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747FOCAL
9th Apr 2005, 16:12
Cool 747 video:

747 takeoff (http://home.comcast.net/~aeroman2/takeoff.wmv)

If it won't play right click and save target......


Warning. The video came from a website that may contain highly offensive material. If you are offended easily I would not visit the website in the lower corner of the video. I also would not go there at work.

Jerricho
9th Apr 2005, 16:24
Warning. The video came from a website that may contain highly offensive material

See, now there's something you don't expect to see from the smut-king.

noisy
9th Apr 2005, 18:20
Stupid places to stand: Number one in an occasional series. :ooh:

747FOCAL
9th Apr 2005, 19:18
I have been under a 727 closer than that.

One thing I think it speaks to is wake turbulence. Doesn't seem to give those people to much tossing. Hmmmmm.....

Jerricho
9th Apr 2005, 19:23
Doesn't seem to give those people to much tossing


Not as much as that site then ....................

Onan the Clumsy
9th Apr 2005, 20:00
Interesting to see how erect the aircraft stands on the runway, and then how valiantly it penetrates the air above the watchers. I bet they did get blown by the wake though when it came over them.

Irish Steve
9th Apr 2005, 22:07
ignoring all the other double meanings, the "interesting" aspect to me was just how late it eventually rotated:D

I wonder what the V1 speed and distance was, or if there even was one.

anyone know where it was filmed?

Onan the Clumsy
9th Apr 2005, 22:49
I think it was Bournmouth, but I might be wrong. I saw it just the other week but I can't remember where :(

Jerricho
9th Apr 2005, 22:56
Funnily enough, I have an ex-Bournemouth Controller sitting next to me, and he tells me that unless the film was pre-1996, it can't be Bournemouth, as 08 has an 800 metre displaced threshold (approx) and is concrete as opposed to asphalt, thus making it a different colour. Also, he's not sure if 747s used EGHH before the extension.

Of course, his memory is almost as beer pickled as mine, so don't quote him on that. However, he's very impressed Mr Clumsy can see the similarities between the clip and EGHH. :ok:

cringe
9th Apr 2005, 23:03
http://www.flightlevel350.com/public_viewer.php?cat=75&pic=2164

Onan the Clumsy
9th Apr 2005, 23:08
That's right, that site that one ball kept linking too.

This was the first 747 passenger flight from Bournemouth Airport :8

MikeKnight
10th Apr 2005, 02:56
...Then the blind first officer turned to the blind captain and said:

"One day they aren't going to scream. What are we going to do then?"

Onan the Clumsy
10th Apr 2005, 03:36
And the captain replied "It's a good job the #1 engine isn't missing".

747FOCAL
10th Apr 2005, 06:37
Jerricho.... you are a funny man. :E

Caslance
10th Apr 2005, 08:01
I particularly enjoyed the little voice that says "Missed!" right at the end of the clip. :D:D:D

Jerricho
10th Apr 2005, 13:53
"It's a good job the #1 engine isn't missing".

To which the appropriate reply way

"No, it's still there"