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A Special Happy Birthday

Unread post by SaraLima » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:58 pm

50 Years ago today, on 9th February 1969 The Boeing 747 first took to the sky. - Happy birthday queen Jumbo :smt007 :-({|= :smt026 :smt041 :smt035
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Unread post by SlowApproach » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:25 pm

50 already? wow. How time um, flies. Will have to put a fire tender on standby when lighting the candles on her birthday cake then :wink:
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:28 pm

...congrats madam Jumbo - an Icon if their ever was one!!
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Unread post by jimdavis » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Wow, what an absolutely magnificent aircraft. It's hard to believe she is 50 - she has aged with great dignity.

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Re: A Special Happy Birthday

Unread post by SaraLima » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:10 am

jimdavis wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Wow, what an absolutely magnificent aircraft. It's hard to believe she is 50 - she has aged with great dignity.

jim
Agreed.. certainly with more dignity and longevity than the other "pachyderm blanc" contender to her throne :wink: :D
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Unread post by Deanw » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:27 am

Boeing bet the entire future of their company on the success of the aircraft. Glad it worked out for them. :smt023
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Unread post by cage » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:47 am

And 50 years later it is obsolete. The market changed and now no one wants it.
In another 50 it will probably be an avcom whazzit.

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Re: A Special Happy Birthday

Unread post by SaraLima » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:43 pm

cage wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:47 am
And 50 years later it is obsolete. The market changed and now no one wants it.
In another 50 it will probably be an avcom whazzit.

A time and an icon that won't be repeated.
Actually Cage, you may wish to re-think that comment.. In fact, the 747 Freighter is still selling well and Boeing has a fat order book for it.

You're right in that the "cheaper airfare revolution" which the 747 began is now finding more fruit with wide-body two-holers, so for pax.. its now too expensive (read obsolete) but the original design spec (which called for a freighter alternative version) is bearing bounteous fruit for Boeing.

That shape will still be around for a good few years.. It was around before Avcom, and it may yet outlive Avcom. :D
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Re: A Special Happy Birthday

Unread post by cage » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:00 pm

SaraLima wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:43 pm
That shape will still be around for a good few years.. It was around before Avcom, and it may yet outlive Avcom. :D
I hope so, still nothing that beats watching them operate, A380's are bland in comparison.
It definitely will outlive most of avcom, leaving the Millennials to argue over the best non-binary-trans-gender emoji on 12345 ;)
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Unread post by Daimler » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:10 pm

cage wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:00 pm
SaraLima wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:43 pm
That shape will still be around for a good few years.. It was around before Avcom, and it may yet outlive Avcom. :D
I hope so, still nothing that beats watching them operate, A380's are bland in comparison.
It definitely will outlive most of avcom, leaving the Millennials to argue over the best non-binary-trans-gender emoji on 12345 ;)
I hear Qantas cancelled all their A380 future orders and are looking into getting rid of their current A380's in favour of B777X's and A350's. Additionally Emirates have stated the same desire.
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Unread post by Fransw » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:53 pm

SaraLima wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:58 pm
50 Years ago today, on 9th February 1969 The Boeing 747 first took to the sky. - Happy birthday queen Jumbo :smt007 :-({|= :smt026 :smt041 :smt035
Mooi! Hoeveel ure het jy op die Big Mama SL?
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Re: A Special Happy Birthday

Unread post by SaraLima » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:10 pm

Fransw wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:53 pm
SaraLima wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:58 pm
50 Years ago today, on 9th February 1969 The Boeing 747 first took to the sky. - Happy birthday queen Jumbo :smt007 :-({|= :smt026 :smt041 :smt035
Mooi! Hoeveel ure het jy op die Big Mama SL?
Ag Frans, so met die verskeie modelle 200/300/400, kom ons se baie, maar nooit te veel nie. :wink: :D
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