City in the Sky

The World’s Biggest Passenger Plane Takes Off

Clip: Episode 1 | Video has closed captioning.

The cockpit is rigged with cameras covering all angles of the take-off as this massive 100 ton machine hurtles down the runway. It couldn’t happen without ‘lift’, and ‘thrust’ – the two fundamental forces necessary for flight to take place. It must reach its critical speed within a matter of seconds, and once the plane has crossed this threshold, there can be no turning back.

Aired: 02/08/17

Rating: TV-PG

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