Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10524 times:
I'm up in BIL visiting relatives (leaving tomorrow), and the other day, I believe it was Wednesday, I was driving down Rimrock Road, and I saw a huge plane on approach to the airport. It was green in coloration, I wasn't sure what it was. When I read the paper the next day, there was a picture of it, and a little blurb about it landing at the airport here.
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23 Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 10078 times:
"An experimental version of Boeing's 747-8 makes an approach to Billings Logan International Airport Wednesday. The giant aircraft is unpainted except for green corrosion proofing and has no windows. According to the Boeing Web site, It will be produced as a passenger aircraft, the Intercontinental, and as a cargo plane, the Freighter."
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 10037 times:
I thought it was odd. I didn't think one was built, and if it had been, I was surprised it could be cranked out that fast.
A huge gaffe on their part, though not totally unforseen, considering other gaffes on their part.
Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 12): OMG, that caption for the photo is so innacurate I couldn't help but leave a comment on that web page. It hurts to read newspapers sometimes and the things they print as fact.
You should've tried actually flipping through the paper and seeing it....
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21313 posts, RR: 60 Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9782 times:
Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 15): Wow, I'm curious, why was the dreamlifter in Billings? I'm from there, and I know Boeing brings 747s, 767s, and 777s through on a regular basis, but I am confused as to why they'd bring in the 747LCF.
It's in flight testing, so it's the same reason they bring those other widebodies through there.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
CO738 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 73 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
As a former resident of Montana i must warn you that contrary to the fact that some people can not tell the difference between an LCF and the designing of the 747-8 those concrete caps which are fenced off that scatter the plains of Montana are not for decoration either and if they could find a way, they would cram as many people as they could into a LCF which i figure about 1,000
[Edited 2007-04-22 04:07:58]
If only you could install an air horn on a plane...