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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
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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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Post by waghorn41 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:28 pm

And here's the grainy ones :roll: Kai Tak 1976.
ImageBA 747 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
ImageBA 747 2 by Ian Pursey, on Flickr

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Post by acw367 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:31 pm

Some scans from the archive

G-BDXH Boeing 747-236B British Airways Heathrow Summer 2001. This Classic was withdrawn a few months later in October. It retained the Landor scheme, well into the World Tails era.

ImageG-BDXH Heathrow Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BNLN Boeing 747-436 British Airways Gatwick Summer 1997. In the Hybrid Landor with the lowered and lightened lower fuselage of the future World Tail livery.

ImageG-BNLN Gatwick Summer 1997 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BDXK Boeing 747-236B British Airways Heathrow Summer 2001. This Classic is in Chelsea Rose World Tail livery.

ImageG-BDXK Heathrow Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-CIVM Boeing 747-436 British Airways Heathrow Summer 2001. In the Waves and Cranes World Tail livery.

ImageG-CIVM Heathrow Summer 2001 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BNLO Boeing 747-436 British Airways Heathrow October 1997. In the Ndebele Emmly World Tail livery.

ImageG-BNLO Heathrow October 1997 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Post by LondonEye » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:41 pm

The last two BAW B747's departed LHR today. So another dive in the archives.
Pete.

ImageB747 BAW G-AWNC Gatwick (2)


ImageB747 BAW G-AWNG Heathrow


ImageB747 BAW G-BDXA Heathrow


ImageB747 British Asian Aw G-BNLZ 1 Heathrow

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Post by Unknown35 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:52 pm

The BA Landor Livery has always been my favourite British Airways Livery. Just looks right on a Boeing 747.

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Post by Unknown35 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:34 am

I was watching Top Gear on Sunday when I noticed the BA Boeing 747 parked at Bruntingthorpe and it got me thinking, where are the 3 Retro Livery Boeing 747s being preserved? Are they in Museums and are they easily viewed?

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Post by andygolfer » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:34 pm

Unknown35 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:34 am
I was watching Top Gear on Sunday when I noticed the BA Boeing 747 parked at Bruntingthorpe and it got me thinking, where are the 3 Retro Livery Boeing 747s being preserved? Are they in Museums and are they easily viewed?
There's no British Airways B.747 at Bruntingthorpe, I think you're getting confused with Dunsfold where Top Gear is filmed.

The Landor one (BNLY) and a Chatham one (can't remember which) are both at Dunsfold and preserved putting it loosely as they are used or will be used for film work. No idea re public access.
The BOAC retro is preserved at St Athan but not accessible by the public
The Negus is also preserved at Kemble, but how much public access will be available once the airfield fully re-opens to the public I've no idea.

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Post by welshdan1927 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:05 pm

ImageSt Athan scenes by Dan Williams, on Flickr

Regarding BYGC, this is about as clear a view as you can get of it down at St Athan at the moment.
Lampposts galore make photography a nightmare, even without all the building site traffic and detritus.
Perhaps if the scrapping company didn't waste time individually chopping windows out of aircraft to sell at a disgusting price then they'd get through the ever-growing scrap queue at a rate similar to ASI over at Kemble.
As it is, two years for an A330 isn't uncommon.

It should, eventually (whenever that may be) move closer to the road in an area between the rear of the hangar and the scrapping compound. To me it would make much more sense to take it over the road to the Museum area. But sense doesn't seem to be in plentiful supply in aviation terms around here at the moment.

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