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Gonna miss the big ol' gal:(

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by electronjohn, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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  2. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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  3. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Took one to Hawaii there and back.

    Awesome plane smooth ride plenty of room...
     
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    They will still be used for freight. So you will still see them. Amazing plane and history.
     
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  6. CKDC

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    I was recently at a retirement party for a United 747.

    There was a lot of passion from those attending the party for this aircraft on one of its final flights.
     

     

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  7. jlh3rd

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    DC-3’s, Constellations, 707’s, 727’s, and now the 747....all a place in my history book.....
    I would love to fly any of ‘em...
     
  8. arts

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    It is truly incredible what we could once accomplish (and in such a short period of time!) with just pencils,paper,draughting tables,slide rules and the people who knew how to use them.

    The 747 was,and always will be,one of the most remarkable achievements in aviation history,but the kind of people (at all levels in the process) who could bring a project like that to fruition are (mostly) long gone.And sadly,I believe we'll never see the likes of that level of skill,dedication and competence ever again.

    Bombardier and the CSeries debacle are proof of that:mad:
     
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    jlh3rd Active Member

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    I would bet that it has one of the best safety records ever...
    Tenerife doesn’t count...
     
  11. Shadowdog

    Shadowdog Super Member

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    Flown in every model and even got to fly the DC-3 back in the mid 70's in original WW II dress as the CDN Air Force was still flying them! Will sure miss the 747!
     
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  12. Archguy

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    The upper deck of a 747 is probably as close as I'll ever get to heaven

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