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Question: Is This A319 Landing Or Taking Off?  
User currently offlineTAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

Hi Guys

One question regarding the pic below.

Is this A319 landing or taking off? And why?


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I think it's landing, but I may be wrong. What do you think?


Sam

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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

I vote for taking off. The flaps don't seem extended enough for a landing.

User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

Looking at the flaps it looks like takeoff. There is also no smoke from the tires so it doesn't look like a landing.

LHR340



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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

Dear Sam -
xxx
I do not know the Airbus, but I looked at it by curiosity.
One detail, seems awful little amount of TE flaps extention for a landing.
Besides, its main gear is on the ground, normally some spoilers should deploy.
I would venture to say, it is on rotation for takeoff.
Maybe if you compare to other A-319/320 pictures of landing/takeoffs...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineOsubuckeyes From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

I would think taking off, because flaps arent retracted that far, the spoilers arent up yet, and you would probably see the smoke from the tires if it had just landed.

User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

It is definitely taking off. No questions asked.

User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

I can see the heat from the engines so it is a take off.

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

The photo was taken on FRA's runway 18 - and this runway is only used for take-offs, never for landings.

User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

The picture is taken at Rwy 18, and that is only used for taking-off.

Max


User currently offlineTripseven From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

The "give away" for me that it is taking off is that the tail plane flaps (right word?) seem to be angled just slightly upward.

User currently offlineTAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Guys

Thanks very much for your posts, looking carefully again to the picture and taking into consideration your comments I'm convinced.

Thanks to all and a special thanks to B747skipper.

Rgds

Sam


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

Compare to this A321 landing [note spoilers are being deployed]:

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The take-off gets my vote . . .

PW100



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Incidentally, you can't judge by the horizontal stabilizer position (above referred to as "tail plane flaps"). During landing, they're guenerally deflected upward as well, as a landing is a controlled stall into the ground.

R


User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

very little use of flap, no spoilers, no thrust reverse . That plane is taking off.
cheers
high_flyr69



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

"Thanks to all and a special thanks to B747skipper."

Why special thanks to skipper?? The people above said the same thing before he posted!!

I'd say thanks to Ndebele, since he figured out first it was runway 18, and that 18 is only used for takeoffs!!


User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

The give away is the elevator position. On landing, the entire horizontal stabiliser is deflected up a few degrees due to nose up trim, but on take-off, less is required so the angle of the elevators in the photo, plus the neutral stab. setting, and the flaps, indicate rotation.

XV






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User currently offlineSNBA319 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2003, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Yes the elevator position was my bet aswell....

However i just wanna add how much i like the special livery..... Big grin


User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

guys, he's in a hover






FLY NAVY
User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

As Ndebele wrote: this pic is taken on 18 West at FRA. And 18 West is only for take off. So no doubt: take off.

User currently offlineBr715-a1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

That bloomin' bus is departing. Why? Why? you ask? So it can get to the next destination  Smile

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