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British Airways B.747s - let's remember them here

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British Airways B.747s - let's remember them here

Post by andygolfer » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:17 am

sadly British airways announced this morning that they are retiring their remaining 747 fleet (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53426886) so lets have some memories of them here please - I wonder how many of the fleet we can find a photo of....

I'll start it with one of the Landor retro G-BNLY...
ImageG-BNLY B.747 British Airways (Landor retro) Heathrow 02-12-2019 6032c by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr


shall we say a maximum of 3 at a time to give everybody a chance?
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Post by Cessna954 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:31 am

For now a relatively recent picture, G-CIVS from February 2019

ImageBritish Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS by Neil Brant, on Flickr

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Post by LondonEye » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:41 pm

You don't always appreciate them till they are gone. In the days of film, tended to rarely take the regulars. Probably a feeling of plenty of time to get round to it.
So, a few oldies -
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ImageB747 BOAC BAW G-AWNH Heathrow


ImageB747 BAW G-AWNS Heathrow


ImageB747 BAW G-KILO Heathrow (2)

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Post by PorkScratching » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:24 pm

Lovely shots LondonEye, especially the cargo one.

Here's a couple from me, of the BOAC retro-jet with some friends at Fairford last year:

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BOAC Retro-Jet with the Red Arrows by Nick Challoner, on Flickr

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BOAC Retro-Jet with the Red Arrows by Nick Challoner, on Flickr

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Post by Rainton20 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:48 am

Sad to see BA's 747s go.

ImageG-BYGB 747-436 by Ian Tate, on Flickr

ImageG-CIVF 747-436 by Ian Tate, on Flickr

ImageG-BNLM 747-436 by Ian Tate, on Flickr

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Post by acw367 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:33 pm

Landor is the livery for me. G-BNLY Heathrow 24 May 2019

ImageG-BNLY Heathrow 24 May 2019 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-CIVA Heathrow 9 April 2014

ImageG-CIVA Heathrow 9 April 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BNLT Heathrow 2 January 2014 entering runway 27R

ImageG-BNLT Heathrow 2 January 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-CIVP Heathrow 2 January 2014

ImageG-CIVP Heathrow 2 January 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BYGB Heathrow 23 August 2013 (from A380 G-XLEA)

ImageG-BYGB Heathrow 23 August 2013 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-CIVT Heathrow 31 August 2009

ImageG-CIVT Heathrow 31 August 2009 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Post by EGNH1909 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:02 pm

Found this one in the archives - can't believe its 42 years ago!
G-AWNJ departing Heathrow on 29 July 1978.
ImageG-AWNJ by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
Best Wishes
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Post by waghorn41 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:14 pm

Apart from a couple of grainy distant shots at Kai Tak I can only offer this - G-AWNH at LHR 1977/8.
ImageLHR BA 747 GAWNH by Ian Pursey, on Flickr

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