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    Air China B748 inaugrural flight KJFK pics

    Greetings,
    A few shots from CCA's B748 inaugural flight into JFK. I am not much of a fan of the B748 or really any series after the "Classic" 100's and 200's" However the from-to-back cheat line really makes this one very attractive. Way to go CCA 5 stars!




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    Very nice, Senga!

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    Awesome shots Senga!
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    Nice job Senga, great shots and congrats on the catch!

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    Looking forward to seeing this one become a regular

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    A couple from me. Give all the clouds in the area I'm glad the sun was out when she arrived!


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    My God they kept the cheatline! That plane looks awesome

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    Great shots Guys..... that 748 looks awesome....



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    Damn. That's a beauty, kicking up the snow and all. Great shot Senga. Sure hope she makes her way over to IAD at some point in the future. In the meantime however, might have to make a special trip up and get her rocking out over howard beach

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    Thanks all,
    Nice shots Jason, Mark. I wanted to get some pics from your location but knowing my luck those blasted clouds that were hovering around would have moved over the plane if I was there. I'm glad not everything is a race to the bottom with these airlines.

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    here is my departure shot from yesterday. absolutley no light but I got it.

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    Awesome shot of it kicking up the snow Senga!

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    I love the 747-8, the Classic is a thing of beauty from the wingtip HF aerials, to the pert bubble up front, the 400 is an awesome performer and the ERF freighters blessed with the small upper deck along with the winglets look superb, the -8, especially the -8F is the ultimate iteration of the breed, those raked wing tips look fantastic , from a pilots standpoint the Classic is a mite underpowered, and extremely dated, my alma mater K4 is making a valiant last stand with the 200, the 400 is the most pilot friendly airplane I have ever flown, performance,coupled with good ergonomics in the cockpit, coupled with the aesthetic beauty of the airframe, win,win!!!, my friends at Atlas who fly the -8 say simply it's the best of a fine breed.
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    The beehive hummm of the JT9D and GE CF680C2,the thunder of the JT8D-17,the rumble of the PW1830 and the high ,thin whine of the PW 545A are all music to my ears!

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    727C47,
    The Wingtip aerials are one of my favorite features of the classic series. I also love the rotating beacons that many had and of course the smaller hump. The old flap track system has always been the best looking on the classics too. The H-stab rear wingtip lights (white). And of course the bare metal P&W engines.

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    I miss the nav old light configuration, white lights on the horizontal stab tips, coupled with the old beacon, instantly identifiable at night. Plus the logo lights were ubiqtuous back then, I remember spotting from Rockaway Playland at night when I was a kid , and watching the European outbounds moan overhead when they were on the 13s, Alitalia, Sabena, SAS, et al, all instantly identifiable per the logo lights illuminating the tail.
    The beehive hummm of the JT9D and GE CF680C2,the thunder of the JT8D-17,the rumble of the PW1830 and the high ,thin whine of the PW 545A are all music to my ears!

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