Landing with wicked crosswinds at Birmingham airport

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+8 1. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Amazing job!....Anyone who is capable of doing this never ceases to impress me..:)
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+5 2. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

That was wicked!
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+7 3. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

Reminds me of the flight that had the blind pilot...apparently he walked down to the flight dog and white stick. He was stopped by a ( slightly you would be ) passenger who asked how the hell did he manage to fly a plane while 'visually impaired', the reply reminded me of this video...'well...taking of is no problem, I have an excellent sense of hearing...when we're getting towards the end of the runway I can hear every body saying ' pull up...pull up'!!

'OK... so how about landing'?

'Oh' came the reply...'that's just as easy... I have an excellent sense of smell as well'.
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+5 4. smi commented 8 years ago

Why is the runway so uneven? Oh, now I see - "It's Birmingham" :)
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+2 5. Scotsman50 commented 8 years ago

Waits for JJ to say he was piloting the plane lol :'(
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-1 6. krazeeeyez commented 8 years ago

the first attempt seemed more accurate than the second.

perhaps with fuel so low they just took their chances with the second one.
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+1 7. snotraddict commented 8 years ago

#6 I don't think you only get enough fuel to attempt landing only 2x and then you're out! I've heard of planes circling airports for an hour or more, there's plenty of fuel.

Since most planes are landed automatically now, I do wonder if the auto-land feature can land in this type of conditions or whether it can still only be done with a pilot.

I understand some pilots are getting out of the business because many planes now take off and land automatically, tends to be quite boring and the pay will tank at the same time. Additionally, as pilots get less practice, how well will they do when they actually have to land? Hmmmm.
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+2 8. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

JJ, #5 is waiting for you...:P
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+2 9. ComentAtor commented 8 years ago

Landing is semi manual in most cases and autoland although developed in 1960s is getting in use only today esp in very foggy or snowy conditions, and at crosswinds it still isn't fully automatic pilot is aplying reverse thrust.
"Autoland" sistems can as i hear even manage 35kt crosswinds on dry surfaces.(65kmh)