Awesome Take Off from Christchurch International Airport (HD)
by Chris van der Leer on January 14th, 2016

This is ​one of my favorite vids! High definition video clip taken on take off on an ANZ 733 on runway 20 to the North East, over the Waimak and heading towards South West. Good views of the airport itself, Waimak river, the city of Christchurch and banks peninsula. Filmed May 2012.
​Christchurch International Airport  is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood, and was opened in 1953.

The primary runway, 02/20, is oriented near perpendicular to Canterbury's Nor'wester foehn wind. It is due to this crosswind that the secondary runway, 11/29, is a cross-runway (at a right angle to the primary runway), and is used during Nor'westers by all aircraft up to Boeing 767 size; while larger aircraft like the Boeing 777 can land on it, they cannot manoeuvre onto the end taxiway and must be towed back.

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