View Full Version : Takeoff at Amman discussion

10-27-2006, 05:49 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile21971/Takeoff-at-Amman.htm>Takeoff at Amman</a></b><br><br>A plane taking off. Traveling pretty fast and probably already in the air.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/322365Clipboard10.jpg>

10-27-2006, 05:50 PM
A six engine plane?

11-03-2006, 12:49 AM
It's a C-130. What looks like an extra pair of engines are actually the external fuel tanks.

If it wasn't for the green tail I almost thought it was a US Navy C-130 with the old gloss white over gloss gray paint scheme.

11-07-2006, 12:38 AM
Just the opposite, Shadow off left wingtip shows A/C is on the ground and more N' likely heading for taxi way.

11-07-2006, 05:21 AM
It is on the ground and taxiing towards the East end of runway. May be just touched down ( not taking off ).

If it is going for take off it will generally taxi on the centre line.

The sun is almost overhead ( a little towards sout-east ) hence very small shadow is cast. Billbp has made a very good observation. Even the main airport building has a very small shadow.


11-17-2006, 07:38 AM
It has just taken off the ground because it is at the end of the runway.

11-17-2006, 08:40 AM
I'm not an expert, but it looks like 99% of the planes are landing from the north-east direction (look at the tarmac). This would support the "takeoff" or "taxi for takeoff" theorie.

11-17-2006, 08:42 AM
I've never seen such a design for a transporter like the C130. Did somebody find a picture of it or has any idea what kind of company this is?