Blackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
Yes, a good shot. But, what was the temperature? Runway length? How was it loaded? Were there problems reported by the pilots? I know these are tech-op questions, but the thread is here. Or is this an optical illusion? If it was that close, then something may have been seriously wrong.
Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
No nothing, trust me, I see thse beauties lots here and I can assure you that they always use up that amount of runway, same with the NW DC-10's, they're old planes in heat, heavy loaded with passengers and fuel, simple,
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52 Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1828 times:
Telephoto lenses compress the distance between objects
I know that this happens but I can assure you that these Phuket 743's take up a hell of a lot of runway! Me and a friend were stood at the end of 26L week or so back and we actually started to get worried that something was seriously wrong because even compared with usual it was taking up too much runway! Here's another example of NW DC-10 (note that it is even taken in the winter with much colder climate). I was actually standing on the other side of the runway when this shot was taken and I can assure you that me and quite a few others eyes were wider than usual :
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4109 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Actually, from where that was taken (Ifield Road), you cannot even see the end of the runway, with the combination of a dip in the field under the approach and a telephoto lens. So, apart from judgement from the photographer's eyes, there is generally know way you can say that was "dangerously close" to the end of the runway. So in a way, yes it is an optical illusion. Show by the way the arriving aircraft looks so close, but in fact is still on a 2 mile final.
Airplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2727 posts, RR: 43 Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
I saw this aircraft take-off while photographing approaches at the 26L threshold.
It seemed to take forever to lift off, I was wondering if it would ever get off the ground............although it was an optical illusion.
It was very hot that day.....about 30 degree's, not a cloud in the sky. Don't forget, that aircraft would most probably have a near full load, and will also be carrying cargo and more than enough fuel.