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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:17 PM
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NASA's Super Guppy at Boeing Field


Saw the Super Guppy land at Boeing Field today. I wish I brought my HD camera but I am sure there are plenty of videos on YouTube (there was a ton of people there).

This plane looks so bizarre especially in person! I wanted to stay and watch them open the front up but they needed to refuel it first so it wolden't tip over and that takes awhile. I took some hipster shots from my phone

Took some video too:

NASA Super Guppy, Boeing Field (0 min 37 sec)


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Old Jun 30, 2012, 08:16 PM
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thats awesome! always wanted to see that thing fly. Looks almost unreal.
Old Jul 02, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Haha yes it was very strange indeed!
Old Sep 16, 2012, 09:52 AM
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A while back I toured this one on the ramp in PHL where I work. They had loaded a shrink-wrapped V-22 Osprey fresh from Boeing's plant down the road. Crew was great, let us crawl around inside and gave us NASA shoulder patches. It was January and they were just waiting for the morning sun to melt the frost off the wings... No de-ice fluid allowed because of the fabric control surfaces!
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:20 PM
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WAgliderguy excellent photos I took almost the exact same ones! I need to see If im in the video you took. I had a radio on me when it flew in someone else in the air at the time asked what a super guppy was it made me laugh.
Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:56 PM
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Very cool!! Your 787 shot is almost exactly the same as mine I have yet to go check out The Shuttle sim at the museum, sounds like something to take the family to this summer You fly at Marymoor on the eastside?

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:27 PM
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I just put them side by side thats nuts! I stuck around all day when they opened it up I got up the stairs they had set up and took pictures of the cargo bay. I got up close and personal with the T-38 that was there as well. I'm in the south sound puyallup area I do fly with the Seattle Area Soaring Society when I have the gas though (it's been awhile) I have been to Marrymoor before its a very nice flying site.

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