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    First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    for its first flight:

    Boeing 747-8 Freighter First Flight



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    was that just a live take off? Huge plane...seriously huge.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Wow, thanks for sharing - that was awesome.


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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Yeah...that was live. Was delayed due to weather. And there is even a larger version of this aircraft as well.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Big plane, but how about the building it is assembled in??


    There was one?

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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Thats a sweet plane. I am curious to know if there are any other fellow pilots that post here as well.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Has it landed yet? Are they showing that live too?



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Has it landed yet? Are they showing that live too?
    First flight was supposed to last about 4 hours, but that may be cut short since the takeoff was delayed due to weather. The website above should have the landing live when it happens. You can also follow the fligh on flightaware...once it turns back toward PAE thats your signal to start up the webcast again (at least it worked well for the 787 first flight )

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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Thats a sweet plane. I am curious to know if there are any other fellow pilots that post here as well.

    I got my license 4 years ago. Dont use it a lot. I have a couple hundred hours or so. Fly a Piper Archer to the in-laws or on vacation. But now with a kid and dog the little archer doesnt have enough room so i have been looking at getting into a lance.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Should be around 5-6 p.m. then. I'll have to try to remember to look back.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    I love looking at flight patterns on FlightAware...but that flight path is crazy!



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Has it landed yet? Are they showing that live too?
    It will be really impressive if it lands on a treadmill.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKID View Post
    It will be really impressive if it lands on a treadmill.
    Not as impressive as taking off from one.



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    Thats a sweet plane. I am curious to know if there are any other fellow pilots that post here as well.
    working on it...



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    Re: First 747-8 is Taxiing Right Now

    The building that they built that thing in is almost more impressive than the plane itself. My goodness that is a big building.



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