Above image: A Stearman model 75 biplane seen in Legends of Flight 3D. Copyright 2009, Jetliner Films Inc. / The Stephen Low Company
This is my second day back in the office after a nice trip. I'm always amazed at how many people are travelling by air on any given day and how, for the most part, all of those flights manage to arrive on time. I enjoyed two comfortable flights aboard 737s, small planes compared to the A380 and 787 which are featured in Legends of Flight 3D.
According to Boeing, "The new, super-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is the
culmination of years of international corporate cross-pollination, drawing on the expertise
of Boeing’s domestic and international production capabilities as well as the
individualized expertise of many noteworthy global suppliers. This impressive
amalgamation has resulted in a leading-edge airplane that brings flight ranges of up to
8,500 nautical miles to mid-size airplanes featuring significant passenger loads." (Up to 330 people.)
But there's an even larger passenger airliner out there. The Airbus 380 can carry almost 500 more passengers than the 787! According to the Legends of Flight 3D film information: "The A380 can accommodate up to 853 passengers in an all-economy configuration.
Since its first commercial flight in October 2007, between Singapore and Sydney,
the A380 has garnered both attention and awe. The plane’s eight-story high profile,
docked to jetways in major airports worldwide, has drawn stares of amazement from
onlookers. It has also been the subject of considerable acclaim for the engineering which
allows it to cruise for about 8,200 miles at nearly 560 miles per hour."
Legends of Flight 3D opens at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater tomorrow with special showings through Monday, August 16th. Other featured aircraft are: a Stearman bi-plane, Lockheed Constellation, Harrier Jump Jet, and the Schleicher Glider.Here's a sneak peek at what you'll see on the giant screen at IMAX:
Check showtimes and purchase tickets online at: http://www.tnaqua.org/IMAX/IMAX.aspx