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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:06
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Originally Posted by student88 View Post
Great banter.
Indeed and with all the engines removed, and them leased to other 747 operators due to the problems in surging...
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:28
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“Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC.....”
Classic ! .....
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 18:03
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 19:54
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While I can understand the English getting excited about an old livery (they usually get excited about past times ), I as a continental see a bit boring white paintscheme with dark blue striping and a tiny little flag.
Still, I like the idea of retro livery’s and wish more carriers would bother doing that. Well done Speedbird!
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 20:10
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Thanks for the patronising but it is less English but more BOAC (British Overseas etc)
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 20:44
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Retro BOAC 747 routes

Cabin Service Director (always a male) in charge of the aircraft.
Goodness me. Is that what they used to call Captains back in the day??
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 20:47
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Indeed and with all the engines removed, and them leased to other 747 operators due to the problems in surging...
I remember seeing a couple at Everett in late 1969 with concrete blocks hanging from the engine mounts to maintain the stresses.

In recent times there were a lot of 787s idle at Everett for an extended period, also with blocks instead of engines.

I wondered if they were the same concrete blocks ...

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 21:21
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Hard to believe that the ethnic liveries were introduced over 20 years ago - time flies! Rather liked them myself at the time but I'm sure I would have tired of them long ago had they still been around.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 03:27
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
I remember seeing a couple at Everett in late 1969 with concrete blocks hanging from the engine mounts to maintain the stresses.

In recent times there were a lot of 787s idle at Everett for an extended period, also with blocks instead of engines.

I wondered if they were the same concrete blocks ...
No, they weren't. The 'cement block engines' are specific to the installation, and while less common, they've appeared from time to time on all the various Everett products. Sometimes due to engine shortages, but more often because the aircraft won't be delivered for some time and storing an aircraft with tens of millions worth of engines installed is not cost effective.
Besides, the 787 engines weigh roughly twice what the 747 engines weigh...
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 04:16
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Interestingly Google Maps has long shown plenty of large Boeings awaiting test/delivery at Everett - the current aerial view shows none! Plenty of 737s at Renton and Paine.

Looking forward to seeing the BOAC scheme, and the BEA one in due course...
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 04:43
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Well it does look rather elegant with that colour combination.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 06:32
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Was there not at one time, a BOAC livery that incorporated a small ‘speedbird’ where the Union Jack Is on the retro aircraft ?

Could have sworn I saw that once
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 06:53
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A hh nostalgia. Back in the days when those colours were first in use, as one left the runway, the cry would go round the Tower: "Is it left here, London?" because they would fly in so rarely they got a bit confused!!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 06:59
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Interestingly Google Maps has long shown plenty of large Boeings awaiting test/delivery at Everett - the current aerial view shows none! Plenty of 737s at Renton and Paine.
I can't imagine when that satellite photo might have been taken (assuming it hasn't been altered) - I live just a few miles from the Boeing flight line on Paine Field and there has never been a time when there were not at least a dozen aircraft parked there.
BTW I assume you meant Renton and Boeing Field (737 Delivery Center is at Boeing Field)

Edited to add:
Don't ask me why, but that current Google satellite photo of Paine Field has been altered to remove all the large aircraft, not just on the Boeing flight line - the largest aircraft anywhere in the photo is the DC-3 parked outside Historic Flight Foundation - and that simply isn't possible. The photo appears to be roughly five years old (there are buildings and parking lots built in the last five years that are not in the photo), yet the B-52 that was parked there for 40 years (until last summer when it was disassembled and trucked down to the Seattle Museum of Flight) is no where to be seen. The 727 that's been parked outside the Museum of Flight Restoration Center for several years is also missing.
Weird...

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 08:14
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Sorry, yes, Boeing Field. Faulty memory ! I assumed the images had been altered but I can't imagine why. Look at Bing and there are perhaps forty or fifty large airframes on the airfield... Curious!
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 11:01
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Originally Posted by golfyankeesierra View Post
While I can understand the English getting excited about an old livery (they usually get excited about past times ), I as a continental see a bit boring white paintscheme with dark blue striping and a tiny little flag.
Still, I like the idea of retro livery’s and wish more carriers would bother doing that. Well done Speedbird!
Air France did the same for their 75th anniversary in 2013 (?)



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Old 19th Feb 2019, 11:53
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Originally Posted by stilton View Post
Was there not at one time, a BOAC livery that incorporated a small ‘speedbird’ where the Union Jack Is on the retro aircraft ?

Could have sworn I saw that once
I think you're talking about the hybrid BOAC / Negus livery as BA was being formed.


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Old 19th Feb 2019, 13:01
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Originally Posted by AndoniP View Post
I think you're talking about the hybrid BOAC / Negus livery as BA was being formed.


Thats it, thanks for that
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 17:54
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Or the opposite way around!

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 18:17
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Totally retro :



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