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N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:03 am

The first 747 Large Cargo Freighter is on the Boeing schedule for today, if anyone wants to catch a glimpse. There are supposed to be some interesting bits hanging off the tail for testing purposes, but I haven't seen them. This will be your only chance to see it before it leaves for Taiwan on Friday.
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:14 am

Do you know what time? I'll be heading down that way in about an hour or so.
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:18 am

Was on the schedule for 9am, but the flight plan hasn't shown up yet. You know how it is, they are only on time if I am running late Big grin

Figure a 10am departure and a 2-3 hour flight, should be back around 1.
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:21 am

Nice. Hopefully I'll be able to see it.
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:09 am

Still hasn't flown. There were a couple of technical issues, now it is second shift, so we shall see. I am hoping they wait until tomorrow, the wx is supposed to be a lot nicer.
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:59 am

Damn, it is going up after all  Sad

FlightID: BOE876H
Status: FILED
Filed With: KZSE - Seattle, WA
Equipment: H/B744/Q
Proposed Departure Time: 2:00:00 PM
Departing: BFI BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL
Destination: BFI BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL
Route of Flight: BFI..SEA.J70.HQM..CEC..ENI..CEC..OLM.OLM5.BFI/0330
ETA: 2446
Speed: 0480
Altitude: 400
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:06 am

MZJ - BFI -

here are pictures of the aircraft -
http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing876a.jpg
And the Tail
http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing876tail.jpg
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:27 am

yes, those are pictures of the aircraft as it was before it came to BFI.
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:40 am

Gah. I hung around the parking lot near the tower and could see it parked and people doing work on it, but then I had to leave at around 1PM.
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:47 am

Pardon me for just falling off the turnip truck, but what's a Large Cargo Freighter? Is it some sort of Guppy-esqe mod like the A300 Beluga?
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:51 am

Yes, that is what it is, although that work has not been done yet.

It is due into BFI at 5:45, it just made a 180 off the coast of northern Cali and is headed back, im off to violate it.

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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:05 am

Only bit hanging off of it was an air data package.

Oh well, i'm claiming fastest camera to A.net available, less than two minutes.

Camera> Nikon Capture> Photoshop CS> FTP

http://www.fearofaflatplanet.com/images/n747bc.jpg
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:17 am

That was fast indeed. Do you work at BFI?
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:17 pm

Doesn't look any different...is it being converted in Taiwan or something?
 
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RE: N747BC Will Be Flying Today Out Of BFI

Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:27 pm

No, I work downtown, I uploaded it from my car Big grin