The ‘Queen of the Skies’ Boeing 747 was the mainstay of British Airways’ long haul fleet for nearly half a century. Entering service with BOAC in 1971, the ‘Jumbo’ would serve with the British national carrier for 49 years, the last examples being retired in 2020.
The painting depicts one of the first 747-136 aircraft delivered to BOAC and one of the last 747-436 to retire from BA’s fleet.
Described as having great ‘presence’ on the airport ramp, it is sadly missed by many especially from the Heathrow airport scene.
Oil on board.