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G-BYGC in formation with the Red Arrows (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

British Airways’ BOAC-themed 747 Conducts Centenary Flypast

British Airways continued their centenary celebrations with a flypast during this year's Royal International Air Tattoo. The 100th year since the origin of the United Kingdom's flag carrier has seen special events and occasions to mark the landmark year, including four aircraft being repainted in retro liveries. One of these aircraft, a Boeing 747, repainted in the airline's predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) paint scheme was flanked by nine Royal Air Force Red Arrows BAE Systems Hawk T1s. [caption…