musang
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Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:22 pm

Saw G-VAST the other day and noticed a dark line painted(?) above the fifth window from the front, right side. Its just visible in the following image, and none of the earlier ones.

The line appeared to be the width of the window, displaced slightly forward, so not perfectly above the window, and seemed dark green or black. I'd guess (from120 feet away) that the marking was the width of the window by 3 inches vertically.

Wondered if anyone had an explanation.......

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgi...d=22bc2a72f839463fff4b5d4474d80865

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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:36 pm

Scratched paint from ramp rash?


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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:57 pm

... .... ..pitot tube ?
 
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:03 pm

Way too long for a pitot tube. Also they tend to be lower on the nose. My guess is the ducting is preferred in a location a bit further from a pax window.
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:22 pm

isnt it the little name "Ladybird" painted on in small letters, as seen on other pictures ?
 
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:31 pm

Quoting by738 (Reply 4):
isnt it the little name "Ladybird" painted on in small letters, as seen on other pictures ?

I thought that too but that is further back.
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:54 am


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Intriguing theories indeed.

Its visible in this one also, and not in pics from August. Whatever it is, it looked (from my excellent vantage point, 90 degrees to it, at the same holding point) intentionally painted on.

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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:09 am

It's actually 'Virgin Atlantic' painted on the belly...as illustrated in this picture.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgi...d=4b9abac64005493545438ddcb1e31704
 
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:41 am

It’s the aircraft’s name.

Here is G-VROM at LGW back in June with “Barbarella” shown in the location in question.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/DSC00366.jpg

Edit: Sorry, to quick to post. Nomenclature is further back.
I'll check my photos and see if I have any of VAST, maybe at HAECO.

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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:05 am

Nothing on VROS yet, but here is VLIP at HAECO in Hong Kong back in August.


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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:34 am

Sethrozzelle,

The OP is talking about the mark above the 5th window of the main deck not anywhere near the belly.
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:02 am

Oops, sorry then! Disregard me!  
 
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RE: Virgin 747 Unusual Marking

Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:11 pm

G-VAST in Hong Kong back in June.

Nothing obvious above the fifth window on the right for either the outside or inside.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/P6010080.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c66/Tod701/IMG_7809.jpg

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