Posts Tagged ‘Boeing 747’


January 22nd in Aviation History: Pilot Mistakes Ireland for California and More

Pan Am becomes the first airlines to start 747 flights in 1970, STS-42 brings the first female Canadian into space in 1992, a P-3 Orion distance record in 1971, Apollo 5 launches in 1968, and the crashes of American Airlines Fl...
by NYCAviation Staff


Photos: Landing Gear Issue Damages China Airlines Cargo 747 at JFK

One of the main landing gear bogeys on a China Air Cargo 747 did not fully deploy Wednesday morning, slightly damaging the underside of the aircraft.
by NYCAviation Staff

Lufthansa D-ABYI 747-8I at Everett Delivery Center. Credit: Boeing

Boeing Delivers 50th 747-8

Boeing on Wednesday announced the delivery of the 50th 747-8, a milestone in the latest generation of the so called “queen of the skies.” The 747-8 Intercontinental was delivered to Lufthansa, almost one year after ...
by Jason Rabinowitz


The author's plane lifts off. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)

Always a Kid: First Time On A 747

Flying, at least commercially, is sort of humdrum for me these days. I guess that when you fly at least four times a month for two years, the magic of rocketing through the sky five miles up in a chair wears off. It doesn’t h...
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren