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grant_west 02-16-2010 2:23 PM

WOW <BR>Check out this pilot trying to land this jet. <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfB4xyM7tMw&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfB4xyM7tMw&amp;feature=related</a> <BR> <BR>My Brother and Jason and I have been flying our RC planes at the local school some of our landing's look like this LOL. <BR> <BR>I can't even think how it would feel to be a passenger on a flight like this WOW pretty crazy

sinkoumn 02-16-2010 2:35 PM

Pilot: "Don't worry dude, I got this....woooooop!"

jaegermaster 02-16-2010 2:50 PM

I think I would have crapped myself.

ralph 02-16-2010 3:37 PM

The pilot knows what colour adrenaline is...... its brown.

guido 02-17-2010 4:20 PM

ABORT! ABORT! <BR> <BR>Ha, ha. That's just craziness. I can't imagine even trying the landing when you're coming in that sideways.

markoranovich 02-20-2010 8:49 PM

Looks like coming into Vegas...LoL

benjaminp 02-21-2010 7:40 PM

Hey flight control...screw you guys. Thats some solid flying.

wakerider42 02-22-2010 3:27 PM

Yeah that's gnarly. I talked with a pilot buddy of mine and this is not as uncommon as you would think apparently. I YouTubed "crosswind landings" and you see all kinds of Boeing test flights. I guess they're made to handle that kind of thing. <BR> <BR>But yes, I would absolutely be pooing myself if I were on one of those planes!!

dh03r6 02-22-2010 4:10 PM

I dont have words.

plhorn 02-23-2010 11:11 AM

Ben- That attempted landing was Crap. The title saying "Amazing pilot" was written by someone who knows nothing about flying commercial airliners.

noti_dad 02-23-2010 12:21 PM

Check this one. <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljOxo0s33sI&amp;feature=PlayList&amp;p=AC3 22323D3695844&amp;playnext=1&amp;playnext_from=PL& amp;index=5" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljOxo0s33sI&amp;feature=PlayList&amp;p=AC3 22323D3695844&amp;playnext=1&amp;playnext_from=PL& amp;index=5</a>

guido 02-23-2010 12:29 PM

Dave, that last landing was CRAZY! Man that plane was sieways.

noti_dad 02-24-2010 4:28 PM

^^^^^ yeah. <BR>Boeing Flight Test pilots are definitely worth their pay. I've seen a few first hand in Central WA. CRAZY!

dizzyj 02-24-2010 9:00 PM

wow, really makes you appreciate what those can go through. <BR> <BR>on the last 2 it looked like the wheels were slanted to favor the landing. do they do that? or was it a trick of the light?

helinut 02-25-2010 8:05 AM

The C5 has wheels that will move to allow it to land straight in a crosswind. They found that since it was such a big aircraft though, it would take a small hurricane to affect it. I believe the B52 also had the same ability. <BR> <BR>Those test boys do make their money. I have a commercial license and I would be crappin' my pants on that last landing. Especially with that big of an aircraft. You should see the final brake test they did before certifying the 777. <BR> <BR>Fully loaded aborted takeoff right before they hit the limit for a safe abort. They applied full brakes and smoked em. Started the tires on fire and they had to sit on the runway for 5 minutes like that to simulate the time it would take for the fire team to show up. It was freaky as heck! <BR> <BR>(Message edited by helinut on February 25, 2010)

helinut 02-25-2010 8:06 AM

That would be this test. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4LFErD-yls" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4LFErD-yls</a>

noti_dad 02-25-2010 12:00 PM

^^^^^^nice. <BR>The Flight Test Wheel/Tire shop is just down from my office. You should see what brakes look like froze and what some locked brake landings do to tires.

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