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A380 'Hovering'

Old 16th Feb 2020, 13:30
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A380 'Hovering'

Video from Sky News.
https://news.sky.com/video/storm-den...rport-11935547

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Old 16th Feb 2020, 14:01
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Minimum Runway Occupancy Time.
(Or does it only look like taxiing on grass? German news Spiegel Online reported that the A380 came to stop on grass.)
Edit: obviously fake news by the Spiegel. The aircraft left the runway on a taxiway.

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Old 16th Feb 2020, 14:47
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Originally Posted by Dubaian View Post
Video from Sky News.
https://news.sky.com/video/storm-den...rport-11935547

(If it also has an ad apologies)
​​​​​​..I am impressed.. Not because of the landing, but the landing gear not collapsing..

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Old 16th Feb 2020, 14:57
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A little late with the rudder?
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 15:33
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Painful to watch.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 15:40
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Originally Posted by Midland 331 View Post
Painful to watch.
It's ok. Social Media has branded them as heroes.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 15:49
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Sky reporting that they taxied on the grass???
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 15:57
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That is close to criminal. As a Base Trainer, I would have chopped a trainee for that.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 16:08
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It’s a crosswind landing .

probably better without the commentary from Del Boy,who seems to sit and video all this stuff .
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 16:09
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Originally Posted by fantom View Post
That is close to criminal. As a Base Trainer, I would have chopped a trainee for that.
Well as a base trainer I'm sure you wouldn't be training in those conditions...
Also arnt you supposed to train a trainee not chop them... hence your title Training Capt?!
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 16:10
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Originally Posted by fantom View Post
That is close to criminal. As a Base Trainer, I would have chopped a trainee for that.
yup, incorrect technique.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 16:12
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What the landing or taxing on the grass?
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 16:50
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That is close to criminal. As a Base Trainer, I would have chopped a trainee for that.
What about training them not to repeat it?
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 16:58
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Is this rumour and news or just another boring clip with a commercial aircraft doing a normal X-wind landing..???
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:02
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The problem with buying fleets of huge aeroplanes..... that you then fly around half empty..... is that they are a real PITA to land when it's windy!

It is soooo much easier when you have a full load.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:18
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For an ignorant but interested passenger what happens after landing like this which must put massive lateral strain on the gear. Does it get inspected as in a hard landing-too many Gs or are sideways forces not something to cause structural worry.

MInd you they wouldnt be shutting the prodcution line down if it really could hover would they
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:19
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Originally Posted by JanetFlight View Post
Is this rumour and news or just another boring clip with a commercial aircraft doing a normal X-wind landing..???
I sincerely hope this is NOT a normal x-wind landing. Not in my book.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:24
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Glad Media didnt see this one...

facebook.com/airsidesam/videos/vb.333939460851683/1503695903126530/?type=2&theater

https://www.facebook.com / airsidesam/videos/vb.333939460851683/1503695903126530/?type=2&theater
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:28
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Well said BZ but that was excellent trg conditions. Having agreed that, the pilot needs to display the basics, not wreck the U/c.
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 17:29
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Originally Posted by gearlever View Post
I sincerely hope this is NOT a normal x-wind landing. Not in my book.
Cool...you have a x-wind landing clip filming from the front and you say its gonna be different with you...?
Besides the fact i respect your post and your piloting techniques dont forget that Camera angles can do very nice tricks depending the perspective.

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