Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Kelvin Poon-Civil Aviation Photography Association of China
    Cathay Pacific Airways Cargo
    Boeing 747-267B(SF)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
    23120
    596
    B-HIH
    Hong Kong - Kai Tak International
    Hong Kong
    China
    June 13, 1998
  • 641

Photo Details

Photo ID
#0041994
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461,227
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August 03, 1999
Caption
This aircraft used nearly the whole of runway 13 for its take off roll.
Width
684px
Height
503px

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Comments (34)

Anonymous
10 years ago
A plane taking off at the tip of the runway! Rare picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That was a Very CLOSE Call! Excellent Picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! Close!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice scenery.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wouldn't call it 'close'... more like a well calculated V1 and an aircraft performing just as it was designed to. Great photo! 5*
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW! That was close! Great photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
They paid for the runway and used all of it! Fantastic photo! 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
Classic photo!! However, someone mentioned a 'well calculated V1". Sorry to disappoint this person but they don't know what they are talking about! Using almost 10,000ft to get airborne is not what I would call a well calculated V1!! And in any event surely you mean VR!! ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just a blind guess...given that this is about a 10000ft runway, the pilots may have been taking off with de-rated thrust...meaning less than full power. Obviously this plane was heavily loaded, but I can't think of any good reason why the full 10000ft would have been used!
Anonymous
7 years ago
When he said rotate, he wasn't kidding!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I thtink she was survey the runway
Anonymous
6 years ago
Close call
Anonymous
6 years ago
Heavily loaded for sure
Anonymous
6 years ago
Must Rotate!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Im sure the pilots must have been quite nervous when they started getting closer to the end of the runway!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Majestic liftoff cooly using all real estate.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great anticipation combined with spot-on camera positioning and framing makes for a dramatic photo. I think I can feel the sigh of relief from the flight crew! I doubt that the take-off was planned that way!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ok, you either rotate or pass away... as simple as it ;)
Anonymous
5 years ago
The pilot said: V1, rotate (still not rotating), you can rotate now, I said rotate!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Close call, for sure! Awesome shot!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Loaded to the brink + hot air = late rotate.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Bah, A340's do this all the time... :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Aw ya fooled me! The thumbnail made this look like one of the new 747-8's but alas it's an old photo of a -200!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Looks more like a carrier take-off! Nice photo!
Anonymous
3 years ago
WOW! No room for error there! But it's a cargo bird with nothing but water ahead of them... If they were going to take a chance, this was indeed the time to do it. Still pretty nuts if you ask me!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nothing unusual for a heavy out of the old Kai Tak
Anonymous
3 years ago
I agree with the poster who wrote that the thumbnail made it look like a 748!! I stared at the thumbnail for some time trying to figure out where in the modern world this type of takeoff could happen. Great Photo!!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I was searching up this photo for hours under "cathay pacific 747-8" then i just hit the photo and it said"747-267B(SF)
Anonymous
2 years ago
I don't want to figure out what would have happened if they'd lost an engine at that point...
Anonymous
1 year ago
Holy #@$!
Anonymous
1 year ago
"If you screw up just THIS MUCH..."