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Boeing 747-400 (G-BYGC)


The first ever BAW Retro 747 coming out of the paint shop in Dublin. Stunning.


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C.W. Reed
5 stars for the "Speedbird"! Thanks so much for posting this SFO! Cheers!!
SFOSpottingPhoto Uploader
Thank you, CW!
Greg Byington
Very nice!
Viv Pike
Looks just like Stuart Bailey's photo - unless of course, you are Stuart Bailey.

Nice pic, nonetheless ...
Paul Wisgerhof
BOAC's first B747-100 had its first flight on March 14, 1971. BOAC became BA in 1974.
SFOSpottingPhoto Uploader
Thank you all for the nice comments!
Fantastic photo ..and paint.
Curtis Smith
Nice! And fresh from the paint shop!!
Sandy Sandmire
Great photo of the Queen!
marylou anderson
great shot!
My first ever flight was on a 747 from Ohara to Atl-
SFOSpottingPhoto Uploader
2k likes and 49 votes! U guys are awesome ;)
Viv Pike
But is it your photo? Just asking if you took the snap.
SFOSpottingPhoto Uploader
@VivPike- Yes it is my own, I edited the quality slightly since I used my crappy sony camera. There were a lot of other photographers there, sorry if it looks similar to others, I'm not stealing others photos.
Viv Pike
@SFOSotting - if you say so, I will take your word for it. It is just incredible that both of you took the pic at exactly the same instant, looking at the stride of the person just ahead of the nose gear.
@Viv, a lot of photos on this account are the exact same as on the trip reports from the site 'onemileatatime', so obviously they must be a blogger on that site or just happen to be next the blogger on his worldwide travels and somehow pull off the exact same shots? I guess it's possible...
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Feb-2020 B744Dubai Int'l ()London Heathrow () 09:15AM +04 02:00PM GMT Scheduled
26-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Dubai Int'l () 08:00PM GMT 07:10AM +04 (+1) Scheduled
25-Feb-2020 B744Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:42PM CST 12:40PM GMT (+1) Scheduled
25-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:34PM GMT 08:09PM CST En Route
24-Feb-2020 B744Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 06:42PM PST 12:09PM GMT (+1) 9:27
24-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:09PM GMT 03:35PM PST 10:25
23-Feb-2020 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()London Heathrow () 10:13PM EST 09:14AM GMT (+1) 6:01
23-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()John F Kennedy Intl () 05:25PM GMT 07:50PM EST 7:24
22-Feb-2020 B744Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 05:05PM PST 10:29AM GMT (+1) 9:24
22-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 11:36AM GMT 02:24PM PST 10:48
21-Feb-2020 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()London Heathrow () 09:03PM EST 08:12AM GMT (+1) 6:08
21-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()John F Kennedy Intl () 09:16AM GMT 11:32AM EST 7:16
20-Feb-2020 B744Philadelphia Intl ()London Heathrow () 09:27AM EST 08:12PM GMT 5:45
19-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Philadelphia Intl () 02:38PM GMT 05:34PM EST 7:55
18-Feb-2020 B744Los Angeles Intl ()London Heathrow () 04:53PM PST 10:41AM GMT (+1) 9:47
18-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Los Angeles Intl () 11:07AM GMT 01:34PM PST 10:26
17-Feb-2020 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:42PM EST 06:35AM GMT (+1) 5:53
17-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()John F Kennedy Intl () 01:49PM GMT 04:09PM EST 7:20
16-Feb-2020 B744Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:22PM EST 05:52AM GMT (+1) 5:29
16-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 12:13PM GMT 02:11PM EST 6:58
15-Feb-2020 B744John F Kennedy Intl ()London Heathrow () 09:19PM EST 08:14AM GMT (+1) 5:54
15-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()John F Kennedy Intl () 10:44AM GMT 12:48PM EST 7:04
14-Feb-2020 B744Boston Logan Intl ()London Heathrow () 07:23PM EST 05:28AM GMT (+1) 5:05
14-Feb-2020 B744London Heathrow ()Boston Logan Intl () 12:01PM GMT 01:49PM EST 6:48
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