The Red Arrows will join with British Airways Boeing 747 for a spectacular flypast at the Royal International Air Tattoo on July 20, to mark the airline’s centenary.
The jumbo jet, which has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery, will fly with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team in a mixed formation flypast.
Spectators will have the chance to see the vintage design, which flew between 1952 and 1974, at the airshow that takes place at RAF Fairford.
British Airways has painted four aircraft in heritage liveries to mark its 100-year-history, the other two featuring the Negus (1974 to 1980) and Landor (1984 to 1997) liveries. Completing the line-up is an Airbus A319 painted to reflect its British European Airways heritage.
The Red Arrows with a British Airways Airbus A380 at RIAT in 2013. Pic by Rich Cooper via Red arrows