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More: France - Air Force
More: Airbus A310-304
More: Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL)
More: Canada - Quebec, February 16, 2009
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More: Gilbert Hechema
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A visitor from - posted Sat June 6, 2015:
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.

A visitor from - posted Tue June 22, 2010:
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

A visitor from Germany posted Sun August 9, 2009:
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

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon March 23, 2009:
Lots of brake dust out of this A310. T.B.

A visitor from - posted Thu March 12, 2009:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 11, 2009:
Now that is what I call 100% retro look.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 11, 2009:
Great capture. Looks like they had a locked up break on take-off causing overheating?

A visitor from Canada posted Wed March 11, 2009:
Hot brakes???

A visitor from Italy posted Wed March 11, 2009:
That smoke is no good I think... nice shot Gilbert!

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