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Posted: 8/31/2005 8:02:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:04:03 PM EDT
Not the kind of runwat to inspire confidence upon landing . . .
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:04:34 PM EDT
good pilot
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:05:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:07:11 PM EDT
cool...look for the video of a 727 landing at Meigs field, Chicago. ( I worked on that plane when it was in service, it now resides in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.)
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:07:18 PM EDT
There's a runway in that picture? All I see is a two-lane county road. Schnikeys!!!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:07:41 PM EDT
It takes a good pilot to put a 747 down on a 50 ft wide runway!

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:09:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingman26:
It takes a good pilot to put a 747 down on a 50 ft wide runway!

www.skypark.org/images/747Rand2.jpg

Fuck All!!!!

What's the story on this, and how were these photos taken, anyway???
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:09:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingman26:
It takes a good pilot to put a 747 down on a 50 ft wide runway!

www.skypark.org/images/747Rand2.jpg



Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:10:35 PM EDT
What is the story behind the pics?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:11:23 PM EDT
Uhh... there is a link in the original post. Might want to try that.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:11:34 PM EDT
that pilot has some big balls to try that!!!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:12:09 PM EDT
Dang where is that located?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:12:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:13:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 8:14:15 PM EDT by KnobCreek]


B747 at the Skypark?

Nope, not yet anyway. But these pictures of a retired 747 being delivered to a museum in South Africa show it isn't that far-fetched! In reading the following, bear in mind that the Skypark's runway measures 50 feet wide by 3400 feet long.

Friday morning 5 March 2004, the retired South African Airways Boeing 747-244, ZS-SAN, "Lebombo" touched down at Rand Airport, Germiston, just outside Johannesburg.

Landing on Rwy 11, which is 49.3 feet wide, the jumbo was stopped at the intersection of Rand's cross runway, which is around 2800 feet from the Rwy 11 threshold.



Narrow and very short, too
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:14:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 8:18:13 PM EDT by Wingman26]



The very obvious hump in the runway didn't help anything either!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:21:19 PM EDT
COOL, I like the look of the stubby 200 series over the newer stretched ones.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:22:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:23:22 PM EDT
Jo-burg. Figures.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:50:21 PM EDT
Oh, I'm glad I read the article. I was certain that was a US runway that had shrunken due to Bush Administration budget cuts.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:59:38 PM EDT
That 747 driver has some balls, any bets that he was a Naval Aviator?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:24:23 PM EDT
According to the details---That aircraft spent 12.5 years in the air! 107,000hrs of flight time. It used 3384 tires at a cost of about 4 million dollars, which is about twice what the entire aircraft cost new in 1971.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:18:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
What's the story on this, and how were these photos taken, anyway???



I hear they were taken with a camera! Might just be speculation though....
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:26:18 PM EDT
Interesting. He didn't want to use the reversers because he was afraid they would blow debris forward which could have entered the engine intakes. That guy has nuts.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:27:40 PM EDT
Cool. I like that shit....

I landed at a runway that is 15 feet wide and about 800 feet long the other day...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:29:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
Cool. I like that shit....

I landed at a runway that is 15 feet wide and about 800 feet long the other day...



In a 747?!?!?!


Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:29:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a320az:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
What's the story on this, and how were these photos taken, anyway???



I hear they were taken with a camera! Might just be speculation though....

Oh, mannnnnnnn ...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:32:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 10:33:06 PM EDT by Painter]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
That 747 driver has some balls, any bets that he was a Naval Aviator?


I think he probably was

The pilot in the article says that when:

"our Flight Engineer called 20 ft on the radio altimeter, I closed the thrust levers and planted it firmly onto the runway, aircraft carrier style."
Just like Maverick

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:34:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By a320az:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
What's the story on this, and how were these photos taken, anyway???



I hear they were taken with a camera! Might just be speculation though....

Oh, mannnnnnnn ...



[farva]I got you good you fucker!!![/farva]

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:38:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a320az:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By a320az:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
What's the story on this, and how were these photos taken, anyway???



I hear they were taken with a camera! Might just be speculation though....

Oh, mannnnnnnn ...



[farva]I got you good you fucker!!![/farva]

rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=farva/v=2/SID=w/TID=I054_88/l=IVI/SIG=11qde1e4n/EXP=1125642630/*-http%3A//www.recessrampage.com/farva.jpg


God Damn that was funny!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 4:37:36 AM EDT
That ain't nothing. Just last week I put a 777 down on a dirt road in south GA. Hell the boy lived in Valdosta, why take a plane back from Atl. when we were that close. Take off was a bitch though.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:35:19 AM EDT
The Pilot(s) of Air Force 1 can do some pretty spectactular shit, I know some CFI's that couldn't believe what they saw AF1 do. That guy might be in training.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:52:13 AM EDT


Another pic of how not to do it
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:53:52 AM EDT


One more.

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:21:15 AM EDT
Watching Air Force 1 land at the KC Downtown airport was quite impressive. I know the runway is plenty long enough, but the approach was basically a steep descent right over downtown KC (one that if done today, people in some of the taller buildings would have been thinking "the terrorists are doing it again"), scrape the wheels on the leveee, then the airport fence, and then plant 'em right on the numbers and stand on the brakes.

If only it'd been a worthwile president at the time (it was the scumbag clinton and his bitch wife) it would have been even more impressive.

Usually that airport just handles business jets and general aviation traffic, and I wasn't alive back when it handled commercial traffic.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:28:33 AM EDT
FOD damage?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:33:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:45:07 AM EDT
Now that is a flight crew I want flying me.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:54:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
That 747 driver has some balls, any bets that he was a Naval Aviator?



He did drop it from 20 feet up "carrier style". Had the FE call altitude via radio altimeter. When wheels were 20 feet off the deck, he closed the throttles and dropped it on deck.

Yep. Naval aviator. Sans tailhook.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:59:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
That 747 driver has some balls, any bets that he was a Naval Aviator?



He did drop it from 20 feet up "carrier style". Had the FE call altitude via radio altimeter. When wheels were 20 feet off the deck, he closed the throttles and dropped it on deck.

Yep. Naval aviator. Sans tailhook.




Well technically, he just landed in a typical short field manner. Naval Aviator style would have demanded that he drove the aircraft onto the ground, then apply full power and hope he got the number 3 wire
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:20:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingman26:
It takes a good pilot to put a 747 down on a 50 ft wide runway!

That's one manly pilot, or maybe while he was landing the plane the co-pilot was holding his beer!
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