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    Default Camo Plane Landing or Taking Off discussion

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    Camo Plane Landing or Taking Off

    A camouflaged plane landing at the Beijing Capital airport. The plane seems to be taking off because

    A. If you look at the runway to the east, ~8 planes are waiting for takeoff. Therefore, that runway must be the takeoff runway, designating the other (this one) as the landing runway.



    But, a counterargument:

    A. This is a long runway and a small plane, so shouldn't, if it were landing, land more in the middle of the runway?



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    I wonder why there is a C-130 Hercules in Beijing?
    You search it, I will find it!

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    Default C 130 in China

    Lockheed has sold a crapload of 130's to just about everyone. When I worked there, even Iran was a customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEHFileBot
    But, a counterargument:

    A. This is a long runway and a small plane, so shouldn't, if it were landing, land more in the middle of the runway?
    This airplane is almost definitely landing.

    First, even small airplanes usually land near the beginning of the runway (although on occasion they will land halfway down it).

    Second, the large white marks on the runway under the plane are the 1000 ft markers (from the beginning of the runway). It appears that the airplane is at least slightly airborne. While a C-130 can get airborne within 1000 feet, it is not a normal practice.

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