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Old 03-02-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Coming into Hamburg yesterday. That's an A320 battling severe crosswind and nearly losing its shit.

The pilot deserves a hefty raise and extended vacation from keeping it off the ground.

 
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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It's 'illegal' to host that vid in Germany, 'cause some TV station bought the rights - that's why it got removed from YouTube.

 
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:56 PM   #3
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Seems like a bad idea to try the landing in those high winds unless he had fuel concerns. Still, pretty impressive that he didn't lose it. He's just showing those custom Honda owners what drifting is all about.

 
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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It appears he was already committed to the descent - I am assuming the crosswinds were surface-level and not atmospheric, so he didn't start to drift toward the left until his final approach. By the time they realized the drift was substantial it was nearly too late to rise up.

Heading at a 30 degree angle into the runway is generally a bad idea.

 
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:01 AM   #5
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It's 'illegal' to host that vid in Germany, 'cause some TV station bought the rights - that's why it got removed from YouTube.
That's just sad.

 
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:24 AM   #6
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the left wing actually touched the ground. these people were so lucky it's hard to believe

 
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:57 AM   #7
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One more event like this and the Germans will ban wind.

 
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #8
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Should've done a barrel roll.

Mad tyte drifting skillz otherwise.

 
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:47 PM   #9
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turn this crazy bird around

shouldn't have got on this flight

tonight

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:45 PM   #10
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surprising news: it was a female pilot who was 'landing' with this plane, guy got into it only at the last moment and took the plane up.


I wonder why did that guy let the girl (she was 24 years old) in charge of the plane in such weather.

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #11
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did one of those german dude just say he shit his pants or am i imagining it

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #12
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surprising news: it was a female pilot who was 'landing' with this plane, guy got into it only at the last moment and took the plane up
this all makes sense now.

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:12 PM   #13
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One more event like this and the Germans will ban wind.
lol.

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:57 PM   #14
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #15
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It looks like the pilot was trying to avoid that (c) Lars Tretau sign. Why would an airport put floating advertising hoardings right next to a runway like that?!!

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:03 PM   #16
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Luthanasia Airlines

 
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