One of the cool things about living in Seattle is that this freak show of an airplane flew over me on my way home from work today. There is, of course a video of this beast on Boeing's web site. Who needs YouTube.
The first 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter, a specially modified fleet of airplanes that will transport the major components of the 787 Dreamliner, completed its first flight today. The airplanes are being modified by Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT), a joint venture between General Electric and EVA Air. The second airplane will roll out this fall. The first two airplanes will begin ferrying components for the first Dreamliners in early 2007.