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Boeing's first 747 gets a facelift at Museum of Flight

Boeing's first 747 gets a facelift at Museum of Flight
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SEATTLE - She stands head and shoulder above her neighbor, Air Force One - it’s just that she’s not as shiny.

“She” is the first 747 ever built, but the “Queen of the Skies” is looking less regal these days.

Museum of Flight curator Dan Hagedorn says there’s about to remedy that.

The piece of aviation history is being re-painted head to tail, and it’s cabin is being refurbished as well.

Guy Amico and his team from Global Jet Painting is just completing the first week of sanding the giant jet. Since it’s parked outside, and cannot be moved into a hangar, they’ll repaint her outside, in the elements.

Amico and his crew spoke with KOMO’s Brian Calvert about the project. You can hear the full story at the "Listen" link above.
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