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Landed Or Taking Off?  
User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 780 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1365 times:


In this picture of the Lauda 777 at lovely Corfu, I see the flaps are nearly at full extention. Has this aircraft just landed, or is the pilot using full flap for heavy take-off on a somewhat short runway?

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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Must have just landed and about to back-taxi. No 777 pilot would take off with full flaps; way too much drag.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

I'd say landed, I've never seen a 777 with flaps down for takeoff.

User currently offlineRayBolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Had to have just landed, and is spinning around for back-taxi. I've never seen a 777 (or any similar plane for that matter) take-off with flaps extended that much.

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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Corfu airport doesn't have main taxiway like Chicago, Denver, etc.. The island has an airport with one runway do not have taxiway. The plane must makes 180 degrees turn around on the end of runway then go into small one taxiway to the ramp park. It's similar one of those Grand Cayman Island and Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Island.


PS~ Yes, 777 just landed and making turn 180 degress both pilots were busy to look out window difficult to turning on the width of runway. So, after turning the co-pilot was retracting the flaps up.

User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

I think it is obvious that this plane spunout after landing. I saved this pic and zoomed way in....and you can practiclaly see the passengers screaming.

I'll find another frame from that series....there's one where it shows the plane balancing on its front gear alone! Also, when zoomed in, you can see the pilot mouthing to the copilot "See? Now you owe me 20 bucks!

Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

It's just landed. The B777 takes off with flaps 5/15/20, not 30.

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