It is Sunday again, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art.
This week, we have a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 landing at Manchester Airport as it completes a transatlantic crossing, back to its northern base.
Virgin Atlantic was an operator of the type – again, the pandemic put pay to the fleet, with the entire fleet of 14 aircraft at its peak. The airline now operates twin-engined aircraft, featuring the Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787-9.
The airline is due to take delivery of the Airbus A330-900 this year.
This aircraft – G-VAST – was also known as Ladybird. It joined the Virgin Atlantic fleet in June 1997 and was stored in May 2020. It has since been scrapped.
More Airplane Art next week!
- Camera: Canon EOS 100D (yes, a Canon 100D can do an image of this sort of quality).
- Lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L IS
- Settings: ISO800, 91mm 1/400 at f5
- Shot from the British Airways lounge at Manchester Airport (since closed). Trip report segment here
- Shot 30th March 2016
- Edited in Adobe Lightroom Classic and Luminar AI.
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