It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for more Airplane Art.
This week, we have a pair of Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787s lining up at the South Runway at Heathrow Airport as they prepare to head off to long-haul destinations.
Virgin Atlantic operates a fleet of 17 Boeing 787-9 aircraft in its fleet, with the airline also flying the Airbus A330-300, Airbus A330-900neo and Airbus A350-1000. Together, these connect the Virgin Atlantic hubs at London-Heathrow and Manchester Airport to the world.
We’ve got two aircraft in this photo, so let’s work through them. The aircraft lining up for departure is G-VWOO (known as Leading Lady). It joined the fleet in January 2018 and has remained in the fleet since then, making it over five years old. It’s operated from its Heathrow base to Miami, Nassau, Montego Bay, Delhi and New York JFK.
Meanwhile, in the foreground on the taxiway is G-VOOH (known as Miss Chief). This aircraft joined the Virgin Atlantic fleet in February 2015, making it over 8 and a half years old. It’s recently operated from Heathrow to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montego Bay and Delhi.
More Airplane Art Next Week!
- Camera: Canon EOS R
- Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f4.0 L Series with RF to EF adaptor
- Settings: ISO 100, 105mm, 1/4o0 at f7.1
- Shot from British Airways Galleries South Lounge
- Shot June 2023
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