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Posted: 8/15/2005 11:52:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 11:53:46 PM EDT by DrFrige]
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:57:50 PM EDT
Holy shit that pilot has skills!
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:58:21 PM EDT
I wish there was background info on that
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:58:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ThreatResponse:
Holy shit that pilot has skills!



either that or soiled underpants.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:59:13 PM EDT


Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:59:40 PM EDT
From what I heard on it, it was into Hong Kong... dangerous airport to land into in the first place and there was a HUGE crosswind that day to add on that.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:01:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
From what I heard on it, it was into Hong Kong... dangerous airport to land into in the first place and there was a HUGE crosswind that day to add on that.



Yep.
I heard thats considered a "normal" landing for that airport cause the runway juts out and usually has a nasty crosswind.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:02:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:





+1
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:04:32 AM EDT
That's one awesome pilot.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:06:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 12:11:34 AM EDT by Misery]
Yep, normal landings at the former Kai Tak International, closed July 1998. Look around on Google, the checkerboard approach was crazy! No emergency in that vid either AFAIK.

www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Cockpit/9695/kaitak_photos_1.html
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:07:46 AM EDT
Lots more like that here:

www.alexisparkinn.com/aviation_videos.htm

That's an extreme crosswind landing.

In a smaller aircraft you can keep one wing down to compensate for drift, but you can't do that in something that has long wings/pylon mounted engines since you'd scrape on touchdown so you keep it in the crab until the last second and then "kick out the crab" to center up for landing. They had to not only do that but fly a turning approach to get into position.

Yeah, it would be a wild ride.

I once landed at Imperial, CA in such a strong crosswind that I had to ask my dad (who was in the right seat) to lean back so I could get a good look the runway on short final. Aircraft was an Aerospatiale Rallye (serious STOL with full leading edge slats, HUGE Fowler flaps and trailing beam main gear). I could fly that bird right off the bottom of the airspeed indicator and still have excellent control.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:09:54 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:14:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 12:15:41 AM EDT by BigB1129]
Forget that vid, Check out the 2nd 3rd 4th 10th and 18th ones below it on the left side.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:20:45 AM EDT
I do that all the time on Flight Simulator

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But I always crash
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:25:16 AM EDT
Don't tell anyone, but that site has boobies in some vids.
That upside down breastfeeding vid was hilarious though.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:25:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 1:12:10 AM EDT by Misery]
You need a realistic 747 in the sim to try it with. Unfortunately, the only scenery for Kai Tak is a POS. Mainly because it's closed and not too many people care about trying it.

The only realistic 747-400 for MSFS 2004 (FS9)
www.precisionmanuals.com/html/747400.htm
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:26:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 12:29:35 AM EDT by Misery]

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Don't tell anyone, but that site has boobies in some vids.
That upside down breastfeeding vid was hilarious though.



Yeah, I've been watching 'em

ETA: That vid called Big Guns says "The weapon of true heroes. LOL"

I assume that's a liberal slam on the US and it's troops. Asshole
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:27:44 AM EDT
Damn
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:39:18 AM EDT
thats got to be hard on the airframe
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:41:06 AM EDT
Tag for home.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:43:44 AM EDT
Glad that airport is closed now.

Their new one look nice... Realy nice
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 1:10:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 1:16:03 AM EDT
Yeah thats the Runway 13 approach to the old airport in Hong Kong, Kai Tak, it required a 47 degree turn on final approach, lots of approaches ended up like that on days with heavy crosswinds.
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