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Sep 22, 2018 10:20:33   #
Ike Gittlen
 
Indianapolis Airport is FedEx's "national hub". The planes take off in a constant cycle a few minutes apart. This shot was interesting to me because the plane clearing the barbed wire shows the security efforts around our airports these days.


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Sep 22, 2018 10:35:23   #
JR69
 
Ike Gittlen wrote:
Indianapolis Airport is FedEx's "national hub". The planes take off in a constant cycle a few minutes apart. This shot was interesting to me because the plane clearing the barbed wire shows the security efforts around our airports these days.

Barb Wire, Yep, Sure is a sign of the times. However to me that bird sure looks like it is landing.

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Sep 22, 2018 10:43:58   #
Yodagirl
 
JR69 wrote:
Barb Wire, Yep, Sure is a sign of the times. However to me that bird sure looks like it is landing.

Have to agree JR69-he looks to be in a descent angle and not a take-off angle.

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Sep 22, 2018 11:03:38   #
FrankR
 
That plane is definitely landing and Memphis is the nationalnhib of Fedex.

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Sep 22, 2018 12:51:58   #
Robyn H
 
FrankR wrote:
That plane is definitely landing and Memphis is the nationalnhib of Fedex.


I was going to say that. Oh well, guess I'm not the early bird...

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Sep 22, 2018 15:36:57   #
Ike Gittlen
 
Sorry to say you're all wrong. It was taking off. went right over my head. And Indy is the "national" hub for FedEx. Memphis is the "international hub"

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Sep 22, 2018 17:48:50   #
Yodagirl
 
Ike Gittlen wrote:
Sorry to say you're all wrong. It was taking off. went right over my head. And Indy is the "national" hub for FedEx. Memphis is the "international hub"

Apologies!!!

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Sep 22, 2018 20:22:54   #
JR69
 
If you say so ...

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Sep 23, 2018 05:38:21   #
G. Crook
 
No landing lights in the rear, only by the engine intakes. Landing.

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Sep 23, 2018 05:38:29   #
G. Crook
 
No landing lights in the rear, only by the engine intakes. Landing.

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Sep 23, 2018 07:31:42   #
fourg1b2006 (a regular here)
 
I remember as a younger man i used to go to the airport and take pictures of planes taking off and landing. I don't think it's a good idea anymore. You probably will get questioned about what your doing. I don't need the hassle. Plenty of other things to photograph.

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Sep 23, 2018 08:06:17   #
nikonbug (a regular here)
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
I remember as a younger man i used to go to the airport and take pictures of planes taking off and landing. I don't think it's a good idea anymore. You probably will get questioned about what your doing. I don't need the hassle. Plenty of other things to photograph.


We used to park at the end of the runways at O'Hare and watch the submarines race. Amazing the things to watch when young and horny...

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Sep 23, 2018 09:39:01   #
davidrb
 
Ike Gittlen wrote:
Indianapolis Airport is FedEx's "national hub". The planes take off in a constant cycle a few minutes apart. This shot was interesting to me because the plane clearing the barbed wire shows the security efforts around our airports these days.


Sorry Ike but this airplane is in the landing phase of flight. Glide-slope angle is 3.5 degrees, which looks almost flat. Take-off attitude in today's modern aircraft is a MUCH higher deck angle. As for the wire, it has been there at least since 1970, just went unnoticed until the media discovered it. Too bad Fed-Ex chose Indy-a-no-place, worse radar room in the business.

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Sep 23, 2018 10:19:51   #
FrankR
 
Robyn H wrote:
I was going to say that. Oh well, guess I'm not the early bird...


You can say it because as you can see, I can’t say it clearly.

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Sep 25, 2018 12:03:21   #
marine73
 
Ike Gittlen wrote:
Indianapolis Airport is FedEx's "national hub". The planes take off in a constant cycle a few minutes apart. This shot was interesting to me because the plane clearing the barbed wire shows the security efforts around our airports these days.


What you are calling barbwire is really called concertina wire and is really sharp. True barb wire will not coil like that.

Concertina is used where high security is needed without having to use a lot of man power. Big users of this is the prison system and the military in combat zones to protect perimeters along with roving patrols.

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