Remarks: Now this is something you don't see everyday! This Evergreen Intl 747-100 has been converted into a giant water slide placed atop the roof of one of the buildings at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Also note the vinyards in the foreground; these grapes are grown on-site and are used to make a series of aviation-themed wines that are sold in the museum gift shop.
Remarks: The museum has an interesting use of this retired B747-132C, it is a part of several water slides that start inside the 747 that goes down into the water park in the building under it! The water park has since opened on June 6th, 2011.
Remarks: Clouds that were a constant concern throughout the day gave a great backdrop to this 100 series originally delivered to Delta. (DAL) I wish every shot had the great light of early evening that I encountered here.
Remarks: "Clipper Seamen's Bride" is being pushed back from gate B48. This 747 still wears the original thin cheatline, albeit with new titles. Delivered new to Delta as N9896 9/70. Went to China Airlines as B-1868 in 1976 and sold to Pan Am 5/78. To Evergreen as N481EV 5/91.