View Full Version : Aborted carrier landing video (Su 27)

03-27-2010, 07:28 PM
Impressive the way it almost stands on its tail: http://ca.video.yahoo.com/network/100024552?v=7124846

03-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Every time I see this video, I continue to be amazed at the agility displayed here.

03-28-2010, 12:42 AM
Agree, it amazing. First time I saw this, nice find, thanks.

But I'd say it's not a Su-27, but a -33.

03-28-2010, 03:42 AM
The guy is lucky his ride is so powerful and controllable at such high AoA. I wonder what was the reason for abortion and if any disciplinary action followed.

03-28-2010, 05:06 AM
Love this vid everytime I see it. Looks to me his approach angle was a little bit too flat, slow and high so he cut the throttle just a smidge trying to correct that. I don't think he expected the sudden drop just before the stern though so he just floored it and went for a secod run instead of crashing the gear/aircraft. I bet his knuckles were fairly white there lol. I also hope he sends a thank you card to the engine manufacturer there because the spool is what saved him basically.

03-28-2010, 02:17 PM
He's really lucky his hook didn't drag the deck and catch a wire. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

03-28-2010, 11:08 PM
Not exactly the place (or configuration) I'd pick for a Pugachev cobra demonstration. I agree with jarink too, the pilot was about one meter away from having a very bad day. Agree with kimosabi79 too, if either of the 'burners had lit, or the engines had spooled up at different rates, the yaw would've turned it into a bad day, too.

Not sure what the cause is, though kimosabi79's suggestion is as good as any. The landing zone appears clear, the gear look down and locked, and the wires all appear to be in place. The sink rate didn't look too bad, and could have been arrested with power alone (instead of also snatching the stick), though the gear would have made contact. I can only guess that the Su-33 pilots aren't getting much flying time, and their proficiency is slipping. Anyone have any idea when this was filmed?

03-28-2010, 11:22 PM
The hook actually hit the deck.

Maybe he got a last second order to abort.

03-29-2010, 09:36 PM
Maybe he realised in the last second it was the enemy carrier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif