Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Sam Chui
    Vaso Airlines
    Ilyushin Il-86
    Ilyushin Il-86/87
    Ilyushin Il-86/87
    Ilyushin
    51483211102
    RA-86140
    Phuket
    Thailand
    January 10, 2006
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No more runway left = Must rotate! Look at where the 1000 ft marker sign and where the plane is! One heart-stopping takeoff! The front gear of the plane actually got up before the '1' marker but the body remains heavy. I think the pilots know exactly where to rotate. The Ilyushin also kicked up a large sandstorm on the beach and it was barely above it after finally airborne. IL86 is such a beast! [Nikon D2x, High speed crop mode]
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Comments (285)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing!! Another shot like this in the database taken by you, thanks for posting it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A truly breathtaking shot! Seems like Phuket is a thrilling place for Ilyushin's to take off, hence another famous picture of you.
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is just amazing... down to the last inch of aphalt left. Wow... it certainly requires guts to perform such a T/O
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Sam!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shot at the EXACT moment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a great example of the photographer being in the right place at the right time. The photo is so clear and calmly shot that it took me a few moments to realise just how close to the fence the plane must have been.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is one of those moments thatwill make a spotter soil his pants. He has maybe ten feet of runway left to get that center gear airborne. Spectacular shot! These are the kind of takeoffs I love to see.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Once again Sam is the right man in the right place at the right time!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wish I was there!It is very scary but the sight of it is a very nice expiriance.Very good shot mate.
Anonymous
10 years ago
You always show us the very best photos!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just looking at this photo makes my heart race! Thrilling!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Scary... Looks like a takeoff from carrier. Great timing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely stunning!! Can't say more...
Anonymous
10 years ago
A piece of art again Sam !!
Reminds me that legendary picture:
<http://www.airliners.net/open.file/312682/L/>

Olivier.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a very unusual situation and you got it! Perfect!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice place, nice airplane, but a dramatic scene!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb photo. I wish we had a view from the flight deck!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a shot. the plane is on the edge. as always good job sam. congratulations
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photograph. I like it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic, scary photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thrilling! And it's again Phuket, again Sam Chui, and again an Il-86 lifting off with metres of runway left!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! must have been a thrilling experience. really not much runway left.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is just perfect!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Photo of the year
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That´s an excellent first segment... Unbeatable!!!!
Should try one day!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow....very scary take off.fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome photo. Makes a great 'pucker time' shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well-composed, and excellent instinct to catch this remarkable shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
5 stars for Sam as always,It looks like that aircraft was loaded near max take off weight but
good to see they made it on time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW. That's all I can say.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect Picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thrilling take off!! I'd love to see more photos of all the take off phases... Is it possible Sam??
Anonymous
10 years ago
Being in the right place at the right time isn't everything, being there with the right camera, aimed in the right direction is. Excellent photo.

--JD Hood
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
10 years ago
Even my non-aviation fanatic friends thought this was spectacular!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect shout. Go for it Sam !
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an excellent take-off! Talk about leaving it ot the last second! The photo has been taken at exactly the perfect time. It really does look as if the plane is about to enter the drink.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unusual perspective
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice angle, great use of telephoto!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo is not pixelated and has excellent quality. The plane not to mention is also very amazing for i have never seen this airplane before
Anonymous
10 years ago
Catching the moment.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great moment
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is one hell of a photo. Wow, that pilot surely is skilled and he or she did leave it just to the right moment to lift off the huge aircraft.

Amazing work by the pilot. That sure is a heart-stopping takeoff.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfectly captured breathtaking exhibition. Well done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is unbelieveable, great timing for this shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sam is without doubt the world famous photographer of aircraft shot in unusual angle
Anonymous
10 years ago
From Mike in Canada. Wow! You were definitely in the right place at the right time to capture this moment. Not for the faint of heart to try this on a hot day in an aircraft that is close to its MAXTOW and is underpowered as well. Thanks for the shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo really gives you the gravity of the situation. Makes me wonder what it was like for a passenger looking out of their window...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice...eventhough it was spot on...some of those Russians can fly!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture... great moment...wow
Anonymous
10 years ago
Boy, talk about a pucker factor. You can really see the situation looks to be be grim from the camera angle. Great photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome Picture!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
These pilots must be having some fun...nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture sam, as usual.

Emmanuel from Luxembourg
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow. This is a really fantastic camera angle!!! The plane looks as if it will just plonk into the water, and I would love to see what happens next!! Ooh... the suspense!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thi is pretty nice view
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sam, Sam, Sam...your great man...Great photos.As usual:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
I cant not go to phuket more...
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's my country! Great shot!, cool man!
Anonymous
10 years ago
So rare sight mate!Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A hair raising experience ...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare picture indeed and impressive calculation of the TODA!
Anonymous
10 years ago
You don't see this everyday!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The sense of drama ~ last chance!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow that was close
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Close call!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I don't think the plane has a square foot left to take off with. Awesome!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is "edge of the seat stuff"and the photo is drammatically alive
Anonymous
10 years ago
Did the flight crew have to change their pants after that takeoff roll?
Anonymous
10 years ago
This beutiful plan
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lots of tension!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Play it again, Sam!
Anonymous
10 years ago
How short is this runway?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think the picture is amazing it deserves a 5 star
who ever took this pic is a good photograper
Anonymous
10 years ago
Almost took the fence with them!
Anonymous
10 years ago
To me it seems like watching: JAWS!!! Breath-taking! Vasilis from Greece
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!! I wouldn't like to be in this flight as passenger! Great shot!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
PA :Ladies and gentlements, the life vest is under your seat, please prepare it for your safety...hehehe ( Great shot..!! )
Anonymous
10 years ago
That would have been one quiet cockpit in the climbout, I would think!
Have a look at the water... is is calmer closer to land... so this as a downwind takeoff. Yikes!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mr. Chui, you are my hero, i am a 18 year old aviation photographer, and i have to admit that Mr.Sam Chui is simply the ''Right Stuff''... Congrats
Anonymous
10 years ago
What an amazing picture! Truly one in a million.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a commercial airline taking off a aircraft carrier
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really, a great shot, but somehow I cannot laugh about that! It's just very dangerous! What happens to them if one engine loses it's power...
Whatever, a very good shot 5/5...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think this huge bird ripped off pieces of that fence nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare shot!! Those poor people must have been clutching their armrests:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wish i was on that plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yeahhhh! touch the sky or the water!.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Watch out! Attention passengers, we have reached the end of the runway. Nice photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
ITS A GREAT PILOT ! AND AN AMAZING SHOT !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Geeee ... last minute take - off ... rotate or die !
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best...
Anonymous
10 years ago
You can't get much scarier without having a crash!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good job, photographer.
I want the pilot to get fired, though.
This is not funny.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my God!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Graphic alarm
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelieveable!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a brilliant photo!!! Very clear image from what must be quite a distance. I would hate to have been on the plane in question - must have been nerve-wracking!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Heart stopping action
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible skill! The pilots must have nerves of steel. Imagine what the view would be like from the cockpit - the end of the runway rushing towards you!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best pictures Ive seen! Makes me nervous just looking at it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Impressive picture... Great job, congratulation :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very exciting takeoff. Good camera work.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Don't see something like this all the time. Great shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot! But very dangerous TO...
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW!!! If that's a landing I'm afraid he's not gonna make it......
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic take off!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
It has great detal
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow this is a great photo! :-) well done! i hope it did get airbourne in time! xxx
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow it's incredible... the aircraft save for a little
Anonymous
9 years ago
ATC probably shat itself.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot! I wonder how far back V1 was?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Please, please, give me some iron nerves. This is extremely close. This picture causes a lot of adrenalin shooting through your body. (It makes me remember the shortest commercial runway in the world, the 1.312 ft. runway of Saba, Netherlands Antilles, on top of cliffs, where only DHC-6 Twin Otters of WinAir do land and take off.)This picture of the Ilyushin II-86 is superb!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Toooooo heavy!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great detail, once in a lifetime chance to catch this kind of event on film, he followed up with more details than are evident in the photo. I'm impressed!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Best photographer,best pilot and worst aircraft
Anonymous
9 years ago
Remind me to never fly with this guy!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I HAVE to fly on an IL-86 one day...what fun! Great photo, Sam!! You always seem to be in the right place-right time...!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Reminds me of that joke of the two blind pilots, "everybody in back is screaming so I guess it's time to rotate."
Amazing takeoff photo
Anonymous
9 years ago
Quality of photo and the point of wheels off the ground
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cool Picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awsome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent aircraft, one really "born to fly". Safe and able to form an effective symbiosis with pilot. I love it.
Anonymous
9 years ago
a heart stopping moment you do not get second chances for a shot like this unless the ilyushin does it all the time
Anonymous
9 years ago
Russian roulette!
Anonymous
9 years ago
In other news, Vaso Airlines replaces every seat bottom on RA-86140. ;P
Anonymous
9 years ago
You must have been just in the right place at the right time!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very, Very, Very, good!!!Excelent!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I would like to know what the copilot was thinking about this take off
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing! it seems plane is pretty heavy and almost ended at the beach.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow awsome pic that would be soooooo scary
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very exciting moment!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very brave pilots...Best shot ever for me.
Anonymous
9 years ago
WOW!!! That's a last-minute take off
Cool pilots
Anonymous
9 years ago
Now that's quite a scary takeoff!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice view of takeoff!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I bet ATC were worried!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yeah that was close..... superb piloting ;P
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a great shot. It makes me nervous just by looking at it. I guess the passenger might not notice about it...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo and great plane!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great plane, heavy take off, just praying to lift up!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is what you look for. Amazing someone could actually this photo. Another second and and plane takes a plunge. Thank you
Anonymous
8 years ago
It shows great capabilities(sp) of pilots who know exactly what their aircrafts are capable of.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Congratulations to the pilots and to the photographer
Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible shot....simply stunning rotaion
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good or bad pilot??? I think you have to check the airplane´s weight and balance first............but the photo is excellent
Anonymous
8 years ago
Exciting moment
Anonymous
8 years ago
Last second take-off or ending up in water. A thrilling photograph! Congratulations.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This Il-86 used every available inch of the runway!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A perfect picture taken at the exact moment. Congratulations. Defenitely an Airline to avoid flying with! Just imagine what would happen in case of an engine failure ...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Breathtaking!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent shot. A heart stopping takeoff!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Well, if you see carefully, the runway marking says "GO", that means at that point the pilots will have to rotate the aircraft. :D

Great Photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I just hope those pilots didn't get it trouble, nice shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot, but for passengers are not great at all:)
Anonymous
8 years ago
In my opinion we see in this picture a dramatic mistake of the cockpit crew. As said before the pilots have to check the weight of the aircraft before takeoff. This takeoff was close to a fatal accident. Thank god the aircraft rotated in the last possible moment.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Crazy... sure, he is overweight..
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a very exciting photo to look at.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's obvious by the comments attached to this photo that the visitors to this site know nothing about being a pilot. It is an awsome photo, but is 2 seconds from being evidence in an investigation. The pilots of this airplane felt nothing about putting the passengers lives at risk by performing a take-off in an airplane whose performance on that day was marginal for the mission. These pilots should be grounded. This take-off goes against everything us pilots spend our careers trying to perfect
Anonymous
8 years ago
Poor airmanship!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unless they lost an engine just before v1 and had planned to continue the takeoff this is very poor planning which resulted in a great photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ahh those crazy ruskies....
hehe
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Photo, but it shows what happens when flight crews make mistakes that could end in disaster. On any take-off, allowance must be made for a rejected take-off or engine failiure. If an engine were to fail in this example, that airplane would have ended at the bottom of the sea... Poor performance by the flight crew in my opinion
Anonymous
8 years ago
My dad was flying in Tu-134 a few years back a was the same takeoff. Apparently dad said that there was something wrong with the plane and the pilot didnt want to fly, but the russians started yelling and abusing the pilot so he forced to takeoff and about half a second after is took off the runways ended and the fence was under them.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its a nice shot. hope everyone was okay.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's a nice shot. hope everyone was okay.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am just glad I wasn't on that airplane!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes it;s photo si nice i like iy's photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
Somebody call tha police!!1
Anonymous
8 years ago
OMG! They had to take off with max flapsa nd they still couldn't take off, this is an incredible shot mate .
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really impressive take off... i watched somethin similar when working at the airport in geneva with a similar aeroflot aircraft... it took so long to gain alitude that i tought it was going to go down!!...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, looks dangerous, great timing
Anonymous
8 years ago
Close call! Remind me never to fly Vaso Airlines.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is freaken awesoeme i did that on fsx
Anonymous
8 years ago
So tricky !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very, very nice moment... I don`t think that this take off is dangerous for the passengers, simply almost all of the planes do it there.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Those holes on the engines are not reverses but intakes present on the typical Il-96 engines. The flaps seem very low for take off but the landing configuration is even more than that.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The pilot is getting his money's worth by using every inch of the available asphault!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Perfect shot, perfect aircraft (86s are really one of the safest), but seems to be overweighted (or risky pilots)
5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great Shot Ok
Anonymous
7 years ago
Incredible picture... and scary take-off. I wouldn't want to be the pilot that day.
Actually, who am I kidding? I'd love to be a pilot any day; but I wouldn't take-off like that.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The photo is not as spectacular as the event. It is obvious that the ariplane was overweight, the crew calculated the numbers wrong or they experienced an engine(s) failure at the most critical point.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The photographer fergot to mention this was a traning flight, and that this was a touch and go performed by an trainee. as a training captain on this type i know this aircraft very well and this is the exact moment the flaps were retracted enough to initiate a Vx climb out. There were no pax involved and no weight problems and no lack of speed and no thrust reverses. look aviation you can speculate alot about, but untill you actually see some real data- 1 picture can tell a million stories. but 1 is true ! I'm a frequent visitor of Phuket - Trainings Captain - P.Y.
Anonymous
7 years ago
They paied for the aircraft, they did the airport and they need to make it valuable!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The heavy Russian. a wonderful picture. They paid for using the runway. so why not use it? all of it
Anonymous
7 years ago
That it the kinda takeoff I hate :p
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great Runway and great pilots makes a Great Journey and Photograph

Cheers
Varun
Anonymous
7 years ago
Bad thing.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I can't believe it!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is enough to make a nervous flyer like me never step onto an airplane ever again! Talk about cutting it close! Seriously, though...it's the kind of shot that makes you go "Wow!":-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
^^very nice photo. Russian pilots like to do that. I don't know why, but they don't crash
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very critical, once in tll i saw same kind of take off and it was il-62.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The photographer took the shot at precisely the right millisecond. If it was before or after this very moment and one would not get to witness the significance. Keep 'em coming.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Quite unusual photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing shot!! Wow!
Anonymous
7 years ago
A near escape ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
This pilot knows his job! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Incredible photo, but I'd have to say the pilots exhibited some very poor airmanship in this case.
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a heart stoping moment!!!
it does look like it is training than the real thing.
if i was on that flight i would hopfully be out the exit and half a mile down the beach!!!!
very good shot....so cool!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Arn't we suposed to cross the threshold at or above 35ft?

Great picture by the way.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! that is nuts. did those pilots check the performance charts on the preflight?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wonderful. Absolutely exhilarating. Thank you Mr. Sam Chui.
Anonymous
6 years ago
CPT to FO: "We paid whole runway, we use whole runway!"
Anonymous
6 years ago
Russian Navy pilots!!! US F-18 pilots must learn!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The different between life or dead.
Anonymous
6 years ago
That's what I call: using the clearway!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome. visit thailand again and again.
Anonymous
6 years ago
After point of no Return.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Bird strike! abort take off, abort take off! bubbles. bubbles bubbles!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Note to self- never fly VASO
Anonymous
6 years ago
Accelerate in Ground Effect.
Anonymous
6 years ago
OMG! He probably "collected" the fence at the end of runway..
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect time...great
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect point where Il needed rotate--scary indeed.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Are Russians familiar with the so-called "balanced field takeoff" at all? If you cannot comply, reduce the weight and/or wait for cooler temperature, stronger headwind, etc. I understand, time is money, but how can there be excuses for taking risks when there are 200-300 people seating behind you! I wonder how leaving the ground effect felt like.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot of this Soviet Classic!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
OMG! unbelievable. Il-86 are indeed gentle climbers
Anonymous
6 years ago
Is it me or did this pilot set his flaps one setting more than required. This happens when one does.
Anonymous
6 years ago
You were very lucky to be able to witness this on camera.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very impressive!
Anonymous
6 years ago
AWESOME!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Either we say luck you! or lucky pilot...
Anonymous
6 years ago
It does not happen so often...I hope !
Anonymous
6 years ago
The pilots of this airline are bit crazy, cause they managed to land this plane in my hometown airport...neverminding that takeoff was not specialised for this type of aircraft)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Every time I see this aircraft takeoff, they always seem to takeoff very late like this. The Il-96 doesn't seem to have this problem though. Great capture of this stunning takeoff! 5*
Anonymous
6 years ago
Like the take-off from the Carrier.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This picture needs two Australian air traffic controllers..
Anonymous
5 years ago
Il-86 takes off only because the earth is round
Anonymous
5 years ago
This could have been a second for disaster,glad vaso is not operating in our region.MAD
Anonymous
5 years ago
Pilot: "Woahhh! Pull way up!"
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's very funny ^^
Anonymous
5 years ago
Only the Russians can dare. Why are take offs reffered to as a rotation?
Anonymous
5 years ago
The airport officals were complaining that airliners never use whole runway for takeoff so this one did. Nice shot.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I can imaging sound of heavy rocket when Ilyushin was taking off.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot, but very dangerous. I don't think this pilot (or dispatcher) knows how to run TOLD (either that or something was really messed up). Even more dangerous in that ICAO runways are TERPSed for a departure end of the runway crossing height of 35 feet.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I wonder if anyone has counted the number of comments this photo has? Maybe a record?

BTW, that's a pretty "hairy" takeoff!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I think this photo is great because I like the angle that this photo was taken. It shows that the airplane has almost ran off the runway and into the ocean!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I thought it was Hong Kong kai tak.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Absolutely Amazing!
One of my most favourite pictures on Airliners.net!
Diego
Anonymous
5 years ago
The timing of the shot was good. wish the picture was sharper. those fishes must have gone deaf. That thing is loud.
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's what you call "Last Chance" ;-)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing! At the end of the runway.
Anonymous
5 years ago
We know he'll never let that happen again ;)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great picture
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow, superb! Good thing that's not an actual beach!
Anonymous
5 years ago
If anyone knows about hockey, this one's a one-timer!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thanks to pilots for such a picture :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Rotate! Rotate!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Think he's having a St. Martain flashback....PULL UP,PULL UP, PULL UP lol.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I bet that pilot's backside was going like a rabbits nose......!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Going to the beach - maybe next time ...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Russians the best!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great photo.
Anonymous
4 years ago
WOW I wonder what the ATSB would think if they were referred this 'near crash' situation??
Anonymous
4 years ago
"The Vodka burner is rolling" :) Great photo.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Perfect timing. hope the pax see this pic.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excellent timing and perseverence (or just luck ;)
Anonymous
4 years ago
Crazy Russians!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wont make it over the fence !!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Stink alarm in the cockpit.... fo just had a code Brown
Anonymous
4 years ago
The ancient (early 80's) joke about IL-86: It could a take off due to the Earth's curvature (because the Earth is a ball).
So, the Thai's land has no curvature?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great Shot! The Il-86 tends to eat up the runway because of its weak engines.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow! More proof that adrenaline is brown. :P
Anonymous
4 years ago
Good thing it rotated. What if it had engine failure right then. Anyway Sam, you take the best pictures!!!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Super
Anonymous
4 years ago
In Russia we have a famous phrase.

"Pot-bellied "eggplant" IL-86, rotates from the runway due to the curvature of the planet."

Now we miss him soooo much:(

Amazing shot! Finally I found what to write in comment.
5* Artyom
Anonymous
4 years ago
On time!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Amazing !!
Anonymous
4 years ago
"More proof that adrenaline is brown." I bet a bunch of shorts were brown.
Anonymous
3 years ago
This seems to be a perfect lucky shot!
At the right time at the right place!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing takeoff.
My father is a retired IL-86 captain. Looking at this pic, he said he could indeed recall many takeoffs from "last stabs" there. Pilots relied on examplelary reliabilty of IL-86.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Typical Russian takeoff.
Anonymous
2 years ago
It seems like a ryanair take-off :)
Anonymous
2 years ago
I remember watching a youtube video someone took while the IL86 he was in was taking off. The takeoff roll took 50-odd seconds, compared to around 30 for the A330 or 777!
Anonymous
2 years ago
The pilots is crazy!The plane almost ran into the ocean!
Anonymous
1 year ago
Typcal Ryanair Takeoff.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Awesome!