Footage from cockpit of Boeing 747 shows exactly what it’s like for a pilot to takeoff

  • The Boeing 747 is one of the most iconic aircraft ever made
  • Sadly, the last Boeing 747 rolled off the production line in December 2022
  • Video footage shows what it’s like for the pilots of this mammoth aircraft during takeoff

Published on Feb 06, 2024 at 9:10 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Feb 06, 2024 at 9:11 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Aside from Concorde, few aircraft are as iconic as the Boeing 747.

More than 50 years ago, the first test flights of Boeing’s 747 and Aérospatiale/BAC’s Concorde heralded a new era for the air transport sector.

Sadly, Concorde’s last commercial flight was 20 years ago, while the Boeing 747 still takes to the skies to this day, albeit it mainly carrying cargo.

Captain Boeing / YouTube

The last Boeing 747 rolled off the production line on December 7, 2022, so it’s only a matter of time before we see numbers dwindle into obsolete.

That’s what makes the above video, posted to YouTube by Captain Boeing, so special.

There’s not shortage of videos online of 747s taking off, but it’s not often we get to see takeoff from the pilot’s perspective.


Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.