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Old 18th Oct 2014, 06:08
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I find it sad that a not very well flown tight approach (lots of fiddling with the power, noticeably uncoordinated at one point and excessive float in the flare) is deemed "special" enough to be noteworthy......
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 08:28
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Its not noteworthy it just a cunning ploy to get the number of views up on youtube and earn advertising money.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 10:27
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Never seen a vernier throttle, learn sumfink every day.

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Old 18th Oct 2014, 13:39
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Could somebody explain the hype? In my eyes this is NOT a short approach, as they travel really quite a distance, but it is a very, very low approach and of a kind of stuff serious accidents are made off. Turning final that low was definitely not necessary and I hope this was no training session, because this is definitely NOTHING one should teach. Real short approaches go from 1000ft AGL at 0.3miles sideways downwind threshold in one turn down ...
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 17:11
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Bah....that is nothing compared to this nutter

From the outside:

..and from the inside
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 20:59
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There's nothing wrong with steep turns close to the ground if properly flown ... Far far better than under banked, over ruddered ones!


PS Nothing much in that video is very noteworthy IMHO
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 21:31
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If you actually note his touch down point, it wasn't a short approach.
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Old 19th Oct 2014, 01:51
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'Short Approach' is terminology frequently used by US ATC to mean turning base early, before reaching a 45 degree angle to the threshold. Neither party in this ATC exchange thought it had anything to do with the touchdown point, and both understood the common meaning.

Its the opposite of 'I'll call your base'

The runway they landed on sees a 737 every few minutes so its good to get ATC's concurrence for a 'short approach'
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