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  • #16
    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Gee, I even found this image of the aircraft I flew as well...

    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pan-A...8d628f0bc8beca

    It was a Boeing 747-132(SF) aircraft.
    That must bring back memories when you look at her!
    Did you read the text that accompanied the photo?

    "Clipper Mandarin". Who would have thought that this aircraft would still be active as a waterbomber almost 20 years after this shot was taken? Began life with Delta as N9898 in November 1970. Served with Pan Am 5.84 - 4.91. Subsequently registered to Evergreen International as N479EV and converted to a Supertanker in 2008.
    Your nice comfy ride across the Atlantic all those years ago is now a water bomber!
    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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    • #17
      All the traces of me traveling on that aircraft has been flushed out....
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      • #18
        747-8 is one of the slickest, beautiful and clean designs I've seen from the Boeing Company!
        For me, 747 is Boeing, and many years ago when Airbus started to talk about their A380...., I often wondered; what's stopping Boeing from stretching the upper deck on a 747 all the way back to the tailfin and thereby beat Airbus in their race to build a doubledeck passenger aircraft...?
        Well, no need to think more about water already passed under the bridge.
        For me 747 will be a top three aircraft design for many years to come
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        • #19
          I enjoy reading Aviation Week and Space Technology and the letters that readers submit. I especially like the people who point out how great the Boeing engineers were 40 years ago for designing the 747 in such a short time with slide rules and modern engineers cannot get the A380, 787 and 747-8 freighter flying anywhere close to schedule with all our modern computers. I don't know if they are serious or not. Even though the original 747 and the modern varient have the same trademark "fat head" I doubt there is a any part bigger than a nut or bolt common between the two aircraft. Boeing has done a great job with the 747 and 737 gradually modernizing and updating the aircraft over the years.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
            Even though the original 747 and the modern varient have the same trademark "fat head" I doubt there is a any part bigger than a nut or bolt common between the two aircraft.
            You describe her perfectly Pilotdane, when i wrote my post earlier i was thinking hard to try and say something like that. You are so darn right, that 'big head' of hers makes her stand out from the crowd. And i totally agree, apart from that i bet there is nothing original about the latest 747's. But when you look up at the sky and see a plane with a big 'fat head' flying by, you know what it is straight away. Truly iconic!
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            • #21
              The area rule was well known when the 747 was designed and I've always been curious if area rule or just the desire to add more seats played a larger role in the unusual design.

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              • #22
                The assembly of a new giant airliner, the Boeing 747-8I:

                http://www.vg.no/reise/artikkel.php?artid=10017108

                In Norwegian... picture universal.
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                • #23
                  Have to smile....

                  In Boeing vs. Airbus, I'm a Boeing kind of guy...., and when Airbus use billions and struggle to put a plane like A380 in service, Boeing is just sitting there like an old dog.
                  (As the saying goes: "You don't teach old dogs to bark" ).

                  I mean, when Airbus think they have come up with something fantastic, Boeing just add a meter or two on their 747 and lengthen the upper deck

                  The B747-8I looks GREAT, Boeing...., just great!!!!
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  • #24
                    ... I'm for the most part blinded by my eager to one time in the future travel on an A380...

                    I love the 747.... my first 747-experience was on board Pan Am's Clipper Mandarin from Oslo to New York in July 1987, a Boeing 747-200 if I remember correctly.
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                    • #25
                      Some new info on the brand new 747-8.... the longest plane in the world, just unveiled a few days ago:

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                      • #26
                        Boeing lands big orders for the 747-8:


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                        • #27
                          I think it is funny that President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama announced 19 billion dollars of aircraft sales to China when they met. Boeing has had those planes listed on it's order books for years. The orders were actually placed between 2007 to 2009. The official announcement waiting for the proper political score. China had to make a very visible gesture that it is trying to help cut the US trade deficit.

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                          • #28
                            Only two 747's come with this optional extra.
                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_Carrier_Aircraft

                            Got to laugh at someones sense of humour!

                            Photo Credit - Rob Elliott.
                            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            • #29
                              Attach orbiter here... black side down!

                              That is genius! .... and hilarious!
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                              • #30
                                From the news, the new model:

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