Happy 50th to the 747

I was a load master working on the -200 contracted to Kalita, -400, -8F and the DreamLifter. The Dreamlifter was a pig of our fleet. But the DreamLifter is the fastest 747 out there by like 3 knots lol

I don’t have to many crazy stories besides getting stuck in China due to smog one time lol

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Here’s a few pics I took while at work

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I was scheduled to go to Hong Kong, and the jet arrived and they opened every… single… door… every… door and window, reason why…


An entire 747 full of pigs…

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Was his callsign PIG PIG Heavy? 🤣

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I think I was just 7 or 8 when I took my first 747 flight. I was going to visit my cousins in Japan,when United still operated 747-400s on their KSFO to RJAA routes. It really started to spark my interest in aviation,but it’s so sad that they are all but gone now.

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Wait you rode on RJGG-KTDW? They operate A332s on those routes now.

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Well, I am a Airbus supporter but I have to admit that it is a very special plane! The hump is iconic! Had the luck to flew two Qantas 747s. One of them was scraped (I think it was in 2014), the other I don’t know the registration.

That is AWSOME the coolest load EVER I don’t see the airbus beluga taking that! 🤣🤣🤣

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I’ve never been on a 747 but I have seen BA 747s numerous times.

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The 747 is special to me too. I was waiting for a flight to MCO, and I just saw her takeoff into the sunset at JFK. I knew at that point aviation would be a passion of mine.Happy 50h 747

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Happy 50th Birthday 747! You had and still have a strong position in all our hearts and have flown us to many locations.

I have luckily had the privelige of flying the 747-400s of:

British Airways
United Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Qantas

Now it is time for the 747-8 to properly take over as we say goodbye to the 747-400 and the many memories it has brought us these many years

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That’s was before they replaced 744s with 332s

So amazing to see everyone’s stories about the 747!

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