Lufthansa recently became the first carrier to add Boeing's new 747-8i, the newest and largest variant of the legendary 747 jumbo jet, to their air fleet. Washington Dulles International Airport and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority invited fifty lucky guests to welcome the historic, first commercial flight to the North American continent from a vantage point aside the runway. Guests were thrilled to see airport operations from the closest safe threshold on the active runway. The entire set of photos can be seen on my Flickr, here.
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