Delivered to Cathay Pacific as VR-HIF in 1983. Reregistered as B-HIF in 1997. To Virgin Atlantic as G-VRUM in 1998 then to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ATV in 2001. Back to Virgin Atlantic as G-VRUM in 1992. To N230AL then to Southern Winds as LV-AZF in 2004. Withdrawn from use at Manston in 2005. Scrapped in 2015.
This 747 was with Cathay Pacific from December 1980 - January 1999 (registered B-HIC after August 13, 1997). To Air Atlantic Iceland on January 15, 1999, it was stored at Sharjah - Dubai, UAE in October 2005.
Travel City had a four week flight program at Glasgow flying to Orlando operating a daily flight from Fridays to Mondays. All of these flights to Orlando on departure were very long on the Runway so gave great views from the opposite end. This one was taken from a big earth mound when leaving from Runway 23. (D60 ISO 100 1/500th & F8 120mm)
View down onto Block 30. These aircraft were parked up during their visits in conjunction with the Scotland v France rugby international. Congrats to the marshaller for putting the 747 in such a nice position for photography.
Yes it is all white but what makes this one interesting is that it was leaving Glasgow from Runway 23 on it's way to Orlando and you can see the last link below it at the 05 end also the Piano keys are visible beneath it. This was one of the longest departures I have ever seen at Glasgow and even the Tower mentioned it. (D60 ISO 100 1/750th & F8 165mm)