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Category Various Aviation items
Subcategory Airplane Skin Tags
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This product was added to our database on Thursday 1 july 2021.
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Airplane Skin Tags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because Airplane Skin Tags are made from real fuselage, each Airplane Skin Tags bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical Airplane Skin Tags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of Airplane Skin Tags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your Airplane Skin Tags. The images on the website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular Airplane Skin Tags.
Back in August 1979, the Boeing 747-200 with the Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 21684 was registered as 9V-SQI and delivered to Singapore Airlines. The plane was to fly for the Asian airline for just six years before changing hands to Olympic Airways in April 1985. The Boeing 747 the took to the skies for 17 years sporting the new registration SX-OAD and christened "Olympic Flame". From January 2002 to December 2020, the aircraft could be admired at Bruntingthorpe Museum.
Fun fact – in 2006, the aircraft bore the fake registration G-ASDA whilst painted in the colours of the British supermarket chain ASDA as part of a marketing campaign.
Note: If it's a new-looking tag without scratches and patina that you're after, then this is not the edition to go for. The Olympic Airways SX-OAD series shows clear signs of the many years of service performed and its time out in Bruntingthorpe. Each Aviationtag bears the marks of aviation history and has imperfections, scratches and parts where the paint is flaking (on the front and/or on the back), but that is what makes each and every tag one-of-a-kind.