Photo of the Day Saturday 16th March 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day…” Make peace with your past so it will not mess up the present”.
“Light travels fast than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak”
Up into the air for the photo today and the queen of the skies, the 747 (actually a 747 400 in the photo). It first flew in 1969 and more than 1450 ‘jumbos’ have been built. It cruises at 920 km/h and has a range of 13 450km. The list price of a new 747 800 (the latest model) is USD 351 million. Interesting, the early versions carried URANIUM as ballast to stop a problem with wing flutter, not good in the even of a crash, as did an El Al 747 at Amsterdam in 1992, carrying 282 kg of uranium in the tailplane. In 1991, one 747 took off with 1087 passenger aboard as part of Operation Solomon.
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