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Video footage of TAP A310 in extreme low flying turn at airshow

Old 17th Sep 2007, 14:06
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Video footage of TAP A310 in extreme low flying turn at airshow

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-air-show.html

Some commercial pilots just don't learn from previous episode's of showing off at airshows it seems. Frightening!

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Hells Bells - remind me not to fly with them.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 14:51
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Im sure he had some idea to what he was doing??

Also - I doubt you would get a flight like that if you were flying as a pax on a normal flight with TAP.

Cool video tho
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 15:07
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Also - I doubt you would get a flight like that if you were flying as a pax on a normal flight with TAP.
I beg to differ!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0HynFr4LrA
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 15:35
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I never feeled at risk when flying them to some places in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with no ILS, rain, low cloud cover and not much runway to speak of. But I am just a SLF.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 16:14
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Hey up B & B, do you work for The Sun with a headline like that?
Don't see what the fuss is all about - seems like one of my normal departures from OPO
Serious though, I really do think the guy knows what he is doing. This is illustrated by the fact the turn continued, uninterrupted, into the low down wind pass. So, I don't think he was overly concerned with the manouevre. He did what he set out to do; entertained the crowd.

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Old 17th Sep 2007, 16:27
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Wow, that was close ! This is what the guy says in the background (off the top video)

"This guy is crazy, this guy has gone completely mad!"
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 16:38
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I think there was recent question on Tech Log about the minimum height for a turn after takeoff. There were lots of fancy calculations. This guy demonstrated very visually that > 1/2 the wing span is always the minimum. I'm glad he pulled a bit before he rolled that little bit extra.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 16:43
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Believe !!

Believe half of what you read ....err no NONE of what you read and half of what you see..or now thanks to Photo shop NONE of what you see !!

Seriously, looks like a standard low and slow fly by. The wing tip clearance may not be an issue as it looks like the cameraman is standing on the downslope and the runway has a crown, so therefore the actual wing tip clearance may be alot greater than indicated by the video.

Did an airshow once in an a300 and planned and flew a similar profile. Profile had to be approved by the authorities and was. We also flew a high speed pass. Great great fun. Then we got to go back to the airshow to celebrate with the real pilots !!

Stay safe, don't over reacte !!

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Title changed to avoid any dramatisation. Only connection to The Sun is reading the ones left on board at the end of a flight. Cheapskate I know
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The PIC may have known what he was doing, but did the computers?
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 17:30
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B & B

No harm done but there are some on here who are a little more direct than me about those things

Anyhow, interesting to watch, thanks for bringing it to our notice.
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The PIC may have known what he was doing, but did the computers?
The A310 ain't got no computers!
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 19:38
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Sorry guy's but I do not agree with you.

This was a potential disaster.
The low fly by in itself was ok, although it shouldn't be done with passengers on board.
The turn thereafter, without pulling up, is on the very edge with no margin for error and should never be done (in peacetime) let alone with passengers!!
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I'd be very surprised if there were PAX on board. Have I missed something as I assumed not?
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The low fly by in itself was ok, although it shouldn't be done with passengers on board.
I think Air France learned that the hard way with the A-320 airshow crash at Basel-Mulhouse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EM0hDchVlY
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TAP = Take Another Plane

I will NOT fly with them again after seeing this Rambo Captain!

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Old 17th Sep 2007, 20:02
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Yes the flypast was fine, gear down, might bounce no problem. But the turn..............
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agree....sh#te airmanship.
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Where do some of you get the idea there were pax on board?
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