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Airbus A320 (N642NK) - Fast & low
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Airbus A320 (N642NK)

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Ace Doger
That is a cool shot
Sam Sampson
Must have been a fighter pilot...
serge LOTH
Forgot the gear!!
adelma
Interesting? Something you don't see often - low altitude; flat attitude & gear up?
Doyle Kaufman
I agree adelma. It almost looks like a fly-by at an air show.
Jake Vander Werf
Either it is an illusion or the gear was cropped of the delta in the background!
Jake Vander Werf
Great shot!
Michael Wulfsohn
It sure looks like an air show fly by. The Delta Mad Dog's rear landing gear is present, but blurry and appears to be on red jack stands. The front nose gear is gone, but you clearly can see a yellow jack stand holding it off of the ground. No fake, in my layperson opinion. Nice pic.
Champdriver
Okay, just to end the speculation about this very nice photo.
MSP does not do airshows, MAC, the airport authority does not allow it at all. I can't explain the reason for the fly-by though. Maybe Brian has some additional comments about this photo, that might help.
The Delta Regional jet is a Bombardier CRJ, not an MD.
It is not on jacks at all, it's on an active taxiway, most likely Papa. What you are looking at are orange cones and a yellow runway edge light stand.
The reason you can't see the CRJ gear very well is the fact that the runway is a few feet higher than the taxiway and ramp. Major runways are crowned and grooved for drainage.
Deltas maintenance hangar is in the background and this Airbus is over runway 30R near the threshold. Brian shot this photo from Fort Snelling on the perimeter of the north side of the airport, you can see the razor wire fence in the photo.
Again, Brian shot a very unusual and nice photo.
adelma
(tower) "Yeah, we confirm it - your gear is up!"
chugheset
Go-around perhaps?
marylou anderson
What a great shot!
Robert Vik
This is the weirdest aviation pic that I have seen. WTF is he doing that low without the gear down? Even the informed comments don't seem to address this mystery. Obviously full flaps for landing or low relative speed. I am freaked out by this pic.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
16-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Pensacola Intl () 05:45PM EDT 06:19PM CDT Scheduled
16-Jun-2024 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 01:37PM EDT 04:24PM EDT Scheduled
16-Jun-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 08:00AM CDT 12:17PM EDT Scheduled
16-Jun-2024 A320Los Angeles Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 12:53AM PDT 05:36AM CDT Scheduled
15-Jun-2024 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:37PM CDT 11:35PM PDT Scheduled
15-Jun-2024 A320Orlando Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:30PM EDT 09:09PM CDT Scheduled
15-Jun-2024 A320Boston Logan Intl ()Orlando Intl () 03:05PM EDT 06:08PM EDT Scheduled
15-Jun-2024 A320John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Boston Logan Intl () 11:47AM EDT 01:26PM EDT Scheduled
15-Jun-2024 A320Boston Logan Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 08:41AM EDT 10:19AM EDT Scheduled
15-Jun-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Boston Logan Intl () 05:59AM EDT 07:23AM EDT En Route
14-Jun-2024 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:19PM EDT 10:54PM EDT 1:35
14-Jun-2024 A320Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 04:22PM AST 07:43PM EDT 3:21
14-Jun-2024 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 11:53AM EDT 03:01PM AST 3:08
14-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:57AM EDT 10:19AM EDT 1:21
14-Jun-2024 A320Philadelphia Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 05:17AM EDT 07:28AM EDT 2:10
13-Jun-2024 A320Myrtle Beach Intl ()LaGuardia () 09:55PM EDT 11:26PM EDT Cancelled
13-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 08:39PM EDT 10:47PM EDT 2:07
13-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 07:31PM EDT 08:53PM EDT Cancelled
13-Jun-2024 A320Punta Cana Int'l ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 04:12PM AST 06:22PM EDT 2:10
13-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Punta Cana Int'l () 01:07PM EDT 03:08PM AST 2:00
13-Jun-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 10:20AM EDT 11:05AM EDT 0:45
13-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Tampa Intl () 08:22AM EDT 09:06AM EDT 0:44
13-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Richmond Intl () 07:07AM EDT 08:59AM EDT Cancelled
13-Jun-2024 A320Juan Santamaria Int'l ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 01:35AM CST 06:09AM EDT 2:33
13-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Juan Santamaria Int'l () 12:19AM EDT 12:41AM CST 2:21
12-Jun-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 07:49PM EDT 08:35PM EDT Cancelled
12-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Tampa Intl () 05:45PM EDT 06:22PM EDT Cancelled
12-Jun-2024 A320Sangster Int'l ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 01:28PM EST 03:57PM EDT 1:29
12-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Sangster Int'l () 11:46AM EDT 12:03PM EST 1:16
12-Jun-2024 A320Boston Logan Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 06:35AM EDT 09:32AM EDT 2:57
11-Jun-2024 A320Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 11:04PM EDT 12:08AM EDT (+1) 1:03
11-Jun-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 05:44PM CDT 09:24PM EDT 2:40
11-Jun-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 11:44AM PDT 04:15PM CDT 2:31
11-Jun-2024 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:35AM EDT 10:18AM PDT 4:42
10-Jun-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 11:33PM PDT 07:04AM EDT (+1) 4:30
10-Jun-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:30PM CDT 10:21PM PDT 2:50
10-Jun-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 04:00PM EDT 05:07PM CDT 2:06
10-Jun-2024 A320Atlantic City Intl ()Tampa Intl () 12:36PM EDT 02:51PM EDT 2:15
10-Jun-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Atlantic City Intl () 10:20AM EDT 11:30AM EDT 1:09
05-Jun-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 06:40PM PDT 12:59AM EDT (+1) 3:19
05-Jun-2024 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 04:50PM CDT 05:05PM PDT 2:14
05-Jun-2024 A320Nashville Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:38PM CDT 03:09PM CDT 1:31
05-Jun-2024 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Nashville Intl () 11:09AM CDT 12:37PM CDT 1:27
05-Jun-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:04AM PDT 09:25AM CDT 2:21
04-Jun-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Harry Reid Intl () 10:23PM CDT 10:58PM PDT 2:34
04-Jun-2024 A320Ramon Villeda Morales Int'l ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 03:13PM CST 06:59PM CDT 2:45
04-Jun-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Ramon Villeda Morales Int'l () 12:57PM CDT 02:14PM CST 2:16
04-Jun-2024 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:51AM EDT 11:32AM CDT 1:40
04-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 07:13AM EDT 08:35AM EDT 1:22
03-Jun-2024 A320Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 10:12PM CDT 01:37AM EDT (+1) 2:25
03-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 05:49PM EDT 07:26PM CDT 2:36
03-Jun-2024 A320Sangster Int'l ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 01:10PM EST 03:33PM EDT 1:23
03-Jun-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Sangster Int'l () 11:12AM EDT 11:32AM EST 1:19
03-Jun-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 06:15AM EDT 08:44AM EDT 2:28
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