CC Video: This Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 Has Not Been Retired

On May 5, Virgin Atlantic announced that its fleet of 747s would be retired immediately. The news for the 747 and Airbus 380 has been mighty grim lately, as the pandemic is rapidly accelerating a trend away from large airplanes at near Mach 1 speed. British Airways just announced that they will be retiring their 747s in the near future, and others already have or will be soon.

But unless it gets a new paint job, this magnificent RC (Radio Controlled) 747 (the biggest RC plane in the world) will likely keep plying the skies over Germany. Here’s the details:

Wingspan: 4.95m(16.24′)

Length: 5.43m(17.8′)

Weight: 68 Kg (150 lbs)

Scale: 1/13

Turbine: 4x IQ Hammer 140

Pilot: Rainer Kamitz

Builder: Adi Pitz