Aviation Photo #1840619 Boeing 747-131(SF) - Iran - Air Force

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5-8101 (line nr. 5) is the oldest B747 still in service. Fortunately overhaul of this special bird ended in the last months and she passed several test flights. The first flight of the B741 "5-8101" occurred on July 13th 1969.
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    Mohammad Razzazan - Iranian Spotters
    Iran - Air Force
    Boeing 747-131(SF)
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
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    19667
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    5-8101
    Tehran - Mehrabad International
    Iran
    December 15, 2010
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Comments (17)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a brand new one!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome, line no 5 flying!!! She is a couple of months older than me.

I worked on line no 7, but sadly, she is no more.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oldest 747? This plane is timeless, and never looks old
Anonymous
10 years ago
This was TWA's first 747 and is same age as me; congrats to Iran for keeping it flying, may she have many more years of service ahead!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Another grandma in the sky....ahhh.I hope I can see a sexy girl like 777 in tehran!.nice shot mohammad jan.(Taha)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice picture. Can someone explain the difference in cowling between the outboard and inboard engines?
Anonymous
10 years ago
41 years old and still looking like this AND flying... awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I hope I look this good when I'am 41 years old. ;)
The queen of the skies. Good work mate. 5*
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congratulate to the technicians for keeping the bird flying
Anonymous
10 years ago
Congrats to Iranian engineers who overhauled and pilots who done test flight of her!
Thanks dear Mohammad to share it.
(Bravo)
Anonymous
10 years ago
The cowling is the same on both engine Pods. What you see is the air aux doors open to allow more air in the inlet. They are spring loaded and close auto when the aircraft reaches enough speed to push them close. Normally close at speed above 150 Knots.
Anonymous
10 years ago
She looks well looked after
Anonymous
10 years ago
It was my biggest wish to see her flying again and Iranian (AirForce) technicians made it true. Good job to al of them.
It's one of the shots that I love it truely, Thanks my dear friend to share it here with us.
-Shary
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting to see that this particular 747 still uses the original fan cowling. They were replaced by the latter design so long ago... rare and magnificent bird, long it may still fly!!!

747forever!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent pic, great to see a 41 year old plane as well looked after as this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Factory-Fresh! Note the bump on the nose -- In-flight refueling? Guess this is a VVIP bird
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow...! Oldest 747 still in service!

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