Boeing 747

Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 pilot tells why the Queen of the Skies is “Like Mike, GOAT (sorry Lebron)”

Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 pilot tells why the Queen of the Skies is “Like Mike, GOAT (sorry Lebron)”

The Boeing 777 The Boeing 777 is the largest twin-engine commercial jet transport in service today. In 1990, approval to… Read More

3 months ago

The White House starts campaign to curb the practice of journalists taking souvenirs from Air Force One as one reporter hands over presidential aircraft pillowcase in discreet rendezvous

The practice of journalists taking souvenirs from Air Force One The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) has initiated a campaign… Read More

3 months ago

Here’s how a British Airways Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash was able to land safely

The events around British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009 reveal the potential dangers of volcanic ash. Plumes of volcanic… Read More

10 months ago

How Many Boeing 747s have crashed?

Of the 1,574 747s built up to December of 2022 (when the final 747 left Boeing’s Everett Factory), somewhere between… Read More

1 year ago

Remembering the deadliest incident in aviation history: When a KLM Boeing 747 Collided with a Pan Am Boeing 747 on the tarmac at the Tenerife Airport

Despite both aircraft attempting to avoid each other, with the Pan Am Boeing 747 veering sharply onto the grass and… Read More

1 year ago

Boeing delivers final 747 Airplane bringing to a close more than a half century of production

Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide joined thousands of people to celebrate the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas, bringing… Read More

1 year ago

End of an era: Final Boeing 747 Airplane Leaves the company’s Everett Factory

The last Boeing 747 left the company's widebody factory in advance of its delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023.… Read More

2 years ago

NASA bids farewell to SOFIA: the unique Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a reflecting telescope made its last flight

NASA Boeing 747SP, registration N747NA, modified to carry a reflecting telescope for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), operated… Read More

2 years ago

The mysteries behind KAL 007 shooting down: the night Soviet Su-15 fighters shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 over Sakhalin Island

Even today, debate continues as to what the KAL Boeing 747 was doing for 2.5 hours in a place where… Read More

2 years ago

In 1978 this Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 strayed into Soviet airspace. And a Su-15 Flagon attacked it forcing the airliner to crash land.

Su-15 pilot Aleksandr I. Bosov fired a single R-98MR missile, reporting an explosion and saying that the target was losing… Read More

2 years ago

The story of British Airways Flight 9, the Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash (yet it landed safely)

British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009, flown by Captain Eric Moody, lost thrust from all four engines at 37,000ft.… Read More

3 years ago

RAF pilot to become first non-American to fly Air Force One

The plans represent the symbolic culmination of a four-decades-old and deep-rooted exchange programme between the USAF and RAF founded on… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose couldn’t be an effective troop transport

Empty the Spruce Goose weighed almost twice what a fully loaded B-29 weighed at takeoff when at combat overload weight. They were just insane… Read More

4 years ago

Cool video shows President Trump Air Force One Flyover at Daytona 500

The Air Force One circled speedway stands that were not completely full at the time. Taken on Feb. 16, 2020… Read More

4 years ago

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson Declared RAF Group Captain

Bruce Dickinson formed a close alliance with the service in 2008, when he took the controls of an MoD-chartered 747… Read More

4 years ago

The story Behind this Photo of a Boeing 747 Refuelling an SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane

On Jul. 6, 1972, Mery Evenson and Coz Mallozzi flew SR-71 Blackbird test airframe '955 on a 3-hour sortie, checking… Read More

5 years ago