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The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby pete » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:14 am

Interesting article

The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/2018 ... obal-en-GB
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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby Doering » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:52 pm

My one and only flight on a 747 was from Vancouver to Honolulu! It will be always be one of Boeing’s best legends!
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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby pete » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:27 am

More on this. BA 747 pilot looking back :)

https://news.sky.com/story/former-briti ... obal-en-GB


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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby Andiroto » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:07 pm

Here are two sites worth for a visit i think:

http://www.b747classic.co.uk/
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http://www.ra001firstjumbojet.com/
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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby pete » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:50 am

The 747 will forever be one of my all time favourite aircraft. I still look up with awe when they fly over daily, mostly cargo these days. (thanks for Flightradar24, a global app that will tell you all aircraft details flying over if they are on ATC)

Read this this morning. 747's still require a floppy disc for software updates!


https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/2136 ... l-software


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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby TommyJo » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:06 am

In the history of aviation, there was an even larger aircraft, but it made only one test flight at an altitude of 21 meters and a length of about 1.5 km. We are talking about the Hughes H-4 Hercules, a giant flying boat built in 1947 by the ingenious (and insane) American aviator and businessman Howard Hughes.

The 8-engine monster, created by Hughes, 66.6 meters long with a wingspan of 97.5 meters, was conceived as a means of transporting goods, military equipment (with a total weight of about 70 tons), and up to 750 soldiers across the Atlantic from the United States to Europe. The project started in 1942 with the money of the American government, but its implementation was delayed for five long years. So the Second World War ended, but the megalodon still did not take off.


In the end, this alerted the American government and Congress, under the pressure of which Howard Hughes made a test flight on November 2, 1947, near the California city of San Pedro. First and last flight. Until Hughes' death in 1976, the Hercules was kept in flight condition, and then changed hands, until finally, it ended up in the aviation museum in McMinnville, Oregon, where it is located to this day - When you will be in Oregon, be sure to check it out.
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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby Bofredrik » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:08 pm

Great plane! I have been a passenger many times.
SAS, Cathay, British Airways, Pan Am, Air France, Northwest, Singapore Airlines, Scanair, United etc.
747-100 - 200 - 300 - 400.
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Re: The Boeing 747: The plane that shrank the world

Postby Andiroto » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:33 pm

First Jumbo Jet "City of Everett" Cockpit VR (Hold down left mouse button to change view):

http://vr.museumofflight.org/z483y

There are also other aircrafts you can visit virtually:

https://museumofflight.org/Site/Explore ... nline.aspx
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