Saturday, July 08, 2006

KIck-Ass Boeing vids

Found some really awesome videos of Boeing heavies doing crazy stuff. First one is of Boeing crosswind tests on the 747 and 777 at a remote Brazilian airbase known for its continuously high cross winds (supposedly on this test they were gusting up to 50 knots). The last triple 7 to land looks like it is hovering in. The next video is of a 747 on final at Kai Tak. For those of you who don't know, Kai Tak was the old international airport in Hong Kong, and it definitely required some aerial acrobatics to get in or out of. While the video looks extreme, it isn't too out of the ordinary for Kai Tak. The last two videos are both of high speed low altitude flybys by 757s. Simply kick-ass.

h/t to Planet Potato for the first two videos.