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Subsonic Transport
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The logo on the tail looks familiar but I don't remember it. Frankly, I don't remember where I took the photo from so I can't quote the source....yet.

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You're looking at a BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) 707. The logo is a stylized bird flying real fast.

When I was working in the Gulf and there was nothing better to do on the midnight shift but listen to the ATC frequency I heard the controllers use the call sign "Speedbird" followed by flight number, e.g. Speedbird 27. By then, BOAC had renamed itself as British Airways.

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That BA, a 400 series meaning it had RR Conway engines.
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