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(YouTube)   We'd like to welcome our passengers aboard Balls of Steel Airlines. We'll be taking off from an altitude of 10,000 feet today   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2013-02-24 02:24:23 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Here's something to make your jaw drop, that's a paved runway in a town with no roads leading to it.


What is...almost any town in Alaska?
 
2013-02-24 02:26:54 PM  

WrathofDog: The takeoff isn't as bad as it looks. On a shorter runway, you hold the plane down until the last minute. Sure, there isn't exactly room to abort, but that that's not really completely unusual for bigger planes or smaller airports or both (respectively speaking).

Besides, those little CASA C-212s have 10 to 1 wings and uncomfortable amounts of lift on takeoff. Really, if you don't hold them down, you just pogo down the runway. As for the runway, its 460m. Bare minimum for the Casa at full weight is 400m. Takeoff is within tolerances. That said, landing looks like serious brown-pants time.


No CASAs in the video. Just 3 228s and a twotter.
 
2013-02-24 04:12:30 PM  
there's a video of a russian prop plane, taking off from a mud field.  I thought surely it would end badly

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUG1FuALaw
 
2013-02-24 09:05:24 PM  

danno_to_infinity: there's a video of a russian prop plane, taking off from a mud field.  I thought surely it would end badly

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUG1FuALaw


That is utterly unbelievable.
 
2013-02-24 09:34:32 PM  

danno_to_infinity: there's a video of a russian prop plane, taking off from a mud field.  I thought surely it would end badly

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUG1FuALaw


What is that, A Dash-8ski? I know a lot of Russian military planes have mud deflectors on the gear, but that's ridiculous.
 
2013-02-24 09:37:02 PM  

danno_to_infinity: there's a video of a russian prop plane, taking off from a mud field.  I thought surely it would end badly

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUG1FuALaw


Wow, hadn't seen that one. Amazing. Almost like a water takeoff, he just had to get up on the step and away it went. I would have waited a while to retract the gear with all that mud on it, though.
 
2013-02-24 09:39:04 PM  

The_Eliminator: danno_to_infinity: there's a video of a russian prop plane, taking off from a mud field.  I thought surely it would end badly

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUG1FuALaw

What is that, A Dash-8ski? I know a lot of Russian military planes have mud deflectors on the gear, but that's ridiculous.


an-24
 
2013-02-24 11:15:51 PM  
Yeah, I've flown on... Yetti Airlines...  Whoosh!
 
2013-02-25 09:17:14 AM  

danno_to_infinity: there's a video of a russian prop plane, taking off from a mud field.  I thought surely it would end badly

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWUG1FuALaw


Same takeoff, passenger's point of view.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGGduq-xb88
 
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