Saturday, April 28, 2012

Airline Photograph of the Week

Photo of two 747-800s. Air France is coming in for a landing and United is waiting to depart on August 25, 2007.

On the few occasions I've flown on a 747, it has never ceased to amaze me how big they are. Yeah, yeah, they are now dwarfed by the A380, but the 747 has been around for a while and I consider it a classic.

Boeing began development of the 747 back in the 1960s. On January 15, 1970 the first flight, a Pan Am 747 Clipper (Clipper Victor), departed Dulles International Airport. First Lady Pat Nixon performed the christening ceremony.

Photo Credit: Flickr user Ack Ook. Used under Creative Commons license.

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