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Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:25 am


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"Spectacular take off from runway 15... maybe an ex-fighter pilot...?"(the caption from the photographer)


Maybe he was drunk?.......lol......I hope no one gets offeneded by this.

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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:30 am

You could always tell the ex-'vlammies' (SAAF fighter pilots) at SAA from the ex-Flossie Jockeys (SAAF Hercules pilots), just by watching them take off in a 737 - the ex-fighter pilots would haul it as steep as it would go and be at about 15000 ft by the time they crossed the fence, but the ex transport mob would scrape the hedge at the end of the runway, frightening the wits out of the drivers on the highway and causing tons of complaints from locals.
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:39 am

It's a bit like the takeoff on the reef runway at HNL. There's a sign by the apron at the runway start saying something like "veer right after takeoff". I guess it's so as to avoid high-rises in Waikiki, but I do find it amusing how soon after takeoff some pilots "veer".
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:41 am

That's one heck of a cross wind!
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:48 am

There are two possible reasons for "strange" take off.

First one. I am a common visitor at Madrid Barajas airport (i live in the area) and I´ve noticed that many times when rwy 15 is being used for take off the big aircrafts make an early left turn...well, in this case it could be too early.

The other reason could be a strong wind gust. There is another picture in the database of an Airbus A340-600 taking off from the same runway the same day at about the same hour. It´s barely off the ground and you can see the effects of strong crosswinds we had at Madrid a few days ago.


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There could be a third reason: maybe the pilot saw a nice girl taking a shower under the rain and he just wanted to have a better view!!

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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:50 am

Several years ago, I was watching planes at MCI and the tower instructed a Continental MD80 to make a right turn to 270 "as soon as practical" after takeoff. The plane came up, and almost immediately started it's turn. The tower just said "Ex Air Force?" and the pilot replied with "yep".

I was on a flight out of Jackson Hole Wyoming on a Western 737 and the pilot came on the PA just prior to takeoff to tell us that we would be making a pretty steep turn after takeoff. The only reason he mentioned it was because we'd be pretty low to the ground and it could be somewhat disconcerting if you weren't expecting it (the reason was that going straight ahead would have put them on the mountain at Snow King). He wasn't kidding...almost immediately after the wheels left the ground, he put it into a really steep left turn - it was almost disconcerting even when you expected it. It was the most memorable takeoff I've ever experienced.
 
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:54 am

JFK departure 31L requires an immediate turn to the left... 15 degrees bank...
So sensational... we pilots scare ourselves...
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:58 am

There is a mistake in my previous post...
The picture of the 747 was taken one day before than the other and it wasn´t raining then!!!...my sight is not working properly as I just had a few Jack Daniels with a client during a business lunch!!

Anyway, it´s seems to me that it was a strong crosswind.
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:59 am

Could just be procedure... incoming traffic, etc.

Happens all the time here at MSY.

Also, was standard for Concorde departures ex-Rwy 31L at JFK:

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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:18 am

KDCA (Reagan National) RWY 36 departures have an (almost) immediate left-hand turn to avoid overflying "sensitive" areas in D.C.
 
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:24 am

The left turn for Concorde at Kennedy was too keep down the noise readings from noise abatement meters located on some nearby buildings on the right!!!



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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:28 am

I like this one:


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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:32 am

Similar to what Goingboeing said in reagards to pilots making prior announcements.....I've flown out of SXM on AA a few times, and each time before departure, the pilot makes an announcement regarding a hard right turn after take-off. This too to avoid a small mountain. All departures out of SXM make this hard right. I always found it kind of fun!
 
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:33 am

B747Skipper, very true, i was on a PIA flight and the plane i think took off from 31L. As soon as it took off, it made a sharp left turn, REALLY got disorented. But it was fun! As soon as it made the left turn we were above water, and headed to EGCC. I will never forget the nosie of the engines of a 747 taking off. Man, that was exciting.


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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:54 am

JFK 31L departures...


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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:12 am

Nice pictures Cicadajet, Thanks for posting them up, it gives a very good perspective of how sharp the turn is
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:22 am

How's this for a fighter pilot?

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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:31 am

Don't the passengers inside get freaked out when the pilot turns the plane like that??? (message to UAL747)
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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:37 am

Well, the pic was taken at Kai Tak, so the approach is rather normal there, though this guy seems to have over done it a bit. I dunno, they probably didn't even notice.

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RE: Check Out This Take-off

Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:47 pm

How about this one. It looks pretty steep to me. Look at the wings flexing and compare the angle to the hangar in the background.


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