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Takeoff Vs Landing  
User currently offlineFG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Hello,

How someone can tell from a picture if an aircraft is about to takeoff or to land? The flaps position can give an indication, but I want other more obvious clues.


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User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

The picture's caption states that it's taking off. I'm guessing the spray from the wet runway might make it look like it's touching down (tyre smoke), but I'd go by the caption.

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User currently offlineFG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Sorry, but I'm asking about any picture like this one without any written information  

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

If the aircraft is on the runway, a landing aircraft will have deployed thrust reversers. Hope that helps!

User currently offlineBoomer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

I think that flap position is likely the most obvious clue. Other indicators are more difficult to spot. Things like dust or rain water blown up from the runway by engines under high power, blurred images of tires that indicate whether they are turning. Other clues relate to the profile of the aircraft. Takeoffs usually result in a more nose-high angle than landings. The MD11 you show is likely taking off as the caption states. The flaps are not extended enough for a landing, and the high nose-up angle is contrary to a landing profile (unless the pilot severely got out of shape and had to over-flare to avoid a hard landing).

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

There is no smoke from touchdown on a take off. Also, I think the spoilers would be deployed at about this point, (main gear on the tarmac)


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User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1565 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1229 times:

The most obvious reason to understand that this a take off simply read the explanation underneath the picture its written "PH-KCI About to lift off runway 24L"Ha Ha!But seriously if that smoke was burned rubber I think we should see the spoilers deployed and the flaps should seem more extended.


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