Genuine fuselage section from the BOAC Boeing. Measuring approximately 31.5 x 16.5” (800 x 420mm) each of these pieces vary slightly in size and finish - expect dinks, dents and scratches from service and teardown operations. Trimmed, de-burred, lightly restored and fitted with a brass single hanging point, the original outer window pane has been laser-etched and fitted with a silent sweep, battery-powered clock. The iconic ’Speedbird’ logo on these pieces is finished with genuine, 24 carat gold leaf.
Manufacturer Serial Number 25823, G-BYGC first flew on 11th January 1999 and was delivered to British Airways’ Heathrow base a few days later on 17th.
In January 2019, ‘Golf Charlie’ was selected as one of three 747s to be painted in special, commemorative liveries marking the airline’s centenary. She returned to Heathrow from Dublin on 18th February, wearing the design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
Her final revenue flight landed at Heathrow on April 4th 2020 from San Francisco. After entering storage at Cardiff in June, she took to the skies for the final time on 11th December, marking the airline’s final flight of the Queen of the Skies’.
Initial plans to preserve her, allowing public access to the aircraft, sadly fell through and she was scrapped in October 2023. Aerotiques acquired a number of components during the scrapping process and has produced a limited edition range of items to ensure this icon will live on in her retirement.
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