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Boeing 747-400 (G-VROM)


"Barbarella" gets airborne after a short take off run positioning to Gatwick.


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Mark Thomas
Is this plane empty do you think? How much does a repositioning flight cost the airline? Could they fill it up and charge $50 a seat or something just to pay for fuel? I'd pay just for the hell of it!
Mark Thomas
It's a beautiful shot Milan!
Great photo of a classic aircraft. I agree with Mark Thomas. Looks like a lightweight max takeoff. I did that once out of ORD to EWR and we began at SEA. No fuel at ORD - lots of passengers got off and very few got on. Kind of knew a hot takeoff was on the books. What a hoot!
Milan MikacPhoto Uploader
Thanks for your comments guys. Yes aircraft empty minimum fuel for perhaps a 30min flight. Very impressive!
A.Levent Bekdik
My gentle giant, no matter full or empty she is beauty.
roland pfeifer
I agree with A.Levent Bekdik She is & always be a Gentle Giant. It is wonderful to watch it takeoff or land.
David Seider
Well done, Milan!

Beautiful aircraft, beautiful color scheme.

I'll never get enough of Virgin's "candy apple red" tails, cowlings, and winglets!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
14-Nov-2019 B744London Gatwick ()Grantley Adams Int'l () 11:37 GMT 15:27 AST Taxiing
12-Nov-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()London Gatwick () 18:14 EST 06:12 GMT (+1) 6:57
12-Nov-2019 B744London Gatwick ()Orlando Intl () 10:36 GMT 14:55 EST 9:18
11-Nov-2019 B744Grantley Adams Int'l ()London Gatwick () 17:46 AST 05:16 GMT (+1) 7:29
11-Nov-2019 B744London Gatwick ()Grantley Adams Int'l () 10:40 GMT 14:43 AST 8:02
10-Nov-2019 B744Manchester ()London Gatwick () 11:44 GMT 12:29 GMT 0:45
09-Nov-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()Manchester () 20:41 EST 08:12 GMT (+1) 6:30
09-Nov-2019 B744Manchester ()Orlando Intl () 12:50 GMT 16:59 EST 9:08
08-Nov-2019 B744Grantley Adams Int'l ()Manchester () 21:13 AST 08:54 GMT (+1) 7:41
08-Nov-2019 B744Manchester ()Grantley Adams Int'l () 13:42 GMT 17:41 AST 7:58
07-Nov-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()Manchester () 18:33 EST 06:22 GMT (+1) 6:49
07-Nov-2019 B744Manchester ()Orlando Intl () 11:29 GMT 15:22 EST 8:53
05-Nov-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()Manchester () 18:04 EST 06:02 GMT (+1) 6:58
05-Nov-2019 B744London Gatwick ()Orlando Intl () 10:35 GMT 14:39 EST 9:03
04-Nov-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()London Gatwick () 18:20 EST 06:28 GMT (+1) 7:08
04-Nov-2019 B744Manchester ()Orlando Intl () 11:21 GMT 15:02 EST 8:41
03-Nov-2019 B744Orlando Intl ()Manchester () 18:11 EST 06:22 GMT (+1) 7:11
03-Nov-2019 B744London Gatwick ()Orlando Intl () 10:22 GMT 14:28 EST 9:05
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