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Is This A Normal Takeoff?  
User currently offlineAirSean From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Just saw this photo, is this a normal takeoff? Looks very close to a tailstrike, do the pilots know how close the tail is to the ground?


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Photo © Roberto Benetti



[Edited 2004-06-01 04:50:20]


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Look at the flaps extended! It doesn't full extended flaps down when you are landing. It is take off not landing. If this picture that plane goes landing and it would be collasped nose gears when too high nose up! It is impossible too high nose up for landing position.

Big777jet



User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3814 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Big777jet, huh?, its a takeoff note the slats and not flaps. Also Md-80 aircraft normally have very steep takeoffs, they normally establish this after airborne though, that guy didnt.  Smile

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

I'll agree..there is something strange about it...very steep?

User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6565 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

This isn't that rare of an occurance for MD-80 aircraft. I see AA Mad Dog's do takeoffs like this one all the time...saw one today in fact.


Steve/MSY


User currently offlineWhauet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Funny thing -- in order for the plane to get into the air, the pointy part in the front has to go up.  Big grin

As usual, perspective plays a big role -- the main gear is off the ground and the aircraft is probably at the maximum rotation angle until they've established positive climb and retract the gear. Not that big of a deal....


User currently offlineAirSean From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

I guess like a lot of things a still frame or slow motion can accentuate any movement. What may seem quite normal in regular motion can seem peculiar when slowed down.

Still a very steep take off. What would he tell his dad if he scratched that nice plane!



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