DEN-ORD B747 UAL9947


This is a dead head back to ORD, flight orientated in ORD as … /KORD/KDEN

Was carrying passengers from this flight that had to divert. … /EDDF/KDEN

Check out the climb rates on the dead head, aircraft took off in about 4000 ft.


Yeah an empty 747 climbs like a rocket if they want to. I went to watch a NW 747 take off once and waited near the end of the runway thinking it would still be pretty low and would have a good view. Wrong! The thing took off in about 3,000 feet and was way up there by the time he passed over.