Check out all the Boeing airplanes behind the Boeing 747-8I at Boeing Field.

Check out all the Boeing airplanes behind the Boeing 747-8I at Boeing Field. Click for larger.

I love living in Seattle and covering the airline business. There is so many aviation related things to do in the Seattle area and there always seems to be something going on. Sometimes I will get a photo that really encapsulates that feeling of Seattle being someplace special and I think this one does just that.

The photo was taken after the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental landed for the first time at Boeing Field. Although the Boeing 787, 747-8I and 747-8F are built up north in Everett, WA, most are being stored at Boeing Field during flight testing (there is one in San Antonio, TX as well).

During this event, there was sure a lot of eye candy to be seen. Of course, there is the first Boeing 747-8I (hard to miss in her orange livery) and a 747-8F. There are also five Boeing 787 Dreamliners and I see 12 brand spanking new 737s, which will be delivered all around the world.

I know I wouldn’t want to live in any other city.


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UPDATED: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Blew Tire During Flight Testing

Nice pic, but there’s a typo in the third paragraph (seen or soon?)

Yea, it is hard to “soon” something. Fixed — thanks.


Flight test aircraft park at Boeing Field because flight testing is based there – test engineers, data analysis etc. Though some of the 747-8/I testing is based at Palmdale CA.

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