When concentration is at its highest...


#1

…waiting for the take off clearance…


#2

what airport is that at?


#3

Kai Tak :)


#4

Looks like a bit of a shorter runway, hopefully you made it up ok. The 747 is an amazing plane though!


#5

Kai Tak was always load restricted for our 747 on flights back to Frankfurt, during the hot and humid summer months the Captain, after he offloaded passengers and their luggage, started to reduce the amount of water uplift for the lavatories to reduce the take off weight. Cargo was reduced as a last solution as cargo most of the time adds a lot of revenue to a flight.


#6

Oh, I see now you are a real 74 pilot, that’s awesome!