Time for a BA flypast?

Old Jul 10, 18, 1:55 pm
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Time for a BA flypast?



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Watched the grand RAF 100 flypast today over the city of London

Saw some great pics of the red arrows crossing LHR over terminal 5

I remember the day all the Concordes flew into LHR in 2003

Have BA ever thought of doing a flypast

imagine 10 A380s and 20 747s!

At least the retiring 767 fleet!

Any ideas?
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Old Jul 10, 18, 2:23 pm
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Arguably BA's centenary will be in 2024, if we consider Imperial Airways to be its original incarnation.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by rpjs View Post
Arguably BA's centenary will be in 2024, if we consider Imperial Airways to be its original incarnation.
There must be several dozen ways to compute the centenary, but BA themselves regard their centenary as being 25 August 2019, which is presumably the date of the formation of Handley Page Transport Ltd and Air Transport and Travel Ltd at Cricklewood and Hounslow Heath Aerodromes - the latter being visible on LHR arrivals since it's the large park south of Hounslow Barracks.
https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...past/1910-1919
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Originally Posted by allturnleft View Post
So the RAF were supporting France!!!!
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Have BA ever thought of doing a flypast
You should move to Windsor. The Queen gets non-stop BA flypasts all day, every day!!
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Old Jul 10, 18, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by allturnleft View Post


My capture today
Watched the grand RAF 100 flypast today over the city of London

Saw some great pics of the red arrows crossing LHR over terminal 5

I remember the day all the Concordes flew into LHR in 2003

Have BA ever thought of doing a flypast

imagine 10 A380s and 20 747s!

At least the retiring 767 fleet!

Any ideas?
I sincerely hope not.Who would pay for this? I would rather BA put more money into the underfunded pension scheme than an idea like this.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 4:35 pm
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Donít be silly. This would involve BA having to spend money, a big no no!

Jokes aside, I think 1 747 and 1 A380 may be a bit more ample than 20/10 as BA will still have to fly a normal schedule.

Or when brexit happens and the planes are grounded, we can do the 20 747 flypast!
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Perhaps a 767 and one of the more elderly 747s currently in service could be the equivalent of the Battle of Britain flight...?
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Old Jul 11, 18, 9:03 am
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Perhaps a 767 and one of the more elderly 747s currently in service could be the equivalent of the Battle of Britain flight...?
Instead of a flypast, why not just ditch them in the ocean
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Old Jul 11, 18, 9:39 am
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imagine 10 A380s and 20 747s!

Imagine the separation required to avoid wake turbulence off all those big birds!
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