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Your Pictures: The last flight of a British Airways Boeing 747

BOAC 747 Departing Cardiff Airport - Peter Howlett

British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC left Cardiff Airport today for the short flight to St Athan marking the end of the Boeing 747 in service with British Airways.

The aircraft will now be preserved at St Athan by eCube Solutions and is due to be opened to the public in the new year.

Here are some pictures from many people who braved the weather to say farewell to the BOAC liveried jumbo.

At Cardiff Airport

Take off from Cardiff Airport – Ian Grinter
Taxiing at Cardiff Airport – Lee Walker
Climbing out on her final flight – James Dunlop
Climbing out of Cardiff – Ian Grinter

At St Athan

On Approach to St Athan – Mike Baker
On Finals to St Athan – Luke Bateman
Landing at St Athan – Mike Baker
G-BYGC on finals to St Athan – Arfon Hughes
Finals at St Athan – Mark Pearce
Touchdown at St Athan – Mark Parsons
Landing at St Athan – Mark Pearce
St Athan Touchdown – Mark Pearce
G-BYGC stopping for the final time – Mark Parsons
Landing at St Athan on a wet runway – Mark Parsons
Water Cannon Salute – Mark Pearce
Water Cannon Salute – Mark Parsons
St Athan Rollout – Mark Pearce

At Her Launch at Heathrow

BOAC unveiling at Heathrow Airport – TransportMedia UK
BOAC Liveried British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC, The last BA 747. TransportMedia UK
British Airways – BOAC 747 Leaves the paint shop in Dublin Stuart Bailey/British Airways
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