Happy Birthday To The Boeing 747

Being a big aviation aviation geek, I have to report that today, Tuesday, 9 February 2016 is 47 years since the first Boeing 747 too flight.

Here are some stats from the Boeing Web site.

First flight Feb. 9, 1969
Model number 747-100/-200
Classification Commercial transport
Span 195 feet 8 inches
Length 231 feet 4 inches
Gross weight 735,000 pounds
Cruising speed 640 mph
Range 6,000 miles
Ceiling 45,000 feet
Power Four 43,000-pound-thrust P&W JT9D-3 engines
Accommodation 374 to 490 passengers

Enjoy these photos



Next stop Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) for this big bird. A Boeing 747-400 from United Airlines.

A photo posted by Kerwin McKenzie (@mskonfa1990) on


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