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Looks Like a "crosswind component" test.. you get close to the ground and turbulence from the surrounding territory and ground shape can make it very interesting... It is very weird to look out the side window at the center stripe..

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Re: One scary plane ride

Looks like he was right on the limits of crosswind component there. Nicely handled all the same - but scary for the passengers if they don't know what's happening.

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I've often wondered why Boeing never put their "crab" landinggear under their airliners. If you've ever seen a B-52 coming in for a landing in a heavy crosswind you'll know what I mean.
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Looks like he was right on the limits of crosswind component there. Nicely handled all the same - but scary for the passengers if they don't know what's happening.
Wonder what the upper limit of the 'pucker factor' is???

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First they teach you how to fly the plane right..



Then they show you how to do this....... It's kind of scary the first few times.

Then it can be fun in a small plane. You can quickly learn how to balance her on one wheel while you get the rest straightned out.

That's what you do in a plane without flaps. Crab her in, Stop her from flying,
Straighen her out just in the nick of time.

Hope you don't groundloop her.

That's real flying.

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First they teach you how to fly the plane right..



Then they show you how to do this....... It's kind of scary the first few times.

Then it can be fun in a small plane. You can quickly learn how to balance her on one wheel while you get the rest straightned out.

That's what you do in a plane without flaps. Crab her in, Stop her from flying,
Straighen her out just in the nick of time.

Hope you don't groundloop her.

That's real flying.

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Hey, John - it ain't the flyin' that's got me white knuckled - it's them landing attempts such as in those amazing videos. A bunch of 'em can be found by googling, butt my stress factor won't lemme look at all of 'em!!
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
THAT, my friends, is why the crew makes the big bucks....

Now, they might have made it if the "left-seater" had moved to the starboard seat.... Weights and balance ya know.

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Hats off to the pilot... Sweet.

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Starting in April thats the airline we will be using to & from Africa.

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Uh... wow?

Crap! I'd have landed at another airport, in another country. Or, waited until the winds died down... maybe the next day. Can those babies do in-flight refueling?

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Is that like scrapping pegs on an LT.
Yeah, with a couple hundred pillions...

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Crap! I'd have landed at another airport, in another country. Or, waited until the winds died down... maybe the next day. Can those babies do in-flight refueling?
I don't drink much, butt I do believe no matter whether I were a member of the crew, or a passenger - once we landed safely, you coulda found me at the nearest bar gettin' s..t faced with a few of these!!
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Re: One scary plane ride

WOwzers...as a pilot I feel that guys anxiety. His crab angle, for the size of that plane, was enormous. In the opening scene, the plane was nearly 30 deg off centerline just to track straight....You can hear the wind whipping past the camera microphone pretty hard. You always add gobs of power into a crosswind and I bet that is what saved him...he doesnt chop power over the fence...he powers it in and when the wind does finally get him, he is able to stay ahead of the power curve instead of bogging it in and likely doing major damage. Im surprised he didnt go to his alternative (airport) considering he was listening to ATIS miles out, he made a lousy choice and got lucky...the captain was definately pushing the crosswind limit.

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What else is wrong with this picture?? There's no engine on the right wing...



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"on time arrival" is measured at the point of impact.. not gate arrival.

Now, as my Poppa always said after one of my "greasers"...








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I heard on the news that the winds were 155 mph? Did they mean 155 kph? I can't imagine winds that high at that airport let alone being cleared to land at that speed. Pretty good flying though. Had it been a Boeing plane they would have made it without smacking wing tips. Kidding aside, Luftansa is one of the safest in the industry. Great maintenance and pilots.

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Had the video on Fox tonight.. they didn't say about the pilots, but the airplane is back on the flight schedule...

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How much you want to bet every tray table and seat back was in the upright and locked position

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...a passenger speaks out...

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