N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2313 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 20787 times:
Yes, thanks for sharing. I didn't see any date - maybe I didn't look carefully. Are these pictures taken during FF of ZA 002?
If yes, my next question would be if picture no. 3 is showing a manouveur in connection with the landing gear issue, which occured during FF?
The odd angle of this photo makes it look like the airplane is diving into mountains. Trust me, it's just the long telephoto lens and weird angle. The Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) was not tested during ZA002's first flight!
N14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2313 posts, RR: 25 Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 19887 times:
Quoting Laddie (Reply 10): I doubt this photo had anything to do with the issue because you can't see the gear!
Thanks for your explanations. Well, I can see the nose gear in pic no. 3. I remember reading somewhere (I thought it was on Flightblogger's webpage but now I didn't find it there) that they made some special maneuvers to make sure it's fully deployed.
Anyhow, great pictures - the ANA colours fit perfectly into the landscape with white snow and blue sky
Voar From Canada, joined Jul 2008, 95 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 18012 times:
On the video in the Flightglobal link, notice the movement of the open gear doors on landing! Pretty impressive... they are rattling about like crazy.. looks like the reversers were throwing some air on them.
Bhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 843 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 15539 times:
My co-worker's spouse works for one of the avionics coporations that has gear aboard her, I asked specifically if they were ok for public consumption and was told the affirmative...also that these and future shots will be used for marketing purposes...as for the landing gear, it was down on this flight for well.....first flight protocols, this was NOT the flight that issues occured with the landing gear infrastructure(s)
And yep, this was the shortened flight over the western side of Washington. The weather was so questionable the full planned flight plan was not executed. The mountains in the pictures are actually the Cascades, looking west. You can see Puget sound in the distance and the Olympic mountain range farther off.
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3462 posts, RR: 11 Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 14793 times:
Quoting Bhill (Reply 23): The mountains in the pictures are actually the Cascades, looking west. You can see Puget sound in the distance and the Olympic mountain range farther off.
Not to nitpick, but I don't think so. For one thing, the mountains in the distance cover far too much of the horizon for them to be the Olympics as viewed from the Cascades. Secondly, the water you can see in the one shot (either Puget Sound or the Strait of Juan de Fuca) is much too close for the shot to have been taken anywhere over the Cascades. Lastly, the flight path: