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Now this is a landing!

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posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:30 PM
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SAA 747-sp landing at Rand airport for retirement

airstrip is 5000 feet long and 50 feet wide


www.youtube.com...


a rather good picture:

img478.imageshack.us...


steel cahonjes for that landing




posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:33 PM
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I always liked the SP. I had the luck to fly on a few in my life and it was a pretty cool a/c for its day.

It would make a nice VIP jet if someone could deal with the cost per hour of running the beast.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:48 PM
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I guess maybe you have to be a pilot to truly appreciate this one. All that I see is a big plane landing.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 05:57 PM
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Most airport runways are 100 feet wide, to give you tons of room on either side, in case you don't touch down straight. This runway was barely wider than the airplane, and was incredibly dangerous for them to do. The skill shown in making this landing as easily as they did is incredible.

[edit on 12/12/2007 by Zaphod58]



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 06:23 PM
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wow awesome landing. best of luck to that SP hope it get looked after well.



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 08:57 PM
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Not as cool as this:

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posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 08:59 PM
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Wouldn't you be worrying about FOD with the engines hanging over that much, or is the ground kept especially clean?



[edit on 12/12/2007 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:04 PM
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Why worry about it? It's never leaving there. Even if it was going to, it would have to go out with only the pilots on board, and VERY minimal fuel, and even then it would be iffy if they'd have enough runway to get airborne.



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 10:44 AM
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Nice landing.

The airframe may not be going anyway, but the engines may well get to
fly again, there's a very healthy market in second hand aircraft parts.



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 10:48 AM
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Fantastic, both the picture and the video. The skills imperative to a successful landing like that are mind-numbing. It is quite awesome. Excellent thread, Harlequin.



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by Noscitare
I guess maybe you have to be a pilot to truly appreciate this one. All that I see is a big plane landing.

Oh dear. Very big plane. Very short, narrow runway. Require much skill to land elephant on strip of bubble gum, grasshopper.



posted on Dec, 15 2007 @ 07:34 AM
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It's amazing what the best pilots can do with these big aircraft - really makes me confident in the design of the birds to see stuff like that.

Here is a short clip of a C-130 tactical landing.......


And this is a very shaky view from the cockpit from a genuine combat landing

Break out the clean undies



posted on Dec, 16 2007 @ 09:02 PM
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Did he get some award for that



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 08:44 PM
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I've always admired the skill displayed in this landing.

www.youtube.com...&rel=1



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by Casino2112
I've always admired the skill displayed in this landing.

www.youtube.com...&rel=1


They say that the captain of that Airbus had skills allready as a turboprop pilot.




uk.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 08:34 AM
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Were both those landings in the above posts on purpose? The air bus one looked like it could of been but the high wing prop vid what's the voice repeating after the plane has stopped? Sounds like he's not getting a response from the pilot or something. Either way that must of knocked some serious hours of the life span of those airframes.



posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
Were both those landings in the above posts on purpose? The air bus one looked like it could of been but the high wing prop vid what's the voice repeating after the plane has stopped? Sounds like he's not getting a response from the pilot or something. Either way that must of knocked some serious hours of the life span of those airframes.


That Airbooze-landing is fake, not even a Bus can do that


The turboprop landing is pilot-training gone wrong, blew all the tires
but the airframe was still in one piece.

Russian aircrafts are made of solid stuff


[edit on 20-12-2007 by Freaky_Animal]



posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 01:57 PM
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The first one is a beer commercial. Here's the entire clip.
www.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by Casino2112
I've always admired the skill displayed in this landing.

www.youtube.com...&rel=1


I hope he wasnt loaded with passengers on this one!!!! I would be pissed! Not to mention they all probably puked and or wet themselves, that was rough!



posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 08:40 PM
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Just another couple more for kicks




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[edit on 22/08/06 by Canada_EH]



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