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Date: 11/27/07 02:30 AM

37 Responses to Dodgy Airplane Landings

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 26, 2007 at 10:09 pm
    Link: Dodgy Airplane Landings - Just think about these next time you`re approaching the runway.
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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:33 am
    Drunken airline pilots is a requirement for all airlines, although I`m sure some of them were sober... some.
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:34 am
    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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    Tymberwulf Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:45 am
    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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    Eagle390 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:47 am
    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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    teatimecream Female 60-69
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:51 am
    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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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 3:16 am
    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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    Tymberwulf Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2007 at 3:28 am
    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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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 5:17 am
    I enjoyed this one more.
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 6:55 am
    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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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2007 at 9:14 am
    Some very impressive flying there.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2007 at 10:14 am
    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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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:20 am
    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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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1003 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:55 am
    Yeesh, they weren`t bad.
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    candor88 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 12:25 pm
    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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    WDanC Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 1:20 pm
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    norwish Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    That is very impressive. Although I still would be pooting myself if I were a passenger... I hate flying.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    Finally, I got a suggested link posted! As AKappy would say, I have attained a state of tumescence...
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    Someone on YouTube said that these were just flight landings being aborted. Anyhow they shat me up =/
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    dajumbles Male 13-17
    28 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    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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    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    wtf...the vid was ok but jeeze... cant they embed it into IAM insted of linking it? lazy bastards!
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    Yeah, penile tumescence.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 6:29 pm
    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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    Vanwa Female 13-17
    357 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:13 pm
    kudos for not killing the 200 passengers they were carrying.
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    sepia-tenshi Female 18-29
    353 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    idont wanna watch this! imma be on a plane next month!
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    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 11:04 pm
    what are you guys talking about? Crosswind landings are fun! Aileron into the wind, opposite 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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    sup_dawg444 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 11:15 pm
    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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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2007 at 11:16 pm
    ^ issues
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    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
    252 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 12:58 am
    That`s okay. Let`s all dance to the gay song.
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    889 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 10:00 am
    scary how you can see the wings bend >.>
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    BloodyHippie Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 8:37 pm
    Fools! I`d like to see any of u land with a crosswind and not make it look like that.
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    Dragoliz Female 13-17
    93 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 10:30 pm
    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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    __Tigger__ Male 30-39
    108 posts
    November 29, 2007 at 12:16 am
    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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    Marsilvanian Male 18-29
    275 posts
    November 29, 2007 at 11:28 am
    Planes :)
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    jtandtauna Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    that music sucked :-/
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    Nina221 Female 13-17
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    December 10, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    I just had to see the travel section of this site a week before i go off in a plane

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