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Contrail At Low Altitude

Tue Jul 03, 2001 7:39 pm

ever seen a 757 on short finals with a burning reactior?
check this one
it's the pic at the end


RE: Contrail At Low Altitude

Wed Jul 04, 2001 1:13 pm

The link didn't work. I got to an aviation site by eliminating the "//" at the end, but couldn't find your picture.

RE: Contrail At Low Altitude

Wed Jul 04, 2001 1:24 pm

OK, I think I found it.
If you were referring to the last photo in the Sint Maartin approach series, I believe the 'contrail' is actually a cloud in the background.
On the other hand...I think the photos of the Ste Maartin approach from the cockpit and the beach were great!
I actually saw one once (low altitute contrail) in '93 the day Pittsburgh got to -22 F. The plane had a really funky sound as well.
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RE: Contrail At Low Altitude

Wed Jul 04, 2001 8:06 pm

Hi Jim
I hope you got the link right, it's indeed the http://tffg.decollage.org. Then proceed to 'approaches' and then 'St Maarten'. The site is in french only but delivers some very interesting pics. See you liked 'em too -)
With the contrail remark I was jokingly referring to the smoke trail left by the burning reactor, a bit misplaced in view of the tu154 crash but didn't know at the time.
best regards!
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RE: Swake

Wed Jul 04, 2001 9:41 pm

Looks abit Photoshop to me!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
If you are refering to the AA757
Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
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RE: Swake

Thu Jul 05, 2001 2:20 am

yep. that's the one!
Spotted that topless bird in 12A?  Big grin

RE: Contrail At Low Altitude

Thu Jul 05, 2001 2:33 am

Ok, I see the "fire"...

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