|Puma, e-mail, 30.12.2012 01:36|
In my 25,000 hrs its the most enjoyable and comfortable AC I've flown.
|b, e-mail, 09.05.2012 10:46|
Love flying on these planes, smooth, comfortable and reliable
|Jim McIntyre, e-mail, 11.12.2011 03:14|
Did you folks leave off the most fun 747 of all. The SP!?
|Kiril, e-mail, 20.09.2011 15:57|
We have brand new 3 x B747-8 Freighters available for immediate sale. Delivery: January - February 2012.
Contact us for more information.
|Kiril, e-mail, 01.09.2011 12:03|
We have 2 x B747-200F available for immediate sale. Contact us for more information.
|George Fields, e-mail, 28.05.2011 00:23|
I remember my first flight on the PA 747. I was PA sales Mgr. MIA. It was prior to starting scheduled service. We invited our best customers for a ride. After take off we headed north along the FL coast and the pilot set those engines so you could hardly hear them. It was like the magic carpet floating along and looking down on FTL & PBI. It was a salesmanís dream.
|Dennis Phifer, e-mail, 14.04.2011 20:16|
I was a load master for the 747C at ORD with Pan Am. Those freighters had a MTOGW of 771000lbs. Great airplane.
|uncle mac, e-mail, 10.03.2011 21:49|
Pan Am, Americas premier airline until incompetence and Lockerby killed us. Flew the 100/200/sp.Used all the seats. rated in the SP with Wild Bill Frisbe, The west coast chief pilot. I didn't finish, he said you passed and then gave the seat to the FAA pilot back to SFO. What a jerk. 15,500 hours down the tubes. Now to Family Air. We started with a Northwest 100 and thense into the trash. that plane ended out at the desert with a hundred others. Bad decision. V bad management.Oh yes, one of the pilots that flew the Lockerby plane the day before. too close!
|Loomas Marshall, e-mail, 29.01.2011 00:44|
I was posted at the old Atheine Gr air base in 1974 and being located right next to the runway was able to watch a lot of Action. One after noon in a heavy rain an Evergreen Airlines 747 was landing when I could see he wasn't going to be able to stop. Sure enough, he ran off the end of the runway almost in Jacque Onassis' house in Glyfada. Which by the way was around the corner from my house. The next aircraft to land was the SP being demonstrated by the crack Boeing test pilots. Well even in the heavy rain and a bad RCR they showed them how to do it. They made several touch and go's and was very impressive. The Evergreen was "fished" out of the gully and repaired by Boeing, and flew again.
|L. Hower, e-mail, 11.01.2011 00:01|
I have about 7,300 hrs in the left seat of a '47 having flown for PEX, COA and JAL. It's the best, in my book. Safe, sound and completely reliable.
|Russ Adams, e-mail, 13.12.2010 17:03|
From a maintenance perspective it is too big. Difficult to work on as a ladder or stand is required for practically everything. Heck, even the aft pressure bulkhead was so tall you would need some kind of ladder to get near the top on the aft side. I taxied one once in NY and I felt like a hippopotamus tiptoeing on a tight rope.
|Bill Beshlian, e-mail, 04.12.2010 19:00|
Best aircraft ever built. My last assignment as a navigator in the US Air Force was the 1st ACCS at Offutt AFB Nebraska. They had the 747-200 model and I have never flown on a smoother flying, more reliable aricraft then this.
|g marxmiller, e-mail, 30.11.2010 19:18|
I flew the 74 200, and 300 for SIA for six years a very reliable aircraft and fun to fly also flew 727 and 757 for EAL sham on FRANK LORENZO
|Curtis Thompson, e-mail, 18.10.2010 08:24|
Oops! You have a serious problem with your comments data base! Things I wrote for the 737 were attached to what I wrote for the 747!! Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Curtis Thompson, e-mail, 16.10.2010 06:48|
I returned from Vietnam to be assigned to final assembly quality control on one of the test 747 aircraft - the one that hit the bulkhead while performing the first landing at the Renton municipal airport. I caught a mechanic who had drilled a hole by error in the aft bulkhead. Later I was assigned to travel to the Everett plant to observe the SS door enhancements (supporting greater than expected body flexing) and also the leading edge panel slot enlargements (to allow for the greater than planned wing flexing).
And then my 'number' came up and I was laid off due to the overall economic downturn - never again to depend upon a large corporation for my employment security. I worked final assembly on units 3-x while the 002 and (I think) the 005 were in flight test. One of my actions was to 'tag' the vertical stabilizer for what I thought was a sever weak point in a pivot hinge bolt. Two or three weeks later the engineers declared the stabilizer to be built as designed. Well, maybe...
|Jack Marsh, e-mail, 12.10.2010 21:20|
I lived on Silver Lake near Everett Wa. I watched the 1st 747 take off on TV. I went outside and it came right over with a little F86 chase plane. I was thrilled. I have done a lot of flying and have never been in a 747. I also worked on the assembly building for a short time.
|Scott Boyd, e-mail, 23.04.2010 07:40|
United operated the SP, I believe they got them from Pan Am when they took over the Pacific routes.
It was actually quite a different then the other 747's especially the flap system which was completely different. More room for fuel in the wings and lighter, shorter fuselage gave it an extremely long range.
|F Sta Martha, e-mail, 11.04.2010 20:41|
|Darryl Johnston, e-mail, 10.04.2010 16:21|
No mention of the 747-SP! shortened fuselage, less pax, more fuel very long range version. I believe they were operated only by Australia and South Africa (Still in the old days when SAA stood for "Slowly Around Africa" as SAA never had overfly rights for many African countries).
|Kiril, e-mail, 05.04.2010 00:20|
I am able to offer Boeing 747 for sale. Contact me for more information.
|kevin kenyon, e-mail, 11.03.2010 17:07|
I have never flown a plane at all but its amazing that a aircraft like the 747 can even get of the ground.
|Dennis O'Connor, e-mail, 28.02.2010 02:31|
I ablosutely loved this machine. I was fortunate to have flown it ( -100 / -200 ) for a period of 19 years for at total of approx. 14000 hours as pic....nothing ever came close before or after..Flew the DC-8 for several years prior and the G III / GIV afterwards.....nothing beats a Boing 747.....
|Kim K., e-mail, 02.01.2010 15:49|
The Boeing 747 is truly an awesome jetliner. I want to fly on the 747-400 sometime in the future. The 747-8 is going to be the next member of the 'family' and will have GeNEXT engines.
Can't wait for the 747-8's rollout!
|Nawaf Nara, e-mail, 30.08.2009 22:26|
God bless America
|Jeff Reaume, 08.01.2009 23:39|
It can fly for the same reason every other large airplane can fly. It has a hell of a lot of power and a lot of wing area. If you generate enough thrust and lift, you can get anything off the ground. :D
|Richard Lynch, e-mail, 25.05.2008 03:42|
The later model, B-747-400, had a TOGW of 875,000 lbs. The best plane I ever flew. The B-777 and, I suspect, the B-787 are even better aircraft. Boeing builds the best commercial aircraft (by far). Airbus, McDonald Douglas and Lockheed can't come close.
|gavin frank, e-mail, 16.05.2008 23:07|
would like to fly in this plane oneday
|M/S Paul F.Palen,Ret (FRA), e-mail, 05.05.2008 15:17|
I was based in (SJU)where PANAM started their first revenue flts so that the crews could get the most landings&T/O,s after Rozwell N.M. crew training,the "Whale" was the best acft we had,"Hands Down"I later hired on as a Boeing Rep and did the First Flt with the B-747-400 for North West.
|Joseph J. Haas, e-mail, 29.04.2008 01:15|
I flew this wonderful B747 for PAA/UAL from 1974-2001 for thousands of hours. What a great aircraft from the first -100 models to the advanced -200 models I flew. I also had the great fortune to fly the SP model which PAA had made for them to fly from SFO-HKG, LAS-SYD AND EWR-NRT. Those were 15 hour+ flights were the longest at that time. Made th the first flight from LAS-SYD and last SYD-LAS 2/12/1986 for PAA then. Those were wonderful years for me. Joseph J. Haas, Capt. PAA/UAL RET.
|Roderic, 26.06.2007 21:03|
Stewardess: "Dear passengers,at your service on our plane we have bar,laundry room,first-aid post, massage salon, disco,library, McDonald's, cinema, children's playroom, business/conference center, fitness center and swimming-pool. Please, fasten your straps now, and we trying to rise from the ground with all this fucking junk."
|Jason, e-mail, 23.06.2007 18:46|
|Jason, e-mail, 23.06.2007 18:45|
|paaksimaa, e-mail, 12.06.2007 15:33|
I love all types of Boeing-747, specially its beautiful nose.
|anan tiwadom, e-mail, 16.05.2007 03:25|
i really don't understand why the airplane can flight