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Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by Honey Badger » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:13 pm

I'll start us off.
Cactus 1549 hit birds and lost both engines just after take off from La Gaurdia
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Hawkstar » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:51 am

Cactus?

Isn't it supposed to be US Airways flight 1549?
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Post by Taskforce 58 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:51 am

Cactus is the ICAO radio call sign of US Airways.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Turbofan » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:12 am

The callsign "Cactus" was actually originally assigned to America West Airlines before it was merged with U.S. Airways. "Cactus" was most likely chosen since America West's main hub was PHX, and of course Cactii are plenty in Arizona. Post-merger, the callsign has stuck, and PHX is actually U.S.'s third-largest hub.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by CharleyHotel » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:56 am

So that's where America West went. I was (not) missing them a lot.

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Honey Badger » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:42 pm

Sorry this took awhile.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by halberdier25 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:36 pm

This deserves a place.

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Honey Badger » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:10 am

That is really cool. Such a simple mistake and BOOM. No more mission, at least for a while.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Honey Badger » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:57 pm

Funniest landing I've seen.

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Iceman » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:56 am

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Honey Badger » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:23 pm

N-Ice.

Matt Molnar wrote:The airport in Hamburg, Germany was getting pounded by a violent wind storm when Lufthansa Flight 44 approached from Munich on March 1st, 2008. Despite air-traffic controllers offering the option of landing on Runway 33, which would have put the plane more favorably parallel with the 60 mph gusts, the crew decided to use their first choice of Runway 23, which is equipped with better instrument-landing equipment but was more susceptible to crosswinds, which could blow the plane out of line with the runway. Sure enough, as soon as the main landing gear of the Airbus A320 touched the pavement, a strong gust tossed the plane to the left, actually blowing the left wing tip into the ground. Thankfully, the crew made a split-second recovery and pulled the plane back into the sky, circling around for a safe landing, on the less treacherous Runway 33, without any injuries to the 131 passengers and five crew.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by halberdier25 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:02 am

Not a landing, but still cool.

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings

Post by Honey Badger » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:10 am

First, is that a J-3 with floats?

Second, I'm opening this thread to include take offs as well. Both can be very difficult at times.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by NavyGator » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:51 am

He actually had to have a Taxi to taxi...

It looks to me like it may be an AL-3, w/ floats

I think it's cool too how the recording makes the prop blades appear to be boomerang shaped when rotating. I wonder, is that an artifact of it being
a digital recordings, or does some film do that too?
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:11 am

NavyGator wrote:I think it's cool too how the recording makes the prop blades appear to be boomerang shaped when rotating. I wonder, is that an artifact of it being
a digital recordings, or does some film do that too?
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by NavyGator » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:51 am

Thanks Halb. that's almost TMI. And when did you move to Bolivia?
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:07 am

I spent much of my adolescent years living there. Had my first kiss there, lost my virginity there, got tear gassed for the first time there, watched my first murder there, climbed my first mountains (taller than McKinley) there, blew up my first propane tank there, shot my first RPG there, learned how to clear a house SWAT style there, took my first shot of alcohol there, went to my first party with sex, drugs and alcohol there, hunted my first non-deer animal there, drove a car for the first time there, rode in First Class for the first time there, met a president of a country for the first time there, dated my first daughter-of-a-president-of-a-country there, lived through anarchy for the first time there, and it adds some color to the board. I'm back in the States now.

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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by Dragon029 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:37 am

halberdier25 wrote:I spent much of my adolescent years living there. Had my first kiss there, lost my virginity there, got tear gassed for the first time there, watched my first murder there, climbed my first mountains (taller than McKinley) there, blew up my first propane tank there, shot my first RPG there, learned how to clear a house SWAT style there, took my first shot of alcohol there, went to my first party with sex, drugs and alcohol there, hunted my first non-deer animal there, drove a car for the first time there, rode in First Class for the first time there, met a president of a country for the first time there, dated my first daughter-of-a-president-of-a-country there, lived through anarchy for the first time there, and it adds some color to the board. I'm back in the States now.
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Re: Best Airplane (and Helicopter) Landings and Take Offs

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:07 pm

Basically.

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