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6/22/1984: Virgin Atlantic Takes to the Skies

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Sir Richard Branson’s brand new airline Virgin Atlantic (VS), operated its inaugural flight in 1984.

Operated by a leased Boeing 747-200 (G-VIRG) – ‘Maiden Voyager,’ the first VS1 was a full-on party from London Gatwick (LGW) to New York (EWR).

Never one to shy away from publicity, Branson poses in front of ‘Maiden Voyager.’ Photo: Virgin Atlantic.

Inflight Entertainment


As the aircraft taxied out for departure, an announcement was made informing passengers they could watch the historic take-off with a view from the flight deck via the entertainment screens.

As the Boeing 747 hurtled down the read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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