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Someone posted a clip of a brand-spanking-new CargoLux B747-8, taking off out of Paine Field on its delivery flight:
Now, far be it from me to say that a long-standing tradition--in this case of rocking the wings in salute to the workers who built your shiny new airplane--should be discontinued. However, in this clip we see uncoordinated flight in close proximity to the ground. Showboating, hotdogging, or a demonstration of superior airmanship: whatever you want to call it, it looks like trouble to me.
Reminds me of the B-52 that crashed twenty years ago out at Fairchild AFB while practicing...Show more →
I'm with you Steve. I have no idea how putting one wing tip in ground effect, with high AOA, and the gear down, is a good idea. Oh, and if it had all gone wrong – good luck with the hull insurance.....