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NutLoose 18th Jun 2019 10:37

Interesting KC-46 approach at Paris
 
https://www-aviation24-be.cdn.amppro...r-show-2019%2F

NutLoose 18th Jun 2019 10:41

Scroll down link for the film.

Chris Kebab 18th Jun 2019 11:19

Think someone forgot they are not on F-16s any more.....

Lyneham Lad 18th Jun 2019 11:21

Almost a bit late on the round-out there, Hoskins... :eek:

ORAC 18th Jun 2019 11:23

USAF or Boeing crew?

Three Wire 18th Jun 2019 11:23

Should have thrown that one away at the 90.

SASless 18th Jun 2019 12:22

Except for the overshoot on alignment....the aircraft was very well flown.

Plenty of runway and decent touchdown with no control issues.

So...we ain't all perfect Sky Gods...give the guys a break!

dead_pan 18th Jun 2019 13:06

Classic air display 'red mist' - can't look bad in front of your peers...

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sandiego89 18th Jun 2019 13:59

Arrivals at big shows are part of the show, why not.

And who needs thrust reverse? Looks like a good brake test was done as well...

BEagle 18th Jun 2019 14:21

What a shambolic effort. With all Boeing's current self-inflicted problems, the last thing they needed was for some idiot to demonstrate that the KC-46 Pigsarse can't even seem to cope with a normal approach and landing....

Nice shot of the 'Rendition Class' passenger compartment windows - or rather, lack thereof.

Strange that this tanker wasn't fitted with its AAR pods for such an important air show.....

charliegolf 18th Jun 2019 14:40

I heard they were looking for Blackbushe!:E

CG

ExAscoteer 18th Jun 2019 14:48

Appalling lack of airmanship.

treadigraph 18th Jun 2019 14:55

Nice kestrel hovering nearby!

Compass Call 18th Jun 2019 14:58

BEagle
Probably because they haven't got any flight cleared pods yet:E

sandiego89 18th Jun 2019 15:27

Wow, tough crowd here. Looked like an aggressive turning approach to an 8,000 foot strip- again part of the show at a major event, where arrivals and displays of even larger aircraft often have a bit of flair- and no it didn't end in tears. If she had flown a 3.5 degree straight in I imagine it would be derided as boring and proof of how limited it was.....

BEagle 18th Jun 2019 16:15


If she had flown a 3.5 degree straight in I imagine it would be derided as boring and proof of how limited it was.....
Had a lady been at the helm, in my experience she would have flown entirely according to SOPs! Quite rightly.

Fly Aiprt 18th Jun 2019 16:17


Originally Posted by sandiego89 (Post 10496685)
Wow, tough crowd here. Looked like an aggressive turning approach to an 8,000 foot strip- again part of the show at a major event, where arrivals and displays of even larger aircraft often have a bit of flair- and no it didn't end in tears. If she had flown a 3.5 degree straight in I imagine it would be derided as boring and proof of how limited it was.....

If this type of arrival was intended, then the goal of attracting interest has been achieved ;-)
Now it would be interesting to learn what actually happened. Last minute circuit change asked for by the crew ? By ATC ?
Aircrew mistake ? Technical issue onboard ?
Whatever the cause, it is always a good thing to aim for the runway center line, especially when thousands of cameras are focussed on your landing...

unmanned_droid 18th Jun 2019 16:35

Probably just a spanner in the works...

NutLoose 18th Jun 2019 16:42


Whatever the cause, it is always a good thing to aim for the runway center line, especially when thousands of cameras are focussed on your landing...
At least the right hand side of the runway and grass verge got a good hoovering..

Fareastdriver 18th Jun 2019 17:11

When I went through Flying Training if one came over the hedge with less than 30 degrees of bank on you were chopped.


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