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If you missed it this morning, it’s well worth spending a few minutes watching BBC Breakfast’s excellent coverage of the last two British Airways Boeing 747 aircraft completing their final take offs from London Heathrow Airport.
BBC Transport Correspondent, Tom Burridge, does a really good job of capturing the excitement and affection so many people have for the ‘Queen of the Skies’.
Big kudos to the @British_Airways ops team here at @HeathrowAirport for the #747farewell – they make it all look seamless live on @BBCBreakfast but there is an inordinate amount of planning – the weather is the only thing they can’t control 🤞🏻 pic.twitter.com/JIsNo7PXD9
— Tom Burridge (@TomBurridgebbc) October 8, 2020
You can find the programme here.
The relevant bits are from 49 minutes in (06:48 am at the time); then 1hr 45min in (07:45 am at the time); and finally, take off begins at 2hrs 35mins in (08:35 am at the time).
I’m sure that, just like the crew members featured in the programme, many readers will share memories of BA’s 747s and be sad to see them go.
Sitting in the nose of a BA 747 was my very first ‘First’ experience – flying back from Brazil using Avios… how will you remember the BA 747?