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Boeing 747-400 (N662US)

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Seen for the first time in the Flight Aware photo section wearing its new livery, this picture of N662US was taken less than 2.5 hours ago and is being posted here while the aircraft still has 90 minutes to go to reach its destination at KCEF (Westover ARB, Chicopee, Mass). This photo shows her climbing out from Reno Tahoe International's runway 34L on a military charter flight transporting U.S. Marines home after a grueling two week training exercise in the Nevada desert.

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johntalley1
great photo!
AAflyer123
Truly excellent, like all of your photos Gary!
Steven Ealy
The first ever Delta 747 (When it was NWA) was based out of my hometown airport in Detroit Metropolitan. It is ashame that Delta is going to phase out the 747 in 2017 (rumored). I can see why, maintaining 4 engines, vs 2 in the 777 along with fuel savings are a big help. The 747 is more designed for Cargo, than passenge, although its iconic state will never waiver.
Gary Schenauer Photo Uploader
Thank you, John and AAflyer. I very much appreciate your complis.
Steven, it's no rumor. DAL is indeed phasing them out. The process of doing so has already begun.
chalet
Too bad Delta is discontinuing the 747. From 1971 through 1975 I had to virtually commute between Chicago and South America and I always made a point to take Flight 1 ORD-MIA and Flight 2 MIA-ORD and when my incoming flight from say Bogotá to Miami was a bit late, the personnel at the Delta counter (way way south in the old terminal) were extremely nice to call the gate to hold the flight for me for a few minutes since they got to know me well. And service on board was simply superb. I rise my glass of vintage French wine to those really AWFULLY GOOD DAYS.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
30-Apr-2016 B747Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Narita Int'l () 12:03PM CDT 02:14PM JST (+1) Scheduled
28-Apr-2016 B744Incheon Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 11:33AM KST 10:55AM EDT 12:22
26-Apr-2016 B744/LDetroit Metro Wayne Co ()Incheon Int'l () 04:19PM EDT 05:44PM KST (+1) 12:25
26-Apr-2016 B744Shanghai Pudong Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 12:52PM CST 02:06PM EDT 13:14
24-Apr-2016 B744/LDetroit Metro Wayne Co ()Shanghai Pudong Int'l () 04:44PM EDT 06:27PM CST (+1) 13:43
24-Apr-2016 B744Narita Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 03:59PM JST 02:03PM EDT 11:04
23-Apr-2016 B744/LDetroit Metro Wayne Co ()Narita Int'l () 12:48PM EDT 02:04PM JST (+1) 12:16
22-Apr-2016 B744Narita Int'l ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 03:38PM JST 02:24PM EDT 11:46
22-Apr-2016 B744Manila Int'l ()Narita Int'l () 08:08AM PHT 12:49PM JST 3:41
21-Apr-2016 B744Narita Int'l ()Manila Int'l () 04:31PM JST 07:29PM PHT 3:58
20-Apr-2016 B744/LDetroit Metro Wayne Co ()Narita Int'l () 12:43PM EDT 02:19PM JST (+1) 12:36
17-Apr-2016 B744/LOntario Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 07:55AM PDT 02:46PM EDT 3:51
17-Apr-2016 B744/LBaltimore/Washington Intl ()Ontario Intl () 04:43AM EDT 06:10AM PDT 4:27
16-Apr-2016 B744Frankfurt-Hahn ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 10:30PM CEST 12:21AM EDT (+1) 7:51
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