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originally posted by: Arbitrageur
I can't see the article, it's asking me to register. What carrier?
Is 3.3g really that bad? How many g's does it take to damage the aircraft? I know amusement park rides easily go over 3 g's and some up to 5 g's and people pay for that pleasure, though I suppose they don't expect that when they're flying, but winds don't always cooperate.
originally posted by: thebozeian
a reply to: F4guy
Yeah Cat IIIc, the wholly grail of autoland. It should be able to automatically land, brake, taxi all the way to the NIGS stop line at the gate. Trouble is, while there are aircraft that have Cat IIIc autoland capability and there are airports that are basically set up for it, as far as I know there are currently no performed Cat IIIc landings performed last I looked. That may have changed but I dont think the Europeans are yet allowing it and although some US airports are capable its not yet happening. I wouldn't mind betting that several pilot associations have a hand in that.
originally posted by: verschickter
a reply to: Zaphod58
My memory could deceive me but I remember very steep banks (certainly above 45-50°, IMHO) on most approaches on Hurghada (Egypt). They would do the loop before approach over sea and I always had a very steep view on the sea, coast and the buildings. Almost top down but of course not 90°.
I wonder if it was really like 30° and if so, what a 60° bank angle must feel like then. Can´t remember such steep bank angles anywhere else on approach. Is 60° that much out of the norm?
originally posted by: Blackfinger
Maybe a good time to reintroduce Link Trainers...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Arbitrageur
About the only time you're going to see even 2Gs in a commercial plane is if for some reason they bank near 60 degrees. If you're banking that hard, there's a problem and you're probably in trouble.