Archive | August, 2011

Boeing 747-8F N747EX RC501

Boeing completes 747-8F certification flight test campaign

When RC523 landed in the early morning Wednesday hours following a 17 hour maximum endurance flight, the arrival marked the completion of the aircraft’s functionality and reliability (F&R) trials and more importantly the final test of the jumbo freighter’s certification campaign. Earlier in the day, RC522 returned to Paine Field in the later afternoon having completed […]

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Photo of Note: With 17 hours to kill, why not write “747″ in the sky?

The fifth 747-8F is flying its max endurance ETOPS/F&R (extended operations not extended twin-engine operations) mission today, and the crew of RC523 appears to have taken some creative liberties with its flight plan over the western half of the United States. You may recognize the unmistakable shape of the numbers 747 covering the states west […]

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