RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3966 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14583 times:
A guy says at 23 seconds 'Jesus Christ!', then another pipes up '... not gonna make it..'.
To be honest I thought the vid was gonna be more dramatic than that; I see that it does only just make it off by the time the main bogies lift off the ground but the distance and camera angle doesn't help. Probably would have been more dramatic taken from the side or RIGHT on the end of the runway.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14556 times:
Every time there is a 5 star video at fl350 do we have to be remineded at this forum? Last week it was the delta 737. And the perception is what makes this video great there was more than enough runway for a 747. The guy in the background says "oh man he's not going to make it"
Keystroke error on my part. Sorry and thanks for the correction
Quoting AirWillie6475 (reply 8): Every time there is a 5 star video at fl350 do we have to be remineded at this forum?
Yes, and we also have to be reminded to use spell check on here as well!!
Reminded (correct spelling) not as you spelled it above.
As for the video, not everyone on here surf's fl350.com as much as they do the message boards here. I thought it was a great video and decided to share it with other aviation enthusiasts on here who had not seen it yet. You don't like these threads, don't post on it then!!!
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 13177 times:
Wow! Thanks for the great clip! I think if I was the video guy I would have moved near the end there. It did look as though he was'nt going to make it.
I always appreciate a interesting pic or video clip so thanks again and keep them coming!
Lymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 11418 times:
I don't think it was as close as people are saying; the perspective of the camera skews our view. He appears to start rotation at the 1500 ft marker, and is airborne by the 1000 ft marker, from the looks of it.
What I had fun seeing was the plane dipping and rising as it went over the uneven surface of the runway! And of course, the jet blast...love that!
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6254 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 11314 times:
Sit at the end of runway 32 in Anchorage. Just about every 747 going to Asian is like that video. Iv'e seen 747's leaving SFO as well like that. And thats with 10,000+ feet of runway. Though a great viseo, I expected more.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
AAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10932 times:
Quoting Aogdesk (reply 19): intimidating to see a whale bearing down on you like that. I have to agree with the highly technical exclamation of the guy at 25 seconds...."Jesus Christ"....
I totally agree with you. I have watched 747's takeoff and land all day long in the past. I have never been that close to the end of a runway before facing a 747 coming straight at me, (what a rush that must have been) with the exception of SXM and maybe I was there on a crappy week, none of the landings were as low as the pictures I have seen on here. Non the less, it was a great time indeed.
Quoting Lymanm (reply 20): He appears to start rotation at the 1500 ft marker, and is airborne by the 1000 ft marker, from the looks of it.
It's possible, the only doubts I have to that are the people on the ground saying "he is not going to make it". I have never been to that airport before, I don't know the layout. The spotters in the video obviously do, and seemed to show concern that rotation was not sooner.