HighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14261 times:
Forgive me if i'm wrong, but in this pic it seems that the 747 is experiencing an EXTREME cross wind....yet no rudder correction? there isn't even a caption. it could it be taking off though...if i saw that i would certainly write a caption....its definately not taking off from a the taxi way and the runway under it is literally at a 45º angle....still no rudder.
Tekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 13740 times:
This is a normal takeoff (no crosswinds, etc). The runway is on a weird angle to the camera, thus causing the illusion that the plane is taking off from the taxiway. If you look closely, you can tell the plane is heading the same direction as the runway.
TVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2369 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 13599 times:
It appears to be an optical illusion. It is in line with the runway. What you are seeing...it appears to me...is an intersecting taxiway that give you the impression it is the runway. Follow the lines...
C172heavy From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12002 times:
Sorry. Maybe it's just me but I can't see how that's lined up with the runway centerline (or boundary line). I'd have to argue that the white line reflected down the aircraft belly is not associated with any runway marking. Can anyone explain this to me so I can understand it?
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11952 times:
This shot looks to be taken from a car-park on the southern side of the airport along Matadero road...looking at taxiway Charlie-2. The trees in the background, that are between the airport property and the highway (TF375?), give further proof to the location.
From this point, runway 12/30 gets closer to as you proceed from left to right.
Using a telephoto lens distorts the angles and depth perception. The runway appears as only a slight angle in the picture when actually it is more like a 60 degree angle. As it is, using the runway striping as reference, the left side is only a smidge higher than the right.
From this Industrial area, the aircraft taking off from 12 do have a tendency to appear to be taking off directly at you; from 30, they appear going away.
With that being said, I will say this aircraft is crabbing somewhat in this picture, but nothing out of the ordinary, or nothing that would require corrective action from the cockpit. Something is going on as evidenced by the left wing being higher than the right.
With a lot of wide open space all around them, they could correct as they go, hence no visible signs of extreme control surface movements.
I would guess he is about 10-15 degrees off center.
UPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 812 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11110 times:
What people need to realize is that the aircraft is taking off on the runway that has the while solid line under the aircraft near the bottom of the photograph. The illusion in the background is another taxiway not related to the aircraft in question. That is why there is an illusion.
I had to do a double-take on this one but once I realized what the real situation was it made sense.
Aviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7596 times:
You know, I might cut you some slack, but your title was way too aggressive. Granted, we aren't little kids anymore, but if you're going to use that diction, try finding a justified reason. Mistaking the taxiway for the runway is a poor excuse. It's an honest mistake. But you took it too far with the title and blew it way out of proportion.
By the way, congratulations Aldana. Your photo is, if not already, destined to be the most popular on the site.
Georgetown From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6889 times:
Alright, first post in awhile...
Stirling, thank you for a response that was useful and void of unnecessary intellectual egoism. To some others, when you have knowledge that others don't, you have a unique opportunity to share and diffuse that knowledge in a way that will be constructive to the knowledge of an individual and the aggregate knowledge of a group as a whole. That's a hell of a photo, and again, Stirling, thanks for a useful response!