I had an incredible chance to experience myself Boeing 747-200 flight simulator , Kalitta Air industrial leader in worldwide scheduled and on demand cargo (42 countries in 6 continents). While photographing the young Civil Air Patrol cadets, I experienced their excitement , knowledge, courage and training taking off and landing. I should say (from personal experience ;-) that taking off was easy, landing is something that require great skills.
Boeing 747 is Big, Fast, and Heavy!!
250,000 lbs of cargo
364,000 lbs of fuel
Max takeoff weight - 833,000 lbs
Length - 232'
Wingspan - 195'
Cruise Speed 500-510 MPH . THIS IS THE FASTEST AIRLINER in the sky.
HUGE thanks to our flight instructor - Captain Sean Horton and Kalitta Air. Also big thanks to all cadets and seniors at Civil Air Patrol.
United States Air Force Auxuliary
Please enjoy the photographs.
HUGE THANKS to Captain Sean Horton.