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LH526
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ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:26 pm

Low sun, snow around the rwy, freezing temps and heavies on the christmas runs out of ANC, nuff said:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=777_1387597941

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show  
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:51 pm

Nice vid. The dreamlifter seems like it takes forever to start picking up speed...
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:13 pm

Man, I wish I was photographing airside there...
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Wow, great video, thanks for sharing that. That's the stuff right there man, I don't why but there just seems to be a special allure about the freighter world that the commercial world lost long ago. I love that intro shot with the 747 rolling out and then a DC3 pops into the screen, only in Alaska.
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:38 pm

Great video. Also liked the DC-3 and B747 passing each other.
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:28 pm

This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:32 pm

I love the DC-3, too. But the MD-11 is my favorite DC product.
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:28 pm

Beautiful, thanks for sharing!  
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Yeah, the DC-3 really steals this show.
Otherwise, it's just another day-in-the-life of Anchorage.
Granted, it was pretty chilly on Dec 19th (the day the vid was taken), but some of us get to enjoy these views all the time!
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:10 pm

I WANT TO TRANSFER TO ANC!
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:57 am

Nice video. Thanks for sharing!

  
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:34 am

Loved the rooster tails of snow behind each plane! And the slow-mo shot of the 77F was great
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:18 am

Great video, would have liked to hear more of the engines.
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:55 am

That beats Maho Beach in St. Maarten any day! And yes, that beautiful DC-3 is a show-stopper!
I love dem planes....
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:43 am

Spectacular Video LH526.... Really appreciate your efforts. ANC seems to be pretty busy during December.

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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:34 am

Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 13):
That beats Maho Beach in St. Maarten any day! And yes, that beautiful DC-3 is a show-stopper!

...Not sure I'd go that far. Live here for one year, and you'll be begging for St Maarten. As I have, for eight years. And I have yet to go!

Quoting Santhosh (Reply 14):
ANC seems to be pretty busy during December.

This place is, indeed, a mad house before Christmas. Lots and lots of electronic goodies being shipped from Asia!
And, I believe the statistic still stands true, but for the longest time, ANC saw more 747 operations per day than any other airport in North America, and only a few places on other continents beat us, to boot!
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:49 pm

On a second watch another great thing about this video is the exhuberance of the crew filming. They sound like a bunch of A.netter geeks...."oooh look, it's the 800, wow" (when the Cathay rolls by), and then when the ANA lifts off they say "oh man, that guy is heavy". That's just cool how much they love the job. You'd never catch me at work saying "oh wow man, look at that wire transfer hit the bank account, that's real heavy bro". Alas, back to the bank I go for another sodding day of payment analytics. No wonder I spend half the day on this site.
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:50 pm

Given that it's on LiveLeak, I was pleasantly surprised none of the airplanes came crashing down. Nice video.
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:47 pm

Quoting wingman (Reply 16):
You'd never catch me at work saying "oh wow man, look at that wire transfer hit the bank account, that's real heavy bro".

Clearly you haven't seen a real wire transfer.  
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:03 pm

Is it just my imagination. Looking at some of the takeoffs. It seem like the freighters need and use less runway to get airborne when compared to their passenger counterparts. Perhaps the snow is playing havoc with my eyes.
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Quoting LH526 (Thread starter):
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show

Thanks, that was exactly what happened to the letter, thank you for the posting, very cool watch.

Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 13):

That beats Maho Beach in St. Maarten any day! And yes, that beautiful DC-3 is a show-stopper!

Yes the DC-3 was just perfect, it exactly shows the range of normal ops in Alaska. Those 744 / 748 planes look real good, IMO.

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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:06 pm

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 19):
Is it just my imagination. Looking at some of the takeoffs. It seem like the freighters need and use less runway to get airborne when compared to their passenger counterparts. Perhaps the snow is playing havoc with my eyes.

You are wondering how an airplane with more power is using less runway than a smaller passenger jet?
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:17 pm

I miss seeing SY DC-10s departing off the 7s back in the mid 90s.
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:46 pm

Quoting B747400ERF (Reply 21):
You are wondering how an airplane with more power is using less runway than a smaller passenger jet?

Not exactly. It looks like the 74X freighters in the video above for example use less runway than their pax equivalents. I've watched quite a few 747 passenger flights take off at SEA, HNL, SFO and JFK which use a lot of runway before they get airborne. The ANC freighters look like they use less runway.
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:00 am

Love your video!!

"That's really heavy!"
 
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RE: ANC Snowy Takeoffs In Beautiful Light

Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:46 am

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 23):
Not exactly. It looks like the 74X freighters in the video above for example use less runway than their pax equivalents. I've watched quite a few 747 passenger flights take off at SEA, HNL, SFO and JFK which use a lot of runway before they get airborne. The ANC freighters look like they use less runway.


Good Sir,

The only meaningful conclusion that we can come to is that based on your observation of 747 departures, the 747 Freighters at ANC use less runway than what you have observed elsewhere. There are far too many other variables to consider, to draw any other conclusion. That said, I would suggest that had you viewed your 747 departures from SEA/HNL/SFO/JFK at an ambient temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit, they would probably have rolled a much shorter distance too!

Regards, and Happy Spotting!

Yukon
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