Andre3K
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Tailstrike Closecall?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:12 pm

In this picture i'm assuming the aircraft is landing given the amount of flaps present. If that is the case doesn't it look awfully close to a tailstrike?

And if it's taking off, that seems like alot of flaps.

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greg85
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Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:24 pm

I think it looks like takeoff. I think the flaps look fine. I believe on all of the current Airbus models, flaps 1,2 and 3 are all acceptable takeoff positions. Only flaps full is not allowed for takeoff. The fact that it is passing a rapid exit taxiway facing that direction is a give away that it's takeoff.
 
71Zulu
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Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:26 pm

How about this one?Image

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GalaxyFlyer
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Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:46 pm

Ouch!
 
crownvic
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Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:29 am

Total normal take off, with normal flap setting..nothing unusual at all
 
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Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:55 pm

Ops normal. Beautiful photo though. :)
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Andre3K
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Re: Tailstrike Closecall?

Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:18 pm

71Zulu wrote:
How about this one?Image

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I don't know because of the smoke, but that certainly looks like a tail strike.

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