Aviation Photo #1146796 Boeing 727-232/Adv - Hewa Bora Airways

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This shot captures the exact moment of rotation and as you can see we needed almost every feet of the RWY to get airborne. Not scary at all -as everything was calculated before departure- just very spectacular. On our way back to FIH as EO043.
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Anonymous
10 years ago
There is one thing to say: AFRICA
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice capture! Anyone know how come the VSI shows negative rate?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture! The vertical speed is indicating that the aircraft is descending quite strange :S
Anonymous
10 years ago
I am not sure if 'everything was calculated before departure'. If an engine was lost on takeoff I don't see any room here for getting airborne or stopping. I agree with the other comment: AFRICA.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The negative indication in the VSI is normal. It is called pressure error or position error due to the change in static pressure induced by the take off effect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Re poster asking about room to stop. V1 may have been a lot further down the runway, therefore this is a normal picture.
On older VSI`s, the change in airflow over the static pressure sensors as the aircraft begins rotation will often give a momentary descending indication. It returns to normal after a few seconds.
Anonymous
10 years ago
727's always need a lot of runway space, regardless of the continent... 8) not much of a city near the airport, is there?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hmmm, engine failure = scrapped airframe. although the land beyond the threshold looks relatively flat so i think you could salvage some engines and cockpit instruments.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dramatic moment, clearly captured. Excellent detail, inside and out (hard to get both, simultaneously, with many cameras).
Anonymous
10 years ago
It really gives me a goog perspective of what flying a large plane is.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I suppose im the only one that has noticed that no one is guarding the throttles, interesting.
Anonymous
9 years ago
F/O's Radio Altimeter is Flagged
Anonymous
9 years ago
Note the first officers vertical speed indicator shows the plane is descending. SPECTACULAR!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a beatiful classic A/C + flight deck!

To the former posts: I agree, V1 must have been pretty low for this T/O (which is perfectly ok as long as the performance weight limitations are observed). Above that speed T/O must not be aborted anymore - and that's why nobody is guarding the throttles!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Capt Christian Bila on the left side !
Anonymous
6 years ago
The throttles are at different levels, Nice!

Anonymous
6 years ago
Lovely photo, but these antiquated flightdecks... I don't know! @ the visitor from Bahamas: No one needs to guard the throttle levers! A bit less than max thrust and a 727 stops flying immediately and simply falls down!

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