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Date: 07/16/07 02:26 AM

72 Responses to Landing a Plane in the Fog at London Heathrow

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:27 am
    Link: Landing a Plane in the Fog at London Heathrow - Hello, runway.
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    lakerzz8 Male 18-29
    366 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:31 am
    That must have been fun
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    Scomatose07 Male 13-17
    73 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:32 am
    haha wow...who put the fog on today?
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    Wondertea Male 18-29
    108 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:35 am
    bet i could land that . . .. . >_> *crickets in the background*
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:38 am
    Gulp. :-/ That would be a little nerve-wracking.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
    1012 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Was that supposed to be interesting?
  7. Profile photo of lakerzz8
    lakerzz8 Male 18-29
    366 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:40 am
    l0lphotoshop, try again next time!
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    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Entertaining...
  9. Profile photo of FrcknA
    FrcknA Male 18-29
    151 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:41 am
    takes some balls to do that.
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:43 am
    No crash? The description damn near promised me a crash....


    I feel violated.

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    BangYourDead Female 13-17
    158 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:02 am
    is this supposed to be entertaining or something?
  12. Profile photo of AussieMike
    AussieMike Male 30-39
    125 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:04 am
    I find that video quite comforting. The joys of modern radar, ILS equipment, and advanced avionics.
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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:09 am
    interesting, was there a machine saying the height or was that one of the people in the roosterpit?
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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:09 am
    c.ockpit (stupid censoring)
  15. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:15 am
    lemurarmy, I believe the voice reciting the altitude was somebody in the control tower. Could be wrong, though; just my guess.
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    marvinius Male 18-29
    357 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:34 am
    the voice comes from the computer
  17. Profile photo of nimsay
    nimsay Female 18-29
    86 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:01 am
    i am not scared of flying, i am scared of crashing....
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    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:07 am
    did that say "20-10-retard-minimum"?? and wow that must be scarey
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    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:08 am
    l0lphotoshop
    Male, 13-17, Southern US
    19 Posts Monday, July 16, 2007 2:31:53 AM
    1st
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    Try again next time
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    jester_dan Male 18-29
    95 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:20 am
    hahaha, i love the fact that the computer calls him a retard XD
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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    339 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:21 am
    Dayum.

    Crazy ass british people with their fog and their tea and their...accents...

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    MNJ_gudluv Female 18-29
    184 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 5:37 am
    that was lame. i thought the runway was gonna come out of nowhere but it was actually a pretty smooth landing. not very exciting at all.
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    your_majesty Male 13-17
    147 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 5:47 am
    FIRST POST.
  24. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 5:58 am
    Did I hear `retard`?

    And wow, landing just based on landing lights. I`m surprised accidents don`t happen more often with that kind of fog.

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    rambozo Male 13-17
    171 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 6:04 am
    retard means slow
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    andyman Male 13-17
    11 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 7:01 am
    yea, retard is slow, and its landing on autoand, so the computers in the plain do it all, because you cant see a damn thing. what got me was the autopilot calling 500, going into the fog, 400 and you cant see a damn thing XD
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 8:05 am
    Pilots (in the US) certify for VFR and IFR. That`s Visual Flight Rules and Instrument Flight Rules. Pilots who fly commercial jets are IFR certified, and could land a plane with windows blacked out.
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    face-2-face Male 13-17
    6 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 8:10 am
    Pabasa, the landing lights don`t do anything. They land using the avionics. Pilots don`t need to look out the windows for anything really. So landing in zero visibility is no different than landing on a clear day.
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    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 9:00 am
    That`s quite amazing.
    I`m scared of flying, so if I was one of those passengers I`d probably have made a mess of myself.
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    cteas Male 30-39
    12 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 9:08 am
    1 in 10 landings are actually done by pilots these days. Most of those are done so the pilot can stay in practice. The "voice" was the computer. This landing was computer controlled.
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    SPERMBUBBLE Male 18-29
    125 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 9:28 am
    Anyone reminded of Die Hard 2?
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    N1kk1 Female 13-17
    1463 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 9:31 am
    wawaweewa, that looks difficult
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    thetoastking Male 18-29
    625 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 9:40 am
    snore
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    LolaGabanna Female 18-29
    748 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 9:44 am
    That`s what it was like the day I flew into Heathrow... it was craaaaazy.
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    shishkabob Male 13-17
    180 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 11:22 am
    anyone heard of air traffic control and what do you think all those controls in the c.ockpit is for? just to look good? lol
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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 11:28 am
    Thank goodness for air traffic controllers
  37. Profile photo of littlezazz
    littlezazz Male 13-17
    95 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 11:45 am
    umm...did I miss something???
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 12:06 pm
    o lord, so they made it right?
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 12:26 pm
    be funnier if all of a sudden sharks jumped out of lava.

    but good for them.

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    Kragoth Male 13-17
    154 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    Welcome to London Heathrow, alternatively known as CLOUD CITY.
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    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    Aren`t pilots almost always flying through fog to get to Heathrow?
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    i swear to god that altimeter thingy sed `10-RETARD minimum` lol no good altimeter, called the pilot a retard!
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    that was some crazy fog. i wonder if there were any passengers on that plane?
  44. Profile photo of manditaaknfv
    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
    288 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    ...um what was the point of that?
  45. Profile photo of Orkray
    Orkray Male 13-17
    85 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 1:52 pm
    WTF... that was crap
  46. Profile photo of GracieJack
    GracieJack Female 18-29
    149 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    -sigh- kind of boring...
  47. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    lol wow that must be a bit** to land.
  48. Profile photo of ladygem
    ladygem Female 13-17
    34 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:26 pm
    does anyone know how old this is or where the plane was comming from? this could have been my Dad`s plane. with that in mind, I`m really glad this didn`t crash.
  49. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 3:46 pm
    Here`s the answer to the commonly posted "retard" thing:

    Retard
    This word is a callout in roosterpit systems used in aircraft manufactured by Airbus. It`s a reminder to pilots to bring the thrust levers to idle during the landing maneuver, just prior to touchdown. If the roosterpit system detects that you still have power set at 20` radio altitude the call out `retard, retard` happens.

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    ska_love Female 13-17
    20 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    hehe, `roosterpit.` i love the censors here :D
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    o.o i was expecting the airplane to just, like crash onto the landing.. but nooooo; they have to be good pilots..
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    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    Spermbubble, I did! Haha

    You know, I heard "Retard" and thought "it couldn`t be, it must be "Return" or something". Guess I was wrong lol

    Oh and btw, didn`t know there were rooster pits in planes :P

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    Nice landing! Definitely need to have some ice in your veins to be a pilot. Remember: The oxygen masks that fall from the ceiling are only there to muffle the screaming =)
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    REMINDED ME WHEN I RODE CO`PILOT IN A CESSNA OVER AT BAJA CALIFORNIA. EVERYTHING WAS BLANKETED IN WHITE. THEN WE DOVE THROUGH THE CLOUD COVER. IT WAS BLISS!!!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    That`s not that excessive. It looks it, but it ain`t, it`s just ground fog from a winter late afternoon early evening flight judging by them landing into the sun. The worst I had was at Luton, some 40 miles away; was so bad the captain told us it would be bad first - when we touched down you could barely make out the end of the 737 800 winglet, let alone any terminal buildings...
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 6:41 pm
    im a pilot...that plane basically flew itself....dont tell me it takes balls.
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    Aqausixio Female 18-29
    1397 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 6:46 pm
    I can do that.


    Mind you everyone dies but I would at least hit the runway. 100% guaranteed or your money back.

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    goodbye777 Male 13-17
    64 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 7:44 pm
    That`s nothing. My uncle landed a plane in snow while the runway was on ice in almost complete white out. Turns out Johnny Cash was on the plane and went to the roosterpit and thanked him on his good landing.
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    faeleia Female 18-29
    36 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 8:59 pm
    It`s a good thing that technology and communication allows you to determine where exactly to begin landing. They were just going in blindly, and should they miss the mark the first time, at 300ft, there`s no way they could have landed in a fashionable manner.
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    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
    124 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    As a commercial pilot, I assure you there was nothing to be frightened of - or perhaps everything to be frightened of, depending how you look at it. Very few pilots EVER look outside during landing, which shows you how accurate our instruments and data from flight control are. AND why you should never use your cell phone on a plane, especially during landing... just in case you interfere with that data exchange.
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    chinesefood9 Female 40-49
    4 posts
    July 16, 2007 at 11:39 pm
    i used to work with airplanes and the frequencies that they are on and how they interfere with one another and I can assure you that although the airline does not want you to use you cell phone during the flight it would not mess up anything and it would not cause any damage. the frequencies that the aircraft uses and the cell phone are completely different and cannot harm or interfere with each other although many people say it does
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    rem132 Female 30-39
    35 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 12:03 am
    Those guys need a raise!
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    oowusum Female 13-17
    161 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 12:51 am
    That takes some serious skills
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    Yoeri Male 18-29
    376 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 2:00 am
    i`ve landed at heathrow (might have been gatwick) in the fog, and it ain`t fun. You`ve got no idea whats going on, at all...
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 5:12 am
    I remember landing at Heathrow during the middle of the morning with a fog bank underneath the plane. I was waiting and waiting for us to hit the ground but I kept thinking we were still up in the clouds. Little did I know the fog was lying right above the ground and the runway came up from nowhere!
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    thecite Male 13-17
    554 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 8:39 am
    Aha, may I remind everyone that `retard` means "to slow down".
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    Drahcir Male 13-17
    144 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 1:08 pm
    Anybody who says that us British have an accent.. WRONG!

    For it is YOU who has the accent!

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    lohphat Male 40-49
    63 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 5:43 pm
    Um, no.

    Becasue you`re instrument rated doesn`t permit you to land in low-visibility conditions at the airport.

    You must have special training and equipment to land in zero-zero conditions. Look up Cat I, Cat II, Cat III a, b, c approaches.

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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    boo
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    whtevr Female 40-49
    915 posts
    July 17, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    Scary...
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    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    July 18, 2007 at 1:10 pm
    whoa,
    looked like they were flyin high above a big cloud.
    not at 500 feet.
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    lordacton Male 18-29
    88 posts
    October 17, 2008 at 7:25 am
    lame

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