Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Barely Enough Room......

No. Not talking about the waistline of my jeans. Check out this short video of a Russian Il-76 as it uses every available bit of runway to get airborne.

Amazing. The thing looks like it's only moving about 20 mph when it finally lumbers into the air.

I got a hop in a C-5 Transport once and takeoff was pretty sketchy. The pilot prepared for takeoff by first holding on the brakes and powering it up till it was shaking like a dog passing Peach Pits to get roll off speed up. Definitely NOT like flying commercial.

H/T - We The Armed

Gratuitous Picture for a Wednesday Morning-
Retro Bigwheel.


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