This clip starts just after take off from Heathrow. The 747 is on its way to America. It's just taken off towards the East and is about to start a long turn towards Ireland and then the USA

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Comment by Sondra Kolodziej on May 11, 2011 at 10:53pm
Thank you for this video. Clouds are a big fear of mine. I am always afraid of hitting another plane or the pilot  cannot see where he is going .   I know its by instrument but flying through clouds is nerve wracking.  And with turbulence on top at the same time I start sweating.  As soon as we are above them I am long as its smooth.
Comment by Captain Keith on February 18, 2009 at 3:51pm
Dangerous Caro?
I'll make a video of take off so that you can see how strightforward it all is. We're not super men or's just an ordinary job, that anyone with the right training could do. When I used to use the flight simulator I could get people to take off and guide the plane up through the first few thousand feet within an hour of first getting in it. If you'd care to club together with some other fearful flyers I could arrange for you to do the same.
Do you think my wife sees me as George Clooney in a pilots uniform? No I'm an ordinary geeza and so is everyone else who flies. Keep saying " It's easier than I think"
Comment by Caro on February 18, 2009 at 3:15pm
See once its up and above the clouds I relax more! Just watching this clip makes me relax I feel like we have passed the most dangerous bit? I just always feel with take off there is going to be a loud bang and then the plane will lean to one side and we will crash.
Comment by Captain Keith on December 11, 2008 at 8:49am
Yes that's about right

Comment by Turbulence Hater:) on December 11, 2008 at 4:41am
at 0:20-0:30 sec, as the very saturated moist air goes over the top wing, it cools and the water condenses into a contail (cloud). I presume that since there is even less pressure over the wing when the water condenses out, this causes the higher uplift as noticed as the winglet goes up?


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