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Aircraft Taken at
More: Braniff International Airways
More: Boeing 747-127
More: London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK)
More: UK - England, July 1979
Remark Photographer
N601BN (cn 20207/100)
More: Robert Pittuck
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A visitor from United States posted Mon November 9, 2015:
I recall seeing this aircraft when I was a kid...it wasn't until many years later that I realized I actually flew on N601BN. By then, she was had movewd to Tower Air as "Sam" and was in kind of rough condition toward the end of her career. Too bad.

A visitor from - posted Mon September 21, 2015:
Former BI employee, great people and terrible management .

A visitor from - posted Sun July 26, 2015:
When President Carter deregulated the airlines circa 1978 bankruptcy became a common affliction in the commercial aviation industry. Braniff, Eastern, PanAm all went that route. Others merged but even that wasn't a guaranteed path to profitability.

A visitor from - posted Tue June 24, 2014:
Aah! The good old days. I believe the Comet in the background had it's wing's clipped and was used for training the tug drivers.

A visitor from - posted Tue June 24, 2014:
Soar 747!

A visitor from - posted Thu December 26, 2013:
Look Charlie Brown, it's the Great Pumpkin !

A visitor from - posted Sat November 9, 2013:
Is that comet in the background missing a wing?

A visitor from - posted Fri April 5, 2013:
When I was a 13 year-old boy, on July 31st, 1981, I saw this aircraft at my hometown, Rio de Janeiro. Good old memories, we sure miss Braniff !

A visitor from Germany posted Sat February 2, 2013:
The airline behing the BCAL 707 is Tradewinds, a British cargo company that operated 707s and CL-44s.
In late 1979 they merged with another UK cargo company, Transmeridian, to form British Cargo Airlines, but unfortunately they didn't last a year before going bust.

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 17, 2012:
What's the airline behind BCal? I too loved the Big Orange - I never flew this ship when she was in Braniff color (singular!) but I did fly her later in her career when she was with PeoplExpress.

A visitor from Denmark posted Mon August 29, 2011:
Really reminds me of the soar 747 in Flight Simulator 2004 :)

A visitor from - posted Mon February 14, 2011:
"What color should we paint the 747?"

"Well, you can't miss with brownish-orange!"


A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun September 19, 2010:
Great shot. Love the Dan-Air London aircraft, and also the British Caledonian to the right of the Brannif tail.

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 17, 2010:
The wonderful background make this a very interesting shot

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 17, 2010:
I wish Braniff International was still flying. It was one of my favorites. I have flown on "orange" many times.

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 17, 2010:
I loved Braniff International and flew with Braniff often. I love this photo of the 747. Thank you.

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun July 18, 2010:
It's like made of copper!

A visitor from Germany posted Tue May 11, 2010:
The seventees at its best

A visitor from United States posted Sat March 27, 2010:
Interested color of Boeing

A visitor from Germany posted Mon January 16, 2006:
Big Orange @ LGW

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