From: Flowis311Why I love flying out of Juneau. Notice as the plane taxis, you can see the Mendenhall Glacier in the mid-distance.
A take off from Juneau, Alaska in a g... A take off from Juneau, Alaska in a good old Boeing 737-200 Combi using the special FAA approved departure procedure for Alaska Airlines (immediate right and left turn after takeoff)...Listen to the captain's announcement at the beginning and check out how close the mountains are!! My all-time favourite takeoff movie. Please enjoy
This is also why flying out of flat country feels wrong. Here, we have to get as high as we can as fast as we can, while turning, to avoid hitting mountains. When I take off in other places it seems to me that the plane is moseyin' down the runway and then sorta-lifting off, as if it had all the time in the world. Very tense making -- I have to keep reminding myself that it does have all the time in the world.