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The world's first Boeing 747 gets a much-needed makeoverSEATTLE -- After years of falling into disrepair, the world's first Boeing 747 has finally received some much-needed tender love and care. (www.usatoday.com) More...
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Air New Zealand has shed their last B747-400.
Yes, it will be a sad day when they go. I saw the first one to land at JFK in NY. I was working as a mechanic at Lockheed AS at the time. Most of that airport came almost to a stop. That bird looked like it was just floating down. What a beautiful sight.
I am glad to see that they are restoring the old girl. I took care of its emergency equipment for flight test when I worked as a project engineer on th 747 program . I was also at Everett field for its first take off and I will never forget the thrill and the pride in what the Incredibles had done . I shall visit the airplane next time I am in Seattle .
I remember flying from San Antonio Texas to Montreal Canada, in the early 70s, with my parents at the time they told me that this is a first flight for the type of aircraft, what a thrill. I can still remember it, i am 50, now.
The 747 is still one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built.
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