Last week I flew about 22,000km in a Boeing 747 for the AutoCAD 2010 Launch Event. I didn't realise, until today, that the 747 celebrated forty years of flight while we were in the air on the flight home. Happy Birthday Jumbo! Thanks to Joe and the team who, literally, allowed millions to see the world.
First flight +40 - boeingblogs.com
First takeoff – Paine Field, February 9, 1969. (photo from the Boeing Blog)
The 747 which got me there, Air New Zealand NZ0008
My flight home, Air New Zealand NZ0007, landed 05:00 February 9, 2009.
This is in San Francisco just before we boarded.