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Old 4th Dec 2019, 22:53
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Mister Geezer
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Reminds me of a story when I was contacted several years ago about a contract flying a 146 daily into Mogadishu when it was more dangerous than it is today. The profile would be a steep teardrop out to sea and only at night and then fly in at no more than a couple of hundred feet on the rad alt, as being low off shore was deemed to be the best mitigation strategy to any nasties being fired from the shore. All the exterior lights would have been off until 'over the fence' when the landing lights would have been switched on. I can therefore understand why such low level flying at Mogadishu may be deemed safer than a more conventional profile, as hinted by jack11111 in his post.
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