Boeing 747

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

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

3 days 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 months 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

4 months 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

6 months 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

10 months 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

1 year 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 years ago

Video shows Dive Bahrain preparing a Boeing 747 to be submerged in world’s largest underwater theme park

The dive site will have a 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 as its centrepiece, the largest aircraft ever to be… Read More

4 years ago

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,… Read More

4 years ago

British Airways to unveil 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… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

4 years ago