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Virgin 747s

Post by Mike » Thu May 07, 2020 3:16 pm

Sadly it has been announced that Virgin's fleet of 747s is to be retired early due to COVID-19, it's really sad to see them go for good so feel free to post your shots in this thread. :cry:
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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by Mike » Thu May 07, 2020 3:20 pm

Taken somewhere over the Atlantic from G-VGAL 'Jersey Girl' in 2008 on our way to Antigua.

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by andygolfer » Thu May 07, 2020 6:58 pm

one from me for now, Gatwick 10th October 1988, B.747-200 G-VGIN waiting to take me to Miami - that and the return flight (on G-VIRG) have been my only B.747 flights!
ImageG-VGIN B.747-200 Virgin LGW 10-10-1988 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by andygolfer » Thu May 07, 2020 7:28 pm

back from me clap! here's some from Gatwick (again) in October 2013...
a couple of G-VROM
ImageG-VROM B.747 Virgin LGW 30-10-2013 2065 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-VROM B.747 Virgin LGW 30-10-2013 2091 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and one of G-VROS...
ImageG-VROS B.747 Virgin LGW 30-10-2013 2438 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by LondonEye » Thu May 07, 2020 7:29 pm

Some older scans.
Enjoy the background in this first shot. G-VIRG


ImageB747 Virgin G-VIRG 5 Gatwick

Standard view from the terrace. G-VFAB


ImageB747 Virgin G-VFAB Gatwick by London Eye, on Flickr


A lease from ANZ ZK-NZX


ImageB747 Virgin ZK-NZX Gatwick by London Eye, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by EGNH1909 » Fri May 08, 2020 7:55 pm

A few fairly recent ones from Manchester.
G-VLIP Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic departing from runway 05L at Manchester on 1 March 2018, straight into a 50 mph NE headwind and -4 temperature on the ground, during the 'Beast from the East' storm.
ImageG-VLIP by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
G-VROY Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic early morning landing on runway 05R at Manchester on 7 June 2018.
ImageG-VROY by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
G-VROS Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic departing runway 23L at Manchester on 5 July 2019.
ImageG-VROS by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
G-VROY on the runway and G-VLIP following, both departing runway 23L at Manchester on 8 August 2019.
ImageG-VROY & G-VLIP by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by Mike » Sat May 09, 2020 9:05 am

G-VIRG & G-VGIN at Gatwick a very, very long time ago (1986), taken from the spectators terrace. The only 747s that Andy's flown on! :)

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by EGNH1909 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:42 pm

A few more different airframes from Virgin's northern outpost (Manchester)!.

G-VAST Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic early morning landing on runway 05R at Manchester on 7 June 2018.
ImageG-VAST by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

G-VBIG Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic departing runway 23L at Manchester on 25 September 2018.
ImageG-VBIG by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

G-VGAL Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic about to depart on runway 23L at Manchester on 31 May 2019.
ImageG-VGAL by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

G-VXLG Boeing 747 Virgin Atlantic departing runway 23L at Manchester on 5 July 2019.
ImageG-VXLG (3) by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by F6MAN » Tue May 12, 2020 3:22 pm

G-VGAL departs Manchester 23L on 22/10/2018.

ImageIMG_1359 by F6MAN, on Flickr

Virgin 747 Tinker Belle departing Manchester 05L on 03/05/2017.

ImageIMG_6799 by F6MAN, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by F6MAN » Tue May 12, 2020 3:39 pm

Ruby Tuesday awaits clearance Manchester 05L on 29/09/2014, and English Rose noses up on 23L on 11/05/2015.

ImageIMG_1473 by F6MAN, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5515 by F6MAN, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by Silverfox » Thu May 14, 2020 9:27 pm

G-VBIG ‘Tinker Bell’ at Cambridge City Airport 2nd February 2016
ImageG-VBIG by Peter Harrington, on Flickr

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by Disaster Area » Thu May 21, 2020 10:11 am

Half a dozen from me, will miss seeing one of the best colour schemes to ever adorn the 747

ImageGVBIGtrial by Chris Parsons, on Flickr

ImageGVHOTtrial by Chris Parsons, on Flickr

ImageGVFABtrial by Chris Parsons, on Flickr

ImageGVWOWtrial by Chris Parsons, on Flickr

ImageGVXLG_a by Chris Parsons, on Flickr

ImageGVXLG_B by Chris Parsons, on Flickr
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Re: Virgin 747s

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Re: Virgin 747s

Post by acw367 » Fri May 22, 2020 10:37 pm

Let's start at the end.

G-VROY leaving Heathrow for the very last time to storage at Doncaster 7 May 2020

ImageG-VROY High Wycombe 7 May 2020 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-VLIP Manchester 6 October 2014 - I flew on this one in Jan 2006 to Orlando

ImageG-VLIP Manchester 6 October 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-VHOT Heathrow 2 January 2014 - I flew on this one back from NY Newark in Oct 2000

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

G-VBIG Heathrow 1 June 2013

ImageG-VBIG Heathrow 1 June 2013 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-VFAB Heathrow 1 June 2013

ImageG-VFAB Heathrow 1 June 2013 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-VAST Gatwick 27 September 2012

ImageG-VAST Gatwick 27 September 2012 by ACW367, on Flickr

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