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They must be close to retirement by now - perhaps it is to be preserved in this livery.....

 

Delta retired its ex-Northwest ones recently.

 

They say it will retain it's livery until retirement in 2023.

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Maybe one for the Duxford Aviation Society, but perhaps they only collect British made a/c?

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The average age of the BA 747 fleet is 22.1 years.

 

Qantas repainted two relatively new 737-800s in retro liveries. Being of similar size to the 707 the livery works quite well.

 

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David

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They say it will retain it's livery until retirement in 2023.

 

 

The average age of the BA 747 fleet is 22.1 years.

 

 

Many of the earlier 400's have been retired, many scrapped.

The remaining 30+ will gradually be taken out of service as BA's new A350-1000 fleet are brought into service, starting from this summer.

I think the last BA B747-400's will go in 2023.

 

 

I like the idea of the retro BOAC livery.

It seems so long ago, in fact it was so long ago, from when I saw my first ever 747.

It was a BOAC one, in that retro scheme back in 1970.

 

BOAC G-AWNC, an original (classic) 747-100 

 

 

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A nice touch by BA and just in time for the 50th anniversary of the 747. I wonder if any of the other launch customers for it will follow? Not that there’s many of them left!

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Just a few oldies on the subject hope brings back some fond memories!!

 

London Heathrow mid 70s poss.

 

Last picture 2nd 747 into London Luton .

 

Hope interesting .

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Just a few oldies on the subject hope brings back some fond memories!!

 

Last picture 2nd 747 into London Luton .

 

Hope interesting .

Luton pic was as a result of very poor Heathrow weather as I recall, significant fog the previous evening. I think it also had Randy Andy as a passenger on board too, so it all got a bit challenging with the passenger handling! All the pax had to be taken by bus to the terminal about a kilometre away as well as the bags. At the time Luton had 1800m of runway (again from memory) so the aircraft could only position to Heathrow due take off performance restrictions.

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Many of the earlier 400's have been retired, many scrapped.

The remaining 30+ will gradually be taken out of service as BA's new A350-1000 fleet are brought into service, starting from this summer.

 

Good grief, fancy replacing these lovely Boeings with a bunch of Scarebus rubbish!! :negative:

 

I know 4-engine planes are obsolete now, but Tesco Value planes as replacements - really?

 

 

Paul

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Maybe one for the Duxford Aviation Society, but perhaps they only collect British made a/c?

They have an SR-71 Blackbird there. In a building which houses an American collection IIRC.

Duxford is a war museum though. I don't know how the Concorde fits in with this, but I think other civilian arcraft are unlikely.

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Duxford also has a BOAC Comet, BEA Trident, a Trislander, British Airways BAC1-11 and a BOAC Super VC10 and that's just the ones I remember.

 

 

Paul

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The Duxford Aviation Society looks after the civil aircraft collection.

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They have an SR-71 Blackbird there. In a building which houses an American collection IIRC.

Duxford is a war museum though. I don't know how the Concorde fits in with this, but I think other civilian arcraft are unlikely.

I'm not sure the runway at Duxford will be long, wide or strong enough to take a 747 landing now, even if it has been stripped to lighten it so the landing weight isn't too much

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Duxford also has a BOAC Comet, BEA Trident, a Trislander, British Airways BAC1-11 and a BOAC Super VC10 and that's just the ones I remember.

Paul

A Lockheed Constellation?

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It's likely that aircraft in this collection are all British designed and built.

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A Lockheed Constellation?

It's likely that aircraft in this collection are all British designed and built.

My bad. I meant the Bristol Britannia.

4 engines. Propellers. Wings. I was close ;)

 

*goes to Back of the Class* :blush:

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Mos

 

Luton pic was as a result of very poor Heathrow weather as I recall, significant fog the previous evening. I think it also had Randy Andy as a passenger on board too, so it all got a bit challenging with the passenger handling! All the pax had to be taken by bus to the terminal about a kilometre away as well as the bags. At the time Luton had 1800m of runway (again from memory) so the aircraft could only position to Heathrow due take off performance restrictions.

Mostly correct the 747 diverted because of fog but was delayed on the ground at Luton due to having to get a Tow Bar from Stansted for push back. It was capable of taking off with the passengers on-board with a lighter fuel load however. Luton had many 747 visit after this such as these few ..  Cargo such has the last two 1000 Breading sheep on that one being off loaded.

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A major milestone today at the RAAF Museum where Mk.23 Mustang A68-170 got its newly installed Packard V-1650 Merlin up to 1300 rpm. There was a very short start before this one to check oil levels. Only a few more ground tests before its first flight test.

 

 

 

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One from nearly 22 years ago now - A Calm Air HS748 at the Airport in Churchill, Manitoba in October 1997.

 

Travelled there by rail from Winnipeg (behind VIA F units) to see the Polar Bears, but returned on this aircraft and was the only time that I have flown in an HS748

 

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Having unearthed the little print of Herr Krause and his sailplane among pre-WW2 family photos, I decided to find out who Krause was and why the crowd was so large. The answers can be found in this archived magazine 'special progamme' edition https://www.sailplaneandgliding.co.uk/archive-item/souvenir-programme-sailplane-glider-approx-1931 Our family interest comes from my great-uncle Percy's enthusiasm for the sport, so I have added a couple of photos of him and his glider, which was a bit more basic.

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The glider Percy flew 1930.jpg

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A couple of my late Dad's photos, taken when he was posted for a couple of years to Bahrein. Not the best quality but I hope the subject matter makes up for that!

 

Round about 1965. The little kid under the wing of the Lancaster grew up and became a railway modeller and a member of RMWeb but remembers that day well.

 

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3 hours ago, t-b-g said:

A couple of my late Dad's photos, taken when he was posted for a couple of years to Bahrein. Not the best quality but I hope the subject matter makes up for that!

 

Round about 1965. The little kid under the wing of the Lancaster grew up and became a railway modeller and a member of RMWeb but remembers that day well.

 

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Ooh! Lightnings, Javelins and Twin Pins! Very nice.

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