This letter concerns the winning design in the 1998 Middle-earth Reunion British Airways tailplane design competition.

23 October 1998

Dear Mr Baker,

Thank you for your recent letter and I'm delighted to hear that MeRS recently ran a competition to design a tail fin livery that might express something of Tolkien's creative legacy.

I am naturally impressed by the quality of the workmanship in this design and would like to congratulate most sincerely the winner. They have certainly captured the sentiment extremely well and I can only convey how extremely impressed I am.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention and my very best wishes to you and the Middle-earth Reunion Smial.

Yours sincerely,

Martin George

Director of Marketing
British Airways