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Cessna Caravan (VH-HAM)

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Mark See
Very nice shot Trey! 5*s
skyhawkrg
I'm sure that this is a stupid question, but is he just lifting off, or just about to set down.
Thanks for putting up with a non-pilot stupid question.
Mark See
It's not really a stupid question as sometimes it can be hard to tell. Usually the giveaway is the flap setting. In this case it looks to be around 10 degrees which would be a takeoff setting. Another clue but can't always be trusted is the prop blur. During takeoff the engines are spinning a lot faster than during landing, so if this plane was landing then it wouldn't appear this blurred. However it also depends a lot on the shutter speed used to take the photo. Even an idle prop can look really blurred with a very low shutter speed, so that's why it can be used to help determine but can't be always trusted. Hope this helps :)
skyhawkrg
Either way, this is a remarkable picture just at the moment of lift-of (main gear just leaving the ground) or touch-down (main gear just about to touch down and spin up) and rates 5 stars either way.
Trey PearsonPhoto Uploader
Its a landing guys and thanks guys!! :)
Mark See
My point exactly... it can be hard to tell lol. I completely got that one wrong but the flap setting does seem a little low for landing, was it a windy day by any chance?
Trey PearsonPhoto Uploader
ha yes and na not really, the skydive pilots are bit crazy with there landings haha
Mark See
Thanks for the info. I see on your profile that you are a student pilot. I'm not sure what you fly and how much wind you have encountered so far but usually in Cessnas in higher winds a pilot will use less flaps for landing which is why I was asking about the wind. Thank you for the ifo, it's greatly appreciated :)
Mark See
Sorry, it's supposed to say info not ifo
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
15-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 03:20PM AEDT 03:36PM AEDT 0:16
15-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:22PM AEDT 02:41PM AEDT 0:18
15-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:14PM AEDT 01:33PM AEDT 0:18
15-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:15PM AEDT 12:32PM AEDT 0:17
14-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:56PM AEDT 03:13PM AEDT 0:17
14-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:55PM AEDT 02:13PM AEDT 0:17
14-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:52PM AEDT 01:09PM AEDT 0:16
14-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:49AM AEDT 12:05PM AEDT 0:16
14-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 10:46AM AEDT 11:04AM AEDT 0:18
14-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:34AM AEDT 09:59AM AEDT 0:24
13-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:57AM AEDT 10:27AM AEDT 0:30
13-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 08:42AM AEDT 09:06AM AEDT 0:23
12-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 04:01PM AEDT 04:15PM AEDT 0:13
12-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 03:02PM AEDT 03:18PM AEDT 0:16
12-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:57PM AEDT 02:36PM AEDT (?) 0:39
12-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:54PM AEDT 01:10PM AEDT 0:15
12-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:38AM AEDT 11:53AM AEDT 0:15
12-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 10:28AM AEDT 10:51AM AEDT 0:23
12-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:23AM AEDT 09:42AM AEDT 0:19
11-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:45PM AEDT 03:00PM AEDT 0:14
11-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:34PM AEDT 02:05PM AEDT 0:31
11-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:30PM AEDT 12:48PM AEDT 0:17
11-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:12AM AEDT 11:46AM AEDT 0:34
11-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:40AM AEDT 10:03AM AEDT 0:23
10-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:01PM AEDT 01:20PM AEDT 0:18
10-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:56AM AEDT 12:23PM AEDT 0:26
10-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 10:56AM AEDT 11:19AM AEDT 0:23
10-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:48AM AEDT 10:17AM AEDT 0:29
09-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:10PM AEDT 03:10PM AEDT (?) 0:59
09-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:06PM AEDT 12:45PM AEDT (?) 0:39
09-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:03AM AEDT 11:27AM AEDT 0:23
09-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:47AM AEDT 10:21AM AEDT 0:33
07-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:03PM AEDT 02:42PM AEDT (?) 0:39
07-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:02PM AEDT 01:22PM AEDT 0:19
07-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:05PM AEDT 12:21PM AEDT 0:16
07-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:20AM AEDT 11:25AM AEDT 0:04
07-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:02AM AEDT 11:23AM AEDT 0:20
07-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:48AM AEDT 10:05AM AEDT 0:17
06-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 06:57PM AEDT 07:14PM AEDT 0:17
06-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 05:22PM AEDT 06:01PM AEDT (?) 0:39
06-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 04:22PM AEDT 04:38PM AEDT (?) 0:16
06-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 03:17PM AEDT 05:01PM AEDT (?) 1:43
06-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:00PM AEDT 01:41PM AEDT (?) 0:40
05-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 05:23PM AEST 05:39PM AEST 0:16
05-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 04:17PM AEST 04:42PM AEST 0:25
05-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 03:10PM AEST 03:25PM AEST 0:14
05-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:08PM AEST 02:47PM AEST (?) 0:39
05-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:04PM AEST 01:20PM AEST 0:16
05-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:40AM AEST 11:57AM AEST 0:16
05-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 10:34AM AEST 11:00AM AEST 0:26
05-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:23AM AEST 09:48AM AEST 0:25
05-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 07:26AM AEST 08:26AM AEST (?) 0:59
04-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 03:37PM AEST 04:00PM AEST 0:23
04-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:13PM AEST 02:49PM AEST 0:36
03-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 06:02PM AEST 06:18PM AEST 0:15
03-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 04:50PM AEST 05:08PM AEST 0:17
03-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 03:37PM AEST 04:00PM AEST 0:22
02-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 06:29PM AEST 06:43PM AEST 0:14
02-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 05:25PM AEST 06:05PM AEST (?) 0:40
02-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 04:07PM AEST 04:33PM AEST 0:25
02-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 02:45PM AEST 03:10PM AEST (?) 0:24
02-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 01:29PM AEST 02:02PM AEST 0:33
02-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 12:28PM AEST 12:44PM AEST 0:16
02-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 11:01AM AEST 11:17AM AEST 0:16
02-Oct-2019 UnknownMoorabbin ()Moorabbin () 09:53AM AEST 10:13AM AEST 0:20
02-Oct-2019 C208Moorabbin ()Moorabbin () 08:36AM AEST 08:59AM AEST 0:23
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