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Steven Frischling, aka: Fish, is globe hopping professional photographer, airline emerging media consultant working with large global airlines and founder of The Travel Strategist. Fish has racked up more than 1,000,000 miles since he started to track his mileage in 2005.

Fish's travel tends to be less than leisurely, including flying from New York to Basrah, Iraq, for six hours; Hong Kong for eight hours, Kuwait City for two hours and traveling around the world in 3.5 days to shoot a series of photo assignments in 4 cities and 4 countries on 3 separate continents.

Fish grew up at the end of New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L, which probably explains his enjoyment of watching planes, fly overhead. When not shooting photos or traveling Fish designs camera bags, hones is expertise on airline security and spends his time at home cheering for the Red Sox with his 3 kids 102 yards from the ocean.

The 747-8 : The Next Generation 747 Takes Its First Flight

8/2/2010 – The 747-8 : The Next Generation 747 Takes Its First Flight

Today, at 12:39pm PST Boeing’s newest 747, the 747-8, roared down runway 34L and headed into the sky from Paine Field, just one day shy of the 41st anniversary of the first ever Boeing 747 flying.

The new 747-8 is not only the largest commercial aircraft every build by Boeing, but the 747-8F is also the largest ‘Western Built” commercial freighter to ever be build.

So why the leap from 747-400 to 747-8? Much of the technology that is integrated into the new 747-8 is derived from the technology created for the new Boeing 787 series of aircraft. In fact the 787 and 747-8 share common engine and cockpit technology…so Boeing decided to number this aircraft as 747-8 due to the commonality of the two aircraft.

In breaking with tradition with aircraft numbering this aircraft is simply the 747-8, not the 747-800 (previous Boeing aircraft are denoted as -100,-200, 300, -400, etc)

The initial 747-8 aircraft will be 747-8F for freight, followed by the 747-8i, for “Intercontinental” passenger configurations.

Below is some video footage of the first Boeing 747-8F taking to the skies courtesy of David Parker Brown & AirlineReporter.com … Thanks David!

Happy Flying!

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