The biggest plane ever built in the U.S. has taken to the air. This Boeing 747-8 freighter prototype flew its maiden test flight, proving that a plane that’s even longer than that huge Airbus A380 can actually fly.
After Boeing cranks out a few cargo versions, this plane that weighs about as much as 5,100 fat American guys will be built in a passenger version. Those lucky enough to have a window seat will be able to peer out of peepholes that are 8% larger than those on today’s 747s.
President Obama might soon be flying in one too. Boeing is urging the Air Force to get rid of its [...]