Photos of Note: Flyaway of the first 747-8 Intercontinental
SEATTLE — Even on its delivery flight, the identity of the first 747-8 Intercontinental was well hidden. Air traffic controllers in the Pacific Northwest knew they were looking at A7-HHE, but as a private business jet, the aircraft’s flight plan to Vancouver to clear export customs was blocked on Flightaware.
Despite the worst-kept-secret nature of the identity of the aircraft’s owner, the flyaway of the all-white 747 was matched with a camouflage sky that was designed for discretion. The complete set of 74 photos of the first passenger configured 747 flyaway since 2005 is available below the fold.