June 01, 2001
Del 09/98. Climbing out from Rwy 16R bound for Auckland. This was the shortest jet takeoff roll I saw all afternoon, yes it was far shorter than the 737's. Maybe there is no such thing as a derated takeoff in the Air China manuals! At any rate it certainly made for some spectacular photos. Excluding the lack of derated takeoffs, Air China is determined to be an even more spotter friendly airline ... look they even painted 747-400 on the nose wheel gear doors.