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by MrFlashjet1
Tue May 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183604

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Will the 747's be scrapped in the UK? There doesn't seem to be any enthusiasm for one of them (or a BA one for that matter) to be preserved. (I know preservation of aircraft is the last things airlines are thinking of, when self preservation seems to be the order of the day.)

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by MrFlashjet1
Tue May 05, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183604

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I think there are still a couple parked up at LHR? Any ideas which two are there? It is hard to think of Virgin without 4 engine planes but that has now happened. The same will happen to BA in the near future, who knows if any of their 747's will survive beyond 2020. I was glad I captured so much of...

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by MrFlashjet1
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

The reason some aircraft did not have the name of the country is because initially only the artwork was put onto the tail. After a few months it became apparent that the name of the country was needed to be added to identify the artwork's country of origin. The early painted planes (summer 1997) did...

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by MrFlashjet1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

Yes, I have that excellent book 'British Airways, Its History, Aircraft and Liveries' by Keith Gaskell. and would recommend it to everyone.
It is still available on Amazon.

Probably one of the best aviation books, certainly on BA.

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by MrFlashjet1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

There was a another guy who filmed at Heathrow during the days of the 'world images', another collection of rare footage and days NEVER to be repeated (certainly at LHR) >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CVQCRJsMrc Also some unique photos from the launch day in June 1997 can be seen here >>https:/...

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by MrFlashjet1
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

There is a website - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_ethnic_liveries I haven't checked the accuracy of it 100% but it looks pretty complete. Thanks for the replies. I wondered why there were more 'Renezvous' tails. It shows just how many planes at the time Boeing were rolling off the p...

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by MrFlashjet1
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

The other notable thing about that 1997 unveiling was that NOBODY knew what the livery actually looked like until the day itself! I got to Heathrow about 11am that day in June '97 and was shocked to find the South African tailed 747-400 and Concorde over at BA maintenance! Nobody I was with could ac...

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by MrFlashjet1
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

Does anyone have any pictures of the unused 'world images' designs?

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by MrFlashjet1
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

Thanks for those videos. The BA branding has lasted well despite the problems with the world images. I remember their were indeed many more designs that were planned and not used. There were even casual rumours that BA were going to change their name (how true these rumours were I don't know, but I ...

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by MrFlashjet1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

Thank you amc737! I am indeed MrFlashjet The Heathrow Airport Archive on YouTube! The era of 1990/91 was a great one at Heathrow as TWA/PAA left we had AA/UA come in and with all their 747's and DC-10's/MD-11's it was like Christmas EVERYDAY! Then of course came the new BA livery with all the differ...

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by MrFlashjet1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183604

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

I agree, all of Branson's charm will be gone now he has asked for a bailout. I don't think the British public will forgive that! It will be interesting to see how long the 747's stay with Virgin.

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by MrFlashjet1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 385
Views: 86835

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

BA currently has about a dozen 747-400's at Heathrow, it will be interesting how many, or if any of the planes (747's) that are stored elsewhere actually return to service. BNLY (Landor) had problems last summer with her wing, if that were the case now she would be instant scrap. There is no room fo...

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by MrFlashjet1
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5051

British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

Hi, I am a Heathrow spotter and have been a keen aviation enthusiast since 1984, this is my first post on Airliners.net! I was a photographer and shot many rare planes from 1985 to 2010, then from 2010 onwards I moved into videography. How glad I did as I managed to shoot many now classic planes gon...

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