It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art
This week, I’ve gone into the archives on my server (as I was looking for photos from another project in 2008), and found a United Airlines Boeing 747-400 coming in to land at San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft of course is in “Rising Blue” or “Blue Tulip” livery.
The aircraft itself – N177UA – was delivered in November 1990 and retired from the United Airlines fleet in September 2016. At peak the airline operated 28 of the type on its long distance routes (indeed – your author was on a Boeing 747-400 heading back to London). The airline operated the Boeing 747-400 from 1989 through 2017, before retiring the fleet from its roster.
Today, United Airlines long-haul fleet is twin-engined based, operating the Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 767-400ER, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 787-10 in its long haul operation.
More Modern Airplane Art next week!
- Camera: Canon 40D (with a maximum resolution of 1944 by 1296… how did we survive in 2007/8?).
- Lens: Canon 17-40mm F4 L
- Settings: 40mm, ISO100, 1/125 at f9.1
- Shot aboard a United Airlines Boeing 747-400 heading from San Francisco to London. And yes – there’s a trip report when I used to publish them on FlyerTalk. However, I’m sure you’d rather read it on Economy Class and Beyond.
- Seriously… 12 years ago. Where did that time go?
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