If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube)   On a windy day in Manchester, a cameraman decided to film planes dealing with massive crosswinds. His skill at managing that zoom is great. Enjoy 1080p goodness   (youtube.com) divider line 62
    More: Scary, page zooming, film plane  
•       •       •

7570 clicks; posted to Video » on 10 Apr 2014 at 4:34 AM (15 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



62 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-09 10:43:59 PM
Must have been fun cleaning up all the vomit in the planes. Felt a little nauseous myself

Thanks Subby
 
2014-04-09 11:40:00 PM
That is some fantastic camera work. A little wind block on the microphone and it would have been perfect.

Not to worry, I am sure some asshat will lay down some horrible 80's synth rock over the wind noise and repost it as his own video within moments.

/Saw a few go-arounds from the work parking lot here in Columbus when the big winds came through.

//See em go over all day every day, never get tired of watching though.
 
2014-04-09 11:57:42 PM
Why does that runway look like a funhouse mirror?
 
2014-04-10 12:02:18 AM
I wonder if the RyanAir flights charged everyone a weather and go-around fee?
 
2014-04-10 12:15:27 AM

Lsherm: Why does that runway look like a funhouse mirror?


Probably the focal length.  It tends to distort stuff like that.  If you went out on those runways with your own eyes, you probably wouldn't notice banking or elevation changes.
 
2014-04-10 12:35:53 AM
There should be another runway perpendicular to this one, so the planes could land in a headwind.
 
2014-04-10 05:00:11 AM
Excellent find, Subby. Is it me or does the 737 really really hate crosswind?
 
2014-04-10 05:10:03 AM
I was just waiting for some of the gear struts to snap from the side-loading.

Side-slip to landing is easy in a small plane but with nacelles hanging below the wing, not so much. Gotta crab to flare then kick the rudder and drop the upwind wing to "turn into the crosswind".

I had the luck that I had a nasty crosswind on my instrument check ride and I did better than I thought I did. I flared while on the upwind main gear. My examiner wa impressed.

He must have had a cold as I thought I shiat my pants.
 
2014-04-10 05:12:35 AM

August11: Excellent find, Subby. Is it me or does the 737 really really hate crosswind?


I think it's the low engines off the wing.

Larger jets have main gear which can swivel so you can land while not aligned with the center line to avoid stressing the gear with side-loading. The 737, not so much.

You gotta crab all the way down and you can only drop the upwind wing a tiny but before you scrape the paint.
 
TKM
2014-04-10 06:02:38 AM
They still haven't mastered the flat aircraft carrier.  No surprises here.
 
2014-04-10 06:19:44 AM
The pilot in the last plane must have ****s the size of coconuts... big hairy coconuts
 
2014-04-10 07:01:48 AM
Flaps, or not to flaps?  That is the question.
 
2014-04-10 08:10:28 AM

Lsherm: Why does that runway look like a funhouse mirror?


THIS.

downstairs: Probably the focal length.  It tends to distort stuff like that.  If you went out on those runways with your own eyes, you probably wouldn't notice banking or elevation changes.


I don't think optics can distort it that much. That runway is not level at all. I guess that's just what Manchester airport authorities call "bonus" difficulty when landing in their high winds.
 
2014-04-10 08:14:30 AM
Crosswind landings are a biatch. Not real fun in a Cessna 182, and i can imagine its much worse in a jet with the engines hanging down and that huge ass horizontal stabilizer sticking up in the air like a big ass kite to catch the wind and shove your nose into it. Interestingly enough, i was flying a little cessna 150 Areobat in high crosswinds, and it gusted hard right when i was trying to land in a crosswind. For just a few seconds, i was hovering over the runway, not going forward, or back. just hovering in place like a helicopter. I firewalled the throttle and managed to get it down, thank god for ground effect or i would have slammed it down on the runway when that gust died.

Another time, i was flying with a friend to get the aircraft's engine serviced, as you need to do ever X amount of hours, and we were landing in 45 knot winds with gusts. He slammed it down, cracking the right strut and almost shiat myself when the gust died, and we dropped like a rock onto the runway, and my head slammed into the right window. Knocked myself silly, and thought we were going to ground loop it.

/Good times.
 
2014-04-10 08:17:48 AM

downstairs: Lsherm: Why does that runway look like a funhouse mirror?

Probably the focal length.  It tends to distort stuff like that.  If you went out on those runways with your own eyes, you probably wouldn't notice banking or elevation changes.


You'd also see that those little centerline markings are actually 100' long and 100' apart.
 
2014-04-10 08:27:32 AM
Nice find, subby!

That's it, never gonna fly again.
 
2014-04-10 08:37:20 AM
New Hampshire is very windy.
 
2014-04-10 08:40:38 AM
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one

/a great landing is where they can use the plane again
 
2014-04-10 08:44:12 AM
Well...some of those sufficiently clinched up my butthole.

I would've hated being on one of those planes.
 
2014-04-10 09:00:59 AM
Holy crap.

/flying tomorrow
 
2014-04-10 09:25:43 AM
Not to self: Don't fly into or out of Manchester during winter... ever.
 
2014-04-10 09:26:25 AM
I got motion sick watching that...  Christ...
 
2014-04-10 09:26:37 AM
One has to hope that what the construction equipment is building is an additional, flatter runway...
 
2014-04-10 09:35:05 AM
That a whole different kind of landing, all together.
 
2014-04-10 09:40:08 AM
I like when you can see the pilots in the windows, heads bouncing around. Can only imagine what it must have been like to be in the passenger cabin... guaranteed that there was at least one asshole casually walking back to the head...
 
2014-04-10 09:52:53 AM
FTFV:
Of the five "missed approaches" shown, three diverted to other airports, two were "go arounds" and landed successfully on second attempt.

WTF they leave the choice of whether to land there or elsewhere up to the pilots? "Oops, that didn't work. I guess I'll try another airport before I scrape the paint in my next try!"
 
2014-04-10 10:15:36 AM

hinten: FTFV:
Of the five "missed approaches" shown, three diverted to other airports, two were "go arounds" and landed successfully on second attempt.

WTF they leave the choice of whether to land there or elsewhere up to the pilots? "Oops, that didn't work. I guess I'll try another airport before I scrape the paint in my next try!"


Let me ask: were the captain to ask you, during that first failed landing, "Shall I try again? I am scared I may wreck the plane. Or shall I land at a safer airport and not risk everyone's life?", what would be your answer?
 
2014-04-10 10:24:32 AM

hinten: FTFV:
Of the five "missed approaches" shown, three diverted to other airports, two were "go arounds" and landed successfully on second attempt.

WTF they leave the choice of whether to land there or elsewhere up to the pilots? "Oops, that didn't work. I guess I'll try another airport before I scrape the paint in my next try!"


Basically, yes. Circumstances can be very different for individual flights. Different planes can tolerate different amounts of crosswind. And different pilots have different skill levels.  Another factor is airplane weight and fuel on board. The weight and distribution of weight on the aircraft can greatly change its performance limits. If the pilot has a limited amount of fuel left, he's going to divert to an alternate airport that is a sure thing rather than keep trying and risk running out of fuel. Its up to the pilot to consider all the factors and he makes the final call on
what to do.

Since fuel is unprofitable dead weight, planes don't necessarily take off with full tanks. They are only required to take off wih enough fuel to get to their destination, and then an alternate airport, and land with about 45min of additionall fuel to spare. If unpredicte headwinds or prior air traffic delays ate into the fuel reserves, they are not going to mess around. It can easily take 20-30 minutes for air traffic control to jockey them back around for another try if the airport is congested.

BTW- The alternate airport is already picked out ahead of time and is part of the flight plan on file with air traffic control.

When the pilots don't take responsibility, the results can be catastrophic

Avianca Flight 52
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca_Flight_52
 
2014-04-10 11:00:23 AM
Is this Manchester (MAN) or Birmingham (BHX)? There is an inconsistency between headline and video description...
 
2014-04-10 11:05:33 AM

Whodat: Not to self: Don't fly into or out of Manchester during winter... ever.


Considering those were filmed at Birmingham not Manchester, you're fine.
 
2014-04-10 11:10:15 AM

Shryke: hinten: FTFV:
Of the five "missed approaches" shown, three diverted to other airports, two were "go arounds" and landed successfully on second attempt.

WTF they leave the choice of whether to land there or elsewhere up to the pilots? "Oops, that didn't work. I guess I'll try another airport before I scrape the paint in my next try!"

Let me ask: were the captain to ask you, during that first failed landing, "Shall I try again? I am scared I may wreck the plane. Or shall I land at a safer airport and not risk everyone's life?", what would be your answer?


I should have worded it the other way around. Basically, if one pilot cannot make it why not simply close the runway for all pilots?
 
2014-04-10 11:31:00 AM
The planes are flying as wobbly as the landing strip looks
 
2014-04-10 11:41:10 AM
The landing that starts at 3:44 is the one that freaked me out a bit.  The pilot gets the wheels on the ground, there's a small bounce, and then a big shove from the wind sends it into a short skid and looks like it might snap the left main gear or push the wing into the ground.. but the pilot puts it back down in a hurry.

THAT one would've freaked me right the hell out.
 
2014-04-10 12:12:24 PM
I was a passenger on a landing last summer that had to have looked like many of those.  However, the pilots were awesome, and when we got down solidly onto the tarmac, the entire cabin broke out in applause.  And we weren't being snarky.  We genuinely were grateful for the skills of those pilots getting us out of the sky safely.

Thank you commercial pilots for being good at what you do.  :)
 
2014-04-10 12:21:09 PM
Wind is tough enough, but hills on the runway?
 
2014-04-10 12:24:05 PM
I've been on a few of those types of flights -- white-knuckling the seat as we land in seriously windy conditions, scared out of my mind.

The whole time I imagine the pilots are nonchalantly landing the plane while shootin' the shiat about which flight attendant they're farking.
 
2014-04-10 01:14:58 PM

hinten: Shryke: hinten: FTFV:
Of the five "missed approaches" shown, three diverted to other airports, two were "go arounds" and landed successfully on second attempt.

WTF they leave the choice of whether to land there or elsewhere up to the pilots? "Oops, that didn't work. I guess I'll try another airport before I scrape the paint in my next try!"

Let me ask: were the captain to ask you, during that first failed landing, "Shall I try again? I am scared I may wreck the plane. Or shall I land at a safer airport and not risk everyone's life?", what would be your answer?

I should have worded it the other way around. Basically, if one pilot cannot make it why not simply close the runway for all pilots?


Different planes have different crosswind capabilities.  Also, different pilots have different capabilities.
 
2014-04-10 01:26:39 PM

jankyboy: I've been on a few of those types of flights -- white-knuckling the seat as we land in seriously windy conditions, scared out of my mind.

The whole time I imagine the pilots are nonchalantly landing the plane while shootin' the shiat about which flight attendant they're farking.


I've always thought the same thing.

Flew into France CDG one time in Zero visibility fog. Pilot came on the radio and said they were gonna use their automated landing system. Proceeded to clinch my hole and wait for the sudden touch to the ground. That's scary when you can't see the ground.

/planescarestory
 
2014-04-10 01:33:17 PM
Those planes are full of cashews and maple syrup.
 
2014-04-10 02:07:57 PM
"Yeah Tower, we're going to have to try that again, and please extend our crews compliments to the surveyor who decided on wavy instead of boring old flat for the runway."
 
2014-04-10 02:09:37 PM

theDesertHamster: Whodat: Not to self: Don't fly into or out of Manchester during winter... ever.

Considering those were filmed at Birmingham not Manchester, you're fine.


Yeah the presence of 'Fort Dunlop' in the background is a bit of a clue.
 
2014-04-10 02:24:34 PM
Holy shiat, the continental takeoff at 4:20 was a horror show.  I would have shiat my pants if I was on that plane.  The crosswind didn't hit them until they were at v1 (the speed at which they must commit to takeoff).  You can see the pilot slamming the yoke to the right in the cockpit.
 
2014-04-10 02:37:53 PM

NOPE

 
2014-04-10 02:46:43 PM
I would love to bribe some stewardess to play this video on a flight
 
Bf+
2014-04-10 03:11:07 PM

zerkalo: NOPE


This video is a gold mine for "nope" gifs.
 
2014-04-10 03:16:11 PM
Imagine piping a live feed from the cockpit back to the passengers!  "Ladies and gentlemen, here's what our pilots are seeing right now!  Enjoy your landing!  Buh-bye!"
 
2014-04-10 03:32:17 PM
I don't see what the big deal about the camera work was. All he was doing was shooting pics of our new VTOL commercial planes... Those forward oriented engines are just an optical illusion.
 
2014-04-10 05:10:03 PM

zerkalo: NOPE


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-10 05:56:46 PM
While I am fairly convinced we are seeing landings on Runway 15 at Birmingham, I would love for fark map readers to find

+ The Fort Dunlop sign
+ The high rise buildings
+ the smokestacks

The telephoto zoom truly does a staggering job at foreshortening distances

Runway 15

http://goo.gl/maps/om77t

i.imgur.com

Fort Dunlop sign

i.imgur.com


High Rise buildings and smokestacks

i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-10 07:56:18 PM
I wonder if he/she shot in in 4K then did some stabilization and clever scaling?

Either way, still impressive.
 
Displayed 50 of 62 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report