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


Fast & low


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Ace Doger
That is a cool shot
Sam Sampson
Must have been a fighter pilot...
serge LOTH
Forgot the gear!!
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.
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.
(tower) "Yeah, we confirm it - your gear is up!"
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
03-Oct-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 09:30PM EDT 11:47PM EDT Scheduled
03-Oct-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Orlando Intl () 06:40PM EDT 07:55PM EDT Scheduled
03-Oct-2023 A320Tampa Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 02:49PM EDT 03:54PM EDT Scheduled
03-Oct-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Tampa Intl () 11:20AM EDT 12:18PM EDT Scheduled
03-Oct-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:35AM EDT 10:19AM EDT Scheduled
03-Oct-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 05:10AM EDT 07:33AM EDT Scheduled
03-Oct-2023 A320Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Orlando Intl () 01:09AM AST 03:56AM EDT Scheduled
02-Oct-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 08:55PM EDT 11:30PM AST Scheduled
02-Oct-2023 A320Boston Logan Intl ()Orlando Intl () 03:10PM EDT 05:39PM EDT 2:28
02-Oct-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 11:16AM EDT 01:42PM EDT 2:26
02-Oct-2023 A320Memphis Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:16AM CDT 09:52AM EDT 1:35
01-Oct-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:22PM EDT 11:56PM CDT 1:34
01-Oct-2023 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Orlando Intl () 06:19PM CDT 09:25PM EDT 2:05
01-Oct-2023 A320Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:10PM AST 04:47PM CDT 4:36
01-Oct-2023 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 06:32AM CDT 11:45AM AST 4:12
30-Sep-2023 A320Los Angeles Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:46PM PDT 11:21PM CDT 2:34
30-Sep-2023 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 03:02PM EDT 05:29PM PDT 5:27
30-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 11:37AM EDT 01:53PM EDT 2:16
30-Sep-2023 A320Memphis Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:05AM CDT 09:45AM EDT 1:39
30-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Memphis Intl () 12:40AM EDT 01:13AM CDT 1:33
29-Sep-2023 A320Richmond Intl ()Orlando Intl () 09:44PM EDT 11:24PM EDT 1:39
29-Sep-2023 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Richmond Intl () 05:53PM EDT 07:45PM EDT 1:51
29-Sep-2023 A320Richmond Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 12:28PM EDT 02:48PM EDT 2:19
29-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Richmond Intl () 10:02AM EDT 11:28AM EDT 1:25
29-Sep-2023 A320Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Orlando Intl () 05:53AM EDT 07:51AM EDT 1:58
28-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 11:32PM EDT 01:25AM EDT (+1) 1:53
28-Sep-2023 A320St Louis Lambert Intl ()Orlando Intl () 05:29PM CDT 08:22PM EDT 1:53
28-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 02:48PM EDT 03:52PM CDT 2:03
28-Sep-2023 A320LaGuardia ()Orlando Intl () 10:04AM EDT 12:18PM EDT 2:13
28-Sep-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()LaGuardia () 07:23AM EDT 08:36AM EDT 1:13
26-Sep-2023 A320LaGuardia ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 12:36AM EDT 01:49AM EDT 1:12
25-Sep-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()LaGuardia () 09:27PM EDT 11:10PM EDT 1:42
25-Sep-2023 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:49AM PDT 05:17PM EDT 3:27
25-Sep-2023 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:22AM CDT 09:06AM PDT 2:43
25-Sep-2023 A320Los Angeles Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 01:43AM PDT 06:28AM CDT 2:44
24-Sep-2023 A320Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 10:11PM CDT 11:01PM PDT 2:50
24-Sep-2023 A320Los Angeles Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 04:16PM PDT 08:52PM CDT 2:36
24-Sep-2023 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:44PM CDT 02:48PM PDT 3:04
24-Sep-2023 A320Cancun Int'l ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 09:23AM EST 11:14AM CDT 1:50
24-Sep-2023 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Cancun Int'l () 06:14AM CDT 07:53AM EST 1:38
23-Sep-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 08:45PM EDT 09:20PM CDT 1:34
23-Sep-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 05:42PM EDT 07:13PM EDT 1:31
23-Sep-2023 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 01:30PM EDT 03:51PM EDT 2:20
23-Sep-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Southwest Florida Intl () 10:09AM EDT 12:30PM EDT 2:20
23-Sep-2023 A320Tampa Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 06:15AM EDT 08:21AM EDT 2:05
22-Sep-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Tampa Intl () 08:02PM EDT 10:09PM EDT 2:07
22-Sep-2023 A320Myrtle Beach Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:27PM EDT 05:52PM EDT 1:25
22-Sep-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 01:55PM EDT 03:27PM EDT 1:31
22-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:51AM EDT 11:56AM EDT 2:04
22-Sep-2023 A320Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Orlando Intl () 05:22AM AST 07:58AM EDT 2:35
21-Sep-2023 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 08:35PM EDT 12:04AM AST (+1) 3:28
21-Sep-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 05:20PM EDT 06:55PM EDT 1:35
21-Sep-2023 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 01:30PM EDT 03:18PM EDT 1:48
21-Sep-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 10:04AM EDT 12:02PM EDT 1:58
21-Sep-2023 A320Atlantic City Intl ()Orlando Intl () 06:17AM EDT 08:20AM EDT 2:02
20-Sep-2023 A320Myrtle Beach Intl ()Atlantic City Intl () 09:55PM EDT 11:02PM EDT 1:07
20-Sep-2023 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 07:51PM EDT 09:11PM EDT 1:20
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