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Video: Cargolux Boeing 747-8F pilot does a ultra-low height wing wave

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.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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