Takeoff at Amman discussion
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Takeoff at Amman
A plane taking off. Traveling pretty fast and probably already in the air.
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.
Just the opposite, Shadow off left wingtip shows A/C is on the ground and more N' likely heading for taxi way.
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.
It has just taken off the ground because it is at the end of the runway.
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.
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?