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B.E.A. Red square colour scheme

Old 16th Oct 2020, 17:06
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B.E.A. Red square colour scheme

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How many and which BAC 1-11 series 510s flew in BEA red square scheme ?
Did any Trident 2s actually fly in red square scheme ?
Thanks in anticipation, pictures appreciated.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 18:11
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The following Trident 2s flew in the BEA scheme :- G-AVFA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.
These BAC 111s also flew in the BEA scheme :- G-AVMH, I, J, K,

There's plenty of photos to be found by a quick search on Google, just search by the registration letters and you will find them. Also https://www.airliners.net/ is very useful if you use their search facility (by registration letters).

Have fun and stay safe.

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Old 16th Oct 2020, 18:56
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A number of super 1-11 didn’t have a logo for IGS services on behalf of Air France in Berlin.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 19:04
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Originally Posted by tubby linton View Post
A number of super 1-11 didnít have a logo for IGS services on behalf of Air France in Berlin.
I think it was most of the G-AVM. fleet of 1-11-510s that have the dark blue tail with "Super One-eleven" printed across it. They really looked pretty bland, and I can never recall having see one with the "red square" tail logo at BHX or LHR. I am surprised there were as many as 4. I recall logging all the the fleet in my spotting days, save for 'MR which alluded me.
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
I think it was most of the G-AVM. fleet of 1-11-510s that have the dark blue tail with "Super One-eleven" printed across it. They really looked pretty bland, and I can never recall having see one with the "red square" tail logo at BHX or LHR. I am surprised there were as many as 4. I recall logging all the the fleet in my spotting days, save for 'MR which alluded me.
All of the G-AVM.. 1-11's had the blue "Super One-Eleven" scheme for Berlin operations.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 22:03
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Originally Posted by Big Eric View Post
The following Trident 2s flew in the BEA scheme :- G-AVFA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.
Yes, IIRC the first public unveiling of the then new BEA "Speedjack" scheme was when G-AVFI was displayed, fresh from the factory, at the 1968 Farnborough show.


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Old 16th Oct 2020, 22:14
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The person who created the BEA red square

Sadly, the person responsible for designing the BEA red square livery has recently died.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/...markable-life/

I do hope she was aware that BA had painted an Airbus A319 into BEA red square colours even if the wings could not be replicated exactly as they were in the 1960ís.
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 11:18
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Great colour scheme
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Beautiful shot wub, very nice!
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Beautiful shot wub, very nice!
Thank you!
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Nearly as good as this one.......
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Who needs autofocus when you have Autoland?
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How many of us had huge posters of the Trident 1 from BEA on our bedroom or classroom walls in the days around their introduction?
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How many of us had huge posters of the Trident 1 from BEA on our bedroom or classroom walls in the days around their introduction?
Not me (it was in my little brother's bedroom ).

But I did help him to iron out the creases in it ...



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How many of us had huge posters of the Trident 1 from BEA on our bedroom or classroom walls in the days around their introduction?
Not a poster but BEA issued the largest on board postcard of the Trident 1 that i have in my collection
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What exactly were those red colored wing upper surfaces meant to be good for? Better recognize ice building up? "High contrast" color when ditched? Marking some emergency passenger overwing evacuation area? Looks?
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What exactly were those red colored wing upper surfaces meant to be good for? Better recognize ice building up? "High contrast" color when ditched? Marking some emergency passenger overwing evacuation area? Looks?
The last of the above.
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 10:07
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I strongly preferred the other side of the poster where it was flying.
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Aerodynamist red wings

Had a professor bloke from oxbridge come up front ex Nicosia and explained how much fuel we could save if the peeling red wing paint was touched up...of course we knew it and Cyprus Airways often went direct in summer when we had to lob into Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Munich..they had cypriots polishing the wings at night.
We didn't mind if it meant a German lunch allowance.
30 years on and I braved BA to Dubai..red tail cone looked asthough a blind man had sprayed it without etch primer and using a dirty brush..now there's a picture for you all. How much fuel the dent the senior first officer found on his walk around is another question.
His landing was as I expected.
Fred Carno circus and proud of it.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 15:34
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Didnt the red wings come about as a hi-viz measure after a tragic mid air somewhere in Turkey or Yugoslavia, have a vague memory it was something to with that .

I always loved the Trident but seeing its much later successor the A320 I am left to wonder how many minibuses you would need to make the same noise as one Trident ??

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