Aviation Photo #1118202 Boeing 747SP-44 - South African Airways

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Last ever landing for this 747SP into Rand airport, Johannesburg. The aircraft had not flown in over 3 years and the flight was made to reposition it to its final resting place at the SAA Museum Society. The runway is 1712m long and much narrower than the wheel base width of machine meaning the engines overhung the grass and blew a huge amount of dirt into the air with the reversers engaged (canon 300D)
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    Andrew Beckett - AndrewBeckettPhotography
    South African Airways
    Boeing 747SP-44
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing
    21134
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    ZS-SPC
    Johannesburg - Rand (Germiston)
    South Africa
    September 30, 2006
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Really unique landing. Rare shot. Nice.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a great photo, congratulations Andrew, superb
Anonymous
11 years ago
South African Airlines is a gorgeous airline! I love the desert South African landscape in the background.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Has to be very smart and experienced Pilot to hold this heavy centered on such a narrow runway.Comgratulations.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Luckily it is just as easy to hold on the center as a wider runway. What you mean is that should you not keep it there things going wrong sooner :).

Great to see the highlands of South Africa.

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