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User currently offlineBryan Becker From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

I scraped up this photo off this website,an I was thinken to my self this is way to close for me?Sitten there haveing a drink and this 727 comes by.Well now you are not drinken it you are sitten in it.now you have to go home and change. SmileWhat do you think?



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User currently offlineJG From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Hmm, with some hearing protection I would love to have a drink there. Vibration alone would be pretty exciting.  Smile

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

The photo is doctored.

At that close of a range you would need an impossibly high shutter speed to freeze a plane going 160 mph.

The plane at that altitude should be in the flare and at this point theres nothing below him but playground.

I dont believe it.

JET


User currently offlineTomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Yeah, but I would check for blue ice in that drink before I took another sip!!!! Anazing photo.
TomH


User currently offlineJG From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2298 times:

Location, Location, Location... at least that is what I have been told.

For grins I did put this photo into my PhotoShop and it certainly appears to be doctored... I would still have a drink there... Shaken, not stirred.

Cheers


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2296 times:

It's not a doctored photo. The shot was taken at the airport in Tegucigalpa Honduras. I used to live very near there. It's quite an interesting approach. Ye Haw!

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Where do you guys see modification? I opened it up in PaintShop and I see NO signs of any modifications. That doesn't mean there can't be any, but you guys make it seem like it should hit you in the face it is so obvious. I have seen and modified many photos myself and can usually pick out any obvious signs. JG, what exactly makes you think it is doctored? I see no reason not to believe Jetguy, it is probably a real approach in Honduras. Looks like a great restaurant, no matter what the food tastes like! Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

It might just be the way the shot was taken that makes the plane look closer than it really is.

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

If that's real, get me on the first flight to Honduras!!!

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4212 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

727's arent exactly small airplanes. That plane has plenty of clearance.


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineJoe From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

The Restaurant is well named, it appears that your only a few feet(and a screwed up approach) away from the Infinite!

User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Si senor, and por favor two tamales and una cerveza.....Ay dios mio!!!

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Ayayayayayay.....

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Ay senor donde estan los banos!!!.





User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2245 times:
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Oh, I'm sorry, I thought I was in the Tech/Ops forum.

User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

JETPILOT all I have to ask is are you really?

160 mph just before flaring? Would that 727 be coming in above it's Maximum Landing Weight by chance?

Hell even a 747 doesn't land that fast.

PanmaN


User currently offlineEricCieslar From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

well all i goto say is that thats one kool place to have a drink!

User currently offlineTop Gun From Canada, joined May 1999, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Panman: perhaps you are confused, 160 MILES PER HOUR is only 139 knots. The Vref of the 47-400 at, lets say MLW, is somewhere around 155 knots. Not that far fetched when you think about it.

User currently offlineDG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Look at the port side wing and that palm tree. They clearly overlap in the picture. Next look at the shadow of the palm on the wing. Then look at the shadows on the ground. The angles of the shadows do not correspond with each other at all. I would say it is doctored.

User currently offlineSkwpilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 60 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

At first, I thought I'd found my new favorite vacation spot, but something didn't look right. Now, I'm no photo expert, however I also think that this photo is doctored. If one looks at the shadow of the horizontal stabilizer on the vertical stabilizer, it would appear that the light source is on the almost directly from the left side of the photo and just slightly above the horizon. This varified by the shadow on the VHF antenna just forward of the wing root- there is very little shadow. Now look at the shadow of the roof of the building on the ground- it looks like the light source is about 45 degrees above the horizon. It just looks like there's two different light sources.

No dice!
....But really cool looking!

Skwpilot


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

All I can say is that's a "Air Service of Honduras" B727 and the surrounding area is definatively Tegucigalpa. I used to live there and that's just the way they do it. There's no surprise here. I think that camera lens alters the perspective a bit, but not very much. The entire approach is wild, especially the part where you fly down the canyon. I heard that when TWA first tried it in one of their 727s the pilots refused to fly it out once they had landed. It was a proving flight and TWA ended up sending a special crew to fly the airplane out. Que huevos!

User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Just look up pictures with the key word "Honduras" on this search engine and you will see that this picture is not necesarily "doctored"...

Sven


User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

DG_Pilot,

The port wing is the aircraft's left wing, the starboard wing is the aircraft's right wing.

Picky? Maybe.

Also, I agree that this does NOT look like a retouched photo. All the shadows agree perfectly. If it is a fake, congratulations to the artist!

 Smile


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Mmmh


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Sure looks real to me.... Now who else wants to fly there?

Regards

Ikarus

PS: El Infinito - is that the bar or the mountains in the background?


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

I like that last picture, the one of the Electra. I first flew in to Tegucigalpa on one of SAHSA's Electras. It was a wild ride - it scared me and I'm fearless. You'll notice the cars parked on the road that runs perpendicular to the runway threshhold. While I was in Honduras, a bus full of people was driving along the road while a DC3 was on short final. They collided and a whole bunch of people were killed. It's a very interesting place - they do things differently down there.

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Okay, let me explain to those who don't believe the photo why I don't think it is doctored. Every shadow in this photograph can be accounted for. I stick with my original post this is NOT doctored. For those that need a little extra help... The clearest shadow is that of the trees and building to the left, use that as a reference. Now using that angle all shadows match. The sunlight is being REFLECTED off the plane at a different angle, which can be confusing if you really scrutinize the photo. It would appear the sun is hitting the plane at a different angle than everything else in the picture, but it is NOT. It is kind of like shining a flashlight into a mirror at an angle and it APPEARS you are pointing it somewhere else in the room. But this happens in real pictures all the time, especially is you have a large shiny object in the center. Everything pointed out has so far been inaccurate, so I still this is a 100% genuine picture.

$.02 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

I route-checked into TGU while dispatching for Air Florida, which had service MIA-TGU-SAP-MIA. I decided to ride down and see things for myself after one of our captains had related the following story to us a couple of weeks earlier..

The captain of one MIA-TGU flight, Ralph XXXX, dragged himself back into our office upon his return to MIA one afternoon, looking like he'd been through the worst sim ride in his life. He wasn't quite happy, and it took us a few minutes to get the story from him, and a couple of hours to figure out what happened.

TGU is a challenging airport, as the photos show. At the time (1982) they had a VOR approach, but the VOR was almost always inop. There were two 2 NDBs near the airport, one north, the other south, and for simplicity' sake, I'll just refer to them as ABC and XYZ.

Captain Ralph shot two approaches into TGU (since they were IMC) and missed both times. The cloulds broke just in time, and he got in visually.

Why did he miss? For reasons that have never been explained, the Honduran goverment folks (without NOTAMing *any* of this) had apparently gone out to the ABC site, removed the transmitter guts, and reinstalled it at the XYZ location. The XYZ transmitter guts were similarly re-installed at the ABC location. Accordingly, he was about 180 degrees off in his orientation to the airport (on top of the cloud deck) and wasn't about to fool around with an IMC letdown in mountainous terrain.

I'll never forget his remark that the navaids down there were strapped to the backs of mountain goats, aimlessly wandering the hills...

Never heard anything from the Hondurans, but ABC and XYZ were swapped back to their proper places a couple of days later....


25 JETPILOT : Boy did you make yourself look stupid. You sure you should be posting things in the tech forum and not listening? JET
26 Post contains images DG_pilot : Gosh dang it!!! I knew that. What was I thinking.... That bothers me.
27 BO__einG : Wow..But I was told that that is not a busy airport..
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