Saturday, July 8, 2017

Landing During Hurricane Doris Crosswinds in Birmingham UKistan Feb 2017.... Holy Shith!




I found this over at ACEOFSPADES..


These pilots have LBBs!!





Butt clenching video..........










BELOW THE FOLD ARE 3 MORE VIDEOS FROM THE SAME TIME FRAME























10 comments:

  1. I have often wondered: Do the main gear 'caster' in any way to facilitate the plane 'tracking true' when the pilot crabwalks it while in contact with the runway (during load transition on take off/landing)

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    1. The gear only casters on a B-52, Phssthpok, and, FWIW, every Captain and FO in that video should have their privileges suspended by JAA. The IcelandAir and Emirates guys did a good job on landing but fire them all the same. regards, Alemaster

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    2. Amen, Anon. What ever happened to picking another airport with a runway pointed in the right fricking direction? Just because it is possible to land and take off in horrendous crosswinds like that (which I guarantee you were at wind speeds beyond what the aircraft were rated to land and take-off in) doesn't mean it should be risked, even if it was only crew, and no passengers were put at risk.

      In the military it might sometimes be necessary, but one nice thing about flying on and off carriers is that the ship can point upwind (or close) making it a hell of a lot safer to take-off and land in what would have been a vicious cross-wind on some fixed runways. Sorry, Army and Air Force. Navy and Marines have it a bit harder, with your airstrip being on a ship for the most part, but cross-winds aren't much of an issue at sea.

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    3. Sometimes, What ya' see is what ya' get!! Ya' may have a "Fuel Management problem" and the "alternate" airport is "10 minutes past empty!!" 'Learned to fly in a 7AC Aerknocker "Champ!!" After my first successful landing.... that was my first landing... my instructor took me to the 90* crosswind runway and that's all I did till I solo'ed!! If you want to "learn To Fly" Get your first hours in a "Taildragger!!!!" You'll never regret it!!!!
      N2211E,
      skybill-out

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    4. I understand the crosswinds, aerodynamics, cross control attitudes, and the basic mechanics/features of most aircraft. What I do not understand is why in hell would somebody build a modern hard surface runway that isn't LEVEL? That strip looked like something of the old show "The Streets of San Francisco"!

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    5. Not trying to be argumentative, Skybill, but after my 27 year military flying/instructor career I was authorized type rating and ATP issuances privileges by the FAA and was designated a type rating examiner by the JAA. No fuel issues warranted takeoff(s) (in peace time) exceeding crosswind certification limits. Arriving with less than reserve fuel requirements on board at said crosswind airport prior to declaring either "priority handling" or "an emergency" also warrants some questioning. My comment/opinion stands. respectfully, Alemaster

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  2. My thought exactly. What kind of civil engineers did they hire?

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    1. Looks like the work of some 7th century Persian barbarians hired because of some libtard affirmative action program to me. I know 12 year old farm kids around here that can keep an almost perfect grade with a box-blade and Ford 2000 tractor. That is completely unacceptable.

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