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Boeing 747 from Iranian Fars Air Qeshm Airline damaged after Loadmaster unloads cargo from the nose of the airplane first
The aircraft is the sole Boeing 747 carrying weapons for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to Syria. Taken on Mar. 17, 2019 the interesting photos in this post show the only Boeing 747-281B of Fars Air Qeshm (EP-FAB) damaged at Hamad airport, Doha, Qatar after the load master mistakenly unloaded the cargo from...
British Airways to paint Boeing 747 in retro BOAC Paint Scheme
The BOAC 747 will be the first aircraft to receive a popular design from British Airways’ past As part of its 100-year birthday, British Airways has announced on Jan. 21, 2019 it will be painting a Boeing 747 in the much-admired design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).
Boeing 747 Cargo Jet Skids Off Runway on Landing at Canada's Halifax Airport
The Boeing 747 wound up on a slight incline far off the runway, about 50 meters (yards) from a fence marking the airport perimeter Taken on Nov. 7, 2018 the incredible video in this post, which appeared on CBC Nova Scotia Facebook Page, shows a Boeing 747 cargo plane after it had skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax...
The story of the C-5 pilot who was saved by his guardian angel twice in the same mission
"Fascinated, I watched this process that produced an airborne spiral staircase of circling and descending planes below me. Soon, however, disputes arose. Most of the aircraft had flown from all parts of the world to land in Germany and some did not have much fuel left..." Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500...
Former C-5 pilot remembers his training on the Mighty FRED
"The C-5 is marginally larger than a Boeing 747. I joked that if the 747 guys would keep their 'little' airplane out of my way, I'd keep my little wallet out of their way." Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force...
VF-84 Jolly Rogers last hurrah: filming Executive Decision movie
"It was the perfect opportunity to give VF-84 one last moment in the spotlight. Overall, the experience was very positive. I hope this movie will help people remember the Jolly Rogers," VF-84 F-14 pilot Lieutenant Eric Mitchell The following article titled John C. Stennis and VF-84 Go Hollywood and written by Ltjg. Lisa Brackenbury appeared in July-August 1996 issue of...
The 747 Wing House, the house made from parts of a scrapped Boeing 747 airliner
The 747 Wing House was made by using the two wings and tail section of a scrapped Boeing 747 Brought to my attention by Giuseppe Volpicelli, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the interesting photos in this post show the so called 747 Wing House, the house that was created by using a former jumbo jet to build the...
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The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed weapons system was a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F The interesting picture in this article shows YAL-1 Airborne Laser flying alongside an NKC-135E Big Crow. Noteworthy on Mar. 15, 2007 the YAL-1 conducted the first in-flight test firings of its Target Illuminator Laser (TIL). Multiple beams of photons were...