How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

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How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby FerrariFlyer » Thu May 15 2014, 14:14

Not sure many of us could complain about a rough landing after watching a few of these approaches...

http://youtu.be/7P9OAng32F0
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby Hello Pilots » Thu May 15 2014, 20:28

I bet the ground would be littered with kleenex from all the over excited plane spotters......and having the radio tuned into ATC would tip them over the edge.
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby bladepitch » Thu May 15 2014, 20:46

I landed in Darwin on qantas and hit the Tarmac hard enough to deploy a few oxygen masks fully down. The capt was on intercom before reverse thrust was even deployed with this gem..

Arrh... Sorry about that folks, we just had to avoid a bird late final...

Bullsh@t ! I had a window seat and the poor bloke flared a little early and floated down the runway at about 15 feet until it stalled then just dropped like a rock! "BANG" lol
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby JT » Fri May 16 2014, 03:17

Looks like a normal day flying into Wellington for us... some great footage.

I've got some cracker footage I took from the flight deck showing a windshear go around on short finals.

Almost spilt my coffee.
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby droptmcguts » Fri May 16 2014, 06:20

I once said to a QF captain,

Were we shot down or just a heavy landing? He looked at the 1st officer and turned and said he had control.... :lol:
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby FerrariFlyer » Fri May 16 2014, 10:33

JT wrote: Almost spilt my coffee.


Is this the same flight you smeared lipstick over your face on short finals? Tsk tsk...make-up touch ups at the gate JT!

Hope you're well mate.
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby Eric Hunt » Fri May 16 2014, 10:42

Amazing how much the wings flex in the lumps and bumps.

And the stresses on the tyres as they go sideways!
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby Twistgrip » Fri May 16 2014, 13:33

Here is some interesting ultimate load test data, published in AIAA paper 2005-2012 "Validation and Certification of Aircraft Structures" by Boeing.

Airplane model and %limit load at failure:
707 110%
727 110%
737 106%
747 115%
757 111%
767 99.4%
777 103%
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Re: How rough was your last fixed-wing ride to work?

Postby Cleanskin » Fri May 16 2014, 23:52

Standard FF approach in Nil wind :lol:

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