Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby expat1 on Tue 09 Feb 2010, 5:12 pm

After a one hour delay for weather Boeing's latest and greatest flew for the first time yesterday.

Directly into sun, so awful light. But it does show the moment the undercarrage left terra-firma for the very first time
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As she climbed out Boeing's T-33s chase planes joined up on each wing. I think it looks remarkably like the A-380 from this angle!!
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Then she was gone. Disappearing into the clouds.
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby Charles022 on Tue 09 Feb 2010, 5:26 pm

I can't see the first one? The rest are great! Espically the last one.. I think this is the most aesthetic aircraft has bulit :drool:
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby expat1 on Tue 09 Feb 2010, 5:45 pm

Photo's now reloaded so they should all be visible now
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby jackstarbuck on Tue 09 Feb 2010, 7:45 pm

Nice pictures. How much bigger is it than the other 747s? :question:
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby expat1 on Wed 10 Feb 2010, 6:20 pm

jackstarbuck wrote:How much bigger is it than the other 747s?


18 feet, 4 inches (5.6 m) longer
The wings and engines look bigger too
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 10 Feb 2010, 7:16 pm

Great shots Keith :clap: I really like the third and fourth shots.

Would be interesting if they were to send it to Farnborough and Airbus were to send a '380 too :drool:
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby Lomcevak26 on Wed 10 Feb 2010, 10:52 pm

Excellent - good to see.
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby B2 Spirit on Sun 14 Feb 2010, 11:23 pm

very nice Keith...!
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby 747woody on Mon 15 Feb 2010, 10:24 am

Great cacth Keith! :clap: :clap:

Surprised they didn't wait a day - the first 747 first flew on Feb 9th 1969 - 41 years ago!! :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Boeing's Biggest - 747-8

Postby scotmud on Tue 16 Feb 2010, 12:50 am

Gr8 pics and cool website :clap: :cool:

Cheers,
Steve
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