The day started out pretty foggy today and the first flight of the Boeing 747-8 was delayed for a few hours. It was well worth the wait, because when she took the air, the sun was out and the sky was blue. The Boeing 747-8 was surprisingly quiet on take off and the chase planes made much more noise.

The Boeing 747-8 is scheduled to be in the air until 4:22pm, when it will land back at Paine Field (and I will be there to take video/pictures).


Other good stuff from today (will be adding as more posts through out the day):
* Video of the Boeing 747-8 take off from KING5
* Video from the sky of the take off from KIRO7
* Keep up with all the details from Flight Blogger
* Video from the Future of Flight
* Photo gallery of the Boeing 747-8 from Seattle Times
* Pictures from the morning and take off from @TxAgFlyer
* Awesome close up photos from NYC Aviation

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Video of the Boeing 747-8 Landing

I like the chatter and applause in the background. Makes me feel like I’m there…almost. Nice work!

Heck yes! I tried to reserve myself this time vs the Boeing 787 flight, but people just can’t help but cheer. After the Boeing 747-8 went behind the clouds, everyone on the Future of Flight’s strato deck just stood and clapped for a while. Pretty cool!

Awesome post I just Love it, Keep adding more like this!

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