My son and I watched the landing of the Boeing 747-8 this afternoon at Paine Field, Everett, WA. The 747-8 is the latest Boeing product in the long line of 747 airframes. The first flight today was the freighter version.
Notice the new Boeing House Colors – the curved cheat line down the fuselage. It was surprisingly quiet as well.
It’s an expensive gamble for Boeing – the 747-8 lists for $277 million – but it is thought the launch customers paid up the 30% less.
It’s nice to watch something we actually designed and created in this country.