Doesn't seem unusual to me.
Two points about angle of attack (alpha) though:
- Alpha is the angle of the fuse compared to the direction of flight, not the angle between the fuse and the ground. Since this plane is going up (I think) it's not that severe.
- Once the plane is off the ground, pilots don't use alpha as a reference. They simply keep the speed a certain number of knots over V2
. If the plane is lightly loaded, this means a high angle of CLIMB (not attack).
It's a mighty nice pic but I can't help but think it might be a plug for your own photography
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