In common with many other airlines, Virgin Atlantic decided to retire all its Boeing 747-400s in the wake of the Covid19 crisis. Here you now have the chance to snap up an authentic piece of the former Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 christened “Ladybird” with the registration G-VAST.
The B747 with MSN 28757 was delivered to Virgin Atlantic Airways in June 1997 and flew for the British carrier founded by Sir Richard Branson for 23 faithful years. In March 2020, at the first peak of the Corona crisis, it was removed from service and first parked in London and later Manchester. In July, the “Ladybird” was finally moved to Wales, recycled and ultimately upcycled into our Ladybird Aviationtag series.