Aviation Photo #0989857: Boeing 747-127 - Braniff International Airways


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Robert Pittuck
    Braniff International Airways
    Boeing 747-127
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing
    20207
    100
    N601BN
    London - Gatwick
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 1979
  • 587

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Comments (20)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Big Orange @ LGW
Anonymous
6 years ago
Interested color of Boeing
Anonymous
6 years ago
The seventees at its best
Anonymous
6 years ago
It's like made of copper!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I loved Braniff International and flew with Braniff often. I love this photo of the 747. Thank you.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I wish Braniff International was still flying. It was one of my favorites. I have flown on "orange" many times.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The wonderful background make this a very interesting shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot. Love the Dan-Air London aircraft, and also the British Caledonian to the right of the Brannif tail.
Anonymous
5 years ago
"What color should we paint the 747?"

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

"Agreed."
Anonymous
4 years ago
Really reminds me of the soar 747 in Flight Simulator 2004 :)
Anonymous
3 years ago
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.
Anonymous
3 years ago
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.
Anonymous
3 years ago
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 !
Anonymous
2 years ago
Is that comet in the background missing a wing?
Anonymous
2 years ago
Look Charlie Brown, it's the Great Pumpkin !
Anonymous
2 years ago
Soar 747!
Anonymous
2 years ago
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.
Anonymous
1 year ago
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.
Anonymous
11 months ago
Former BI employee, great people and terrible management .
Anonymous
9 months ago
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.