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Old 25th Jun 2020, 13:54
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In all its glory:
Boris Johnsons RAF Voyager plane takes to the air in new patriotic paint job
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:00
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I suspect I’ll be in the minority on here, but I like it.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:10
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I suspect Iíll be in the minority on here, but I like it.
I do too! Not nearly as bad as I thought it could be
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:13
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If someoneís clever enough on here to change the ĎUnited Kingdomí from yellow/gold to blue, Iíd be very interested to see it. Itís that aspect that looks a little too jingly for me and Iím sure that blue would make it more prominent.

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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:13
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Like the tail but cant stand the swoopy lines
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:15
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Just a tad vulgar. But then I don't like the current BA tail either.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:16
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I suspect I’ll be in the minority on here, but I like it.
It's alright. Wonder why the reg. is so big though?
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:38
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That aircraft Serial No and RAF at the rear is seriously oversize
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:45
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I do too! Not nearly as bad as I thought it could be
Looks great!
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 14:55
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Meets the brief nicely I'd say. Stylish and unique, it will be photographed and reported on wherever it goes in the world in a way that a standard Voyager would never be.
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Looks great !
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:07
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That aircraft Serial No and RAF at the rear is seriously oversize
Has to be , avoids confusion with the Benidorm charter flight
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:21
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Originally Posted by xraydice View Post
Has to be , avoids confusion with the Benidorm charter flight
I do not mind the United Kingdom, but gold doesn't work for me. Nor does the BBJ wavy lines. As for the Union Flag, why it was not applied to have been flying as seen flying from left to right on both sides shows a lack of attention to detail. I remember reading the story of the Tin opener being applied first time to the Hurricane IID's of 6 Sqn. Sqn boss at the time was Roger Porteous and his only cavat was the emblm would be facing forwards on either side. That should apply to the Union Flag. Another airframe that had Union Flags on it was Ed Force One, the Iron Maiden tour bird in 2011. I was working at the MRO where the decals were being applied and I had a discussion with the Astreus rep and the Air Livery guys on the application of a union flag in the distress format. They redid the decal for the starboard side to look like it was as seen as flying from the left.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:29
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To me it lacks gravitas and dignity. It's more arriviste in tone. Still, that's where we seem to be these days. So well done for capturing the modern mood.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:41
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£900.000 and the flag on the stb side is still upside down.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:42
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As for the Union Flag, why it was not applied to have been flying as seen flying from left to right on both sides shows a lack of attention to detail
The flag is painted correctly as if it were flying in the airstream.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:46
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£900.000 and the flag on the stb side is still upside down.
The flag is correct on both sides. You don't expect a flag on a flagpole to be the same when viewed from left or right and the same applies to aircraft. And £900k was spent on the total maintenance input not just the repaint.
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you all bite
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 16:01
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Originally Posted by Cat Techie View Post
I do not mind the United Kingdom, but gold doesn't work for me. Nor does the BBJ wavy lines. As for the Union Flag, why it was not applied to have been flying as seen flying from left to right on both sides shows a lack of attention to detail. I remember reading the story of the Tin opener being applied first time to the Hurricane IID's of 6 Sqn. Sqn boss at the time was Roger Porteous and his only cavat was the emblm would be facing forwards on either side. That should apply to the Union Flag. Another airframe that had Union Flags on it was Ed Force One, the Iron Maiden tour bird in 2011. I was working at the MRO where the decals were being applied and I had a discussion with the Astreus rep and the Air Livery guys on the application of a union flag in the distress format. They redid the decal for the starboard side to look like it was as seen as flying from the left.
So you got them to redo it wrong...
I've always understood the convention, as noted above, is to paint as if the LE of the fin is a flagpole...
You really think this wasn't thought about or discussed...?
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 16:02
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The refuelling pods still seem to be grey....?

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