Originally Posted by PYRTLE
Queen of the Skies retired today by British Airways. Is it really 49 years ago I saw my first BOAC Jumbo coming into Heathrow as I finished school? Another victim of Corona virus! I know things have changed, passenger numbers, efficiency etc. but those 70s airlines had class... DC8, 707, Caravelle, Comets and VC10s. I wanna be 10 years old again.
All right, any excuse: a couple of shots of G-BYGC in the BOAC retro scheme coming out of Heathrow, photographed from Stanwell Moor: literally the last week before work sent me home and told me to stay there.
(Incidentally, talking of the Comet, have you noticed the line of the 787's nose? A belated admission from Boeing that de Havilland got it exactly right, if you ask me.)