British Airways 747 to become a film set

British Airways will phase out older aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400 over the next few years
British Airways Boeing 747-400 taking off from Cardiff Airport

After days of speculation it has now been confirmed that British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVW will see out its days as a film set at Dunsfold Park.

Dunsfold Park is perhaps most famous as the home of BBC One’s Top Gear but the site is also home to Aviation Filming Limited / Aces High Limited which operates and sources aircraft for TV and Film.

They already have one former British Airways Boeing 747, G-BDXJ, a -200 Model which has featured in multiple films and music videos.

G-CIVW (Victor Whiskey) is currently residing at Cardiff Airport but is due to depart tomorrow afternoon to arrive at Dunsfold Park at around 14:15.

In a statement on Social Media Dunsfold Park said “The rumours are true! We can now confirm that tomorrow, Thursday 22nd October at 14:15 (time subject to change), Dunsfold Park will be taking delivery of retired British Airways 747, G-CIVW.

The aircraft will depart Cardiff Airport on its final flight to the Aerodrome where it will begin its new life as a TV and film set.

They also made clear that Dunsfold Park was not open to spectators due to COVID restrictions and anyone arriving at Dunsfold Park without a legitimate appointment will be turned away.

The news means that at least one British Airways Boeing 747 won’t be heading for the scrapheap just yet.

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.