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This one's for Oscar
« on: February 09, 2011, 03:28:03 PM »
If I could see/do something like this once a week it'd all be worthwhile. Here you go Oscar! I'm sure you'll be stifling a yawn...

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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 07:58:58 PM »
Seen that..... Very well done. Yes, sometimes it looks like that....then sometimes it looks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk&feature=related
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 08:05:09 PM »
Seen that..... Very well done. Yes, sometimes it looks like that....then sometimes it looks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk&feature=related

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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 08:14:07 PM »
Seen that..... Very well done. Yes, sometimes it looks like that....then sometimes it looks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk&feature=related

Now that is a scary landing.  ;)
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 08:17:04 PM »
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 08:50:58 PM »
I remember a flight into ORD that landed in fog like that.  I don't usually get apprehensive about flying but that one had me a little nervous.  Then they greased the landing just like it was a sunny day.  The pilot came on and said, "Well, folks I can't take credit for that, the computer just landed us." 

I wasn't sure if I was happy about that announcement or not.
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 09:09:31 PM »
Dang! And I WAS going to London this summer.....  :-\

Ah, hell, I'll still go. I'll just try to get a flight that Oscar is piloting.  ;)
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 10:38:39 PM »
I used to get nervous, then I figured, what's the point?  It's out of my hands, I've got to trust all of the people involved to get me back on the ground safely.

Now I often sleep through landings. :)

But after seeing that video oscar, I agree, you guys deserve a raise! 
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 10:45:40 PM »
Do a you tube search for any landing flight deck view or not of the following airports.

 :o Toncontin (Central America)
 :o Gibraltar (Spain)
 :o Kai Tak (Hong Kong - airport closed and replaced. you'll see why.)
 :o Lukla - (No Air Traffic Control and a sever grade on the runway)
 :o St. Maarten (this one has bars to watch and they have arrival and departure screens in the bars.)
 :o and Barrow Alaska. I've ridden this one. The only snow packed runway I have ever been on. SNOW PACKED!!!



Seen that..... Very well done. Yes, sometimes it looks like that....then sometimes it looks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk&feature=related

You need a raise...

I'll bite my tongue... ;D
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2011, 05:59:55 AM »
Seen that..... Very well done. Yes, sometimes it looks like that....then sometimes it looks like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk&feature=related

Now that is a scary landing.  ;)

Actually, they're a lot of fun....... ;D
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2011, 07:37:10 AM »
:o and Barrow Alaska. I've ridden this one. The only snow packed runway I have ever been on. SNOW PACKED!!!

My father was in the Air Force and we were stationed in Goose Bay, Labrador in the early 80's.  We would get so much snow there that in the winter the 'runways' were basically trenches cut into the snow, with the snowbanks sometimes ~10+ ft high.  They would spray paint the sides of the snowbanks pink to add some color contrast for the pilots.
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 08:08:01 AM »



Seen that..... Very well done. Yes, sometimes it looks like that....then sometimes it looks like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk&feature=related

You need a raise...

I'll bite my tongue... ;D

I'll bet I'm not the only one here that would like to know why not. Responsibilty for hundreds of human lives and tens of millions in equipment should be well rewarded. (awaits response)
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 10:02:06 AM »
I'll bet I'm not the only one here that would like to know why not. Responsibilty for hundreds of human lives and tens of millions in equipment should be well rewarded. (awaits response)
Yeah, I want the best most qualified people driving the bus.  At least if I'm in the plane :)
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Re: This one's for Oscar
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 10:24:45 AM »
I used to get nervous, then I figured, what's the point?  It's out of my hands, I've got to trust all of the people involved to get me back on the ground safely.

Now I often sleep through landings. :)

But after seeing that video oscar, I agree, you guys deserve a raise! 
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