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747-8 First Flight

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 13:22
by Anuj
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.
Source :
http://www.smartplanet.com/technology/b ... ight/2955/

It will be broadcast live on www.newairplane.com

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 15:06
by caps1237
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:

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 18:08
by Anuj
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:

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 23:53
by caps1237
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!

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Feb 2010, 01:05
by Dennis
I hope it gets delayed a few minutes. I have a class at that time. :|

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Feb 2010, 02:44
by caps1237
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

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Feb 2010, 04:21
by Dennis
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. :(

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Feb 2010, 05:49
by caps1237
Ahh that sucks. Hate when professors do stuff like that.

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Feb 2010, 09:36
by seahawks7757
Anybody hear yet how long its gonna be and if it is going to go back to PAE or BFI?

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Feb 2010, 17:16
by Delta320
And once again, its during school :cry:

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 07 Feb 2010, 19:36
by Northwestdc9
Of course it's during school. Typical!

Very glad to see another 747 gracing the skies. The true Queen.

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 05:57
by Anuj
Over here in India, its 11:30 pm (10 am PST). :D

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 21:25
by a.trailblazer7
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. :(
Don't you have a DVR?

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 22:37
by Dennis
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.

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 09 Feb 2010, 02:10
by DMM200
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.

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 09 Feb 2010, 06:39
by seahawks7757
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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13497349@N ... 385515392/

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 09 Feb 2010, 12:50
by Dennis
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.

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 09 Feb 2010, 17:30
by Anuj
The flight got delayed and i slept off. Had to see it on youtube ! :(

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 21:13
by Northwestdc9
Very pretty! Congratulations to the 747!

Re: 747-8 First Flight

Posted: 06 Mar 2010, 21:06
by seahawks7757
Ok I finally got around to editing a few of the shots I took from that day. Any feedback would be appreciated-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13497349@N04/4410146025/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13497349@N04/4410912878/