Monday, February 22, 2010

We have Smirnoff! A Russian jet takes off. Just!

An Ilyushin Il-76 takes off from Canberra's airport with commentary from the control tower (you'll probably need to turn your volume up).

From Tim Blair's blog

Somebody in comments points to a picture of an Il-86 passenger jet taking off from Phuket's airport. Just. (apparently a total aviation nerd website - depending on which boxes you tick under the photo, you can view other photos of just this particular aeroplane taken at airports around the world)

Also from comments for Tim's post:

"Reminds me of the corporate pilot sitting in the lounge of the local small airport one August afternoon, toying with his calculator. He eventually pronounced, “Given temperature and density altitude, and our fuel load, our legal payload is… me.”"

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