Aviation photographer Liem Bahneman sent me this picture this morning of B-KPF, illustrating just how low the 777-367ER was to terra firma. (video)
Not to beat a dead horse, but I finally got around to making an illustration that depicts, by my estimate, the altitude of the Cathay-Pacific 777-300ER flyby at its lowest point (immediately prior to pulling up, as indicated by the wing flex and my subsequent photos).
I based this one the 20.4" 777 fuselage diameter and the estimated position of the runway below (based on the shadow).
I put my estimate at 31 to 33 feet. The media is saying 28 feet, which I initially thought was an extreme number, but now that I've taken the time to actually look, its really not that far off the mark. What is 4-6 feet of difference when you're talking about that much hardware being that far off the ground?
Read the complete post at http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flightblogger/2008/02/just-how-low-was-it.html
Fri, Feb 29 2008 4:19 PM
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