Dodgy Airplane Landings

Submitted by: davymid 9 years ago in

Just think about these next time you"re approaching the runway.
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Female 72
I just had to see the travel section of this site a week before i go off in a plane
thanks
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Female 86
that music sucked :-/
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Male 275
Planes :)
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Male 108
Dodgy landing attempt, very dodgy approach, super dodgy pilot ---> 0:48

I can tell from the video. I know because I`ve seen quite a few landings in my time.

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Female 93
If you looked at the bottom of the clips you would see some of them said "Weather Action at Wellington Int Airport NZ". Wellington our capital city is renown for its horrible windy weather. Shows how skilled you have to be just to fly plane to Wellington. lol
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Male 10,440
Fools! I`d like to see any of u land with a crosswind and not make it look like that.
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Male 147
Sorry but someone has to do it. PHOTOSHOPED! I can tell by the pixels and having seen a good number of photoshops in my day. Anyway I was kinda expecting dodgy airplane landings to have alot fewer landings and maybe a crash or two.
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Male 888
scary how you can see the wings bend >.>
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Female 252
That`s okay. Let`s all dance to the gay song.
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Female 2,196
^ issues
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Male 210
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH. SHUT UP! All you people keep saying "ooooh those guys are talented oooooh" shut up! we don`t care if your dad`s an airline pilot and therefore you think you know everything there is to know about planes! It was titled Dodgy Airplane Landings, not terrible pilots can`t fly a god damned plane, nobody was saying they were bad pilots. so shut up already.
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Male 72
what are you guys talking about? Crosswind landings are fun! Aileron into the wind, opposite rudder...you fly straight as an arrow, but touch down on your wind-side wheels first...and it is probably simpler to do and control in a Cessna 172 or Piper Warrior than in a 737...
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Female 353
idont wanna watch this! imma be on a plane next month!
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Female 357
kudos for not killing the 200 passengers they were carrying.
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Male 2,510
people do crosswind landing all the time, hell i do but i only fly gliders, if you didnt you would crash, it takes some serious skill to do it with a boing 747! :|
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Male 2,616
Yeah, penile tumescence.
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Male 1,497
wtf...the vid was ok but jeeze... cant they embed it into IAM insted of linking it? lazy bastards!
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Male 28
Um, my dad is a Delta pilot and those were actually pretty good for crosswind landings. Especially in commercial airplanes, crosswind landings are very hard to do, the pilots were able to pull them off with ease.
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Female 1,412
Someone on YouTube said that these were just flight landings being aborted. Anyhow they shat me up =/
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Male 12,138
Finally, I got a suggested link posted! As AKappy would say, I have attained a state of tumescence...
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Female 432
That is very impressive. Although I still would be pooting myself if I were a passenger... I hate flying.
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Male 410
TIMES UP!
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Female 111
Those pilots are very skilled.
I`ve been around skydiving for 10 years and I`ve seen my fair share of crosswind landings, but those were in a Super Otter. It`s much more impressive with jets.
I think at least 4 of those were Boeing 777.
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Female 1,002
Yeesh, they weren`t bad.
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Male 4,014
Most of those pilots were crabbing. Another technique one could employ would be a sideslip, wherein the plane is kept lined up straight down the run way, with one wing banked down in the direction of the wind. In that configuration you touch down on one wheel first. Probably a lot scarier for passengers, and more difficult in larger planes. But in a single engine cessna, side sliping done right gives a high level of control.
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Male 37,774
It`s not so much funny as it is terrifying!
YEs those pilots all have nerves of steel and mad skillz to even attempt landing in those conditions.
You think your job is hard? Lol! That 747 landing at 1:10, now that`s a rough day at work!
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Male 2,860
Some very impressive flying there.
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Male 965
Right, because it`s so easy to pilot a plane right? Let`s all laugh at the pilot`s doing their jobs.
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Male 1,348
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Male 99
You put your nose into the wind to keep the plane flying correctly. If you tried straight on, a gust or the wind itself could literally start to flip you causing the plane to catch a wing on the runway, and then really really bad things happen. :(
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Male 724
So you land the plane at an angle to decrease the air resistance of the crosswinds while still managing to touch down?
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Female 340
Crikey...Amazingly good flying skills...I`d like to see anyone on IAB <apart from Eagle> doing it!!! (flying that is!) ;o)
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Male 109
I agree with Tymberwulf. Some of those landings were insane. As a pilot, I know how damn hard it is to land in crosswind, and I have top respect for every pilot that made it down safely, or had the sense to break off when the thought appropriate. It`s that sort of skill that saves lives.
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Male 99
Any one of you who says these pilots are bad really need to consider the meaning of cross wind landing. They literally have to fly the plane at an angle so they don`t crash.

What you saw in this video was some serious skill, a couple at the beginning should have been crashes but the pilot pulled it out somehow. I have been in a plane were I was watching the runway straight on while landing, and when I got off realized the pilot was fighting 40mph crosswinds, but since it was Iceland, there was no where else to go. I would fly Icelandic Air any time. :)

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Male 2,616
I was landing in a plane about 26 hours ago. I wish I would have had this to take the edge off of my nerves. I`ll think of this next time I`m trying to park in a tight space with my crappy Hyundai, though.
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Male 317
Drunken airline pilots is a requirement for all airlines, although I`m sure some of them were sober... some.
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Male 12,138
Link: Dodgy Airplane Landings [Rate Link] - Just think about these next time you`re approaching the runway.
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