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747-8 First Flight

Post by Anuj » 05 Feb 2010, 13:22

Boeing has set the date of the 747-8's first flight :
In a related announcement, Boeing has scheduled 10 a.m. PT Monday, Feb. 8 for the maiden voyage for 747-8 Freighter, the 15th version of the venerable jumbojet that goes back to 1969. The flight, whose eventuality depends successful taxi tests between now and Monday, will be webcast live.

The 747-8 Freighter will carry up to 154 tons or 16 per cent more than the 747-400 Freighter. It features redesigned wings and new General Electric GEnx 2B engines.

Cargolux is slated to be the first customer and is planning to take deliveries of the first units in the second half of this year. It claims it has a firm order for 13 747-8 Freighters with options for 10 more.
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It will be broadcast live on www.newairplane.com
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Post by caps1237 » 05 Feb 2010, 15:06

Excited for this! Hope this time around they don't have the annoying little PR guy who spouts of the same useless crap for 2 hours. :laugh:
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caps1237 wrote:Excited for this! Hope this time around they don't have the annoying little PR guy who spouts of the same useless crap for 2 hours. :laugh:
I soo agree !!!

He was damn annoying! :lol:
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Post by caps1237 » 05 Feb 2010, 23:53

Anuj wrote:
caps1237 wrote:Excited for this! Hope this time around they don't have the annoying little PR guy who spouts of the same useless crap for 2 hours. :laugh:
I soo agree !!!

He was damn annoying! :lol:
But hopefully, if he's on again, they do the same thing an only pipe him in on Stereo Right. :rolling: I pulled out the right headphone and listened to ATC with the left!
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Post by Dennis » 06 Feb 2010, 01:05

I hope it gets delayed a few minutes. I have a class at that time. :|
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Post by caps1237 » 06 Feb 2010, 02:44

Dennis wrote:I hope it gets delayed a few minutes. I have a class at that time. :|
And you're point is....? Bring a laptop! :P
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Post by Dennis » 06 Feb 2010, 04:21

That's the point. I can't. Not that I don't want to, simply a class rule. It's with the Do-as-I-say-or-else-get-out kind of professor. He doesn't want us with laptops. :|

Skip the class? Sure, until my assistance grade drops like a rock (already have one absence and justified, but does he care? NO...) :rmad:

Step outside for a moment? Sure, but how do I get in again? (He closes the door. You can get out, but you ain't getting back in) :roll:

I guess YouTube will have to do. :(
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Post by caps1237 » 06 Feb 2010, 05:49

Ahh that sucks. Hate when professors do stuff like that.
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Post by seahawks7757 » 06 Feb 2010, 09:36

Anybody hear yet how long its gonna be and if it is going to go back to PAE or BFI?
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Post by Delta320 » 06 Feb 2010, 17:16

And once again, its during school :cry:
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 07 Feb 2010, 19:36

Of course it's during school. Typical!

Very glad to see another 747 gracing the skies. The true Queen.
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Post by Anuj » 08 Feb 2010, 05:57

Over here in India, its 11:30 pm (10 am PST). :D
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Post by a.trailblazer7 » 08 Feb 2010, 21:25

Dennis wrote:That's the point. I can't. Not that I don't want to, simply a class rule. It's with the Do-as-I-say-or-else-get-out kind of professor. He doesn't want us with laptops. :|

Skip the class? Sure, until my assistance grade drops like a rock (already have one absence and justified, but does he care? NO...) :rmad:

Step outside for a moment? Sure, but how do I get in again? (He closes the door. You can get out, but you ain't getting back in) :roll:

I guess YouTube will have to do. :(
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Post by Dennis » 08 Feb 2010, 22:37

Ack...missed it., Whatever. I'm sure that won't be the last Boeing jet to have a first flight.

And no, DVR's fall under the definition of handheld, devices not allowed during class.
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Post by DMM200 » 09 Feb 2010, 02:10

She flies (flew)! For me, when I got home, I thought the flight had already happened, so I decided to take a very long nap, when in reality I could have seen it live, dang. Anyway it definitely is much quieter than any other 747 I've seen and much more graceful IMO.
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Post by seahawks7757 » 09 Feb 2010, 06:39

Got my shots uploaded to Flicr Finally!!! Check em out. Have some 787 and KSEA spotting shots also from today. Beautiful day for spotting in SEA. 60 degrees and Sun :o

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Post by Dennis » 09 Feb 2010, 12:50

Funny...if it weren't for the fact that we know it's a 747-8, I'd swear it was an A340-600 when seen from behind.
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Post by Anuj » 09 Feb 2010, 17:30

The flight got delayed and i slept off. Had to see it on youtube ! :(
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 14 Feb 2010, 21:13

Very pretty! Congratulations to the 747!
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Post by seahawks7757 » 06 Mar 2010, 21:06

Ok I finally got around to editing a few of the shots I took from that day. Any feedback would be appreciated-
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