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#960711 by 747G-VXLG
29 Apr 2021, 17:13
747 G-VROS wrote:LGT1000. She's just passed south of Athens.

G-VROS.....


I wonder why her new registration isn’t showing up?
#960734 by 747 G-VROS
02 May 2021, 13:01
Great news from Longtail Aviation. They have hired some of the ex-VA 747 pilots who were made redundant to fly G-VXLG Ruby Tuesday, or VQ-BZV as she is now.
She's about to start her cargo conversion.
No current news on the other 5 in Marana, bar the fact that G-VGAL is being parted out.

G-VROS.....
#960735 by Seyre1972
02 May 2021, 14:43
Was just about to post the same message re VQ-BZV being addd to Longtail Aviation's expanding fleet of cargo aircraft. :-)

Found on LindkedIn as story was liked by friend from
School whom flies for BA (Boo, hiss I hear you say …. But he’s a good lad otherwise :-D
#960738 by 747G-VXLG
03 May 2021, 12:55
747 G-VROS wrote:Great news from Longtail Aviation. They have hired some of the ex-VA 747 pilots who were made redundant to fly G-VXLG Ruby Tuesday, or VQ-BZV as she is now.
She's about to start her cargo conversion.
No current news on the other 5 in Marana, bar the fact that G-VGAL is being parted out.

G-VROS.....


Any word on how long she will be in the uk for and which airport she will be based at?

Also, is LIP going to be parted out soon too?
#960810 by 747 G-VROS
10 May 2021, 11:19
Not returning to the UK, but G-VROM 'Barbarella' is due to depart Marana either later today or tomorrow.
Sporting her new Atlas Air livery, she'll be heading first to LAX, then TPE as N481MC.

G-VROS.....
#960812 by 747G-VXLG
10 May 2021, 14:38
747 G-VROS wrote:Not returning to the UK, but G-VROM 'Barbarella' is due to depart Marana either later today or tomorrow.
Sporting her new Atlas Air livery, she'll be heading first to LAX, then TPE as N481MC.

G-VROS.....


Has her interior changed at all?
#960814 by 747 G-VROS
10 May 2021, 18:28
No confirmation on the interior and information from Marana has been very difficult to find.
As G-VROM, G-VROY and G-VROS are to be troop carriers, probably unlikely to be dramatically different inside.
Still awaiting confirmation on what's happening with G-VLIP.
G-VROY will be next up and will enter service as N482MC. No details on date yet.

G-VROS.....
#960815 by 747G-VXLG
10 May 2021, 19:18
747 G-VROS wrote:No confirmation on the interior and information from Marana has been very difficult to find.
As G-VROM, G-VROY and G-VROS are to be troop carriers, probably unlikely to be dramatically different inside.
Still awaiting confirmation on what's happening with G-VLIP.
G-VROY will be next up and will enter service as N482MC. No details on date yet.

G-VROS.....


Do you reckon they will keep the virgin seats?
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#960819 by 747G-VXLG
10 May 2021, 23:09
G-VROM has departed MZJ with her new registration N481MC to LAX as 5Y481.
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#960820 by 747G-VXLG
10 May 2021, 23:41
747G-VXLG wrote:G-VROM has departed MZJ with her new registration N481MC to LAX as 5Y481 in preparation for her first flight with Atlas from LAX-TPE. This will be her first revenue flight since 23rd March 2020.

Just landed at LAX.

747 G-VROS do you know what time she is departing?
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#960821 by 747G-VXLG
11 May 2021, 08:35
Updates to previous posts:
She is still flying in virgin red. All virgin writing, name and flying lady have been removed. It is now unclear whether she will be put into Atlas livery at LAX or TPE. Therefore she will probably not be carrying passengers to TPE now.

The first photo of her has now been added to jet photos:
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10156321
#960836 by 747 G-VROS
11 May 2021, 18:30
Was very surprised to see her still in her VA colours on the LAX webcam as she landed, especially as she's been in Marana for over 6 months and they have the capability to do heavy maintenance, pax to cargo conversions and paint there.
Don't think she's staying in LAX long. The spotters at TPE are expecting her tomorrow and are quite excited to see her even though she's not had her change in livery.

G-VROS.....
#960837 by 747G-VXLG
11 May 2021, 19:08
747 G-VROS wrote:Was very surprised to see her still in her VA colours on the LAX webcam as she landed, especially as she's been in Marana for over 6 months and they have the capability to do heavy maintenance, pax to cargo conversions and paint there.
Don't think she's staying in LAX long. The spotters at TPE are expecting her tomorrow and are quite excited to see her even though she's not had her change in livery.

G-VROS.....


She’s now up with flight code 5Y481.
#960913 by 747G-VXLG
20 May 2021, 23:38
ICYMI:
Stansted airport has released a picture of VQ-BZV on their Instagram page. Good news, she is still in her Virgin red.
#961108 by 747G-VXLG
15 Jun 2021, 09:27
Some information has been released on VQ-BZV (G-VXLG). She will be flying for JetOneX and will be operated by longtail aviation. Pictures of her in her new livery are on JetOneX’s LinkedIn page.
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