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BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:12 pm

Haven't seen this posted anywhere, but per this FlightGlobal article, British Airways' BOAC retrojet G-BYGC, a Boeing 747-400, is scheduled to take part in an air display with the RAF Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford next weekend (20th July). Sure to be an amazing sight.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-458817/
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:56 am

That's pretty cool. I just saw her a few weeks back at Heathrow, waiting for a flight back to the states.
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Very cool. I hope all 3 of the retro B744's find nice museums to retire
after they're withdrawn from service with BA :)
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 pm

KLDC10 wrote:
Haven't seen this posted anywhere, but per this FlightGlobal article, British Airways' BOAC retrojet G-BYGC, a Boeing 747-400, is scheduled to take part in an air display with the RAF Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford next weekend (20th July). Sure to be an amazing sight.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-458817/


Very nice.
There's a box of cold beer ready for the first one who post pics of this event here.
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:18 am

Update, now doing laps around RAF BZZ

https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW100/215c5c5b
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:38 am

One nicely banked pass right-to-left, followed by a level pass left-to-right.

Fantastic sight!
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:18 pm

Photographs here from the Red Arrows on Twitter: (https://twitter.com/rafredarrows)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6ssryW4AAlQcd.jpg - View from the ground.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6xgW0XkAAJWJE.jpg - Inflight closeup.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_67MQUX4AE_BNz.jpg - Inflight, over the countryside.

Very impressive!
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:22 pm

I wonder if the BA crew do much training for such a flight or are they basically told to fly this line and the red arrows will just work around them
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:31 pm

mwhcvt wrote:
I wonder if the BA crew do much training for such a flight or are they basically told to fly this line and the red arrows will just work around them


https://twitter.com/rafredarrows

If you scroll down the Twitter feed you will see Jonny Lutton's entry: "Final sim practice today for the #RIAT2019 profile with the @rafredarrows using the forecast wind conditions for tomorrow!"
 
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Re: BOAC 747 set for display with Red Arrows

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:37 pm

KLDC10 wrote:
Photographs here from the Red Arrows on Twitter: (https://twitter.com/rafredarrows)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6ssryW4AAlQcd.jpg - View from the ground.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_6xgW0XkAAJWJE.jpg - Inflight closeup.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_67MQUX4AE_BNz.jpg - Inflight, over the countryside.

Very impressive!


OJJunior owes you some cold ones. Terrific shots mate!!
 
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