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.
The paint is rather sensitive, please be extremely careful how you use it. If you want to use the Aviationtag as a key-chain or bag-tag we strongly suggest to use the Aviationtag protection cover.
Material: mainly metal