Aviation Photo #1281454 Boeing 747-151 - Northwest Airlines

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A rather uncommon look at Northwest's first 747. The cockpit section has been removed and is now located at The Smithsonian Museum. 7 months after this photo was taken, the rest of the fuselage was dismantled for scrap metal.
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    James Richard Covington
    Northwest Airlines
    Boeing 747-151
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing
    19778
    27
    N601US
    Maxton - Laurinburg / Maxton
    North Carolina
    USA
    September 2006
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent capture.
This photo nicely shows how the fuselage is divided to decks.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Really usual scene!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo but so sad at the same time!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
One of the more interesting pictures on a.net, congratulations. I stared at it for 5 minutes :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Unique! grat details of the different decks
Anonymous
9 years ago
Sadly this historic aircraft has met her inevitable end. Fortunately the cockpit section has been preserved. Northwest┬┤s first 747 is now part of aviation history, only photos and memories are left of this aircraft. Farewell N601US.
Anonymous
9 years ago
You know, even though this is a sad photo, I really like it. It shows the structure, the design, the integration and materials very well. What amazing machines these 747 are!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Look at the old projector under bin in the middle level. Young people will take LCD on seat for granted. They can't imagine how we watch a big screen in front those good old days....
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! What a piece of art. Sad to see an aircraft like that, but I just love cross-section pics. Especially 747!!! It's so great to see the aircraft from the outside and inside at the same time. Great job James!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
How sad...looks like it has been decapitated...
Anonymous
9 years ago
If you like 747s, this photo is fascinating, so much information about the structure! Thank you for sharing it
Anonymous
9 years ago
Rare look at this B747 cross-section. Engineering marvel.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is a great photo! Sad to see her go, but it does tell a great story. I've been on the upper deck of this historic aircraft. I'm lucky to have her as my neighbor here in Washington DC. Amazing to see this giant mounted on a wall in a large building!
Anonymous
9 years ago
So this must be the new 747 cockpit section ejection system...similar to the F-111...:-)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Well, on the bright side, the projectors and the lavatory still looks good
Anonymous
8 years ago
Decapitated... Maybe a bit of a disgrace for this old lady, but certainly makes for an interesting subject!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That would make a good house
Anonymous
6 years ago
My first ride on this a/c was Minneapolis to Salina,ks to our training base there, where the transition training for pilots took place.I was the only passenger as a company employee.
757guynwa
Anonymous
5 years ago
I still remember how those projectors used to shake around during turbulence on old 747 from Alitalia
Anonymous
5 years ago
What an amazing and weird photo....I've been in the cockpit at the smith. now i can see the whole thing!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Truly a unique perspective that you don't get to see very often. the perfect slice of a 747.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Awesome cross section of the beautiful 747!!

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