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Air France Touch And Go Yesterday At LIS  
User currently offlineLoungeLover From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5062 times:


I'm just looking for an explanation of what I saw yesterday at LIS.
I was in the bus bringing me to my BA A319 back to LHR when I saw the AF A320 that had taken off 15minutes earlier.

It was approaching the runway with retracted landing gear! I actually thought it was going to crashland or something.

Then, when it was about 10m (this might be not exactly right, but they were very close) from the ground, they suddenly put the landing gear down, quickly touched the runway, retracted the gear immediately and gained altitude and that

Any thoughts on what this could have been???


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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1714 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5015 times:
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Quoting LoungeLover (Thread starter):
Any thoughts on what this could have been???

Your imagination?? LOL. Jus kidding. Sounds wierd. Sounds like they may have requested a flyby of some sort, i think it woulda been more than 10m, but I'm just speculating.

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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7036 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

Was the plane clean? (AF planes are usually more dirty than the average plane).

The weather was very nice in LIS. As is is today and the next few days.

A clean plane, nice sunshine, cold and haze-free air - perfect conditions for photo shots for the AF PR department.

Just a guess of course.

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User currently offlineLoungeLover From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

I also thought it was my imagination but it wans't. The plane was average clean, not typically dirty AF, but not shiny or anything either.

Who knows...thanks guys..

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