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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a British Airways Plane Painted Like a Bird!

April 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM | by | ()

Airplanes painted to look like birds are nothing new—have you ever seen Nok Air's planes? Still, the newest fancy livery on the block comes from British Airways, who have stenciled a design on several of their planes in honor of the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. The design: a dove, complete with feathers on the plane wings, a stylized beak and thick tail feathers that form the iconic BA vertical stabilize swipes. Even better: it's gold.

Nine—count 'em NINE—Airbus 319s have received the golden dove treatment and are up in the skies as of today. Keep an eye out for them around Europe mostly, such as today's BA 1420 from Heathrow to Copenhagen.

The design and implemtation process for the new special livery is a complicated process that resulted from a contest. Check out the mesmerizing time-lapse video for all the sweet details:

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