A video tribute to the Boeing 747 on its 40th anniversary

Over 20 years ago I watched a fascinating video on the Discovery Channel program Wings. I recorded the show on to VHS tape, but the tape lost its quality over the years. This program was re-christened as the “Great Planes” series.

Thanks to Jon at Flightblogger, I re-discovered my favourite video. On this the 40th anniversary of its first flight, I cannot offer a better tribute to the Boeing 747, the “Queen of the skies”. The audio may be poor, but the sheer audacity, grit and achievements, of the folks at Boeing come out in this video. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I do.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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