Insane [Crosswind] Landings & Departures

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    Jan 30, 2012 8:18 AM GMT
    This was a very stormy day in Dusseldorf. The landings almost look not real!

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    How would you feel to be a passenger?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 30, 2012 10:55 AM GMT
    Never fly in or out of LaGuardia in NYC if you like life!! Short runways bad crosswinds- no thanks!!!
  • offshore

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    Jan 30, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    THat's not bad at all! That 1st pilot handled it beautifully.

    It's a very long telephoto lens, so the perspective is very compressed hence it does make it look a little worse than it actually is.
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    Jan 30, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    It's funny... as much as I like planespotting, I've really grown to hate flying. Watching (and being in the plane during) takeoffs and landings like this makes my stomach pitch and yaw.
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    Jan 30, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    I flew out of laguardia once a week for over 2 years. I thought it was just fine- hartford ct is always super shitty.
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    one of the reasons i despise flying as much as i do now.

    think of the condor attept but missing the approach and only landing on the 4th attempt. i peed my pants and did not fly for the next 6 months.
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    You guys are such big chickens!
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidYou guys are such big chickens!


    i admit that i am when my life flashes before my eyes icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidYou guys are such big chickens!


    + 1 !!!
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    Jan 30, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    1st one has got to be fake. Too much mass to be bouncing up and down that quickly, but the 2nd one at :15 looks like a thrill


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    Jan 30, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    Now this one I wouldn't have much liked. As the pilot it'd be fine, but not as a passenger


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    Jan 30, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    The first pilot handled it great.

    I've flown on airplanes my whole life, so I've been through more than a few of those landings icon_razz.gif.

    You don't really know whats going on though, from your little window it just seems rough icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    I'm a pilot so I probably wouldn't mind. Indeed, the one time there was a wicked crosswind on a commercial flight I was a passenger on, the landing was a thing of beauty. Smooth as a twinkie's bottom. icon_smile.gif I made sure to compliment the pilot on it.

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    Feb 02, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Landing on 1 engine with crosswinds is def rough. I wish I had outside video of the plane I was on a few years back. We lost an engine shortly after takeoff, but were over limit to land so we flew to another city a short distance away and circled to burn fuel, then came in for the first landing attempt. Its scary when you can see the entire runway below you because the planes rolled on its side from the wind and dead weight of half the aircraft. After a go around, we came in again, and the pilot had to flick the plane level and land at a higher than normal airspeed. The plane hit the runway hard, 5 times before he stuck the landing. The fire trucks lined up on the runway didn't help everyones nerves.

    Was also on a Royal Airlines flight coming back from Mexico and hit a microburst during the meal service. Everyone got covered in chicken and rice, and the plane looked like we had a food fight. I just remember my dish floating past my head on its way to the back of the plane. Everyone was floating up against the seatbelts, like on a rollercoaster when u crest a hill. We fell for quite a while, from a cruising altitude of about 38,000 feet down to around 20,000 feet, in a near flat drop. Utterly terrifying, but I still like flying.
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    Feb 02, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    I like when the plane shakes, it rocks me to sleep.
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    Feb 02, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidYou guys are such big chickens!


    agreed. the risk is part of the game. I remember once flying into D.C. i was sitting at the far back of the plane and looking down the aisle the whole fuselage torqued about 6-10" in one direction then again in another. it was wild, but awesome.
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    Feb 02, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
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    TropicalMark saidYou guys are such big chickens!


    agreed. the risk is part of the game. I remember once flying into D.C. i was sitting at the far back of the plane and looking down the aisle the whole fuselage torqued about 6-10" in one direction then again in another. it was wild, but awesome.


    Sounds like a Lockheed Constellation. That should make me sound old.
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    Feb 02, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CJoXMcehrYo

    embed i snot available but you def need to watch this!

    its a capital airways ice charter sending hondurans back to their country :/ not safe at all