Most pilots when taking-off from Paine field on the delivery flight of their brand new Boeing wide-bodies perform a “wing wave”, the rocking the wings back and forth, symbolically waving goodbye to the airfield since the aircraft will never return in its life.
Most pilots do this manoeuvre at around 2,000 feet altitude. Watch this video of a daring Cargolux pilot doing the wing wave right at lift-off. He is skilled and has confidence in the performance of the new Boeing 747-8F freighter. Keep in mind this is a 350+ tonne aircraft the pilot is chucking around.[bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnBr3enzW1I” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light” wmode=”transparent”;”]