A simply breathtaking air-to-air shot of the 747-8 Freighter and Mount Rainier during first flight on February 8.
Posted on 10 February 2010 | Permalink
Wow, Randy! What a gorgeous shot!
February 11, 2010 06:47
From the first time I flew on the 747, as a young man, I have wondered at the marvel of aerospace engineering. The spaciousness and warmth of the interior gave me a sense of power and security.
As an adult flying to Europe with Boeing I experienced the top deck from a passenger’s perspective and thought I was flying the best of the best. It is my favorite airplane and I am delighted to see that we continue to advance the design.
Little did I know as a young man that one day I would have the fortune to work for the company that builds such great marvels.
February 11, 2010 06:53
Great photo of the 747-8 Freighter. Breathtaking is an understatement!
February 11, 2010 06:54
Many thanks Randy. What a great shot that underscores the beauty and grandeur of Washington state in terms of its landscape and the planes it builds! I climbed Mt. Rainier last August; my first visit to your state. I also took the Boeing factory tour. It is good to see both "the Mountain" and the 747-8 (RC501) - this time airborne - again.
February 11, 2010 07:50
February 11, 2010 08:44
Eighth Wonder Indeed!
February 11, 2010 09:25
Well exposed and shot. Its hard to get white correctly exposed. Nice timing with mountain fully visible.
February 11, 2010 10:01
Indeed a great photo, wish i took it myself... ;)
February 11, 2010 10:36
Sure, Illinois or South Carolina may offer great tax incentives. But what kind of backdrop scenery do they have to compete against Rainier or the Olympics? You can't put a price on that.
February 11, 2010 11:18
Yipp, that's the one right there.
February 11, 2010 14:26
A terrific picture to be sure, but just think if that 747-8 had been in a barrel roll....
February 11, 2010 15:48
Great shot of the 747-8 in front of Mt. Rainier again great harmonious composition of colors.
February 11, 2010 20:10
If the Freighter version can draw so much admiration from around the globe, what would be the reaction when the Intercontinental version takes to the sky and fly around the Mt. Rainier!
Who knows, people in various countries might sign petitions for their flag carriers to procure the 8I before the others.
February 11, 2010 21:12
The world stood up and gave a standing ovation to what is the most beautiful airliner flying in the world today. Somehow, I doubt that people will have to sign petitions to get it flying in their countries - I think this plane will sell itself.
February 14, 2010 15:10
Both thumbs up !!
February 15, 2010 10:03
Did you get any comments of the 747-8F taking off like a race car like the 757 ?
The climb out was amazing, like a dragster race car.
Randy, when will Boeing take a photo of both the 747-400F and the 747-8F together to compare the size of each other ?
February 15, 2010 21:18
What a beautiful aeroplane this is. Can't wait for the Intercontinental.
February 15, 2010 21:21
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