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This Thing Is Huge!  
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13939 times:

I think its fare to say that this pic really shows how big the 747-400 really is!!


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Photo © Darren Howie



Glenn

p.s awesome pic!!


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 13709 times:

...more an optical illusion than anything, particularly considering the difference in elevation between spotters/aircraft.



On the other hand, I also love these:

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Photo © Chris Liao - SPOT THIS!





User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2087 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 13636 times:

Funny thing is that inside, on long haul flights they seem to get smaller!

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13505 times:

Ahh, a loving tribute to my FAVORITE airplane of all time...there will never be another like her - only those that imitate the Grand Dame. And words do not do justice in describing her to someone who's only seen pictures.

Here are some other pictures showing her amazing size:


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Photo © Allan Rossmore
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Photo © Rogier van der Velde



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Photo © Peter Unmuth - VAP
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Photo © Eric Fortin



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Photo © Jose A. Rafols
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Photo © Jeroen Stroes



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Photo © Morris Biondi
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Photo © Antoine Ossadzow



Okay, I'm a bit biased  Innocent , but every time I see one, I'm still that 7 year old boy at LAX seeing my first Pan Am 747 taking off for somewhere around the world...

The Queen of the Skies - long may she fly!!  Love



Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 13445 times:

Those gears are quite big too !  Laugh out loud





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User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 13224 times:

there's an incredible pic of a British Airways 744 taking off (or landing) at an airshow and a crowd watching them do so. It's on the photo section somewhere..

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8095 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 13089 times:

Holy crap if I got that close to the fence here in Cleveland I'd probably be shot!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 13026 times:

there's an incredible pic of a British Airways 744 taking off (or landing) at an airshow and a crowd watching them do so. It's on the photo section somewhere.

That would be this one then:  Big grin


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User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 11265 times:

I actually just got back from a tour of the SFO mx center. The 744's look MASSIVE on the outside but once you get inside her she's no more than a studio apartment! It's the 773 and A346 when you look down the aisle and see the sheer size of the a/c. I will still say she's the queen of the skies in all appearance. When the A380 comes out I'll still feel this way b/c that's just one ugly duckling but the A380 should rule in the "Mine's Bigger Then Your's" race.

Thanks again.

UA777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineToBEYwithMEA From Lebanon, joined Feb 2004, 304 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9683 times:

If these are massive wait till the A380 comes out!


MEA FLYING HIGH AND RETURING TO IT FORMER GLORY!
User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9526 times:

I really don't give a crap about the A380 right now. This is an awesome tribute post to the LOVELY and graceful queen of the skies


Someone special in the air
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9170 times:

Unbelieveable Aircraft.....Undoubtly one of the Best.
Everything even the Components look huge.
Enjoy watching them get Airborne Every Night at Work.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8202 times:

...more an optical illusion than anything, particularly considering the difference in elevation between spotters/aircraft.

There's no real optical illusion in Darren's photo other than the zoom compression. At that spot, you get very close to the aircraft and the photo is a reasonable comparison of the height of the spotters to that of the plane, even though it exaggerates the closeness a bit.

Great spot for photograpy, that one.  Smile

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

Impressive picture indeed ! By the way it seems that SYD is a nice place for spotting... Can't wait to get there  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

I don't want to be rude, but is quite so boring this topic...we All know that the 747 is one of the biggest and beloved airplane...so what's new? it's size ? c'mon...this huge thing has been flying since 1969 !!!


MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineAirplane From Ecuador, joined Sep 2004, 254 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

I don't want to be rude, but is quite so boring this topic...we All know that the 747 is one of the biggest and beloved airplane...so what's new? it's size ? c'mon...this huge thing has been flying since 1969 !!!

if you don't like the show, change the channel.

This is a worldwide commercial aviation enthusiast website, here we show and share our emotions and enthusiasm for aircrafts and the industry, not only news.

JP







The sky´s the limit
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

I'm changing channel right now.

Ohhh... BTW: if you don't want my opinion, just change the channel  Big grin



MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

maybe not so boring, considering you're coming again  Wink/being sarcastic
Call me stupid if you want but I will always be impressed when I see a 747, ALWAYS...



Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineElcapi1980 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Not only you airtrainer.....millions of people like us....I hope to see the 747-adv project will become a reality..



I love you barranquilla!!!!!
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2451 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Might I remind you that Boeing might not be around if the original 747 project did not succeed. The 747 is magnificant, a sheer beaut of a man made machine. Born in the mid 60's and it is still around and still awe's people to see it. Hawk, Airtrainer, BigBlack, Elcapi, ditto to what you said, and thank you EZY for starting another 747 post.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineNight_Flight From United States of America, joined May 1999, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

"This Thing Is Huge!"

Well, that's what she said!

-Night_Flight-



Remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous?
User currently offlineJeffLAS From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2528 times:


Just wait until you see the Air Canada Jazz Airbus 380 on the London, Ontario to Hamilton, Ontario route.  Big grin



" Jazz A-380, you have 2,100 feet from the intersection......Cleared for Take-off"
User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 800 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

I wonder if the A380 will look more spacious on the inside.

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

...more an optical illusion than anything, particularly considering the difference in elevation between spotters/aircraft.

I also disagree. If there were any optical illusion to be had, the spotters would seem bigger. The closer the spotters are, the more acurate the scale.




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