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    A rousing sight and sound as a powerful rotation is made from Runway 15 by Georgian airfreight carrier Geo Sky on their first visit to Birmingham Airport – with one of their two Boeing 747-200BSF freighter aircraft departing empty back to Tbilisi International Airport with GEL908 – returning home after making a delivery of cargo pallets from Zhengzhou’s Xinzheng International Airport, China, staging through the company’s Tbilisi base on the route west.

    A highly popular late 20th-century development of the iconic Boeing 747-100, with almost 400 built by Boeing, very few 747-200s survive today as airworthy examples.
    First flying in 1987 for British Airways as G-BDXM, this particular aircraft has enjoyed over four decades of service as both a passenger and a freight aircraft with several operators since – arriving at it’s current operator in early 2021, after transferring from a similar Georgian cargo airline.
    The aircraft can transport a maximum of 105 tonnes of payload, and is powered by four Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4 turbofans, providing almost 53,000lbf thrust per engine.

    Nikon D850, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4 ED VR