The Queen of the Skies in all her glory. There’s a few shots, especially later in this video, the average avgeek certainly won’t see particularly often. When was the last time you leaned a camera out the upper deck of a 747? or got to see an up-close of the tail strobe? I’m very lucky to have these experiences and hopefully through this video you can live some of the magic of the moment with me!
The old Northwest Airlines Boeing 747s used to fly out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport in the 1990s… perhaps one of these birds is the one that I vividly remember watching pushback out of the gate from ORD to Tokyo and Manila.

N669US (cn 24224/803) Originally a Northwest Airlines bird, this aircraft, like most of the current Delta 744 fleet has worn three different liveries: old Northwest, nwa Silver and red and finally Delta blue and white.

Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400 747-451 N673US / 6313 (cn 30268/1226)
Named the “City of Tokyo” when it flew with Northwest Airlines.

These two have been common visitors over the years at…
Tokyo Narita International Airport RJAA / NRT, Shanghai Pudong International Airport ZSPD / PVG, Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport EHAM / AMS, New York JFK Kennedy International Airport KJFK / JFK , Osaka Kansai International Airport KIX / RJBB, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport LLBG / TLV, Los Angeles International Airport KLAX / LAX, Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport RPLL / MNL, Paris Charles de Gaulle Roissy International Airport LFPG / CDG, Taoyuan Taipei Taiwan International Airport RCTP / TPE, Beijing Capital International Airport ZBAA / PEK, Nagoya Chubu Centrair International RJGG / NGO, Tokyo Haneda International Airport RJTT / HND, Honolulu International Airport PHNL / HNL, Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport KMSP / MSP, etc.

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  1. An aircraft in maintenance truly is a great sight! I get to see a320's, 737's, 757's, 767's and a300's in a maintenance hangar but I bet a 747 is something else! Good Job! 🙂

  2. Awesome production! Who would've thought just a truck driver (me) flew on this aircraft in the upper deck out NRT a year ago!

  3. N661US, the first 747-400 built by Boeing, will soon arrive at her new home, at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta (I personally hope they repaint the aircraft in the original Northwest Airlines livery).

  4. Emirates will start flights to Cebu and resume flights to Clark in which it'll run a triangular flight pattern in the Philippines. They'll become Emirates 2nd and 3rd new Destinations of 2016 which flights will start on March 30 2016. Panama City which will be Emirates Longest flight and the longest j the World will begin on February 1 2016 and flights to Emirates 4th and 5th New Routes of 2016 Yinchuan and Zhengzhou in China also a triangular flight pattern will start on May 3 2016.

  5. Hey, was on that plane tooo! Just kidding…sorry for that. 😉
    The 747 to me is still the most beautiful heavy jet ever! I love her…can't help it.
    My girlfriend is so jealous sometimes because of that.

    Beautiful video Jay! 🙂 I like!

  6. Jay really appreciate the infos about this beauty.747was, is and always be my favourite jet.This video goes straight to my playlist.Thank you for uploading and I wish you Merry Christmas and a happier 2016 year.

  7. Epic!! I really enjoyed seeing your perspective of the Queen of the Skies! Looks like your new job is fantastic! 🙂

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