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"If there is anything in my thought or styleto commend , the credit is due my parentsfor instilling in me an early love of theScriptures. If we abide by the principalstaught in the Bible, our country will goon prospering and to prosper; but if weand our posterity neglect its instructionsand authority, no man can tell how suddena catastrophe may overwhelm us andbury all our glory in profound obscurity."- - Daniel Webster
Queen Of The SkiesKnown as the Queen Of The Skies, the Boeing 747has been in commercial service since 1970. It wasthe first wide-body long-haul jet, and it is still amainstay of intercontinental passenger travel.A fully loaded 747 weighs more than 400 tons(of which 40% is fuel), and its four enginesdeliver about 280 million watts of power fora thrust of about 1,100,000 Newtons (250,000pounds). On intercontinental flights it cantravel for more than 12 hours nonstop.Originally, the 747 was intended for cargoflights, but when supersonic planes nevercaught on, the 747 became the world's favoritelong-haul jet. A 747-400 (the latest model,which has small winglets at the wing tips)can carry as many as 524 people acrossthe planet at almost 90% of the speed of sound.
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