N747NA B747SP NASA/Sofia returns home
Arriving in Hamburg, Germany on the 28:th of June 2014, N747NA
When she came she first performed a low fly past over the runway caught here by Thomas Nebel:
Then came back for the landing also by Thomas Nebel:
In over 5 months time N747NA has been undergoing heavy maintenance in Hamburg performed by Lufthansa Technik.
On 13:th of December she made a check flight after the performed D-check.
The day after, on December 14:th she was scheduled to depart Hamburg at 13:10 local time.
Lars Hentchel was out by the airport and caught her taking off in beautiful weather!
The takeoff was also captured on video by user Walkbyfeet:
And she was also captured from a helicopter by Alexander Golz:
Now the Secondary mirror mechanism must be installed again I guess.
Good to know she is Fit 4 Flight for another good many years!
Oh! you HAVE to look at these photos of N747NA shot from a helicopter at Hamburg!
(If you speak German, you can read more about it here.)