Amazing video of 747 lifting in place in extreme wind conditions

This 747 is sitting in a boneyard in Mojave, CA awaiting scrapping. On May 23rd, 2012 the area experienced extreme winds of 70+ miles per hour due to a low pressure zone. Without the weight of its engines, the slightly tail heavy 747 tries to take to the skies one last time. The next day the plane was found to have also rotated about 45 degrees from its original position

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+41 1. danbopes commented 12 years ago

It misses soaring through the clouds.
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+4 2. prekazi commented 12 years ago

:S I forgot to remove You Tube from title. :(

The title should be: Amazing video of 747 lifting in place in extreme wind conditions SNOTR.
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-15 3. bisteinee commented 12 years ago

Well… i am an average snotr watcher and I must say… not much to see here…
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+4 4. Mikey320 commented 12 years ago

This is like the best Real Life simulator for taking off/landing! lol ;)
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+23 5. abriehat commented 12 years ago

The wings are doing what they were designed to do create "LIFT"
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-13 6. Godhatesfags commented 12 years ago

God almighty.I just wasted 2 minutes of my life watching a strong wind lifting a plane's nose.So what.Unbelievably it's filed under awesome & the word amazing is in the title.Exaggeration isn't the word.
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0 7. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

#2 My fault..didnt noticed..changed now
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+9 8. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

What if you attach some wires, making it an awesome kite.
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+2 9. Wynadorn commented 12 years ago

I was hoping for it to take of verticaly! :P
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+3 10. Tehnol commented 12 years ago

Just wanted to feel the wind beneath it's wings one last time :'(
Cool footage but I always think it's kinda sad to see planes waiting for the scrapper, and then this one looks like it's trying to get away :)
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+1 11. etplayer commented 12 years ago

You can almost see it thinking...""
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0 12. dickheadred commented 12 years ago

Transformer ?
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+1 13. cyberdevil commented 12 years ago

It's alive! :) Shame it's going to be scrapped though, they could transform it into a a nice apartment or something.
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0 14. Premtm commented 12 years ago

I wish I was sitting inside enjoying natural see-saw against wind..... :D
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+1 15. Pana (reviewer) commented 12 years ago

Look mom, no engines !
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-1 16. nomaddaf commented 12 years ago

This comes from not trimming down elevator. Pilot error. This is actually common in Alaska. Small planes that are tied down loosely can stat airborne for hours.
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0 17. cash115 commented 12 years ago

i am in that playn i am thinken who we are flying ohh not
duh 8-)
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+1 18. dondemon commented 12 years ago

Built to fly, doing what comes naturally. Someone should set it to music.
"The Spirit of St. Louis" maybe.
Sinatra---"come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away"?
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0 19. albasun commented 11 years ago

this is amazing!