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Boeing 747 taking off with incredible power from Sint Maarten with spectators close by

Wow
  • The Boeing 747 has massive size and power.
  • The force of the engine covered the entire area with sand
  • The onlookers seemed exhilarated by the rush of air

Published on May 10, 2024 at 4:25PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 10, 2024 at 5:07PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Planes like the Boeing 747 might appear small when soaring high above.

But it’s witnessing them up close that truly reveals their massive size and power.

A fortunate few spectators at the beach in Sint Maarten had the chance to experience firsthand the raw power of a Boeing 747 and you can check it out in the footage below.

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In a video shared by Aviation on X, the colossal aircraft can be seen taking off from a runway, right alongside the beach where people were leisurely enjoying their day.

That’s when the Boeing 747 reeved up its engine, creating a power of such intensity that the people standing behind were pushed aside.

The force was so strong that it kicked up sand and covered the entire area.

Some onlookers seemed exhilarated by the rush of air, freely going with the flow, while the others clung to nearby fences to steady themselves against the gusts

There’s no doubt that Boeing and its planes are one of a kind.

Now let’s find out a bit more about the hero of this video: the Boeing 747.

The Boeing 747 is one of the largest planes of the Boeing fleet with its 56.5-76.25 m (185-250 ft) body and four engines on the wings.

At first, it used engines made by Pratt & Whitney, but later on, it started using ones from General Electric and Rolls-Royce.

This plane can accomodate more than 366 passengers in three separate class sections, which is why it’s referred to as a ‘Jumbo Jet’.

However, despite its massive capacity, the Boeing 747 hasn’t given up on the luxury that Boeing aircraft are known for.

Its wings have a wide angle, which helps it fly fast at about Mach 0.85, making it one of the fastest commercial aircraft.

Whether it’s flying long distances or doing impressive take-offs like the one everyone saw at Sint Maarten, the Boeing 747 always turns heads.

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