It’s a massive plane but so quiet even on takeoff thanks to General Electric’s new GEnx-2B67 engines. Atlas Air started operating the 747-800Fs from June 2012 onwards.
One of my favorite US cargo carriers, here rolling towards the cargo ramp after arrival from Miami as flight GTI5421 [1200 pix]
Lightly loaded and lifting off on 15L in the warm afternoon light.
Its always a pleasure to spot on taxiway Quebec...
[1600 pix] Always good to see the Queen!
Airborne via rwy 24 bound for Abu Dhabi while operating for Etihad Cargo [1200 pix]
Short final to runway 31R at KJFK.