Aviation Photo #1496917 Airbus A310-304 - France - Air Force

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    Gilbert Hechema
    France - Air Force
    Airbus A310-304
    Airbus A310
    Airbus A310
    Airbus
    421
    421
    F-RADA
    Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval)
    Quebec
    Canada
    February 16, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
That smoke is no good I think... nice shot Gilbert!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hot brakes???
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great capture. Looks like they had a locked up break on take-off causing overheating?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Now that is what I call 100% retro look.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice shot...

about the brake dust, I think that this is pretty normal. Pilots usually pump the brakes right after take-off to stop the wheels from spinning from the take-off roll.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lots of brake dust out of this A310. T.B.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The dust is normal and no problem at all! If you look carefully you see that with every airliner. When selecting the gear lever up the brakes stop the wheels from turning. Otherwise the hydraulics wouldn
Anonymous
6 years ago
This beauty needs to be repainted. they put on the brakes so that the wheels stop turning,making the tire doesn't harm any wiring or something inside. a standard procedure
Anonymous
1 year ago
I think the reason the brakes are automatically applied during main gear retraction is because swinging the gear up into the wheel well while the wheels are spinning would cause vibration from gyroscopic precession of the spinning wheels. I don't know...gyroscopic precession from those big main wheels might make handling the plane more difficult as well...and for sure the vibration makes quite a racket in the cabin.

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