Date: 20 Jan 98 01:29:22 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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In <airliners.1997.3027@ohare.Chicago.COM> email@example.com (David Tyler) writes: >we AWACS crews used to watch with raised eyebrows as water-wagon >tankers would take off in the middle a hot afternoon in riyadh, >carrying nearly a full load to the orbiting E-3. they'd put out a >furious amount of smoke and noise, and roll, and roll, and roll... >finally, out where we were sure the runway must be running out, they'd >waddle into the air. whew. I think even worse was watching a DC8-61 depart Bangor, Maine toward the north, and a hill, with a full load of military passengers and baggage enroute to Europe. It was also a case of being sure the runway had run out, but, when airborne, he was really waddling - first one wing would drop a bit and then the other. From the looks, it appeared as if the only thing that got him over the hill was he was in ground effect. Lou.