Planes are all around us constantly making their way around the world. I still have such a hard time wrapping my mind around these amazing jumbo jets and just how amazing they are flying so gracefully. The Airbus A380 and the Boeing B747 are both coming to an end here soon. While the 747 is still used and still will be used in the cargo world, the A380 is coming to a complete halt. It is so sad to see these jumbo jets come to an end. With that being said, the Boeing B747 is by far my favorite commercial airliner.
Also known as the Queen of the Skies, the 747 has four engines. This plane has two engines under each wing. What is remarkable about the 747 is that it has one and a half passenger decks on board. One travels the entire length of the fuselage while the top deck only covers half, which means that it creates a little hump or crown at the top. Hence the name Queen of the Skies.
For the longest time I have been mesmerized by the fact that these huge planes that weigh tons are able to get themselves off the ground. Powerful engines and the power of thrust gets these jumbo jets up off the ground. They turn into graceful birds as the air seemingly carries them so effortlessly through the sky. I personally have always found the concept of flight a little odd because of that. How is this possible, well it is.
I know that I talk a lot about the concept of flight and how amazing it is, but I cannot emphasize how important flight is in my eyes. It is all because of the pioneers that came before us. Curious minds were able to create some of the best inventions of all time. In my personal opinion, the plane is the best and most important invention of all time.
While planes come and go there is alway so much more in the aviation world. I cannot wait for the next chapters in the aviation world. The 747 will still remain in use for cargo. One of the only passenger airlines remain to use the 747 is the German airline of Lufthansa. My life goal is to fly in a 747 via Lufthansa. This will most likely be on a future flight to Frankfurt, Germany.
My name is Jetta, and I am a student pilot currently attending Southern Utah University to become an airline pilot. Join me on my journey from zero to the left seat.