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I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 9:30 am

A SPECTACULAR CLOSE-UP OF THE MIGHTY BOEING 747-400 IN THE WELL-KNOWN LIVERY OF UNITED AIRLINES! ...........


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It should be required by law for everyone in the world to stop every now & then, and watch Boeing's incredible 747 Jumbo come in for a landing! Every landing (and takeoff) is worthy of our awe!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

This is officially the 786th "I Love The 747" thread here on A.Net .... but that still isn't enough of a tribute to this magnificent 231-foot-long Wonder Of The Air!!

So....Let's see some more great 747 pics....NOW!!!  Smile
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 9:42 am

Yes,the 747 is indeed a lovley aircraft that takes the cake for majestic pictures of takeoff/landing.But when you put it in a United color scheme,it looks to grey.Now,I'm not insulting UA's livery,but,it is simply not made for a 747 (just like the SWISS livery looks bad on an MD-11).

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 9:56 am

Tisk, tisk!!

I must protest!!

ANY livery is A-OK in my book on a '47! And a '57, to boot!

Let's see some more, OK? OK .............


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 9:57 am

Yes, the 747 is a beautiful aircraft!

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:01 am

LAX,
what a wonderful thread. you are so correct about the 747.

i do think the 747 looks good on UNITED and many others including the old PAN AM and present BRITISH AIRWAYS. what a wonderful solute, i am at attention.





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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:03 am

i prefer the South African 743 with the people on it.
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:04 am

I could say that it wasn't beautiful, but then I would have to kill myself for betraying not only my favorite aircraft, but my favorite airline also.

LONG LIVE B747-400 IN UAL LIVERY!!!!

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Fri May 03, 2002 10:10 am

Thank You, UAL777contrail !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

JUST FOR YOU, CONTRAIL!!  Smile ........


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:21 am

Now if you don't like these .... well, then you don't like black-eyed peas! (As Frank Sinatra once said!  Smile) .............


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:22 am

I've got my beautiful United Airlines 747-400 Gemini jet sitting on my computer desk!!!! Beautiful airplane and beautiful livery!!!

Chris  Smile
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:35 am

LAX,
That Royal Jordanian pic is gooooooooorgeous!!!!  Love
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:36 am

Much like everyone else, it's indeed my favorite aircraft.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:44 am

I still remember seeing my first 747 as a wide-eyed 10-year-old, along with my first flight two years later, when these Pan Am birds were brand new. I dare say, after more than three decades, the Jumbo has lost none of its majesty.
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Fri May 03, 2002 10:58 am

Ugly, ugly, ugly. Just kidding.

I think the 744 at AKL is indeed beautiful. I just do not understand the comment attached. Oh well, I've put my brain to sleep for the weekend.
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 11:02 am

Come on 747-lovers! Post a 4-pack of pictures!!

Have I got to do ALL your dirty work for ya!! Oh, heck, alright!!  Smile ............

"AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES THE DEPARTURE OF FLIGHT 255, BOEING 747 LUXURY LINER SERVICE TO DALLAS, HOUSTON, ABILENE, MONTGOMERY, ATLANTA, CHICAGO, INDIANAPOLIS, COLUMBUS, AND CONTINUING SERVICE TO NEW YORK JFK AND PROVIDENCE. WE'LL MAKE NO MONEY ON THIS FLIGHT, BUT WE'LL HAVE A GREAT TIME LANDING AT ALL THESE U.S. AIRFIELDS THAT RARELY GET TO SEE ONE OF OUR LUXURY LINERS. ALL PASSENGERS WITH CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS PLEASE PROCEED TO GATE 17A, BLUE CONCOURSE. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND HAVE A GOOD FLIGHT!"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ...............


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Fri May 03, 2002 12:52 pm

LAX + Qantas = heaven!!!


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 1:57 pm

Not necessarily my absolute favorite aircraft to fly on (although near the top), but I must say it is probably the most beautiful airliner ever produced.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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Fri May 03, 2002 2:00 pm

Had to add this pic too...just saw it, and couldn't resist... Smile


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 2:03 pm

Oh, Lax, you got me with the original PanAm 747 and livery. First flew it in May 1970 (as an infant, of course), and the love affair has never ended. First, last and always the Queen of the Skies.
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Fri May 03, 2002 3:03 pm

The B744 rules!  Smile


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Fri May 03, 2002 3:40 pm

Agreed!!! The 747 is a mighty aircraft!!! It has to be honoured!!! (Esp. looks good in the KLM blue's)



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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 3:44 pm

the venue has something to do with that first pic.....AKL is great!!
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 5:53 pm

That's right, the Jumbo is totally unique ; what a distinction!


I adored El-Al's former livery (1971-1999)

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 6:31 pm

It is a beautiful aircraft. How such a gigantic thing can just lift off the ground.

The first time I flew on one was in September 1992 when i was 7. Air NZ 744 Auckalnd LA.

As seen below those wings are just amazing, long yet they lift up so far during takeoff.

The best plane of all time.


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 6:47 pm

Lax says : 'It should be required by law for everyone in the world to stop every now & then, and watch Boeing's incredible 747 Jumbo come in for a landing! Every landing (and takeoff) is worthy of our awe!!'

Well here are some crosswind landing sequences Big grin


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 7:23 pm

There is something about Cathay's new livery that just says classy.

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 7:45 pm

Something interesting about the B747! It ferried an engine to Singapore for a fellow QF 744 as it had suffered engine problems. The engine was changed and she ferried the damaged engine back to Sydney I believe. Photo take off from the YSSY board.



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Fri May 03, 2002 8:52 pm

And now this one rockz!


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 9:06 pm

About the crosswind landing images: I'm shocked! Not ONE single image from Kai Tak!

Oh, and I agree that the new c/s for Cathay is classy, but I have to admit that their old c/s is just plain classic  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

And, although not 744's, I think these images displays some fine aircrafts Big grin


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Fri May 03, 2002 10:01 pm

A friends dad worked for Pan Am in the 80s and took me on a tour of the hanger at MIA....quiet Sunday afternoon, it was just he, me...and a mighty 747 undergoing a D check.

We crawled through every part of that ship, exploring cockpit, cabin, wheel wells....it was like our own 747 to play with haha.

Only when I was leaving did I catch the tail number....N747PA. Our afternoon playground had been the second 747 ever made.

LONG LIVE THE SEVEN-FOUR
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 1:29 am

My favorite livery on a 747!


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Sat May 04, 2002 1:33 am

These are my all-time favourites:


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I don't know why, but i love the UA livery.

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Sat May 04, 2002 1:42 am

I just say one thing, 747 for ever  Big grin

CPH-R: Now one of SAS' Q400's has the name Huge Viking, I think that name was better on the Jumbo...

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 1:51 am

Here's some from my Home airport, Newark.


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 2:02 am

THIS ISN'T BEAUTIFUL!!

There it is :
I dared to say it!!
What's going to happen to me now?
(The truth is that I like it very much)
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 2:17 am

There is nothing quite like the 747. I saw an Air China (sorry no picture) 744 yesterday at Andrews AFB. The next PM of China was in town. The plane just stands out like no other. It embodies everthing that is great about aviation and the USA. I got to crawl around a couple of 747s before as well. This thread needs to be revived every few weeks.
 
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Sat May 04, 2002 2:30 am

You can even see the newspapers they are reading  Big grin

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 3:21 am

I think the 747 is simply the best-designed aircraft ever. Just about any colour scheme looks great on the 747 and that's an attribute to its unique design.

Some of my favorite 747 pictures(there so many great 747 pictures that my preferences always change!):


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Sat May 04, 2002 3:26 am

GREAT PICS EVERYONE!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Erasmus must be punished for his comment!! (Is a hit man expensive nowadays??)  Smile

Just kiddin', Erasmus!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Is there anybody on the planet that DOESN'T love watching the 747? I pity the poor misguided fool!

Let's have a few more, kids! ...................


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Sat May 04, 2002 3:28 am

my favorite bird ever!
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 3:49 am

Wonderful pictures Lax!! Let me include some more for everyone's enjoyment:


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 3:52 am

And how about these ones .....


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or these...must be strangest use of a 747 yet.....

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But sorry, the most beautiful a/c ever has to be.....


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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 4:26 am

BUZZ..BUZZ..BUZZ!!! Illegal!!

No Concordes allowed in this room!  Smile

I'll let you off THIS time with a warning! But, if it happens again, you'll be turned over to the 747 Police.
If convicted, you'll be strapped to the hump of a 744 on a flight from LAX to KIX! No, WAIT ..... that's no punishment! That sounds like fun!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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As you can see .... it's a nice & roomy hump!!  Smile
 
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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 4:28 am

I must say this picture LAX posted just tops it all off!!!!!!!!!


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An absolutely awesome picture!!!!

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RE: I Dare You To Say This Isn't Beautiful!

Sat May 04, 2002 4:45 am

No, I can and will not say the 747 isin't beautiful. I don't care how big the A380 is, the 747 will always be the REAL queen of the skies!

Lax: In an earlier post you had something writen about an AA 747 going to Providence? PVD had 747's?!?! Excellant!!!  Big thumbs up

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