I think did that in a 172 once... it hit the tie down tho.. not quite as expensive id immagine
on 2004-Jul-22 22:33:33 Anonymous coward said
you should fly a taildragger, then you wouldnt have to worry about those sorts of things...
on 2004-Jul-31 23:48:52 Anonymous coward said
"Dammit, that's the last time we let Evel Kneival handle the takeoff!"
on 2004-Aug-09 19:32:01 Anonymous coward said
Longer*Larger*Quieter*Smoother when dragin' ass!
on 2004-Aug-15 00:03:21 Anonymous coward said
dont tell me you never had an itchy ass
on 2004-Aug-17 18:35:22 Anonymous coward said
Are we out of trim? Who did the weight and balance anyway?
on 2004-Oct-04 09:02:34 Anonymous coward said
Doing flight performance tests. That's all. Every new plane design has to test its limits on roll out and maximum angle of attack at R2 (rotation speed to achieve flight)
on 2004-Oct-06 23:03:31 Anonymous coward said
Told you to move the CG forward..you just wouldnt listen!!
on 2004-Oct-07 00:50:02 Anonymous coward said
At first glance I assumed this was a photoshoped image, Later on I have read it was an intentional test. What on earth would be left burning that visable on the runway?
on 2004-Nov-18 10:28:58 Anonymous coward said
Don't know what airbus uses but Boeing used a plank of wood fastened to the underside to perform the exact same test to its 777's
on 2004-Dec-05 14:16:38 Anonymous coward said
tell the fat ass lady to move to first class! quickly!!!
on 2004-Dec-12 00:48:13 Anonymous coward said
Pilot must be too young to remember DC-8s
on 2005-Jan-07 02:01:17 Anonymous coward said
I've heard planes do that when they have worms.
on 2005-May-18 13:39:23 Anonymous coward said
The test is actually one to compute "minimum unstick speed"...VMU: minimum unstick speed. check out google for more info
on 2005-Jul-03 17:30:12 Anonymous coward said
Intentional Test. Sparks from titanium pads mounted in the contact area. All airliners go through this as part of type certification flight testing.
on 2005-Sep-29 08:28:41 Anonymous coward said
"What a drag!"
on 2005-Oct-03 07:21:23 Anonymous coward said
YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!! That is how we wipe our bums in England
on 2006-Feb-20 12:02:59 Anonymous coward said
this is just a test
on 2006-Mar-03 12:44:05 Anonymous coward said
Looks Like a Fake ..........
Airbus Introduces the New a340 Premium class cigar lighters!!!
on 2006-Jun-10 19:44:52 Anonymous coward said
on 2006-Jul-19 22:44:07 Anonymous coward said
French POS. No wonder Boeing is kicking their Grey Goose all over the skies.
on 2006-Oct-19 22:42:55 Anonymous coward said
Actually, last time I looked, Airbus was kicking the second rate american company right up the arse.
on 2006-Nov-10 16:43:31 Anonymous coward said
Airbus the pic says it all
on 2007-Apr-27 23:07:03 Anonymous coward said
now that,s how you hotdog a comercial airliner
on 2007-May-30 16:28:48 Anonymous coward said
That really happened to me once...
I was not happy with the pilot, at least he apologized. It was a
on 2007-Jun-13 04:05:27 Anonymous coward said
plane: oww my bums on fire
on 2007-Jul-24 14:12:49 Anonymous coward said
Back wheels should have been placed further to the rear
on 2007-Sep-01 01:33:23 Anonymous coward said
haha what a retard
on 2007-Nov-12 13:20:11 Anonymous coward said
Move Homer to the front.
on 2008-Apr-19 09:02:35 Anonymous coward said
Its a test tail strike. It is done on purpose to test the resistance of the fuselage and it also shows if the plane can take off being dragged and slowd down by the ground. Any new plane design goes through this phase...
on 2008-Jun-09 09:05:13 Anonymous coward said
ZZ is correct. This is entirely intentional.
on 2008-Jun-28 22:10:32 Anonymous coward said
Emphasis ZZ iz rite completly intentional..... itz a test to prove that the cargo hold waz built properly itz routine i do it all the time but it gets bumpy in the cockpit and all the alarms and warning lights go off, which is good
on 2011-Dec-07 11:41:48 DrTracy said
Hey Fred? Yeah, Bob? There's a law of Physics that says a tail heavy airplane over-rotated drags your mass. Remember that one in the future. Bob, kiss my mass!
on 2013-Apr-26 17:44:54 ethan said
Never try to do thrust vectoring in an Airbus A340!