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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by dayone, Apr 26, 2011.
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Artist rendition. No winglets?
It does look photoshopped to me, although the 747-8 will use raked wingtips rather than winglets so the actual aircraft would look about like this picture if photographed together. The copious cloud cover does look very Seattle-ish though--it could be real!
It's Shamu and baby Shamu! he he he he
The 787 looks rather tiny. I guess it is the perspective?
Both new aircraft have raked wingtips as opposed to winglets. Judging by the colour schemes these aircraft wear, it's a real picture.
And I kinda like it. Will like the 787's more when they enter commercial service
And there's a two darn good reasons the 787 looks smaller. 1) It's further away from the camera and 2) no matter what Boeing says, it's a 767 on steroids - the 767 wasn't that large of a bird to start with...
I love the profile of the 747.......
......the profile of the airbus380 just does not appeal to me.
Interesting, I'll be curious to get a stint on one of these and see what it's like.
Well they'll be big in Japan first with ANA having the first unit. I'll be wating till they become more popular before I'll end up on one.
Heck, I still haven't tried an A380... and I've only recently ticked off 777-300ER's...
It'll be interesting to see if 1) Boeing delivers the product as advertised, and 2) if the inflight product (dependant on which carrier installs what) is any cop.....
Gorgeous planes. I'm taking a tour of the Boeing facility next month, I hope to see them.
And I fully agree on the looks of the 380. It's a huge plane and a true feat of engineering but it's got a face that only a mother would pretend to love.
I've flown 380, 777, tons of 67's and all the other standards but never a 47. Hopefully soon!
I love the way the wings look gracefully curved, almost as if they're in motion and flapping gently.
Agree, the A380 isn't attractive, it looks like a sumo-wrestler whale, both obese and muscular. The 787 looks like a graceful slender bird,
Don't expect too much of the Boeing tour. It's definitely worth doing, to see the big building and planes in various stages of assembly. However, the standard tourist tour consists largely of a big group looking down from an observation window. Only a very few specially-arranged technical tours take you to the assembly line floor or close to the aircraft. (I've had the privilege of doing both.) IME FFs tend to know more about both the aircraft and the airline/aircraft industry than the tour guides. Enjoy!
Love the 747 paint job.
Seconded. Definitely adds to the already good looking plane!
Saw the 787 doing flight tests at MWH a few months ago...great looking plane that has a mesmerizing effect when in the air! The photo above, however, appears to be nothing more than a photoshop imagination.
Thanks! Just the basic tour will do, I'm excited about anything plane related. Also doing the Museum of Flight and hitting up Evergreen near Portland.
The Museum of flight is well worthwhile. Allow at least several hours.