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View Full Version : Landing an Airbus in zero visibilty fog layer at Heathrow, video here.



Mysticpuma2003
06-30-2007, 03:04 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5f0_1183152276

Blimey!

(edited due to incorrect plane ID (thanks Brems))

Bremspropeller
07-01-2007, 04:16 AM
That ain't a Boeing, it's an Airbus http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cockpit-layout and radio-alt outcalls give it away.

Mysticpuma2003
07-01-2007, 12:58 PM
Still rates as a Blimey! (edited post, cheers)

leitmotiv
07-01-2007, 01:11 PM
I landed in Newark, New Jersey, in 1980 in a complete white-out---driving snow. I was a passenger in an airliner. I could not see anything after the plane started its descent for landing. I would have been freaked if I hadn't known about blind landing devices available since the late '30's. Everything was white outside my window. Suddenly---bump. Even on the ground we were still blind! Couldn't see anything until we were near the terminal. Interesting experience.

Ruy Horta
07-01-2007, 01:17 PM
link brought me to this lucky sod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8d0_1183090807

leitmotiv
07-01-2007, 02:07 PM
So much for "Greed is good"---there is some irony here. Business sites were warning that the iPhone would probably be down to less than $250 U.S. (half price) about two weeks after initial release---after the fanatical Appleheads have gorged. Steve Jobs realized the rest of the world would be less inclined to pay the premium price (note: I use Apple computers for everything except games).

Roblex
07-01-2007, 02:58 PM
As a teenager I was fortunate enough to be allowed to sit in while a BOAC pilot was tested to be a full captain (must have been about 1975). We did 'circuits & bumps' in a 707 at Stanstead for about two hours and on one of his later approaches they put screens up so he could not see. On the next approach they did the same then just as he was feeling confident the examiner reached over and throttled back both port engines and informed the pilot they had failed but to land it anyway! Let me repeat, I am not talking state of the art fly-by-wire, I am talking mid 70s 707s. You can be confident that the guys 'up front' are very qualified http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

strider1
07-01-2007, 05:37 PM
Reminds me of my instrument flight test, except there were't so many lights on the runway! LOL
Great film to teach concentation on your instruments. Do it in clear weather and it will be no different in nil vis.
Cheers!
Strider

huggy87
07-01-2007, 05:51 PM
That is almost standard here in California's central valley in January. Only, we do not have the fancy equipment, just a 20-something talking us down on radar.

TX-EcoDragon
07-01-2007, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by huggy87:
That is almost standard here in California's central valley in January. Only, we do not have the fancy equipment, just a 20-something talking us down on radar.

Flying out of Lemoore?

huggy87
07-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by TX-EcoDragon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by huggy87:
That is almost standard here in California's central valley in January. Only, we do not have the fancy equipment, just a 20-something talking us down on radar.

Flying out of Lemoore? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, for the last four years. The winters are very foggy here.

slo_1_2_3
07-02-2007, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by Ruy Horta:
link brought me to this lucky sod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8d0_1183090807 DAng http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

ploughman
07-02-2007, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by slo_1_2_3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ruy Horta:
link brought me to this lucky sod http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8d0_1183090807 DAng http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Double dang! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

general_kalle
07-02-2007, 05:31 AM
uccurs to me that they are passing a big deal of runway before touching down.
if you do that in a spitfire you are gonna roll of the runway.

but i guess the runways nowdays are extremely long