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June 4, 2012

Video: Brisk Wind Tries to Help 747 Fly One Last Time

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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A parked Southern Air 747 that awaits dismantling at the end of its flying career wants to fly one last time. Significantly lighter without engines, its flaps fully extended and its nose not tied down, strong Mojave winds on May 23rd make the aircraft rotate for probably its final time.



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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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