Air-to-air with 747-8 Intercontinental on maiden sortie

Boeing has released these two photos, one showing the 747-8 Intercontinental above clouds and the other of the aircraft above snow-capped mountains in Washington state. They were both taken during the aircraft’s maiden sortie on Sunday 20 March. During the 4h and 26min flight, the aircraft reached an altitude of 6,096m (20,000ft) and a speed of 250kts (463km/h). Read more about the first flight…

For photos and video of the first flight and landing, go here.

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One Response to Air-to-air with 747-8 Intercontinental on maiden sortie

  1. Little people 27 March, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    What, not a word about the aircraft’s “bespoke” paint job?

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