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2013-12-08 11:26:16 AM
For the last time.

Not terrifying.

Crosswind landing approach, go around.

Stop this stupid crap.
 
2013-12-08 12:06:28 PM

Rain-Monkey: For the last time.

Not terrifying.

Crosswind landing approach, go around.

Stop this stupid crap.


Text book cross wind landing and go around.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  The airplane after them did the same thing and on the second attempt landed safely.  The media and the ignorant passing judgement on what they don't understand.  Most aviation threads on Fark contain more than the usual DERP by self professed experts, because the person flew a flight sim once.

I have your back Rain-Monkey.
 
2013-12-08 01:03:54 PM

Fear_and_Loathing: Rain-Monkey: For the last time.

Not terrifying.

Crosswind landing approach, go around.

Stop this stupid crap.

Text book cross wind landing and go around.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  The airplane after them did the same thing and on the second attempt landed safely.  The media and the ignorant passing judgement on what they don't understand.  Most aviation threads on Fark contain more than the usual DERP by self professed experts, because the person flew a flight sim once.

I have your back Rain-Monkey.


That would have scared me but I'm not a pilot. My brother is a pilot and when he sees these types of videos his reaction is usually "Meh, that's what we're trained to do". This stuff looks scary to a non-aviator and while I suspect there are tense moments in the cockpit it hardly becomes "I pooped myself scary" to a pilot.
 
2013-12-08 01:51:04 PM
I saw it Friday

/and there's a lot scarier that actually touched down on You Tube
 
2013-12-08 02:23:12 PM

Rain-Monkey: For the last time.

Not terrifying.



I'll say this, at no point did that plane look like it was doing anything other than exactly what the pilot wanted it to be doing (given the circumstances), but as a passenger, I would not have enjoyed that flight.
 
2013-12-08 02:40:28 PM
What you can't see on the film is that they ran out of peanuts before they could land safely.
 
2013-12-08 02:44:36 PM
I've seen a lot scarier on Kerbal Space Program.

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-08 02:58:15 PM

Monkey2: Fear_and_Loathing: Rain-Monkey: For the last time.

Not terrifying.

Crosswind landing approach, go around.

Stop this stupid crap.

Text book cross wind landing and go around.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  The airplane after them did the same thing and on the second attempt landed safely.  The media and the ignorant passing judgement on what they don't understand.  Most aviation threads on Fark contain more than the usual DERP by self professed experts, because the person flew a flight sim once.

I have your back Rain-Monkey.

That would have scared me but I'm not a pilot. My brother is a pilot and when he sees these types of videos his reaction is usually "Meh, that's what we're trained to do". This stuff looks scary to a non-aviator and while I suspect there are tense moments in the cockpit it hardly becomes "I pooped myself scary" to a pilot.


But to the cattle back in steerage who don't know these things, who look out the window and realize all the sudden they're going down the runway....sideways?
 
2013-12-08 03:02:44 PM
"a right angle no less"

I'm guessing that the "G" in "GMA" does not stand for "geometry".
 
2013-12-08 03:07:34 PM
Farking duplicate thread.

As mentioned above, bog-standard crosswind landing, crab angle looks good, nothing to see here.
 
2013-12-08 03:10:28 PM
Dumbass talking head doesn't know what a right angle is.  Or at least the people writing the teleprompter script didn't.  I assume most of the people watching this crap don't either.

Sigh.
 
2013-12-08 03:16:48 PM
I was in a Cessna that did something similar when I lived in Alaska except the wings got turned perpendicular to the run way. To paraphrase Ron White, the lady sitting next to me had a lot to live for.
 
2013-12-08 03:18:28 PM
Or last week, when it was on the actual news.
 
2013-12-08 03:21:54 PM

AbiNormal: I was in a Cessna that did something similar when I lived in Alaska except the wings got turned perpendicular to the run way. To paraphrase Ron White, the lady sitting next to me had a lot to live for.


Didn't you used to do that while you were blasting Whamprats in your T-16?
 
2013-12-08 03:26:18 PM

hardinparamedic: AbiNormal: I was in a Cessna that did something similar when I lived in Alaska except the wings got turned perpendicular to the run way. To paraphrase Ron White, the lady sitting next to me had a lot to live for.

Didn't you used to do that while you were blasting Whamprats in your T-16?


I wasn't the pilot, I was a terrified passenger.
 
2013-12-08 03:35:32 PM

AbiNormal: I wasn't the pilot, I was a terrified passenger.


I know, I know. I was making a joke.

Glad you're ok, though.
 
2013-12-08 03:42:06 PM
Nope, video won't load unless I undo all the usual extensions to keep ads from polluting my non-autoplay videos.  Fark them, may they get ass cancer
 
2013-12-08 03:43:19 PM
 
2013-12-08 03:43:33 PM
What a farking pussy. Seriously? It was a freaking cross wind landing. Kick the nose over with the rudder and put the windward wheel down first, then the other, then the nose. Use the rudder to keep you lined up. I've landed small aircraft in high crosswind landings, and that jet had WAY more weight and grip on the ground than i had. What a wuss.
 
2013-12-08 04:03:33 PM
Back when I was getting my private pilot's license, I was a passenger on a 737 that did a landing at Roanoke that was at least this.   I remember looking out the window at the approaching runway and thinking "Cool, he's really slipping this thing in".  Roughest big plane landing I've been in by a wide margin- he slammed the thing down on the tarmac.

/Only flight I've ever been on where the pilot actually apologized halfway through- "If we'd known it was this bad we wouldn't have left"
 
2013-12-08 04:16:46 PM
Why would a news channel create panic over a fairly normal crosswind landing? Have they never seen this before?
Seems irresponsible.

Oh right. That's what they do.
 
2013-12-08 04:27:24 PM
I was expecting....not this. It's been said, tons of these crosswind vids on Youtube. Dusseldorf airport compilation for one.
 
2013-12-08 04:33:52 PM
Frequently in a jet, a rough landing is safer than a greaser.
Basically, the pilot is thinking "stick it her pooper!" Sure it's going to be a little scary and crazy, but at least you know what you're getting into.
 
2013-12-08 04:42:35 PM

nmrsnr: Rain-Monkey: For the last time.

Not terrifying.


I'll say this, at no point did that plane look like it was doing anything other than exactly what the pilot wanted it to be doing (given the circumstances), but as a passenger, I would not have enjoyed that flight.


Yes, as a pilot not a huge deal.  For the people riding in back?   I am a pilot and I would not have wanted to be a passenger.

 
2013-12-08 04:43:18 PM
To be fair, this wasn't completely "bog standard". Not to use over-technical language, but it wasn't just "a bit windy", it was "windy as fark". Trees felled, lorries blown off the road, cats and dogs living together etc.
 
2013-12-08 05:01:02 PM

Wyalt Derp: To be fair, this wasn't completely "bog standard". Not to use over-technical language, but it wasn't just "a bit windy", it was "windy as fark". Trees felled, lorries blown off the road, cats and dogs living together etc.

Is lorry ok, think we slept together once in Shippea Hill during a layover for a MAC flight out of

RAF Mildenhall
 
2013-12-08 05:05:42 PM

hardinparamedic: AbiNormal: I wasn't the pilot, I was a terrified passenger.

I know, I know. I was making a joke.

Glad you're ok, though.


Me too. Got very drunk afterward.
 
2013-12-08 05:35:09 PM

Wyalt Derp: To be fair, this wasn't completely "bog standard". Not to use over-technical language, but it wasn't just "a bit windy", it was "windy as fark". Trees felled, lorries blown off the road, cats and dogs living together etc.


If it's not windy enough for you to rule out even attempting the approach based on the crosswind component, then it's not windy as fark (yet).
 
2013-12-08 05:41:12 PM

Thurston Howell: Wyalt Derp: To be fair, this wasn't completely "bog standard". Not to use over-technical language, but it wasn't just "a bit windy", it was "windy as fark". Trees felled, lorries blown off the road, cats and dogs living together etc.

If it's not windy enough for you to rule out even attempting the approach based on the crosswind component, then it's not windy as fark (yet).


Just an addendum.  I realise this sounds snarky but I didn't intend it that way.  I just meant that as a pilot you need to sort out whether you + the airframe can handle the measured crosswind component about 30-40nm from the field... way before you get to the runway threshold.
 
2013-12-08 06:06:28 PM
A scary landing is when you're sitting in a window seat and can see straight down the center stripe of the runway...

Or course, I was flying into Newark, so it was twice as bad.
 
2013-12-08 07:50:20 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: What a farking pussy. Seriously? It was a freaking cross wind landing. Kick the nose over with the rudder and put the windward wheel down first, then the other, then the nose. Use the rudder to keep you lined up. I've landed small aircraft in high crosswind landings, and that jet had WAY more weight and grip on the ground than i had. What a wuss.


Classic Internet Expert.

/here's a hint - he was responsible for way more people and a much more valuable craft than you'll ever experience
 
2013-12-08 08:07:10 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: What a farking pussy. Seriously? It was a freaking cross wind landing. Kick the nose over with the rudder and put the windward wheel down first, then the other, then the nose. Use the rudder to keep you lined up. I've landed small aircraft in high crosswind landings, and that jet had WAY more weight and grip on the ground than i had. What a wuss.


Nice try, troll.

Suggesting "expert" technique that will result into a perfectly fine plane being turned into a crumpled pile of aluminum with a lot of ex-humans inside it is just a little too obvious. I almost bit until the "wuss."
 
2013-12-08 08:46:45 PM
My dad worked on an airforce base and there was one cargo plane that had suck a low stall speed when it was empty that it could effectively land vertically in a strong head wind.
 
2013-12-08 08:54:37 PM
I would think that the most terrifying landing attempt is the one that ends in fire and death.

/been through an aborted cross-wind landing in one of those small regional prop planes. My fingerprints are probably still visible in the armrests.
 
2013-12-08 09:10:08 PM
thats some massive thrust he must have called for full power there at the end
 
2013-12-08 09:46:53 PM
I landed an ultralight that had a 35 mph stall speed in about a 30 mph straight-on wind.  Steepest and shortest landing ever.  My glideslope seemed to be about sixty degees, and the rollout was about a hundred feet.

It felt nearly straight down, like landing a helicopter.

/fun, but I didn't go back up for more.
 
2013-12-08 11:10:18 PM

AbiNormal: I was in a Cessna that did something similar when I lived in Alaska except the wings got turned perpendicular to the run way. To paraphrase Ron White, the lady sitting next to me had a lot to live for.


The wings are supposed to be perpendicular to the runway.

www.mathsisfun.com
 
2013-12-08 11:15:22 PM

DrPainMD: AbiNormal: I was in a Cessna that did something similar when I lived in Alaska except the wings got turned perpendicular to the run way. To paraphrase Ron White, the lady sitting next to me had a lot to live for.

The wings are supposed to be perpendicular to the runway.

[www.mathsisfun.com image 220x227]


Ahahaha. Asshole. You know what I mean.
 
2013-12-08 11:23:44 PM
I would gladly trade that for the helicopter crash I was in when I was in the Army.
It hurt.
Had to have guards to protect the pilots at the inquiry.
My buddy was intent upon killing them.

Did I mention it hurt?
 
2013-12-09 09:08:04 AM

studebaker hoch: I landed an ultralight that had a 35 mph stall speed in about a 30 mph straight-on wind.  Steepest and shortest landing ever.  My glideslope seemed to be about sixty degees, and the rollout was about a hundred feet.

It felt nearly straight down, like landing a helicopter.

/fun, but I didn't go back up for more.


Same thing here.  The best part were the guys who thought it would be a hoot to jog alongside me as I landed.  I was annoyed at first, but then realized they were there to hold down the wings after I stopped.
 
2013-12-09 09:53:21 AM
slipping it in, nothing to see here - very fun to do in a 172.
 
2013-12-09 10:32:08 AM
Since when is 45 degrees a 'right-angle'?
 
2013-12-09 01:08:29 PM
Seemed like the pilot had it under control. Wonder if he aborted because he was worried he'd land short?
 
2013-12-09 01:33:38 PM
Right angle? More like wrong angle amirite?

Havent we all seen pilots make those landings? That Pilot needs to grow a pair.
 
2013-12-09 02:20:11 PM

foxtail: I would gladly trade that for the helicopter crash I was in when I was in the Army.
It hurt.
Had to have guards to protect the pilots at the inquiry.
My buddy was intent upon killing them.

Did I mention it hurt?


Details please?
 
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