As I was leaving Costco this morning, I noticed a unique airplane tail at the airport cargo area, and it was moving quickly to the active runway. I’ve never seen that tail livery before ... gray with a small dark blue stripe near the top.
Passing the airport 2 minutes later, I saw a 747 lifting off way down at the opposite end of the runway.
It was the first 747 I’ve seen here. Ever. It had a -400 size wing.
No picture. The plane wasn’t there when I drove down the hill 2.5 hrs earlier.
My guess is that it was a special flight offloading telescope equipment.
Looked like he went straight out to the mainland.
Any info appreciated.