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One of the last airworthy Boeing 747-200s flies into retirement

USA TODAY - Apr 21, 2017
SEATTLE -- A Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 delivers a soft puff of white smoke as the jet completes its second-to-last landing ever Thursday at Seattle-Tacoma ...

Boeing Continues To Lose Orders For Its Jumbo Jet

Seeking Alpha - Apr 24, 2017
In a previous article, I had a look at the order book for the Boeing (BA) 747-8 program. The most important observations were that African airline Arik Air had converted its order for the Boeing 747-8 and Nippon Cargo Airlines canceled their order for ...

Flying Tigers: First international flight to Charlotte

Charlotte Observer (blog) - Apr 20, 2017
April 4, 1981: a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet from Zurich arrived at then-Douglas Municipal Airport, making it the first regular international flight to touch down here. The plane was part of the Flying Tigers Line, a cargo carrier that started doing business ...

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Boeing 747 books

747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation

by: Joe Sutter, Jay Spenser

747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies" -- the Boeing 747 -- as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction.

Born in 1921 in Seattle, Sutter grew up on a hilltop overlooking the Boeing plant and flying field. It was a thrilling era of open cockpits, silk scarves, leather helmets, and goggles. After serving in World War II, Sutter joined Boeing, then a small company, eager to build airplanes.
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The 747: A Tumultuous Beginning: Flying Through Turbulence

by: Ronald Marasco

The introduction of the Boeing 747 was a momentous event in commercial aviation history—and indeed in modern world history. While the challenges faced by the engineers at Boeing and engine manufacturer Pratt and Whitney, who created the world’s first jumbo jet, are well known, the story of the plane’s early development doesn’t end there.

The 747: A Tumultuous Beginning Flying Through Turbulence tells the next riveting chapter in the storied plane’s early history, revealing details of serious in-flight incidents and extraordinarily poor engine reliability and aircraft maintenance problems confronting the employees of Pan American World Airways and other airlines with 747 fleets.
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Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747

by: Clive Irving
Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747
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Boeing 747 - Modern Civil Aircraft 4 - Third Edition

by: Peter Gilchrist

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Boeing 747-8 Mega factories Documentary- Boeing's latest Jumbo Jet!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the video! Credit to National Geographic for this awesome documentary. The Boeing 747-8 is Boeing's latest addition to the 747 family, ...

Piloting Boeing 747 out of Paris

In the cockpit of the Air France Boeing 747-400 for a flight from Paris to Mexico. Full video http://www.worldairroutes.com/AF747.html.

EXTREME LANDING!! silkway Boeing 747 terrifying HARD Landing at Amsterdam airport schiphol (HD)

so this 747 of silkway made an very hard landing due to windshear which caused the aircraft to suddently dive down. the aircraft came down with a big hit. the ...

Cockpit view - Boeing 747-400F Landing Amsterdam Schiphol

KLM Martinair Cargo Boeing 747-400ERF. Route was from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam arriving just before sunset. The video starts with the initial descent ...

British Airways Boeing 747-400 in D-Check

Engineering Giants is a documentary series which takes a look at the making of some of the world's biggest machines. This series will go behind the scenes and ...