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Boeing Quietly Pulls Plug on the 747, Closing Era of Jumbo JetsBoeing Co. hasn’t told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its hulking 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for the twin-aisle pioneer. (www.bloomberg.com) More...
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Did you see the legroom in the mock-up photo? Those were the days my friends....
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I'm sad to hear this. I was in the Boeing Field Flight Tower when they were first doing the touch and go's. I was working at Plant II. I'm thinking this was in 1968. It was such an amazing sight - the beginning of a new era of flying.
Many 747's had cockpits with the air filtration system that was not connected to the rest of the plane. They also had their own food service area. That's why they were used so heavily to move folks around when Covid-19 first appeared. Do another large aircraft have this feature? If not, that might be a reason to keep these planes flying. Who knows were this pandemic is going to go.
I LOVE the 747's. I love flying on them and I love just watching them take off and land. Such a beautiful plane.... Sad..... I will miss them.
Wow! Top Secret. Nobody knows. Shhhhhh! What a silly headline.