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05-31-2004 01:01 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Peter65

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747 into HK

Not sure if I'd want to fly with this pilot or not??

Laughing at yourself will lengthen your life. Laughing at me will shorten it...

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05-31-2004 01:07 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Drunk Monk

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ouch, at least he got it straight in the end


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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05-31-2004 02:07 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Mike99

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Description found on the web

Description of the "747 wild landing at Hong Kong" clip from Q:

I got the scoop on the 747 video. That was taken at Hong Kong's old airport which has since been closed. Due to the terrain, it was required to fly a curving approach so pilots never really knew they were lined up until the end. A friend of mine here has done that approach and says it's pretty hairy, he's seen many a video from that same vantage point where the engine nacelles actually hit the runway.

Mike99

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05-31-2004 03:01 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Branzzz

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there are many pics of the hazardous landing on airliners.net
many planes got their outer engines wacked onto the runway and many overshot the runway and rolled into the sea. the final approach was at rooftop level and executed sharp turn....

i once flew into hong kong when their old airport was still in use. the final apprach was very scary for a young boy my age(5 then). the turn was the sharpest i've been through, and looking out the window, you could see what the people were doing in the streets, less than 80m below you...

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05-31-2004 05:46 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Heliscat

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funny

quick to jump to conclusions,,,huh? That was actually a decent landing since he didn't have an engine strike, you should go to airliners.net and look at the most popular photos of all time category, you will see much better.

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05-31-2004 05:51 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Drunk Monk

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Not jumping to any conclusions, it just looks extremely worrying when seen from outside. Maybe Seneca was driving


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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05-31-2004 06:29 PM  13 years agoPost 7
AugustorrElite Veteran - US - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

When I told a few friends that every time I landed in Hong Kong I could literaly see families having dinner in their apartments they couldn't believe it. I was very glad when they opened the new airport. I was on a few odd angle approaches myself at the old airport. Not a nice experience to go through.


Augusto.

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05-31-2004 06:35 PM  13 years agoPost 8
George Matthews

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Gee the Thunderbirds where looking for a new pilot !

George Matthews

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05-31-2004 09:28 PM  13 years agoPost 9
RotorMarc

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holy crosswinds batman

I heard that it's like that in some parts of Colorado with the wind off the mountains

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06-02-2004 06:02 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Fullagas

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Michigan

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Know what the gold stripe is on the China Air 747?


The waterline!

Nice pics, Augusto!


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Flying helis since gyros had springs.

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06-02-2004 07:17 AM  13 years agoPost 11
ifixairplanes

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funny you should mention that, aircraft DO have a water line on them. They also have a butt line!
sean

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