It’s very likely the only commercial airplane almost anyone can identify by name and sight. This aerial humpback has been the biggest, best-known icon of Boeing since it was first unveiled in 1968, and now, after more than 1,500 have been sold, it finally looks like Boeing may be ending production of the legendary 747.
This year, righteous metal band Iron Maiden will be touring around the world in this Boeing 747 jumbo jet codenamed “Ed Force One,” piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson.
Back in 2012, Endeavour took its final ferry flight over the Los Angeles area while mounted to the trusty and highly modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier. No cheesy music soundtrack, no stupid dubstep, no seizure inducing edits, just raw, unadulterated plane porn.
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 had to make an emergency landing earlier today at Gatwick Airport, London, when its right landing gear got stuck. Amazingly enough, the pilots managed to keep control with only three of the four gears in place.
A technical issue with the landing gear of the Boeing 747 Flight VS43 out of London Gatwick, forced the aircraft to circle the skies of England, eventually making a safe but dramatic landing at the Sussex airport, as seen below.
When KLM ordered its 747s in 1969, the airline wanted to give its passengers an idea of how massive the plane actually was. So they took something familiar and applied it to the plane in a way their Dutch customers could relate. The end result was this creative, compelling illustration.
Boeing delivered its 1,500th 747 to Germany's Lufthansa Airlines today at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. No other widebody aircraft has reached this milestone. It's a 747-8i model, the longest passenger jet in the world. This aircraft, registered D-ABYP is the 14th 747-8i for Lufthansa's fleet.
Great news, AvGeeks! The Museum of Flight is going to restore the very first 747 - The City Of Everett to "first flight conditions." She first took flight on February 9, 1969 but has been parked outdoors at the museum for many years. As you might imagine, the wet Pacific Northwest weather has not helped her age well.
When you overshoot an exit ramp, you get back on the freeway in the opposite direction and get back on course. Not exactly the same concept applies when you're flying one of the world's largest cargo planes and land at a small industrial airport with spaghetti-sized runways.
You think it would be impossible to make a 747 invisible. With enough clouds, it's not so hard.
When the first officer of Lufthansa flight 403 became ill yesterday, an off-duty airline pilot flying as a passenger took the controls and helped land the plane in Dublin.
In Discovery's upcoming season of the show Curiosity, they crash a Boeing 727 into the desert.
Mouldering quietly on a forlorn corner of Boeing's field near Seattle, Wash., Boeing 747 RA001 is in need of a restoration. To the Washingtonians who built more than 1,400 of the humpbacked workhorses, seeing No. 1 in such a state of disrepair brings a touch of shame.
A flight crew testing the new Boeing 747-8F cargo plane had 17 hours to kill during a max endurance test last night so they decided to graffiti a message across the Western United States.
This is the most amazing photo of a Boeing 747 climbing into the sky you'll likely ever see. It was shot by Daniel Werner, who made the photograph from a private plane near this LAX runway.
Former Northwest Airlines Capt. John Hansen flew the airline's Boeing 747 route from Detroit to Toyko for years. In 2002, the plane tried to kill him and 400 passengers. This is the never-before published story of how he saved them.