Beautiful Picture of the 787 and 747-8i Flying Together

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by dayone, Apr 26, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. dayone
    Original Member

    dayone Silver Member

    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    824
    Status Points:
    795
  2. Bernoulli 787

    Bernoulli 787 Active Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status Points:
    65
    Artist rendition. No winglets?
     
    jbcarioca likes this.
  3. Microwave
    Original Member

    Microwave Silver Member

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    340
    Status Points:
    500
    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! :)
     
    jbcarioca likes this.
  4. KENNECTED
    Original Member

    KENNECTED Silver Member

    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    858
    Status Points:
    795
    It's Shamu and baby Shamu! he he he he
     
    DonV.Smith, Kevincm and Ygor like this.
  5. Ygor
    Original Member

    Ygor Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    Status Points:
    1,060
    The 787 looks rather tiny. I guess it is the perspective?
     
  6. Kevincm
    Original Member

    Kevincm Silver Member

    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    287
    Status Points:
    460
    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...
     
    Casey Friday, DonV.Smith and milchap like this.
  7. milchap
    Original Member

    milchap Gold Member

    Messages:
    27,701
    Likes Received:
    148,180
    Status Points:
    20,020
    I love the profile of the 747.......:)

    ......the profile of the airbus380 just does not appeal to me.
     
  8. DonV.Smith
    Original Member

    DonV.Smith Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,609
    Likes Received:
    7,467
    Status Points:
    4,900
    Interesting, I'll be curious to get a stint on one of these and see what it's like.
     
    Kevincm likes this.
  9. Kevincm
    Original Member

    Kevincm Silver Member

    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    287
    Status Points:
    460
    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.....
     
    DonV.Smith and KENNECTED like this.
  10. KENNECTED
    Original Member

    KENNECTED Silver Member

    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    858
    Status Points:
    795


    Good observation!
     
    DonV.Smith likes this.
  11. JennB
    Original Member

    JennB Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,472
    Likes Received:
    6,265
    Status Points:
    4,470
    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!
     
    hulagrrl210 and DonV.Smith like this.
  12. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    I love the way the wings look gracefully curved, almost as if they're in motion and flapping gently.
     
    Kevincm, DonV.Smith and ACMM like this.
  13. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    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,
     
    DonV.Smith and ACMM like this.
  14. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    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!
     
    DonV.Smith likes this.
  15. ahow628
    Original Member

    ahow628 Silver Member

    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    319
    Status Points:
    450
    Love the 747 paint job.
     
    DonV.Smith and Casey Friday like this.
  16. Casey Friday
    Original Member

    Casey Friday Silver Member

    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    695
    Status Points:
    645
    Seconded. Definitely adds to the already good looking plane!
     
    DonV.Smith likes this.
  17. boxedlunch
    Original Member

    boxedlunch Silver Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    122
    Status Points:
    375
    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.
     
  18. JennB
    Original Member

    JennB Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,472
    Likes Received:
    6,265
    Status Points:
    4,470
    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.
     
    MSPeconomist likes this.
  19. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    The Museum of flight is well worthwhile. Allow at least several hours.
     
    DonV.Smith and ella like this.
  20. chanp
    Original Member

    chanp Silver Member

    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    281
    Status Points:
    545
    Nice..
     

Share This Page