Oztalgian 2,858 Posted February 1 Report Share Posted February 1 Earlier today the last Boeing 747 left the worlds' biggest building, by volume, at the Boeing plant in Everett Washington. The customer was cargo airlines Atlas Air. It was number 1574 of a production run that started in the late 1960s. The last passenger version came off the production line in May 2017 Have you any memories of "The Queen of the Skies"? My wife and I flew on one in 1975, as 10 pound poms Qantas took us to Australia and to a new life. Often flew on them in the 80s and during the 1990s I flew every month from Sydney to the USA and return. Fortunately many of the flights were taken up at the pointy end. Upstairs was my favourite place to be, much quieter and for some reason more attentive service. Not once did we have any technical issues but nearly spilled my scotch and coke on a very turbulent trip back from Japan. Once flew on a Qantas 747 SP Combi from the USA and you could hear horses whinneying in the cargo section. Once we had to put down in Fiji to refuel due to headwinds on a flight back from the USA. A far more graceful looking plane than the beached whale look of the A380 3 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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