FILMED : 2014

TIME : 250 mins

PRICE : $30

Air France was an early operator of the Boeing 747 taking delivery of its first 747-100 in 1970. A dozen years later it operated well over 30 "Jumbos" and eventually had one of the world's largest 747 fleets. Until a few years ago it had operated most types of the aircraft including the 100, 200B, 200F, 300, 400, 400ERF and 400BCF. Soon though the type will be leaving the fleet with most aircraft already gone, freighter service is scheduled to end in 2015 and passenger service sometime in 2016 ending nearly 50 years of operation! AirFrance 747s have been seen nearly everyone on earth!


We are very lucky to have Captain Georges Merkovic, a 747 instructor, on this program. He and is 2 copilots will give you a great tour and presentation of this fantastic aircraft!



+ Cockpit filming using up to 6 cameras for fantastic views on takeoff & landing!

+ Detailed Preflight Preparations

+ Crew Briefings

+ Checklists

+ Aircraft Walkaround

+ Depature & Arrival Airport Charts

+ Detailed Cockpit Presentation

+ Detailed Systems Presentation

+ The 747 Love Affair with Air France

+ Great scenery on both flights


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Flight Information
A/C Reg Flight Route Flt Time Destinations
B747-400 F-GITH AF 438 CDG-MEX 10h20


MEX Mexico City, MEXICO

B747-400 F-GITD AF 439 MEX-CDG 9h50

MEX Mexico City, MEXICO


Send your comments about this program!

+Once again Just Planes you have managed to put a smile on my face! Great video, great editing. A really nice touch. MA

+A work of art with this video. Jonathan Sibson

+Thanks you Air France, Captain and crew, and JustPlanes for this fascinating video. Jerry Watkins

+Great video as usual! Keep it up, Keep Aviation strong! AP

+Thanks for yet another excellent video from Just Planes. The Captain's enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and his clear explanations of what is happening are much appreciated. Keep these videos coming Geoff Dickinson

+The pilots and the video is so so beautiful, amazing, i love it all. Bravo, to all of you! Theo T

+Simply a fascinating video.Thanks! Oscar

+Fabulous presentation. So well done. So professional. Breathtaking. Thank you. David Von Pein

+Very nice video! Keep up the good work! Lovin' it! PN

+ I watched the Air France B747 queen of the skies video you made with Capt Merkovic and it was simply amazing!! Hopeton Henry

+Impressive video, great guy. Troy Tollen

+And again, as always, very nice ! You guys always keep my dream of becomming a pilot allive ;)  Thanks! Felix

+Magnifique!!! No one does it better than JustPlanes! DK

+Great video. I love the passion and professionalism of the pilot. Stu

+Nice Video, Nice Job! Pierre Huchot

+Just Beautiful !! Magnifique !! Kevin Dewez

+Incredibly cool. Just fantastic to see how much the pilots love airplanes and flying. Must be such a satisfying job. Jato Reichmuller

+What a great video. Thank you. Paul Wilson

+Nice video, and great story of its history by the Captain of this flight SM

+This Captain is like the Boeing/Air France encyclopedia! He would be cool to ride across the atlantic with for sure BZ

+Great video. This Captain seems to be such a nice guy. Must be awesome to fly with him. WS

+Awesome! Captain Merkovic was an awesome host and I have to say Thank you for making this great program! Andy Poppens

+I bought previous series on Air France A380 and B777...very pleased BW

External Walkaround of the 747

Starting engines #3 and #4

Rotation at Paris CDG

Just airborne, gear up

Swiss A330 crossing the Atlantic

Cockpit Presentation

Engines & Fuel

Great scenery

Planning the approach

Sunset during our descent into Mexico

Making our final turn for landing at Mexico City

Approaching the airport

Another view of the final turn

On short final at MEX

PilotCAM view at Mexico City

Captain briefing the crew for the return flight

Making a pretty big detour over the US to avoid weather

Systems presentation

Sunrise over the Atlantic

Passing the big port city on our way to Paris

Approaching Paris

On short final at CDG Airport

Touching down on runway 26L

PilotCAM view at Paris