tail. From here up is a painted image. This way the sticker part can be removed post birthday festivities if desired - leaving a more standard looking tail.

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SevenHeavy
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