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Old 8th Mar 2015, 09:05
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Old Fella
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Gas Bags, please!!! The landing of VH-OJA today was certainly done with precision, but to suggest it could not have been done in any other part of the world or by any other airline is a big call. The crew had prepared themselves very well. The aircraft was as light as possible with minimum fuel and the weather was ideal. Aviation is littered with amazing achievements. Back in 1963 the U.S. Navy conducted C130 Hercules landings and take-offs to and from the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, all with out the aid of RATO, arrestor hooks or catapaults. That was skilful.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-poc38C84

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