RC aircraft builders strive for extreme accuracy in their scaled-down versions of real-life planes. And what looks like one of Virgin Atlantic’s 747-400s doing a low-pass fly-by is actually an 18-feet long RC model of the airliner built and piloted by Adi Pitz.
This incredible aircraft is modeled after the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet and pretty much mimics it in every way, except it’s at 1/13 scale. Which makes it a very enormous model airplane! Its wingspan is 16 feet wide, its nearly 18 feet long, and it weighs about 150 pounds. Built by Adi Pitz, it’s pretty damn incredible. It…
The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that singlehandedly pushed the airline industry into the jumbo jet age. Sitting derelict at the Museum of Flight for 14 years, the very first of its kind is currently undergoing a rigorous restoration process to restore its former glory.
A trio of Boeing fuselages wound up in the Clark Fork River this week, when a train carrying the aircraft derailed near Superior, Montana. Thankfully, no one was injured – but we can't help but wonder what Boeing intends to do with these castoff parts. See more photos of the aftermath by Kyle Massick at King 5 News.
It won't quite give you access to the mile high club, but if you're harboring deep down fantasies involving a romance with an airplane mechanic, MotoArt's new Jumbo 747 Sleeper should scratch that itch.
Air travel did have a Golden Age. There was more space, classier interiors and bolder designs. You don't even have to go back to the 50s and 60s to see that. Here are some of the actual cabin interiors for the Boeing 747s in the 1970s. They are awesome.
A Boeing 747 can carry 48,445 gallons (183,380 liters) of fuel in a labyrinth of tanks so large that people can actually walk and crawl inside them. Can't believe it? Just watch.
This is crazy: watch this 747 trying to take off on its own in the middle of a airplane boneyard in the Mojave desert, California. It happened last week, May 23, when a low pressure zone brought 70mph winds to the area.
The Space Shuttle Discovery just made its last flight ever atop a 747, where it'll be laid to rest at the Smithsonian for the public to appreciate. We won't see something like this again for a long, long time.
Charts are fun! They basically make the Internet go 'round these days, what with the sharing, the memes and the Reddit and whatnot. But not this one! This one is depressing. Ladies and gents, the U.S. debt, in visual form.
Boeing has two new planes, the 747-8 Intercontinental and the 747-8 Freighter. They are testing all their systems now. That includes the brakes, which means a rejected takeoff test with a fully loaded plane. This is how they did it:
This Boeing 747-400 didn't crash on the Golden Gate Bridge, but it sure made a very close pass. The photo was taken by Brad Waler during San Francisco Fleet Week. On video, the United's aircraft approach is even more impressive.
Passengers returning to Sydney from San Francisco were treated to a delightful pyrotechnic show as a special treat from Qantas. A mesmerizing cascade of flame and sparks! Coming from their 747's engine. Which exploded after taking off. Wait a second.
Click to viewWhere do 747s go when they die? In this particular case: Malibu, to become a luxury home. And that's not just a flight of fancy—the construction is on pace to be completed later this year. A closer look:
We have seen the shuttle on an spectacular shot on top of its 747 mothership and a video of their almost impossible take off, but we have never seen a time lapse video on how everything gets ready.
The fire season has started in half of the world and I wish there were more of these 747 Firefighting Supertankers. They can drop 20,500 gallons of water in one go, as you can see in the video.
It may not be in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list and, looking at it, you don't have to wonder why. But this rusty Korean restaurant is special: It's the first commercial 747 ever flown.
Flight enthusiast Matthew Sheil has built a 747-400 flight simulator in his Sydney warehouse that can stand up to any $40 million training version—and he did it for under $200,000.