What names would you give the Airbus aeroplanes?
I recently bought the ‘Toulouse factory livery’ A350-1000 and ANA’s Dreamliner in R2 D2 livery, both by JC Wings. I already had the 351 in the Carbon livery, but was annoyed that I’d rushed into buying it instead of waiting for the ‘Flaps Down’ option. Now that I’ve got flaps down on the factory livery, I don’t think that there’s a massive difference and wonder if they could’ve done more to exaggerate the position of the flaps. I think factory livery is a great idea though, and like Panda’s ZH A330 too.
It’s remarkable how much bigger the A350-1000 is compared to the 787-9, so it’ll be interesting to see how the 787-10 looks alongside it. For someone who grew up in the seventies, the Star Wars liveries are stunning (as are the model prices!). I can’t wait to fly on the Dreamliner sometime in the next few years, but now that I’m no longer a travel agent with access to cheaper fares, I don’t think it’s going to be soon. Have you enjoyed flying on her? When I was a travel agent, I remember being amused by a customer who asked when Airbus’s ‘Dreamliners’ were coming out. It got me thinking that Boeing has always had aircraft names evocative of the glamour of aviation – Clipper, Stratocruiser, Dreamliner – whereas Airbus has only unofficially earned the media nickname ‘super-jumbo’ for the A380. If it were up to you, what names would you give the Airbus aeroplanes?
By the way, my Carbon livery (JCW model no. LH4040 (flaps UP)) is now surplus to requirements so will be going on Ebay during the school holidays hopefully, so message me if you’re interested in the meantime. And I’ll try to improve photo quality before the next post!
David Valencia, Somerset
600+ collector, teacher, aviator
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