Landing blind

actual conditions of a CAT IIIB landing.

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+44 1. zoidberg-returns commented 11 years ago

Great they found the RW - but how du they find the gate...??
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+27 2. doubledesperado commented 11 years ago

SKILLZ!!!!
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+93 3. MrGood commented 11 years ago

Is it just me or is the navigation computer actually saying "RETARD, RETARD, RETARD?" on landing? :O
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+4 4. j000z11 commented 11 years ago

:O and nothing else.
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+4 5. shayangx commented 11 years ago

Now we wouldnt want to delay peopls flights would we? :x
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+38 6. zoidberg-returns commented 11 years ago

#3
It says retard because the pilots has to "retract" the throttles to idle. Just a reminder to them.
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+6 7. CrackrJak commented 11 years ago

That is absolutely insane to have to land a plane in that kind of fog.
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-5 8. DoubleBubble commented 11 years ago

There was very little skill in this. It's not about that. In this type of approach, the Autopilot takes the plane onto the runway. This is about how great technology is, not how skilled a pilot is. Hell, the plane may still have managed this even if the pilot was back there taking a dump.
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+5 9. Bream73 commented 11 years ago

That was insane. Much respect for the pilots.. glade they didn't end up on an episode of Air Crash Investigation
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+6 10. banzemanga commented 11 years ago

Wow. Applause for the pilot to land safely with all that fog.
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+8 11. irishgek commented 11 years ago

#3 http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101027111859AAu6PWp

Theres smart ass and then theres this guys answer to your question !!! Just wow

#6 You answer was a lot better ;)
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+5 12. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

Try to land a plane in flight sim, not using your screen...
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0 13. Mourialaid commented 11 years ago

This is like driving a car in winter on highway with no windshield washer fluid and/or no wipers. And letting the autopilot take over control (cruise control). 8-)
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-8 14. max2000 commented 11 years ago

so, there's an ocean nearby, facing north, north-west, winds usually form north-west, it's rather morning landing, no mounts nearby either, cause plane approach is calm and mostly in straight line, so not very busy strip either, not very busy 20km approach. clearly not asian pilots, neither african nor indian, far from russian, hw bout Canada - are there doubts on Ontario, Quebec, anyone ?!
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+5 15. BabyJLE commented 11 years ago

#14 Dunno if its a troll or just a stupid comment -.-
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+4 16. Voutelamberopipi commented 11 years ago

#15 Obvious troll is obvious.
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+8 17. aaii commented 11 years ago

#8 Even with the computer landing the plane, it's still brown trousers time.
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+1 18. zoidberg-returns commented 11 years ago

#11 Thanks :-)
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+2 19. kekke2000 commented 11 years ago

#6 Should just remind them, it's a little immature to start calling the pilot names.
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0 20. gringo commented 11 years ago

#6 are u sure, because i listened over and over again at 0:37 and i hear what #3 hears :(|)
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+1 21. DoubleBubble commented 11 years ago

I don't know why people are voting my comment down. The AUTO-PILOT landed this, not the pilot: To quote from wikipedia, A CAT IIIB is: "a runway visual range less than 200 meters (656 ft) but not less than 75 meters (246 ft). Autopilot is used until taxi-speed. In the United States, FAA criteria for CAT III B runway visual range allows readings as low as 150 ft."
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0 22. andrer999 commented 11 years ago

#12 where can you look at the instruments without the screen? :S

a blindfolded pilot wouldnt land that plane...
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0 23. tiggfigg commented 11 years ago

On MythBusters, Jamie was trying to land a plane in a simulator and he said,

"Did the plane just tell me not to think?"

Funny stuff.

The actual quote was, "Don't Sink!"
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0 24. gunsnroses commented 10 years ago

#3, thanks for the laugh! i needed it :)
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0 25. makbeth commented 10 years ago

#3 and 6#, "retard" is french for "slow". But yes, #6 you are correct but not for the reason you think :p So it is a reminder to ease of the throttle, but they are literally being told simply to "slow down".
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0 26. buckleg08 commented 6 years ago

f**k....skills... :O :O :O :O