Crosswind! Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-867F [B-LJN] Pushback, Taxi, and Takeoff from Calgary Airport ᴴᴰ

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Cathay Pacific Cargo serves Calgary two times a week with their 747-8 freighters, as a stop on their HKG-ANC-JFK-YYC-ANC-HKG route. Ordinarily, the flight arrives and departs in the middle of night, but sometimes it’ll remain on the ground for up to 12 hours for crew rest, eventually leaving right in the evening. This is one such case, and thankfully it just so happened to be flown by the only 748 in Cathay’s new livery. In addition to that, YYC had some fairly heavy winds at the time, forcing most arrivals and departures to utilize YYC’s crosswind runway (a bit shorter than the others, at 8,000ft). A 747 departing off this runway is a rare sight, and this departure certainly did not disappoint! The video includes the pushback, initial taxi, and takeoff of Cathay Pacific’s newest 747-8F, with ATC included. Sorry about the wind noise. Enjoy!

Takeoff at 4:00 on the video.

Thanks for watching!

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FLIGHT INFO
Airline: Cathay Pacific Cargo (CPA/CX)
Aircraft: Boeing 747-8F (B74N)
Aircraft Name: None
Livery: New (2016)
Engines: 4x GEnx-2B67
Registration: B-LJN
Route: YYC-ANC
Callsign: Cathay 095 heavy
Runway used: 29
Local Time: 1600
FlightAware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BLJN

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15 Responses

  1. Awesome, dude!! That snow spray was sweeeet!

  2. That was quite the impressive takeoff. Nice footage!

  3. rob balboni says:

    really nice video of this beautuiful 747 freighter taking off against a pretty winter background!         rob

  4. 748 looks extremely beautiful on takeoff liked

  5. Real aircraft at a real airport.

  6. Outstanding video mate! Great to see the CX 748F in the new livery! The rotation shot was spectacular!! Liked a lot 😀

  7. Incredible rotate, seemed quite late to on the runway! LIKE

  8. Dus Spotter says:

    Superb video! Looks really stunning 🙂

  9. Amazing how the wins caught it there on rotation. Great catch mate. Liked 🙂

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