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Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:38 am

Hi All

G-VFAB. Amazing blueprints! Wait and see! Cant say anymore!

To those in the past (sadly from VS) who discredit me, yaa boo sucks, you heard it here first!

ITK
 
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Richard28
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:04 am

I think intheknow is referring to the anniversary paint scheme that is due to be unveiled on G-VFAB this week (15th April?) - sorry intheknow we already know!

Large Varga girl down the side allegedly........

looking forward to it!!!
 
cambrian
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:22 am

What's pathetic about the post? A fellow user is giving us a teaser about a new VS scheme- when it comes out, it will be the #1 pic of that day.

As for the yah boo sucks, maybe this guy has been discredited by other users in the past, and is just pointing out that he can come up with the goods?

Give the guy a break. This is an aviation website, after all.

Can't wait to see the special VS scheme. Is it really 21 years? I feel old!
 
ACDC8
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:36 pm

Is VS already that old? Man, how time flies! (no pun intended)

cheers,
Patrick

PS: What is so pathetic about the post?
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propilotjw
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:51 pm

Great post intheknow, I didn't know that there was going to be a new scheme to celebrate so I know you informed at least one person. Thank you for the info.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:10 pm

I took VS, on the "Maiden Voyager" EWR-LHR-EWR back in 1987 (hope have that right). Got to admire that Virgin has lasted this long. To make me feel old, my 17 y.o. niece took VS round trip last August EWR-LHR-EWR to be with friends in UK. Now the existance of VS has outlasted generations, something rare in the airline business. Long may they (VS) live!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:15 pm

I know this doesn't apply to the majority of countries outside of the US, but the 21 year old virgin girl on this plane should be painted swigging tequila legally for the first time...
 
VS74741R
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:33 pm

Well I didn't know about this either. Thanks for letting us know IntheKnow.

I can't wait to see VFAB next week!  smile 
Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:57 pm

Intheknow, I wasn't aware of this either, many thanks for letting us know !
Cant wait to see pics of it!
Fly DL
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:40 pm

Hi ITK

I posted this on V-Flyer a few weeks ago...much friendlier bunch over there!  Wink As Richard28 says, VFAB is due out of the paintshop (in AMS) on 15th April. I've not seen any pics but it sounds quite stunning.

Cheers
Biggidy biggidy bong
 
jcded
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:04 pm

Thanks InTheKnow, I didn't know either and apreciate it that you inform us, that's one of the reasons this board exists.

jc
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VS11
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:23 pm

VS does not celebrate its birthday in April but in June, 22 June, I believe...

VS11
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:28 am

Cheers everyone. Seems there are so many more nice folk around here than not.

Long may an open and respectful forum exist here without people trying to stifle open discussion, and genuine desire to share.

ITK
 
JeffDCA
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:06 am

Cheers for the info ITK, i too didn't know such a scheme was in the works, i bet it'll be a good one knowing VS.

Don't pay attention to all the pathetic responses out there, if anything they come from lonely sad individuals who are merely jealous of your position in such a great airline.

Cheers,

Jeff
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AC787
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:37 am

Is the new scheme on a 744 or a 346?

AC787
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:40 am

Ah yes VS is of legal age to gamble here in the US...not that it already pays visits to LAS on a regular basis... Wink
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mhodgson
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:30 am

Seems an odd number to celebrate - why not 20?
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aerokiwi
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:34 am

Because your 21st is considered the birthday when you transition from dependent youth to independent adult. Though not very realistic for many anymore, it's still tradition.
 
Jkw777
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:36 am

Oh they are painting my baby!  Smile

I can't wait to see this!

Regards,
Justin  Smile
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miamix707
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:20 am

Great news!

IntheKnow keep us posted when any pictures become available thanks!


cheers
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:24 am

Heard about this last month. Can't wait to see it (pics that is)
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A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:29 am

Great news IntheKnow, thanks. I'm also looking forward to this special livery. Knowing VS they will have a very nice livery Big grin

Where will this aircraft be painted, I know VS sends its 747s to AMS for maintenance, will it be painted in AMS?

Once again, thanks for the news IntheKnow  Big grin

A388
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:43 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 22):
Where will this aircraft be painted, I know VS sends its 747s to AMS for maintenance, will it be painted in AMS?

Per reply 10, yes, it's currently in AMS being re-painted...........
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:11 am

Quoting AC787 (Reply 15):
Is the new scheme on a 744 or a 346?

AC787

G-VFAB "Lady Penelope" is a 747-4Q8.

Looking up the reg # on the Database will show you many photos of this pretty lady, Alas we won't see her in SYD anytime soon!!

regards

Chris
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:27 am

Hey there ITK

Great post, we were told nothing about this special livery and we are supposed to be getting this aircraft on the MAN routes. Cant wait to see the plane on the 15th April. Seeya on your next time though ITK..

Regards
VSFT
 
A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:26 pm

When is this aircraft expected to depart AMS? The 15th of April or earlier? I will be going to Schiphol today and tomorrow to see if I can get a glimpse on this new livery.

Regards,

A388
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:36 pm

If it is G-VFAB getting the special paintjob, it should include the namesake character from Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds"
 
A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:46 am

Any word on when this 744 will depart from Schiphol with the new special colours?

A388
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:56 am

This is going to be SO awesome! I can't WAIT 'till I get home tomorrow to check this mother out!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:20 pm

Any news? Is it out of the hangar? We need pictures! ASAP! =)
what seems to be the officer, problem?
 
VS11
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:23 am

So what is the update on this? Still getting painted?
 
A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:13 am

I'm also hoping to catch this bird at Schiphol Airport. It appears nobody knows when this aircraft will be rollled out at Schiphol Airport.

A388
 
A321fly
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:36 am

Apparently the first flight is on 19/4/2005 to HKG i believe.
 
airways45
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:56 am

A source informs me that G-VFAB will be ferried from AMS-LHR in its new livery arriving at LHR tomorrow (Saturday) around 2pm.

Get your cameras ready...!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:20 am

Quoting Airways45 (Reply 34):
A source informs me that G-VFAB will be ferried from AMS-LHR in its new livery arriving at LHR tomorrow (Saturday) around 2pm.

Get your cameras ready...!

How reliable is this source? I don't really want to make the 80 mile journey to be greeted by a load of BA A319's!  Wink

Simon
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airways45
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:25 am

I trust this source, it is usually very reliable, though things can change obviously.

I believe G-VFAB has a slot ETA at LHR of 14:15pm meaning it will leave AMS around 40 minutes earlier.

Airways45
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:26 am

I will be at Schiphol tomorrow, so I hope to catch it when I'm there. With a little bit more luck I might catch the Malaysian "Hibiscus" 744 too but I guess that's pushing my luck  Wink

A388
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:27 am

Quoting Airways45 (Reply 36):
I trust this source, it is usually very reliable, though things can change obviously.

I believe G-VFAB has a slot ETA at LHR of 14:15pm meaning it will leave AMS around 40 minutes earlier.

Airways45

What's the flight code?
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
airways45
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:31 am

I don't have the flight code. I was only given the time. All times are local.

By the way, this isn't a wind-up. I am not in the business of wasting people's time!

However, since I got this info, I thought everyone would like the chance to decide whether or not to look out for it.

Airways45
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:32 am

Quoting Airways45 (Reply 39):
By the way, this isn't a wind-up. I am not in the business of wasting people's time!

However, since I got this info, I thought everyone would like the chance to decide whether or not to look out for it.

Airways45

Thanks for the info Big grin
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:34 am

Could someone in AMS let us know if it comes out of the hangar tomorrow morning, therefore indicating that my source is indeed correct? That would help us all!

I'm certainly going to be at LHR...

Airways45
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:35 am

Quoting Airways45 (Reply 41):
Could someone in AMS let us know if it comes out of the hangar tomorrow morning, therefore indicating that my source is indeed correct? That would help us all!

I'm certainly going to be at LHR...

I'll be there aswell.....grey coat....Canon 300D...

Hope to see you there.
Simon - London-Aviation.com
 
A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:44 am

Wow, I will definately be at Schiphol tomorrow and really hope to see it and make photos of it!!!! Big grin

A388
 
Airplanepics
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:46 am

Now, the question is: Who's going to get the first upload onto the net?  Wink

-Simon
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A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:07 am

Well, I will definately upload my photos if I will indeed see this new livery. After that, I can only wait. I already charged my battery for my camera, I'm ready Big grin

A388  Smile
 
A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:30 am

If this aircraft will arrive at LHR at 14:15LT that would be 13:15LT in AMS right? Anyway, just to be sure, I will be at Schiphol from the morning. In the morning there's always nice aircraft movement at Schiphol  Smile

A388
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:39 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 47):
If this aircraft will arrive at LHR at 14:15LT that would be 13:15LT in AMS right? Anyway, just to be sure, I will be at Schiphol from the morning. In the morning there's always nice aircraft movement at Schiphol Smile

Flight-time is usually around 60 mins.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:31 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 47):
If this aircraft will arrive at LHR at 14:15LT that would be 13:15LT in AMS right?

Wouldn't 14:15 @ LHR be 15:[email protected]AMS?

Quoting A388 (Reply 37):
With a little bit more luck I might catch the Malaysian "Hibiscus" 744 too but I guess that's pushing my luck

BTW Malaysian "Hibuscus" 744 9M-MPD left SYD at 14:20LT Friday 15 for KL (04:20UTC)

regards

Chris
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A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:37 am

Thanks for the info Chris. So I guess I will have to wait a bit longer for the MH "Hibiscus" to come to AMS. In any case I will wait at Schiphol until I've seen the special livery on Virgin Atlantic's 744 Big grin

A388
 
A388
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RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:28 am

Thanks for the info Chris, nice photos as well  Smile I guess I can only wait and hope for the best tomorrow at Schiphol Big grin

Regards,

A388

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