Aviation Photo #0996335 Learjet 60 - Republic of Malta

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Keeping it low after taking off from runway 32 with Emirates A330 holding on Charlie
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Photo Added: January 30, 2006

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Anonymous
11 years ago
That's a cool T/O
Anonymous
11 years ago
Low take-off's rock!! Great pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Who needs wheels upon in the air? Very strange picture. But very nice indeed.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking picture. Where's the landing gear? This pilot has got to be kidding. How can he keep her that low?
Anonymous
11 years ago
And thats what i call a very cool dept of a Learjet keeping less than 100ft along rwy32 and pull up reaching 14,000 in 1min....keep them coming Ian.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! Great shot! By the way... I know Ian Wright from Discovery program - globetrotter ;) very nice boy.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really it´s so low. Holy cow! Can you belive this? From this angle it looks like a radio-controled aircraft. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Instant action of the wheels...Nice!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I do this type of T/O when I've no pax in the plane... picking up speed and climb ... Love it !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent. Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Timing. What a great shot of a low take off
Anonymous
11 years ago
We seem to have been seeing a few spectacular takeoff photos recently, and this one is definitely up there with the best of them! Great work Ian.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think that the pilot had forgotten to open landing gear
Anonymous
11 years ago
Look like something I'd do on Flight Simulator!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great view of the speed demon that is the lear 60
Anonymous
11 years ago
Learjet without flaps and without gears that's a very strange take off. I think the captain was a military pilot :) whatever, it's great picture!!! 5*
Anonymous
11 years ago
You arren't Ian Wright the 'Globe Trekker' are you?? Great shot!! How close are those 2 kids from the active Rwy?
Anonymous
11 years ago
My daddy has a Lear Jet 60 too. I think it is to small. But the seats are comfortable.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo is great! because it's very hard to take the plane in this position when he hasn't already climbed.so,bravo...
Anonymous
11 years ago
We being maltese know what that pilot can do. Tremendous shot Ian, keep it up and well done
Anonymous
11 years ago
Spectacular shot. wow!!! lower than the 330 in the background.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect pic, not even at wing level of the Airbus! GREAT!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cpt.Lino Xuereb is the best maltese pilot I ever seen in my life.Here he is doing one of his usual spectacular departures...
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love how you can see the pilot's faces.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot with the other plane in the background, but if it's on takeoff, why is the learjet's landing gear up so close to the ground?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Where the hell did his gear go?
Anonymous
11 years ago
The right time, the right place! But, the boss of the pilot know what he is doing?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pic, talk about using ground effect.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That pilot must be very skilled to keep it that low!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Always nice seeing low level pictures
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very low!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
How low can u get.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! This shot is just amazing. So low.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well Done, nice moment captured, the small and the giant. gr8 Ian, well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's not so hard to comprehend. at my local airport i see this stuff almost daily. look at the hieght of the plane off the ground, he has probably been airborn for around 4 to 6 seconds, some pilots are trained to retract gear at the moment vertical speed is achieved. however this pilot is very talented to float it twice the gear hieght at that speed. good job and good picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW! This shot is just amazing. So low.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lear 60 is a very nice aircraft, it looks that the pilot was posing for this photo!! congratulations to the photographer for getting such a great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very sharp and an interesting scene
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is not a great scene.but the way its taken is the best
Anonymous
9 years ago
This amazing take off is performed by one of the best pilots in malta, a self made professional pilot! keep it up, i am sure there are alot of sour grapes by pretenders on this little island!! Great Shot!! the pilot is a true professional aviator, wow and big clap to you sir !!!! Just amazing !!! u should pass on your legacy we need more true aviators like u! What a shot !!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The landing gear retraction must have happened very very quickly for a shot like this to happen.
Anonymous
9 years ago
So much for pitching for V2+10 :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Kind pilot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow!! that pilot must be very good in keepin at that level i can imagine the rate of climb in take off!!! beautiful aircraft
Anonymous
7 years ago
So dramatic what speed was he doing
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful, just beautiful!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Gear up and then rotate??!!

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