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G-BYGC 'BOAC' B747 being scrapped

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G-BYGC 'BOAC' B747 being scrapped

Post by andygolfer » Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:47 am

various aviation sites have reported that the BOAC liveried B747 of British airways is being scrapped at St Athan
Scramble are reporting it here: https://www.scramble.nl/civil-news/brit ... 7-scrapped and there are also reports on Simple flying and other sites

here's a couple of pics that I took in 2019 after it was painted in the retro scheme, the top one taken on 19th Feb was it's first service in the new scheme:
ImageG-BYGC B.747 British Airways (BOAC scheme) Heathrow 19-02-2019 2943 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-BYGC B.747 British Airways (retro - BOAC scheme) Heathrow 18-09-2019 9588 16-9 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

bit of a shame as the new owners had intended to preserve it at the time.
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Re: G-BYGC 'BOAC' B747 being scrapped

Post by Mike » Sat Aug 19, 2023 1:35 pm

That's sad news but we can't really keep everything, especially large aircraft parked outside like this one. :cry:

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Re: G-BYGC 'BOAC' B747 being scrapped

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Aug 19, 2023 1:46 pm

Nice photos Andy - I just love the clean lines on that scheme. Oh for a time machine!

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