Sunday, May 19, 2013

A man-made snowstorm

Here's a video clip of an Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jetliner, taking off from a heavily snow-laden Cologne airport in Germany.  I reckon it cleared the runway and its verges for the next several aircraft to follow it!

That's quite a cloud of snow it kicked up.  I wonder if they had to repeat the brushing-off and de-icing of the aircraft waiting behind it at the threshold of the runway?



Toejam said...

Wow, we've come a long way in the last 110 years since Kitty Hawk.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Toejam... BIG sumbitch...