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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3991 times:


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"Spectacular take off from runway 15... maybe an ex-fighter pilot...?"(the caption from the photographer)


Maybe he was drunk?.......lol......I hope no one gets offeneded by this.

-PIA777


GO CUBS!!
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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

You could always tell the ex-'vlammies' (SAAF fighter pilots) at SAA from the ex-Flossie Jockeys (SAAF Hercules pilots), just by watching them take off in a 737 - the ex-fighter pilots would haul it as steep as it would go and be at about 15000 ft by the time they crossed the fence, but the ex transport mob would scrape the hedge at the end of the runway, frightening the wits out of the drivers on the highway and causing tons of complaints from locals.

User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3334 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

It's a bit like the takeoff on the reef runway at HNL. There's a sign by the apron at the runway start saying something like "veer right after takeoff". I guess it's so as to avoid high-rises in Waikiki, but I do find it amusing how soon after takeoff some pilots "veer".


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User currently offlineRb211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

That's one heck of a cross wind!


Airline photography. Whether they're fully clothed, butt naked, having issues or confused I'm taking pictures!!
User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

There are two possible reasons for "strange" take off.

First one. I am a common visitor at Madrid Barajas airport (i live in the area) and I´ve noticed that many times when rwy 15 is being used for take off the big aircrafts make an early left turn...well, in this case it could be too early.

The other reason could be a strong wind gust. There is another picture in the database of an Airbus A340-600 taking off from the same runway the same day at about the same hour. It´s barely off the ground and you can see the effects of strong crosswinds we had at Madrid a few days ago.


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There could be a third reason: maybe the pilot saw a nice girl taking a shower under the rain and he just wanted to have a better view!!

Regards,

Alfonso



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

Several years ago, I was watching planes at MCI and the tower instructed a Continental MD80 to make a right turn to 270 "as soon as practical" after takeoff. The plane came up, and almost immediately started it's turn. The tower just said "Ex Air Force?" and the pilot replied with "yep".

I was on a flight out of Jackson Hole Wyoming on a Western 737 and the pilot came on the PA just prior to takeoff to tell us that we would be making a pretty steep turn after takeoff. The only reason he mentioned it was because we'd be pretty low to the ground and it could be somewhat disconcerting if you weren't expecting it (the reason was that going straight ahead would have put them on the mountain at Snow King). He wasn't kidding...almost immediately after the wheels left the ground, he put it into a really steep left turn - it was almost disconcerting even when you expected it. It was the most memorable takeoff I've ever experienced.


User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

JFK departure 31L requires an immediate turn to the left... 15 degrees bank...
So sensational... we pilots scare ourselves...
Come on, friends...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

There is a mistake in my previous post...
The picture of the 747 was taken one day before than the other and it wasn´t raining then!!!...my sight is not working properly as I just had a few Jack Daniels with a client during a business lunch!!

Anyway, it´s seems to me that it was a strong crosswind.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3482 times:

Could just be procedure... incoming traffic, etc.

Happens all the time here at MSY.

Also, was standard for Concorde departures ex-Rwy 31L at JFK:

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User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

KDCA (Reagan National) RWY 36 departures have an (almost) immediate left-hand turn to avoid overflying "sensitive" areas in D.C.

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

The left turn for Concorde at Kennedy was too keep down the noise readings from noise abatement meters located on some nearby buildings on the right!!!






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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

I like this one:


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[Edited 2003-11-25 18:36:22]


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User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Similar to what Goingboeing said in reagards to pilots making prior announcements.....I've flown out of SXM on AA a few times, and each time before departure, the pilot makes an announcement regarding a hard right turn after take-off. This too to avoid a small mountain. All departures out of SXM make this hard right. I always found it kind of fun!

User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

B747Skipper, very true, i was on a PIA flight and the plane i think took off from 31L. As soon as it took off, it made a sharp left turn, REALLY got disorented. But it was fun! As soon as it made the left turn we were above water, and headed to EGCC. I will never forget the nosie of the engines of a 747 taking off. Man, that was exciting.


-PIA777



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User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

JFK 31L departures...


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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Nice pictures Cicadajet, Thanks for posting them up, it gives a very good perspective of how sharp the turn is


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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

How's this for a fighter pilot?

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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Don't the passengers inside get freaked out when the pilot turns the plane like that??? (message to UAL747)


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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Well, the pic was taken at Kai Tak, so the approach is rather normal there, though this guy seems to have over done it a bit. I dunno, they probably didn't even notice.

UAL747


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
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How about this one. It looks pretty steep to me. Look at the wings flexing and compare the angle to the hangar in the background.


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