Captain Kevin

Aboard the first Boeing 747-400

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Yesterday, I took a trip out to Atlanta to have a look at the Boeing 747-400. N661US, in particular, was the first Boeing 747-400 built and participated in Boeing's flight test certification before being delivered to Northwest. Now, let's jump on board.

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The nose section of the Boeing 747-400.
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The first time I've ever sat in a First Class seat. Go figure we're not actually flying anywhere.
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The first time I've ever been in the upper deck of a Boeing 747-400.
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If it looks like I'm out on the wing, it's because....I'm out on the wing.
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You really don't get a good grasp of how big the Boeing 747-400 is until....WEL....you're actually standing right next to one at ground level.
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I can fit right under it with room to spare. This is considering I'm 5'12".
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There's a look at the engine. I may have parked my MDX somewhere behind the plane.
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Now my MDX doesn't look so big in comparison to the big wing of this jet.
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The view from the flight deck. We clearly aren't going anywhere.
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I always enjoy going to the Delta Museum. I have family in Atlanta and hit the museum every chance I get. I love it when they have the Surplus Sales. You can pick up some cool stuff at great prices. The 767 and 747 display is my favorite things to see.

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5 hours ago, Wobbie said:

Smile?

 

Indeed. Not the face of someone you would trust with your kids. Haha.

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5 hours ago, Wobbie said:

Smile?

 

Yeah, I teased him about that at the other site!  Never a happy camper☹️

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Kevin, nice shots !!  Thanks for sharing....

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Perhaps Kevin cannot smile? Does he suffer from the syndrome where one cannot smile due to partial facial paralysis? Or maybe an accident? Just a thought as I've never met Kevin in person.

Only Kevin can tell us if he wishes to.

Maybe Kevin wants to project an online persona of a grumpy airline captain who is forced to drive trucks when he isn't flying? :happy:

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Kevin is an angry New Yorker. Emphasis on angry.

3 hours ago, Jetset408 said:

Indeed. Not the face of someone you would trust with your kids. Haha.

No, you wouldn't want to. I don't have kids, nor do I plan on it, so I certainly know nothing about taking care of kids.

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OH, Oh!  Kevin nixed the goatee!  Nice lookin' truck you're driving there!

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Can't say I've ever had a goatee, seeing as I don't really grow all that much hair on my chin. Certainly not enough to be able to have a goatee. That said, all those pictures were taken the same day.

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3 hours ago, Captain Kevin said:

Can't say I've ever had a goatee, seeing as I don't really grow all that much hair on my chin. Certainly not enough to be able to have a goatee. That said, all those pictures were taken the same day.

Opps!  Sorry...Must be a doppelganger.  That'll teach me to Google search people:wacko:

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On 5/27/2019 at 2:25 PM, charliearon said:

Opps!  Sorry...Must be a doppelganger.  That'll teach me to Google search people:wacko:

Who'd you come across, this guy? If so, that was also me.

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Nope, actually another Kevin Paramore from Florida.

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Kevin,

Great pictures...I like the "standing on the wing" shot...not something you see every day.

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Kind Regards,

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