Boeing 747. The Queen of the Skies.
Designed in the 1960's, this machine turned out to become one of the biggest icons in aviation and most influential machines ever built. Replacing the much smaller 707, the 747 carried 4 times the amount of passengers, flew twice the distance and had a significantly lower cost factor. Hence the memorable nickname 'Jumbo'; one that was fitting for her size and performance at that time.
She changed the world in an unprecedented way. Connecting continents and starting a whole new chapter in aviation.
With over 1500 built, the 747 has served as a proud flagship for many airlines and represented governments all over the world.
Even today, the 747 is the most recognizable airplane in the skies and makes heads turn wherever it goes.
From my perspective as a pilot, I still love flying the 747. It is a fun and easy airplane, very reliable and last but not least, a beauty to see. Her graceful lines and self-confident look make her stand out from all the other birds at any airport, hands down.
I feel privileged to fly her around the globe over the most fascinating sceneries.