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Cargo Jet makes a 360 at 100

Old 6th Dec 2019, 13:45
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Same LH Seat guy here:-
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 14:23
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Some real skills , my guess ex military or crop duster , highly unlikely to have been a MPL .
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 15:32
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He has very sharp creases in his very white smart shirts - no cowboy

Much better video here - hope you can all see it?
Or go to YouTube and watch it in widescreen there





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Old 6th Dec 2019, 16:30
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What a cool guy, love it
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 16:33
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Originally Posted by Wycombe
Love that the backing music features a certain Bruce Dickinson!
Brian Johnson.

That's about the only thing I feel qualified to comment on this thread.
Oh of course it is, but would have been much more relevant to have something from Bruce
(I think he did some hand-flying in a 72' in an episode of "Flying Heavy Metal")
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 17:12
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Same LH Seat guy here:-
I'm not a professional pilot BUT....how is that possible? I mean, no PAPIs or aiming point makings!
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 17:50
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It doesn't detract from the flying skills but doesn't anyone else find it odd that this particular maneuver appears to be filmed from inside the cockpit and from the ground?
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 17:54
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It's simple:
- Any airline pilot who is NOT able to do that should not be in the cockpit.
- Any airline pilot who would do that with passengers in the back, should not be in that cockpit.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 18:39
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If passengers think a maneuver of some description will stop them getting shot out of the sky, they will gladly let you do it.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 18:57
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Originally Posted by sabenaboy View Post
It's simple:
- Any airline pilot who is NOT able to do that should not be in the cockpit.
- Any airline pilot who would do that with passengers in the back, should not be in that cockpit.
The presence of passengers is quite immaterial.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 20:15
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Originally Posted by sabenaboy View Post
It's simple:
- Any airline pilot who is NOT able to do that should not be in the cockpit.
- Any airline pilot who would do that with passengers in the back, should not be in that cockpit.
I think it's mentioned at the beginning of the thread that he's flying a freighter.
I feel that a captain of that calibre, if he had pax on board, he would probably have done it at a slightly higher altitude.
That means of course that he would start his second approach further out on finals .....if he felt that the sea traffic in the bay was harmless ........
Never give 'em a second chance to hit you !

LookingForaJob, aiming point markings ?? (Recommended touchdown area....) Oh, never mind. Think perspective !
Can I suggest that you don't get technically involved in something you don't understand ?
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 20:23
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Been there...
In the mid 60s I used to fly regularly as a passenger on Aden Airways C47 (aka DC3) services in South Arabia (now Yemen). All dirt strips. They were mixed configuration, with removable seats, and always loaded to the gunwhales so seating v. cargo was always highly contentious.
I was the local Shell sales manager and used my privileged position as the sole supplier of fuel in the area to get a seat (the Aden Airways agent was also usually the Shell petrol station dealer).
On one occasion there was a real bust up at loading as all the seats were taken and a very angry Yemeni, in customary dress of futa, jambiya and .303 rifle tried to force his way on board, holding the cargo door so the steward couldn't close it. The pilot came down to help him, the stewrd pulled up the steps, the pilot slammed the door in place, went back to the cock[it and we took off.
But instead of climbing as usual, as soon as we had a couple of hundred feet under us he did a very hard turn, all the way round, till. 'Uh.uh. I thought .trouble a't'mill'.
Very,very low we lined up on the dirt strip, but I couldn't make out what was happening as we were still on full power it seemed. I was sitting up front and at over 100 knots and what felt like nought feet under us I suddenly saw the Yemeni flash under us. wildly waving his rifle but instinstively ducking as we passed over him.
So on to the next sector, probably a downwind at Lodar or some such.

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Old 6th Dec 2019, 20:50
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Captain Niel Steyl, he's an interesting history in aviation. Google it
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 21:10
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Captain Niel Steyl, he's an interesting history in aviation. Google it
Ah, that guy. Pilot for the Mark Thatcher-Simon Mann coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. No wonder he's comfortable with that sort of flying.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 21:14
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From 2005 to 2009 he has been active right here at PPRuNe it seems:
1 Time in Baghdad !!

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Old 6th Dec 2019, 22:55
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This former Executive Outcomes pilot has posted several such stimulating excerpts of interesting days in the office, eg Malakal &c:
Niel Steyl - YouTube
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 23:32
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Executive Outcomes was a "private security" company which used B727s in Angola under the guise of Ibis Air to fly their employees around. Recruitment was mainly from former South African military personnel, though foreigners were also taken on. Captain Niel Steyl's training, experience and ability would certainly make him the right man for this kind of work, I would be quite happy to be sitting in the cabin with him upfront if I had to get somewhere in a war zone.

I think he would have enough sense not to pull a stunt like that in regular airline flying.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 23:48
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Seems all in a days work for him.

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Old 6th Dec 2019, 23:48
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Wow...he is a Master in late Go arounds followed by very sharp, tight and low 360's,,,,Rock on Captain ...check this one out \\m//

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Old 6th Dec 2019, 23:55
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Someone said Ibis
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