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"I’ll go anywhere to get a feel for my subject matter, whether it’s a river to study wild brown trout, London Zoo to study leopards, or visiting historic buildings to draw and capture views, all of which are then woven into my designs." #RodKelly #BritishSilver This tweet was posted on February 06, 2019.
#BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) launched Boeing 747 widebody transatlantic service in April 1971 between London and New York. #WidebodyAV #avgeek This tweet was posted on November 26, 2019.
#OnThisDay in 1980, the last commercial flight of the de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C departed London operated by the British airline, Dan Air. This tweet was posted on November 09, 2016.
#OnThisDay in 1982, Laker Airways declared bankruptcy, with aircraft still in service. One of the world’s first long-haul, low-cost carriers, flying from London Gatwick to New York, the airline helped pave the way for other low-cost airlines. Did you ever fly on #LakerAirways? This tweet was posted on February 05, 2020.
#Onthisday in 1949, Pan American World Airways received their first delivery of a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. #PanAm launched #Stratocruiser transpacific service from San Francisco to Hawai’i in April 1949, and transatlantic service to London in June 1949. #avgeek This tweet was posted on January 31, 2022.
#Onthisday in 1970, the 1st #Boeing 747 flight took off from NY to London. Operated by #PanAm, the 747 was twice the size of the 707 #avgeek This tweet was posted on January 22, 2017.
#Onthisday in 1970, the world's first ever scheduled Boeing 747 was flown by Pan American World Airways. Named "Clipper Young America," it departed New York's JFK at 1:52AM and reached London's Heathrow Airport in 6 hrs & 43 min. What are your fondest memories of the Boeing 747? This tweet was posted on January 22, 2020.
#Onthisday in 1976, the first scheduled Concorde SST flights took off simultaneously at 11:40am from London and Paris to Bahrain and Rio de Janeiro respectively. This tweet was posted on January 21, 2018.
#Onthisday in 1977, Kenya Airways, the flag carrier of Kenya, commenced operations. The first scheduled flight was service from Nairobi to London via Frankfurt flown on a #Boeing 707. Have you ever flown on #Kenya Airways? #TravelTuesday #avgeek This tweet was posted on February 04, 2020.
#Onthisday in 1984, Virgin Atlantic commenced operations. The first flight, from London to Newark, was operated by a Boeing 747-200. Have you ever flown on Virgin Atlantic? This tweet was posted on June 22, 2019.
#Onthisday in 2003, the last scheduled eastbound #Concorde flight took off from New York bound for #London. #BritishAirways #avgeek This tweet was posted on October 24, 2017.
#Onthisday in 2003, the last scheduled eastbound transatlantic #Concorde flight took off from New York bound for London. Did you ever fly on a Concorde? #avgeek This tweet was posted on October 24, 2019.
#PanAm launched Boeing 377 Stratocruiser service from San Francisco to Hawai’i in April 1949, and transatlantic service to London in June 1949 as all first-class “President” service. #WingWednesday This tweet was posted on May 12, 2021.
1946 condiment set by London's Central School of Arts & Crafts http://t.co/8mxhUFKq This tweet was posted on July 16, 2012.
After many years of redesigning, the much-improved, lengthened, D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4 was delivered to BOAC in 1958. Shortly after, the airline inaugurated regular transatlantic jet service from London to New York with one refueling stop in Newfoundland. #WingWednesday This tweet was posted on June 16, 2021.
After returning to London, the Daniells' six-volume series of prints, Oriental Scenery, was published. #PrintToPlate This tweet was posted on September 01, 2016.
Bruce Bradbury established Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers (@BradburyWalls) in 1979. After exploring the wallpaper collections at the @V_and_A in London, Bruce taught himself to silkscreen while working at wallpaper factories in Benicia & San Francisco. #VictorianPaperedWall This tweet was posted on November 17, 2021.
Following Pan American World Airways’ introduction of the #Boeing 747 in January 1970, #BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) received the aircraft and launched transatlantic service in April 1971 between London and New York. #WidebodyAV #avgeek #MuseumFromHome This tweet was posted on April 07, 2020.
From 1875–80, Burges designed his own home, the Tower House in London, in the Gothic Revival style. Burges incorporated figurative scenes in his heavily ornamented designs, conjuring myths, medieval romances, and animal fables. #victorianpaperedwall #wallpaper This tweet was posted on January 19, 2022.
From the vaults: Pan Am brochure for the 1948 London Olympics, the 1st after a 12 year/WWII hiatus: http://t.co/YHFosuay #Aviation This tweet was posted on July 26, 2012.
German-born Karl Ludwig Nessler (1872–1951, shown with Miss America Norma Smallwood in 1926) patented the first electric permanent wave machine in London in 1909 before emigrating to the U.S. in 1915. It required heat and chemicals, and was time consuming and costly. #HairStyle This tweet was posted on January 21, 2021.
In 1917, this father and son duo claimed to transcribe a novel from Jack London, who died in 1916, using a #Ouija board. #OujiaandBeyond This tweet was posted on March 10, 2017.
In 2011, #TheresaNguyen created her Spiritus centerpiece for an exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Company in London. The fold-formed piece explored the artist’s perception of containment. #BritishSilver @TNguyenSilver This tweet was posted on April 03, 2019.
Initial deliveries of the L-1649 went to TWA, which inaugurated service on its New York, London, and Frankfurt route in June 1957. TWA also inaugurated trans-polar service between the U.S. West Coast and Europe with the Starliner the same year. #WingWednesday This tweet was posted on June 09, 2021.
Like their counterparts in the United States, international instrumental bands in the late 1950s and 1960s were influenced by rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll. The Shadows, a group of teenagers from London, led the European instrumental charge. #InstrumentalSurf This tweet was posted on March 12, 2021.
On Nov. 1, 1945, British European Airways (#BEA) began operating flights within the UK & to Europe. Have you been to #London? #TravelTuesday This tweet was posted on January 10, 2017.
Pan American World Airways introduced the 747-100 series in January 1970 on the transatlantic New York to London route. #WingWednesday This tweet was posted on August 18, 2021.
RCA demonstrated the wireless transmission of pictures from London to New York on this day back in 1924. How far we've come since then! This tweet was posted on November 30, 2011.
RT @flySFO: 🗣️Calling all #AVgeeks! Help us celebrate Norwegian’s new nonstop service from SFO to London Gatwick! Come out to our next pl… This tweet was posted on March 21, 2019.
RT @tictoc: The 747’s first flight to London carried Pam Am employees and FAA officials to Heathrow Airport This tweet was posted on September 28, 2018.
Ray Lowry, album designer of London Calling, paid tribute to the "unknown genius" who created Elvis' 1st record: http://t.co/vegoYNFg This tweet was posted on March 09, 2012.
Robert #Hooke (1635-1703) also had an AWESOME job title: Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society of London This tweet was posted on January 18, 2012.
The #Vickers VC10 could carry over 150 passengers and was one of the fastest subsonic jetliners produced. Operated by #BOAC, the #VC10 achieved the shortest average transatlantic flight time between London and New York. #AviationEvolutions This tweet was posted on June 29, 2018.
The inaugural flight of the #Concorde for the #Braniff International Airways and British Airways joint #SST service to London from Dallas-Fort Worth via Washington, D.C. was inaugurated #onthisday in 1979. Did you ever fly on a Concorde? #avgeek This tweet was posted on January 13, 2020.
This 1948 brochure produced by #PanAm advertises "Fly to the Olympics by Clipper" for the Summer Olympics in London. This tweet was posted on August 17, 2016.
Thomas and William Daniell’s “Oriental Scenery” (London, 1795–1807), introduced Western viewers the stunning landscapes and historic architecture of India. French wallpaper manufacturers drew freely from these publications to create panoramic papers. #ZuberScenicWallpaper #Zuber This tweet was posted on September 17, 2019.