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More: India, April 28, 2012
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EP-IAB (cn 20999/278) To say I am thrilled to visit the B747SP cockpit inflight in 2012 is an understatement. The captain did the unthinkable, he pushed the plane to the fastest speed possible, Mach 0.884 during my cockpit visit to show me what B747SP can do. (mind you we were against the wind too). We were allowed to stay inside the cockpit for landing and all the way to disembark. I will never forget the kindness of people at Iran Air! This photo is dedicated to them! [Nikon D300]
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A visitor from - posted Sun November 18, 2012:
Thank you Sam Chui your photo is very nice and exciting

A visitor from - posted Fri September 7, 2012:
The speed doesn´t matter to me. I like the pictures you took during this flight and the stories told to each one of them. Great. Thanks.

A visitor from - posted Wed August 1, 2012:
Wonderful picture! FYSA, Indicated Mach has nothing to do with the winds. It is simply measuring the speed of the aircraft through the air, so you would have seen the same indicated Mach with a tail wind. However, the ground speed would be slower with the head wind. Cheers

A visitor from - posted Sat June 30, 2012:
Captain Karimian & Captain Moghaddam :) Nice Shot

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A visitor from - posted Tue May 22, 2012:
Indeed a five star photo Sam!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us!!! Cheers, Roger Cannegieter

A visitor from - posted Mon May 21, 2012:
This shot is really nice. But man i am not as courageous as you are, as i would not dare to get in a 34 years old 747 maintained with god knows what... You' re lucky mate. I envy you.

A visitor from - posted Tue May 15, 2012:
Iran Air ROCKS!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 14, 2012:
First class photos

A visitor from - posted Sat May 12, 2012:
It's an amazing cockpit

A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
Memorable adventure for you Sam 
Very impressive


A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
Nice instrument panel

A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
Wow, it even still has the INS navigation systems in place of the modern FMCs. what a amazing opportunity O_o

A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
Working hard and profesionally. Very good

A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
Well against the wind is easier to reach such IAS, no? Nevertheless it is fantastic shot of the awesome classic and rare bird! Well done Mr. Chui, thanks for another interesting photo.

A visitor from - posted Fri May 11, 2012:
I love the classic versions of the great 747 !

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