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This airline covered a plane with a giant picture of Freddie Mercury

July 7, 2017
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An airline is making waves with the decoration of one of its planes.

Norwegian is celebrating its 71st birthday this year with a very special re-brand of one of its aircrafts.

Queen legend and out star Freddie Mercury is set to be painted in the fin tail of a Norwegian plane – and it looks awesome.

The global star, who died in November 1991, inspired millions as lead singer of rock pop band Queen.

And he probably wouldn’t be surprised he is now emblazoned on an aircraft.

As the singer once remarked: “I am not going to be a star. I am going to be a legend.”

And as legend has it, Mercury visited London’s gay pub the Royal vauxhall Tavern with a very special friend in drag.

He and Princess Diana, disguised as a guy, apparently escaped Buckingham Palace and went partying in the cabaret and gay bar.

The Freddie fin tail will officially take to the skies later this year, in time for what would have been the singer’s own 71st birthday.

The plane hasn’t been painted yet – but Norwegian’s mock-up looks brilliant.

The airline has long painted its planes with portraits of iconic fgures.

Previous recipients of the airline’s fintail heroes honour have included footballer Booby Moore, children’s author Roald Dahl, pioneering pilot Amy Johnson and aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker.

Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “As Norwegian continues its rapid expansion in the UK, our ‘tail fin heroes’ offer us a perfect chance to pay tribute to some of the greatest Britons of all time.

“Freddie Mercury inspired generations of music fans around the globe and it is a huge honour to have one of the greatest singers of all time adorn our aircraft.”

Related topics: airline, Europe, flight, Freddie Mercury, Norway, norwegian, queen, travel

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