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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

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Is it just me, or does this pic look like the pilot is trying to land ON THE NUMBERS?

ok....I know he's taking off, but just look at how the runway just barely comes into view right under his tires.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
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User currently offlineKLM-MD11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

What you're seeing here is (IMO) that on the very bottom of the picture is the runway it took of from and a little further away, there where you think is the runway, is another runway or taxiway and is partly hidden by the ground that is slightly hilly...


User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

It is an optical illusion. The runway is behind the plane, and the tail is not close to a tail strike. Note there is a small hill between the photographer and the tail of the a/c, making it look like the tail is about to hit.

User currently offlineErasmus From Italy, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

In this thread:
another optical illusion, much like this one, is being discussed!


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