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British Airways rejected takeoff in Cape Town (video)

Old 17th Dec 2009, 20:35
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British Airways rejected takeoff in Cape Town (video)

About 2 years I took this video on takeoff from CPT bound for LHR. Not hugely dramatic but interesting to catch nonetheless ->
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 21:39
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Interesting video, but surely it would have been better to post it in Spotters Balcony, which would be a more appropriate place for it than R&N?
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 21:39
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Not in the least bit interesting or worthy of comment. I hope that the moderators will delete your post right now.
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 21:55
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Better the mods move it over to Spectators which they will asap- ever thought 777fly it could be a young enthusiast simply posting here, with no need for the venom ?
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 22:41
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Not in the least bit interesting or worthy of comment. I hope that the moderators will delete your post right now.
Ouch! Sorry if that is how you feel. A video which has received 120,000 hits on YouTube can hardly be described as "Not in the least bit interesting". Only sharing something which I thought people might like. Maybe some of the other aviation videos on my YouTube channel (YouTube - radar050976's Channel) may be more "interesting or worthy of comment".

Mods : Sorry for posting in wrong ,forum
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Old 17th Dec 2009, 23:53
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Passenger use of electronic device having been told not to by CC.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 00:15
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A video which has received 120,000 hits on YouTube can hardly be described as "Not in the least bit interesting".
It tells you how many sad, bored, lonely people there are out there. I don't see why someone has asked for this posting to be deleted, but the video is about as interesting as watching varnish dry.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 04:49
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I was crew on that...talk about a total non-event!!!! I didnt even realise we had started the take-off role and slowed down until the captain made the PA!!! You do realise that if there had been a full breaking of the aircraft at high speeds your camera may very well have become a missile in the cabin causing injury??? One of the reasons we say not to use and to safely stow away electronic devices during take off/landing!!!

Now try an emergency breaking on a 777 in KIN after a reaching a high speed! That was SCARY! And lets not mention a go-around in LHR sitting at the back of a 747-400!!!! Thats always fun!
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 09:26
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WHOA!

HEY EVERYBODY LOOK I VIDEO-TAPED THE WING FOR 3 MINUTES AND PUT IT ON THE WEB!! (and the aircraft even moved a bit)
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 09:34
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Ouch! Sorry if that is how you feel. A video which has received 120,000 hits on YouTube can hardly be described as "Not in the least bit interesting".
And 119,999 disappointed people afterwards!

As stated above, what part of "ALL electronic devices must be turned off" did you not understand.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 09:59
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Oh and don't forget the FS2004 sequals - the FSX re-runs and the dramatic MSMoviemaker bad music overlay.........

No - I too was sad enough on a lay-over to actually think this was worthy of a view, but alas I lost a few valuable minutes of my life too

Does anyone else think these "non event" videos, and more especially ALL the FSX and armchair drama queens are a complete waste of time and bandwidth

Radar0976 - don't let me catch you ever video one of my flights and ApaddyinUK - spit in his tea next time.....
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 10:09
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My God what is this utter tosh and total boredom up here for? Steven Spielberg it ain't! Maybe lots of people watched hoping for something at least interesting!

I have a little statistic for you. 120,000 people watching 2 1/2 minutes of paint drying = 300,000 minutes = 5000 hours = 208 days.

You have wasted 208 days of your fellow humans lifetime, equivalent to January to about August of one person's life, with this utter rubbish. Mods, please do not assist! And can I have MY 2 1/2 minutes of life back please? Save a life- delete this trash! He seems determined we are to constantly be force fed this uninteresting waste of time. It's old FGS!
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 11:55
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After watching twice I can see where the poster in coming from....at around the 1min26sec mark of the video one of the water droplets smashes into another one on the window resulting of the forming of a new water droplet.

You were so lucky to catch the beginning of a new life.

I wouldnt mind betting that the 120000 people who have watched were all scientists from the atom smashing experiment in Switzerland.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 12:32
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To be fair.....

120,000 people watching it do not know what they are going to watch so the number of views is completely irrelevant to the standard.

posting it on here is another matter....that was just silly.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 13:04
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YouTube has plenty of garbage, especially of the "near miss" variety. Presumably that's what the cretins want, but it's of little interest to aviation professionals.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 13:10
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Good Lord what a nasty elitist bunch you are! I wasn't trying to intentionally annoy anyone. I won't bother you again.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 13:23
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I won't bother you again.
Hurray!!

But I notice you still choose to ignore the fact that you shouldn't have been filming in the first place.
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 13:46
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you know what? We have to hand it to him, he got us all talking! Perhaps not in the way he had intended but god its made fun reading!
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 14:00
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Wow! That had me glued to my seat.

Much more interesting than an RTO in a Jaguar at 160 knots......
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Old 18th Dec 2009, 16:03
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you know what? We have to hand it to him, he got us all talking! Perhaps not in the way he had intended but god its made fun reading!
Thanks Paddy. Ah sure to be honest I don't find it interesting either. I only threw it up on YouTube just for somewhere to store it. I was honestly amazed it got so many hits to be honest!! I have two other jump seat videos on my channel YouTube - radar050976's Channel taken from the jump seat of a private jet which are far more interesting but haven't got a fraction of the hits.

I can see the funny side of it of course! I can hardly think that such a slow speed thing was an amazing video. I'm a huge aviation nut and love everything about it.

Interesting that you were crew on that flight. What was the actual problem as a matter of interest ?
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