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Re: Hey Bob, how long is this runway?

ah... just enough.. well done...

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Re: Hey Bob, how long is this runway?

I think that airline needs to reseed some grass. That plane must've been loaded.

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Re: Hey Bob, how long is this runway?

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I think that airline needs to reseed some grass. That plane must've been loaded.
That is a late 1960s design Ilyushin Il-76 Russian military transport. It was designed to operate off primitive or short runways.


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post #5 of 11 Old Feb 26th, 2008, 8:14 am
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Re: Hey Bob, how long is this runway?

Somebody must not have told the pilot about that 'cause he sure used every last inch of that runway.

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Re: Hey Bob, how long is this runway?

Kind of like "Putting her on the numbers", He was just showing off.

Or, He had to go clean out his pants...

Could be either one.

He definitely trimmed the grass on the way out.

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I was wondering why he got so close to the end of the runway for his turn around. I guess he knew how much space he really needed.

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Re: Hey Bob, how long is this runway?

I showed that clip to my brother, a commercial airline pilot. As he was watching it, all he said was "unbelievable... you gotta be kidding me... unbelievable... what an idiot".

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Must have been using Regular rather than Hi-Test.

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I showed that clip to my brother, a commercial airline pilot. As he was watching it, all he said was "unbelievable... you gotta be kidding me... unbelievable... what an idiot".
I believe this was at Canberra, Australia. Actually, if you run the numbers (the performance charts), it works. He is an "idiot" from your brothers perspective because your brother does things like an airline pilot. I've heard the same comments from pilots watching an Alaskan bush pilot work his magic on a sand bar. Yes, the margin for error may be next to nil but if you go through the charts he's got his cargo and/or fuel load planned to the nth degree and he knows his aircraft well enough to operate this way. I've seen some pilots do the same technique to get airborne and then descend to just above sea level to burn off fuel until they were light enough to climb. Granted, the circumstances were different but the physics is the same.

There was an old joke about KC-135 Tanker pilots changing the "rotate" callout on takeoff to "grass" when they were high, hot, and heavy. Any "Texaco" drivers on the board?

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I believe this was at Canberra, Australia. Actually, if you run the numbers (the performance charts), it works. He is an "idiot" from your brothers perspective because your brother does things like an airline pilot. I've heard the same comments from pilots watching an Alaskan bush pilot work his magic on a sand bar. Yes, the margin for error may be next to nil but if you go through the charts he's got his cargo and/or fuel load planned to the nth degree and he knows his aircraft well enough to operate this way. I've seen some pilots do the same technique to get airborne and then descend to just above sea level to burn off fuel until they were light enough to climb. Granted, the circumstances were different but the physics is the same.
Good call.

My brother's perspective was certainly influenced by years of being trained and practicing to be ultra-safe, etc., etc. -- you pilots know better than I do what I'm trying to say, hopefully.

His comment was also influenced by his belief that Russian aircraft are not, shall we say, maintained to the same standards as the U.S.' He has said he wouldn't put his family on a Russian airline.

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