A vast “Ladybird”!
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.
Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in terms of haptics, material thickness and colour. Small blemishes bear witness to the plane’s long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds. Small scratches, flaky paint and imperfections are totally normal and give our Aviationtags their unique charm – the charm of a vintage product crafted from upcycled materials. These quirks are not the result of the production process, they simply reflect the state of the aircraft material we use when it was extracted. The original aircraft paint of this edition is rather sensitive, so please take good care of your tag!