Boeing 747-8i rollout video

The crowd is in a frenzy of funky violins with football clappy things, and then the curtain drops and we see the future. Maybe.

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental was introduced this week in Seattle. It’s got an extended upper deck as you can see, and is about a dozen feet longer than a standard 747.

No idea when I’ll get to ride on one of these. There is talk that this might become the new Air Force One (or the 787 if that gets off the runway eventually). I say just keep going and rebuild the entire upper deck the length of the plane (take that Airbus!). You know there are some engineers who have tried that in the lab. Wonder if it would work.