Aviation Photo #1633804 Boeing 747-136 - British Airways

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This was taken from one of the Heathrow viewing terraces in 1974, the year that British Airways was inaugurated from the amalgamation of BEA and BOAC. Most of the joint fleet’s respective colour schemes were retained initially (as with this BOAC 747), with only the titles replaced with the new BA typeface, which was the subject of debate because of the diminutive ‘a’ in ‘airways’. A memorable television advertising campaign throughout 1974 did much to establish the company’s current brand identity.
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    Michael Brazier-Aviation-Images
    British Airways
    Boeing 747-136
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    London - Heathrow
    England
    United Kingdom
    November 16, 1974
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Anonymous
7 years ago
A great memory...thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent stroll down memory lane. Thank you for sharing this beauty Michael.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing clarity for such an old photo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing shot! Incredible sharpness and detail considering it's a 35 year old picture!

The ramp vehicles look like the ones still running around on ramps.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Brilliant. An atmospheric, nostalgic, memory-invoking photo from my early plane-spotting days. Taken from car park three? Doug Green

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