The final BA scheduled flight took place on Sat 30th Oct 2010, from EDI to LHR as BA1463.
The final BA passenger flight took place on Sat 6th Nov 2010, from and back to LHR as BA9216C (c/s Speedbird 757) as a charity charter flight for staff, family and friends.
G-CPET has been in storage at LHR, in full retro livery, since then, awaiting its turn for conversion to a freighter for FedEx and featured in the recent BA Open Days on 3rd and 4th Sept 2011.
The plan was to strip her livery, before ferrying to LGW, but now it appears she will conduct one last ferry flight in full retro livery, before being stripped of BA identity at LGW and sold.
The current plan is for G-CPET to depart LHR as the BAW9252P on Wednesday 28th Sept 2011 at 14:40z (15:40 loc), and arrive LGW at around, or just before 15:25z (16:25 loc). Bear in mind that engineering positioning flights are notorious for technical delays, and she hasn't flown for 10 months, but nevertheless the above timings are those being planned, and has a provisional LHR departure slot.
The weather is forecast fine, so this offers the potential for one last opportunity for anyone that missed her airborne last year to see her either depart LHR for the final time (as the very last BA mainline 757 departure) or arrive at LGW.
It's worth considering the runways swap at 15:00 loc, 40 mins or so before her planned departure, so it will probably be a 27R departure after 15:00 loc on Wednesday, if LHR are on westerlies.
Bye bye PET, we will miss you
|G-CPET "Stokesay Castle" having pushed back from T5 and about to depart for Glasgow on her last day in commercial service (30th Oct 2010)|