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The three Boeing 747-8 tails all lined up

The three Boeing 747-8 tails all lined up

Last Saturday, I decided to drive around Paine Field located in Everett, WA. I have done it before, but not since I started my blog. I wanted to see what planes I could see and how close I could get before hitting a fence. I was quite surprised with some of the views I found.

I took my camera and iPhone along and took pictures and thought you might be interested in what I saw:

* Great angle to see all three Boeing 747-8 tails lined up
* The first Boeing 727 with old United Airlines livery
* Two Eva Airlines Boeing 777’s
* Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 in special retro livery

The best part, it was all free and anyone can access all the areas I went. The day was gray and rainy, but well worth it. Turns out a Twitter follower, Kevin (@TxAgFlyer), followed the same path on Sunday and got some pretty nice pictures with the sky being blue and purple, instead of gray.

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Two Boeing 747-8's at Paine Field on Saturday.

Two Boeing 747-8's at Paine Field on Saturday.

This Saturday I was at KPAE (where the Boeing 747-8 is built) and saw one of the jets with its strobes on, doing testing.

To most, seeing two jets sit there and only one with strobes on might not be the most exciting thing, but to me it was awesome. It is a great sign for the things to come, hopefully very shortly.

Liz Matzelle was able to get quite a few great pics of the Boeing 747-8’s and Matt Cawby caught a video with the strobes going on his KPAE Paine Field Blog.

Matzelle also caught a picture of Boeing re-painting registration numbers on one of the Boeing 747-8’s. Boeing had accidentally painted the same registration number (N747EX) on both aircraft. Hey if that is the only thing that goes wrong — I am ok with that!

Flight Blogger points out the Boeing 747-8 to fly first (RC501) is the 1420th 747 that Boeing has built since 1966. Hopefully we will see RC501 completing taxi tests later this week and a having her first flight as early as January 31st.

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Hook yourself up with a VIP seat to the Boeing 747-8's first flight

Hook yourself up with a VIP seat to the Boeing 747-8's first flight

Do you want to watch the Boeing 747-8 take off from one of the best vantage points? Do you have an extra $125 laying around? Do you want your money to help support aviation? If you answered yes to those questions, do I have a deal for you!

The Future of Flight is offering VIP tickets to watch the Boeing 747-8’s first flight from their Strato Deck. I have been up there first-hand many times and I can say, the vantage point doesn’t get much better than this!

Go to their website to find out more and reserve your spot today! We still aren’t sure of the exact date yet, so you will need to be a little flexible. Official word is sometime during the first quarter, but I am hearing dates around January 28th to February 2nd. Much like the Boeing 787, the 747 will complete taxi tests before its first flight, so we will have a little bit of a heads up.

I will be volunteering for the Future of Flight this event, so if you are up top, I’ll see you there.

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