One Million Pounds in the air!

Aug 01, 2012 2 Comments by

Here is something you don’t  see everyday, a million pounds in the air.

Capt. Stemer commanded the RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air.

This plane just looks heavy as it rolls down the runway.

“It’s a big deal for us and as an engineer it’s a badge of honor.”
Andy Hammer, 747-8 Flight Test manager

check out the complete article at: www.boeing.com/Features/2010/08/bca_one_million_08_23_10.html

Featured News, John Reid

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West Coast senior editor About me: I’ve been involved with RC aircraft since high school and have flown just about everything. I started my RC career with scratch-building, but now like many pilots I rely on ARFs to get me in the air. My main focus is on pylon racing, aerobats, combat and scale warbirds.

2 Responses to “One Million Pounds in the air!”

  1. peter werner says:

    Magnificent. Where would the world be today without Boeing Aircraft?

  2. Gordon says:

    What is the heaviest plane ever to take off?

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