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#961308 by 747G-VXLG
11 Jul 2021, 17:04
N482MC (G-VROY) has just arrived at LAX from MZJ and will position to TPE later today as 5Y482 for maintenance and new livery. She will swap places with N481MC (G-VROM). N481MC is now in Atlas livery.
#961311 by mattyp
11 Jul 2021, 23:15
We really don’t need yet another aircraft movement thread for retired frames that aren’t even in the fleet anymore.
#961312 by 747G-VXLG
12 Jul 2021, 00:40
mattyp wrote:We really don’t need yet another aircraft movement thread for retired frames that aren’t even in the fleet anymore.


It’s not like there is much else going on to post about at the moment with most flights still being cancelled. A lot of people loved the 747s and want to know what’s happening to them, that’s why it’s in this thread!
#961314 by ColOrd
12 Jul 2021, 02:54
petition to move this to the AvGeek sun forum?
#961324 by Lucydog
13 Jul 2021, 11:44
I like hearing about the Queens and there new homes. Virgin said yesterday that no decision on 350 up at Manchester for august for re starts to hot spots again. But we will find out shortly. They couldn’t tell me much at all really. As yet the staff are waiting to here as well. :-D
#961367 by 747 G-VROS
16 Jul 2021, 21:40
Agree with you Ruby T - G-VXLG!
The six remaining 747s have been parked / in storage for some time, a lot of people loved them and are interested in what's happening to them.

I admit I'm an avgeek and really interested in their second careers.
The alternative was a one-way ticket to St Athan.

If anyone can tell me when G-VROS will get her new registration I would find that of great interest!
She won't be N483MC as that's already taken.

G-VROS.....
#961376 by 747G-VXLG
18 Jul 2021, 12:34
747 G-VROS wrote:Agree with you Ruby T - G-VXLG!
The six remaining 747s have been parked / in storage for some time, a lot of people loved them and are interested in what's happening to them.

I admit I'm an avgeek and really interested in their second careers.
The alternative was a one-way ticket to St Athan.

If anyone can tell me when G-VROS will get her new registration I would find that of great interest!
She won't be N483MC as that's already taken.

G-VROS.....


Don’t quote me on this because it could be wrong. The registration N488MC hasn’t been used yet and atlas have used the numbers around there so I think that is a really strong possibility for G-VROS’ new registration. However, if the rumour of LIP being used for cargo, that could be her registration. The latest pics visible from MZJ are still showing LIP and ROS with their engines on but GAL’s appear to have been removed. ;-(

Latest update on VQ-BZV - she appears to be ready to go and it looks like been out of the hangar for quite a while at stansted. The virgin red is still sparkling on her: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51289768298
#961446 by 747G-VXLG
25 Jul 2021, 15:53
VQ-BZV flew from stansted to the Netherlands yesterday. She is due to operate her first cargo flight to JFK very soon.
#961447 by 747G-VXLG
25 Jul 2021, 21:10
The first 747 is officially back at work:
VQ-BZV is now on her first flight for JetoneX (Longtail Aviation) flying cargo from the Netherlands to New York. Her code is LGT5540.
#961547 by 747G-VXLG
02 Aug 2021, 13:04
VQ-BZV is on her way to JFK for her second cargo rotation for JetOneX.
Code: LGT5522
#961576 by 747 G-VROS
04 Aug 2021, 00:02
N481MC or G-VROM Barbarella is now in Atlas Air livery and currently parked at IAH.
N482MC or G-VROY Pretty Woman will remain at TPE for approx 6 more weeks for maintenance and new livery.

G-VROS.....
#961618 by 747G-VXLG
07 Aug 2021, 23:39
VQ-BZV operated a cargo flight from her base at MST to DWC Dubai as LGT6611.
#961771 by 747G-VXLG
26 Aug 2021, 20:25
N481MC (ex G-VROM) had a test flight yesterday IAH-IAH as 5Y9958. She then flew IAH-CVG today as 5Y9959.

N482MC (ex G-VROY) will fly to IAH in the next 2-3 weeks.
#961781 by 747G-VXLG
28 Aug 2021, 09:42
N481MC (ex G-VROM) flew from CVG-FLL early this morning as 5Y9701.
#961783 by 747G-VXLG
28 Aug 2021, 16:43
VQ-BZV (ex G-VXLG) is operating another MST-DWC cargo rotation today as 6T6611.
#961786 by 747 G-VROS
28 Aug 2021, 19:48
N481MC (or G-VROM 'Barbarella') is currently flying the Miami Dolphins to Cincinnati for their final pre-season game against the Bengals. This is her first revenue flight for Atlas Air.

G-VROS.....
#961787 by mattyp
28 Aug 2021, 20:48
747G-VXLG wrote:VQ-BZV (ex G-VXLG) is operating another MST-DWC cargo rotation today as 6T6611.


This isn’t a cargo rotation, it’s part of the US evacuation operation from Kabul.
#961788 by 747G-VXLG
28 Aug 2021, 21:07
mattyp wrote:
747G-VXLG wrote:VQ-BZV (ex G-VXLG) is operating another MST-DWC cargo rotation today as 6T6611.


This isn’t a cargo rotation, it’s part of the US evacuation operation from Kabul.


She’s flies cargo there every week. VQ-BZV isn’t a passenger plane.
#961790 by 747G-VXLG
28 Aug 2021, 22:15
747 G-VROS wrote:N481MC (or G-VROM 'Barbarella') is currently flying the Miami Dolphins to Cincinnati for their final pre-season game against the Bengals. This is her first revenue flight for Atlas Air.

G-VROS.....


Thanks for the info. It’s great to see her back in the skies again and even better that she’s carrying passengers! Has she still got her virgin seats? Any word on when ROY and ROS will be flying passengers again?
#961793 by mitchja
29 Aug 2021, 08:50
Can we all please stop the bickering, there are far more important things in this world to worry about at the minute.

I will lock this thread if it continues. I am also removing to previous 2 posts.

Please show other posters respect and consideration. Everybody needs to stop for second, step back and think about your response before posting. This applies to any online forum.


[As a reminder to everyone on here. Yes, I am a moderator on this forum, pretty much the only one left now. I do this in my own time. I don’t have to do this and I don’t get anything back for doing this and I shouldn’t have keep wasting my own time sorting out nonsense like this.

I shouldn’t have to do this; but I will also start sending warnings to posters as well as banning if it gets that far.

This is my final comment on this matter]
#961794 by mattyp
29 Aug 2021, 09:10
As always James, thanks for everything you do to moderate this forum. It’s very much appreciated :D
#961805 by 747G-VXLG
30 Aug 2021, 14:03
VQ-BZV (ex G-VXLG) is doing a cargo rotation from MST-JFK today as 6T5522.
#961807 by 747G-VXLG
30 Aug 2021, 14:08
N481MC (ex G-VROM) returned to FLL from CVG this morning as 5Y8047. She then flew on to MIA from FLL as 5Y8047.
#961815 by Lucydog
31 Aug 2021, 11:26
I would like to be really boring now but, as nothing much to chat about as normal due to commence soon we hope. If you see our old queens or have photos in new clothes :D I and others would love to see them. Also more indoor Manchester airport photos as i am yet to manage a flight this year as cancelled again. I have seen some of the video but want to see and hear what my fellow travelers think.Also time needed to get to gates etc. :)
#961843 by 747G-VXLG
02 Sep 2021, 08:36
N481MC (ex G-VROM) is doing her first run over the Atlantic for Atlas Air today flying MIA-RMS as 5Y8488.
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