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The Good and Bad News of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Unveil on Sunday

What a nice site to see while driving on the highway. Boeing's first 747-8 Intercontinental

What a nice site to see while driving on the highway. Boeing's first 747-8 Intercontinental

This Sunday Boeing will unveil their newest and largest plane; the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. I have been asked by quite a few fans if the public will be able to see the airplane. The bad news is no, the whole unveiling will be done inside, meaning you can’t catch a glimpse from the Future of Flight or their parking lot — bummer.

However, the good news is Boeing will be doing a live feed of the event at Boeing’s NewAirplane.com site. The live webcast will start at 11am PST on Sunday the 13th. Boeing will be giving information to the media starting Saturday morning, so you will be able to catch a lot more via Twitter. You can follow me (@AirlineReporter), @FlightBlogger and/or the hashtag #7478FT.

I have been trying to find out what livery the 747-8I will have, but Boeing isn’t talking. Guess we will all have to find out on Sunday. I am hoping it is the full Boeing livery, but I think even the light livery should look slick. Who knows, maybe they will go a little crazy and it will be in Lufthansa livery. Either way, I can’t wait.

Image: moonm

VIDEO & PICTURES: Another Boeing 747-8 (RC521) Takes to the Sky!

Boeing 747-8 RC521 First Flight from David Brown on Vimeo.

Today the third (although it was the second one made) Boeing 747-8 Freighter (N5017Q) took to the sky. The first flew on February 8th and the second just took off on March 14th. I missed the second take off, but was able to make it to the Future of Flight to see RC521 take to the skies earlier today.

At the time of posting this, the 747-8 did a loop over the Olympic Peninsula and now is headed towards Moses Lake, WA. When watching the video, be sure to hear all the frek’n frogs that were croaking by the Future of Flight.

CHECK OUT MY PHOTOS FROM TODAY’S FLIGHT

More Good Stuff:
* My iPhone video of Dreamlifter taking off earlier in the day
* Video from Future of Flight of the takeoff
* Taxi test video taken by the Future of Flight
* Video from the Everett Herald of the flight

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