An Evergreen Aviation Boeing 747 gets a new life as Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark attraction that features two waterslides from the aircraft. Photo by Bryan Dorr, Apr. 10, 2011.

This 747 guarantees a 'water landing'

By Bryan Dorr
Sunday, April 10, 2011, 9:17 p.m. PDT

McMINNVILLE, Ore.- An Evergreen Aviation Boeing 747-100 cargo jet gets a new life as Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark attraction with two waterslides out of the aircraft.

The waterpark is scheduled to open in June 2011.

Website: www.evergreenmuseum.org

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Bryan Dorr says ... on Sunday, Apr 10 at 9:58 PM

Oops! There are more than two slides. I didn't see the slides on the starboard (right) side of the plane.

MoJangles says ... on Sunday, Apr 10 at 11:54 PM

You'll be happy to know that generally in modern aviation we call it the right side. Leave the port and starboard to the sailors :-).

MoJangles says ... on Sunday, Apr 10 at 11:55 PM

Can't wait to see this place open. I mean, I haven't been to a water park in about a decade, but I'd check this one out. Heck, I could fly myself to this one!

Bryan Dorr says ... on Monday, Apr 11 at 8:13 AM

Alright. It's the passenger side of the aircraft. I can clearly see the slides on the driver side. ;-)

Bryan Dorr says ... on Monday, Apr 11 at 8:16 AM

That would be the passenger side of the aircraft. The driver side is shown in the photo. ;-)

MoJangles says ... on Monday, Apr 11 at 11:22 AM

You're alright! Actually, older aircraft like the DC-3 still use port and starboard on their gauges, I believe. One time as a joke I was working on an airplane and I labeled all the parts port and starboard. We still use fore and aft, though!

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