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Boeing's big baby turns 40

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I should have have posted this yesterday, but I found out about it too late in the day. The grand old girl turned 40 on Tuesday. I personally think that she's still the best looking airliner ever designed and built and she still holds her good looks for her age today. Here's the Seattle Times story from Tuesday for everyone's perusal and flying memories. Happy birthday! :(http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boei...stflight09.htmlLets hope that the 747-8 keeps her flying for years to come.http://www.boeing.com/commercial/747family/Kim

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Yeah good luck to the 747-8F! I hope it starts a flurry of buying when the first operator numbers come in!

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I was going through my old LP's the other day and found this one:3274008959_3b1d0c6f1f_o.jpgA little sensational artwork to say the least. Notice the little '747' painted on the nose cone, LOL! I remember when the 747 was introduced in 1969, it created quite a stir back then because it was so much larger than any other airliner flying at the time. Of course, the movie producers had to create a sensationalistic disaster epic that starred an airliner that could carry a very large number of people and then put them in some preposterous deadly situation! It may not have been the best of the Airport movies, (the first one was the best, personally) but I have the DVD of it and watch it occasionally just to see the 747 in action. I remember when my mother and I went to the first run of the movie, she gripped the seat arms so hard that she must have left fingerprints during the scenes that the stewardess was at the controls trying to fly and avoid the mountains ahead. :( Kim

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...I was wondering why the BBC was doing a story about the 747 :( I do think the 747-8I will keep the line open for the foreseeable future, especially the freighter version.

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...I was wondering why the BBC was doing a story about the 747 :( I do think the 747-8I will keep the line open for the foreseeable future, especially the freighter version.
I hope for some more passenger purchaces! :(

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I was going through my old LP's the other day and found this one:3274008959_3b1d0c6f1f_o.jpgA little sensational artwork to say the least. Notice the little '747' painted on the nose cone, LOL! I remember when the 747 was introduced in 1969, it created quite a stir back then because it was so much larger than any other airliner flying at the time. Of course, the movie producers had to create a sensationalistic disaster epic that starred an airliner that could carry a very large number of people and then put them in some preposterous deadly situation! It may not have been the best of the Airport movies, (the first one was the best, personally) but I have the DVD of it and watch it occasionally just to see the 747 in action. I remember when my mother and I went to the first run of the movie, she gripped the seat arms so hard that she must have left fingerprints during the scenes that the stewardess was at the controls trying to fly and avoid the mountains ahead. :( Kim
I love those Airport movies from the 1970s, they feature interesting plots and the plane depictions are very realistic (as I think they used real planes). I ended up buying the DVD Terminal Pack collection. I wish there were more movies like that.I would really like a chance to fly on the 747 someday.

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