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The Boeing 747 ‘jumbo jet’ celebrates its 50th birthday having first rolled off its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington, in the US on 30 September 1968. The so-called ‘Queen of the Skies’ has proved a favourite for millions of passengers.

BBC - Future - Boeing 747: 50 years of the 'Jumbo Jet'

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 - which came to be known as the Jumbo Jet. Lots of archive footage and interviews with those who built it, flew it, worked on it and marveled at how it earned its descriptor as the plane the "shrunk the world.

watch at your own risk:wink::wink:

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