United Airlines 777 at EWR

This Boeing 777 was parked at the gate next to my plane when I flew out of EWR in January, 1997. I wasn't expecting to see one at Newark, but I caught a glimpse of the flattend tail as we we were passing through security. This was the first 777 I'd seen "in the wild" (I saw the protoype at Boeing Field and few planes in the paint shop at Everett a couple of years ago).

I was surprised that the plane didn't seem huge. The 737 I was flying didn't seem dwarfed the way I was expecting. In fact, the way I convinced myself it really was a 777 was by looking at the triple-axel main gear.

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