Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

Dreamlifter: Very Big Plane, Little Runway

What do you do when you land one of the world’s biggest airplanes at the wrong airport? According to the audio, the Dreamlifter pilots can be heard saying to the McConnell control tower: “Ahh, yes sir, we just landed at the other airport.” Not exactly the most comforting phrase in aviation. For those that don’t know, the Dreamlifter is a hacked up 747 that Boeing uses to move wings, fuselage pieces and other parts for the 787 Dreamliner. As described to me by a Boeing official a few years ago, […]