KLM 747, originally uploaded by ombrelle. There’s something very graceful about a jumbo jet taking off. Of course, we can’t forget the power behind such grace, but it’s still very graceful.
I really like this photo. It features a Boeing 747 on its takeoff roll from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. I love the contrast in sizes between the plane, the cars and the people in the picture. Photo Courtesy of FlightAware.com
This is footage of a Continental Airlines 777 with 275 passengers and 16 crew onboard dumping fuel before an emergency landing. Apparently, on takeoff, the tower advised the captain that there was “unusual venting from the left gear.” The crew was unable retract the landing gear and fearing a hydraulic leak, they opted to make […]
These are some really cool pictures of the new Boeing 747-8F taking off from Paine Field, not landing, as I originally said. Bernardo also let me know that it was, in fact, the first takeoff of RC521, and it landed at Boeing Field a couple hours later, by way of Moses Lake. Here’s a link […]
This is from this afternoon. The JetBlue plane, which looks like an A319, lost an engine cowl, aka cover, on takeoff. The pilots decided to return to Newark after being in the air for only 11 minutes. No injuries to anyone on board and it looks like JetBlue is giving everyone a free roundtrip ticket […]