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Ron Attwood

Remember British Airways 'Ethnic' tailplanes?

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Margeret Thatcher hated them, I quite liked them, well, some of them. Even BA's Flying Club aircraft didn't escape! The livery shown is G-BMVL from 2005, since then she's been round the block and is now owned by Gamston Air Training based at er, Gamston (EGNE) Thankfully, they've kept the tail decor!
 

 

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...so I thought I'd give it a go. And NO it wasn't a copy and paste job either!

 

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On AVSIM soon or from my signature.


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"We fly the British Flag, not these awful things"

 

Nice shots


Ian R Tyldesley

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I agree with Maggie. It was an insane decision by the management at BA to go with those. Never mind embracing world cultures. Isn't the national airline meant to represent the nation?

 

The Landor and Chatham Dockyard liveries were far superior. Notice how the World Tails livery was never used on Concorde. That would have been an absolute travesty.

 

Each to their own Ron but I suspect you're very much in the minority in liking that livery.


Ray (Cheshire, England).
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well consider me in the minority then, I quite liked those tails.  I remember riding on a few BA 747-400s in the late 90s sporting those special tails.   A little art on the tail is a good thing, it puts a little 'flair' in into things instead of having the same scheme on every plane.  I think art on the tail is better than the Concorde with a big Pepsi logo lol.

 

Great paint Ron. B)


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I like it.

 

Still, like to see these released eventually.

 

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Bryan Ott

 

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I'll take it down then. :(

 

Why? I never suggested you do that Ron. I wasn't criticising your skills - just stating I didn't like the real-world tails.

 

 

A little art on the tail is a good thing, it puts a little 'flair' in into things instead of having the same scheme on every plane. I think art on the tail is better than the Concorde with a big Pepsi logo lol.

I believe real-world AT controllers had difficulty in recognising BA aircraft when issuing taxi instructions to other aircraft. No other major airline that I'm aware of had different tail liveries.

 

As for the Pepsi / Concorde combo the least said the better. :huh:


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Ron,

 

Don't you dare take it down...it is a wonderfull repaint...

 

On smaller birds the "Ethnic" tail plane looks great...

 

We didn't like it in real life  as we were used to British Airways just flying the Union Jack..and I agree...Something patriotic about seeing your flag draped all over an aircraft.

 

Didn't they drop the "Airways" in the '80 s and just have British..around the time of the Manchester disaster..

 

Dave


Hey Ron,

 

Don't they also have a piper at Wycombe?

 

They would look fab on the A2A piper if your up for it..

 

Dave

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Yo Dave, I was kidding about taking it down. :smile:  I'm not sure but I think someone already did that PA28. I'll go have a rummage. And thanks for the kind words. 


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Hi, 

 

Just stumbled across this. I fly the aircraft from Gamston most weeks. Have a look;

 

www.youtube.com/twoguysoneaircraft

 

Cheers,

 

Kristen

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I rather liked those different tail designs. It's nice to see at least one of them lives on to this day, Ron B)


Christopher Low

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Excellent repaint Ron - thank you!

 

I liked quite a few of those tail designs in themselves, but the problem with them, to use today's terminology, was loss of corporate identity, so I can see why they had to go. I must say however that the Landor livery was probably my all time favourite BA scheme.

 

Bill

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