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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
27-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 09:03PM EST 10:59PM CST Scheduled
27-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:30PM CST 07:43PM EST Scheduled
27-Feb-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:25AM PST 02:42PM CST Scheduled
27-Feb-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 06:35AM EST 08:24AM PST Scheduled
26-Feb-2024 A320Boston Logan Intl ()Tampa Intl () 08:47PM EST 11:35PM EST Scheduled
26-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 04:16PM EST 07:12PM EST 2:55
26-Feb-2024 A320Nashville Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 12:12PM CST 02:49PM EST 1:36
26-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Nashville Intl () 09:54AM EST 10:49AM CST 1:54
26-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Southwest Florida Intl () 06:02AM EST 08:20AM EST 2:17
25-Feb-2024 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 08:29PM EST 10:01PM EST 1:31
25-Feb-2024 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 04:04PM CST 06:35PM EST 1:31
25-Feb-2024 A320Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:04PM MST 02:46PM CST 1:41
25-Feb-2024 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 09:24AM CST 10:48AM MST 2:23
24-Feb-2024 A320Los Angeles Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:18PM PST 08:38PM CST 2:19
24-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:31PM CST 02:55PM PST 3:24
24-Feb-2024 A320Cancun Int'l ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:27AM EST 11:32AM CST 2:04
24-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Cancun Int'l () 06:16AM CST 08:54AM EST 1:37
24-Feb-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 12:07AM PST 04:22AM CST 2:14
23-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:29PM EST 09:35PM PST 4:05
23-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:19PM EST 06:56PM EST 2:36
23-Feb-2024 A320Nashville Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 12:10PM CST 02:45PM EST 1:34
23-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Nashville Intl () 09:52AM EST 10:50AM CST 1:58
23-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Southwest Florida Intl () 06:11AM EST 08:28AM EST 2:17
22-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:39PM EST 12:12AM EST (+1) 2:32
22-Feb-2024 A320John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Southwest Florida Intl () 06:37PM EST 08:35PM EST 1:58
22-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 02:55PM EST 05:12PM EST 2:16
22-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Southwest Florida Intl () 10:46AM EST 01:12PM EST 2:25
22-Feb-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 07:10AM EST 09:36AM EST 2:25
21-Feb-2024 A320Atlantic City Intl ()Tampa Intl () 09:25PM EST 11:26PM EST 2:01
21-Feb-2024 A320Myrtle Beach Intl ()Atlantic City Intl () 07:18PM EST 08:31PM EST 1:13
21-Feb-2024 A320Atlantic City Intl ()Myrtle Beach Intl () 05:22PM EST 06:26PM EST 1:03
21-Feb-2024 A320Orlando Intl ()Atlantic City Intl () 01:27PM EST 03:29PM EST 2:01
21-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Orlando Intl () 09:14AM EST 11:08AM EST 1:53
20-Feb-2024 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:04PM EST 11:32PM EST 1:28
20-Feb-2024 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 06:21PM EST 08:55PM EST 2:34
20-Feb-2024 A320Newark Liberty Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 02:26PM EST 04:48PM EST 2:21
20-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Newark Liberty Intl () 12:12PM EST 01:27PM EST 1:15
20-Feb-2024 A320Pittsburgh Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 09:43AM EST 10:22AM EST 0:38
18-Feb-2024 A320Orlando Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 10:19AM EST 12:03PM EST 1:44
18-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Orlando Intl () 05:41AM CST 08:39AM EST 1:57
17-Feb-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 09:46PM EST 10:47PM CST 2:01
17-Feb-2024 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Tampa Intl () 08:30PM EST 09:34PM EST Cancelled
17-Feb-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 06:11PM EST 07:25PM EST Cancelled
17-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Tampa Intl () 02:41PM CST 05:16PM EST 1:35
17-Feb-2024 A320Cancun Int'l ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 10:25AM EST 11:24AM CST 1:58
17-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Cancun Int'l () 06:22AM CST 09:08AM EST 1:46
16-Feb-2024 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Houston Bush Int'ctl () 11:45PM PST 04:15AM CST (+1) 2:29
16-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Harry Reid Intl () 08:25PM EST 09:29PM PST 4:03
16-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:05PM EST 06:35PM EST 2:30
16-Feb-2024 A320Nashville Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 12:20PM CST 03:01PM EST 1:41
16-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Nashville Intl () 09:51AM EST 10:39AM CST 1:48
16-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Southwest Florida Intl () 06:04AM EST 08:29AM EST 2:24
15-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 10:10PM EST 12:51AM EST (+1) 2:40
15-Feb-2024 A320John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Southwest Florida Intl () 07:14PM EST 09:16PM EST 2:01
15-Feb-2024 A320Southwest Florida Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 03:39PM EST 05:56PM EST 2:16
15-Feb-2024 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Southwest Florida Intl () 11:46AM EST 02:07PM EST 2:20
15-Feb-2024 A320Tampa Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 07:04AM EST 09:27AM EST 2:23
14-Feb-2024 A320Houston Bush Int'ctl ()Tampa Intl () 07:16PM CST 09:45PM EST 1:29
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