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posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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Even the most hardened international traveller can't help being amazed when he comes in to land over a major city - particularly at nighttime, when the metropolis is lit up. But this stunning video shows a perspective denied to most passengers, as it follows a landing in Los Angeles from inside the cockpit of an aeroplane. The footage puts the viewer in the pilot's shoes as a plane flies over the city and lands at LAX. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


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Very nice night approach of LAX, seems like a lot of fun.




posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Dang! That is so awesome... But man it looks as if you could just walk out and fall off. Landing would scare the hell out of me lol! But the sight is truly an amazing view..
edit on 3/22/2012 by CommandoRenegade because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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Really gives you a feel for the speed at which you are traveling in these things. In the back it doesnt look anywhere near as fast.

Cool vid...cheers



posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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reply to post by loves a conspiricy
 


This has been speeded up quite a bit!



posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by CaptainBeno
reply to post by loves a conspiricy
 


This has been speeded up quite a bit!


haha you are right, my eyes are going funny, im shattered lol
I can now see the cars doing 200mph below lol

Still a cool perspective



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
Really gives you a feel for the speed at which you are traveling in these things. In the back it doesnt look anywhere near as fast.

Cool vid...cheers


That was probably about 15 minutes of real time. The vid was sped up a tad - particularly the exit on to the taxi way.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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As already pointed (for a few who thought otherwise) that video is compressed into a time-lapse, and is faster than actual speed.

Based on my experience (and the helpful clues provided), that is the SADDE SIX arrival to Los Angeles....a common "STAR" (Standard Terminal Arrival Route) when arriving from various points to the North and Northwest of LA.

This is how it's charted and depicted:

SADDE SIX


Also, looks like it is an MD-80, and the camera was mounted on the glareshield, in the center. Most jets have two forward windshields, and a center window column....the MD-80 has three forward windshields, one in the center, two either side. One of the pitot tubes can be seen in the video. Here's a photo of the nose and windshields of a Delta MD-80:

(It's copyrighted, so only a link) --

I say a Delta MD-80 (the landing lights that shone on the runway give it away as an MD-80, too) because it parked at Terminal 6 (Gate 68A). Delta (at the time of this video) was primarily in Terminal 5, but had gates shared with Continental in Terminal 6. Might still be a similar arrangement, since the Continental/United merger. In any case, Continental no longer has any MD-80s in operation. Not for many years.


If interested, you can see the taxi route they took, after landing on Runway 24R.

LAX Airport Diagram here


They had to cross the left, parallel Runway (24L), after taking the "high-speed turnoff" AA ('alpha alpha') on runway exit. That ties to one of three taxiways that provide access from the 'North Complex' to the "South Complex' (as they're called). Taking taxiway 'AA', they turned left on taxiway B ('bravo').

The turn onto the ramp, to get to the gate, was made at taxiway C7 ('charlie 7'). After waiting for the emergency equipment to go by.

In the video you can see the airport lighting and signage, if you look closely ( and freeze-frame!
). Signs that label a taxiway are black on yellow (If on an active taxiway, the sign is black background with yellow letters, and if approaching an intersection it is yellow, with black letters).

Runway signs are in red, with white letters.

Taxiways are painted with solid (continuous) yellow centerlines, runways with white dashed (and wider). At major airports, major taxiways are marked with green centerline lights for night --- runways use white centerline lights, when installed.





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