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Boeing 747-400 (G-VROM) - "Barbarella" gets airborne after a short take off run positioning to Gatwick.
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Boeing 747-400 (G-VROM)

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"Barbarella" gets airborne after a short take off run positioning to Gatwick.

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Mark Thomas
Is this plane empty do you think? How much does a repositioning flight cost the airline? Could they fill it up and charge $50 a seat or something just to pay for fuel? I'd pay just for the hell of it!
Mark Thomas
It's a beautiful shot Milan!
ERNST LINNEMANN
Great photo of a classic aircraft. I agree with Mark Thomas. Looks like a lightweight max takeoff. I did that once out of ORD to EWR and we began at SEA. No fuel at ORD - lots of passengers got off and very few got on. Kind of knew a hot takeoff was on the books. What a hoot!
Milan MikacPhoto Uploader
Thanks for your comments guys. Yes aircraft empty minimum fuel for perhaps a 30min flight. Very impressive!
A.Levent Bekdik
My gentle giant, no matter full or empty she is beauty.
roland pfeifer
I agree with A.Levent Bekdik She is & always be a Gentle Giant. It is wonderful to watch it takeoff or land.
David Seider
Well done, Milan!

Beautiful aircraft, beautiful color scheme.

I'll never get enough of Virgin's "candy apple red" tails, cowlings, and winglets!
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