Photo Of The Day – She’s A Big One

Title: She’s A Big One

An Air Atlas Boeing Dreamlifter taxis around Paine Field in Everett - Washington - USA

An Air Atlas Boeing Dreamlifter taxis around Paine Field in Everett – Washington – USA

Location: Everett, Washington, USA, North America

Description: The Dreamlifter was created by Boeing specifically to carry parts (often wings and other big things) from around the globe to the 787 Dreamliner assembly facility in Everett, Washington.

It was crafted from a 747 body and modified to be as big as the Airbus A380, but without the people.

The aircraft is opened from the rear one a simple hinge system as seen here:


Then a sled drives up and they roll out the needed parts:


As far as I know, there are three of these beasts in operation between points like South Carolina and Japan and Everett. I was once told there is a fourth standing by in case production demands it.

Interestingly, the flights are not listed as Boeing flights but instead as Air Atlas, a global cargo company, who Boeing contracts with for services.


Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 300
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/125
Altitude 181′

For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.


Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

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