Joined in November 2014
Posted 8 December 2014 - 05:01 CET
On September 30th, 2014, the latest brand new Boeing 747-8 Cargolux Airlines' freighter (call sign# CLX789; Regn No# LX-VCJ) performed a crazy wings swing-bye during take-off on its delivery flight from Paine field airport. Mostly all big heavies that get delivered from PAE do the 'wing wave' as a thankful gesture during delivery flight to their destination airbase but, they do so only when they have climbed to almost 2500 ft or higher and attained a sufficient speed. The 'wing wave' is mostly done to say goodbye as the airplane will never see the home airport again (where it was made). But in this case, surprisingly, the Cargolux 747-8F performed it immediately after leaving the ground when it was too low and at slower speed which appeared to be quite dangerous and something very crazy/ unusual. This also shows the extreme maneuver capabilities of the newest version of the 'Queen of the skies'.
To watch the video on youtube:
Also watch the news on the Luxemburg business website:
This post has been edited by Martin Krupka on 8th December 2014 - 10:17