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Retro BOAC 747

Old 18th Feb 2019, 09:47
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Retro BOAC 747

The BA 747 in BOAC colours is on it's way from Dublin to Heathrow (BA100). Should land about 10.15.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:50
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Youtube has a video under Retro BOAC 747. leaving the hangar.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 11:22
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Originally Posted by renfrew View Post
Youtube has a video under Retro BOAC 747. leaving the hangar.
Shot in true retro portrait mode.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 13:18
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Taxiing on Bravo in to Base this morning.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 13:43
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Union flag on the nose is a bit too high.

Other than that, it looks fabulous. Can't wait to see it in the sunshine.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 08:44
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Shot in true retro portrait mode.
Like 99.9% of books ever published. What's with all the anti-portrait rage these days?!

The 747 is a perfect shape to look at with vertical alignment.

As I was taught back in the 80s; look at your subject. Now, turn the camera to portrait. Look again and choose.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 09:24
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Because usually, photos of aircraft (especially airliners) are taken in landscape because of their shape?
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 11:33
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Originally Posted by El Bunto View Post
Like 99.9% of books ever published. What's with all the anti-portrait rage these days?!

The 747 is a perfect shape to look at with vertical alignment.

As I was taught back in the 80s; look at your subject. Now, turn the camera to portrait. Look again and choose.
That's all fine and good when shooting stills, I think that DRUK's frustration is that it's a video and as such portrait looks crap when viewed on a landscape orientated screen.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 16:24
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Originally Posted by Ripton View Post
I think that DRUK's frustration is that it's a video and as such portrait looks crap when viewed on a landscape orientated screen.
If the 747 was doing this, I wouldn't object to portrait.


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Old 20th Feb 2019, 16:26
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I bet there is some Airport rule being broken by these snappers about photo's being taken on the ramp. Works both ways
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 19:04
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Is there a chance a charter could be organized for BOAC Nostalgic lovers ?
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Old 22nd Dec 2019, 07:20
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Is there a chance a charter could be organized for BOAC Nostalgic lovers ?
Well, that would of course be rather lovely, BUT when #BA100 tried to run 3 (domestic) 747 flights on 25 AUG to celebrate the date Greta's Gang, & the Climate Change lot seemingly press ganged BA into flight-shaming, and the 3 flights using all 3 retro 747's were canned...
BA won't admit it but that's the case - Thank you to that t**t Simon Calder for heading up the Rebellion Lot to the notice in his Travel article of running the GLA,MAN & NCL flights would be bad for the climate...Dick!

So, I doubt now that BA would entertain any such flights - Ian Allan used to be the ones who arranged such jollies.

I suppose anyone could charter a plane and try to sell the seats if you have the right contacts and are prepared to underwrite the costs - I would imagine it would be a sell out PDQ.

Now, there's a thought, where's my phone?
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 14:56
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So how does the 3rd runway and airport extension at LHR fir in with Greta's gang etc? The pollution and energy useage associated with all the construction work must surely offend her, so why no huge protests to stop any airport expansion?

Meanwhile in other places, such as China, the building of new airports continues unabated.....
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 08:01
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Originally Posted by Paul Lupp View Post
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So how does the 3rd runway and airport extension at LHR fir in with Greta's gang etc?
Who really cares?
I'm just looking forward to more funny memes about her.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 18:35
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Do you mean St.Tunaburger?
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 11:06
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Hello dear LHR spotters
please please tell me the BIAC 744 shall not stay with this white nose (radom) for a long time !
many thanks !
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Old 20th Jan 2020, 17:34
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White nose?? Who saw a white nose? Red at Christmas (but I may have mistaken it for one of Santa's reindeer)......
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 07:00
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Red? White? It was blue last time I saw it.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 08:10
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Originally Posted by 707 AF View Post
Hello dear LHR spotters
please please tell me the BIAC 744 shall not stay with this white nose (radom) for a long time !
Over the years, every time BA's livery changed it was a fairly common sight to see an aircraft flying with a replacement radome belonging to the previous/subsequent scheme. The mismatch will typically only be rectified either when one can be found that matches or (less likely) some time can be found in the paint bay schedule.

The current BA scheme has a white radome, and it sounds like one of those has been fitted to the retro BOAC 747. Whether fixing it soon will be a priority remains to be seen - I hope so, but fear not.
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 16:51
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G-BYGC has had one of the "off-white" noses fitted, I believe it was switched on Sunday as this was photographed the same day with the change

It looks a little odd, mind you, both Landor and BEA had mismatched engines re-matched pretty quickly, it just depends whether now after #ba100 there is a willingness or just let them become the new "Doves" where which looked very bitty and blue after a while. Aer Lingus let EI-DVM fly with a white nose for ages but this one has also just gone for a respray
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