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Offline alphazulu

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747: The Jumbo Revolution - The Smithsonian Channel
« on: July 21, 2014, 12:44:12 PM »
The history of the Boeing 747, the most recognized aircraft in the world.

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Set your DVR's for this interesting & informative documentary about the B747 aircraft.



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Re: 747: The Jumbo Revolution - The Smithsonian Channel
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 12:51:05 PM »
I just finished watching and learned about the PW JT9D issues early on. Additionally, the rapid pace of the engineering program was remarkable. Overall, excellent presentation about the B747.

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Re: 747: The Jumbo Revolution - The Smithsonian Channel
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 11:36:40 AM »
Joe Sutter, Lead Engineer on the 747 Project, wrote a book called "747". It's a detailed account of the concept, design, issues, testing, and placing in service, the undisputed queen of the skies.

Great read. One can pick it up at:

http://www.amazon.com/747-Creating-Worlds-Adventures-Aviation/dp/0060882425/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408721663&sr=1-1&keywords=747
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