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Sunday, December 26, 2010

EVA Air 747 taking off . . .

EVA Air Boeing 747-45EM taking off from runway 36L at Amsterdam- Schiphol, Netherlands .

The great timing and angle just makes this shot, and the size of the 747, looks surreal.
The distance to the fence was 145 metres....

I wonder if anyone computed the takeoff distance prior to the trip?

This is an amazing picture of a disaster that didn't happen.
From the smallest airplane to the largest, weight & balance calculations are a critical part of flight safety.

From the looks of this 747, the weight was within the CG envelope, but if they'd have added one more 'marshmallow' to each snack tray, this BIRD might not have cleared the fence !!!

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