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Old 01-07-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Exclamation White Knuckle Airlines, aka: landing at Wellington, NZ

How would it make you feel if you were in a giant metal can, packed with human meat, traveling at 200mph +/- for landing, and your plane wasn't lining up with the runway?

I think I'd need to change underwear in the terminal.

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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ugh, i can't watch that.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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Those are bad, but not as bad as these tests:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljOxo0s33sI

THAT would suck.

I've landed in high winds before where a wing decided to take a sudden dip a couple hundred feet off the runway. That was pucker inducing for sure.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:37 AM   #4
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the last one. i wonder how many overhead bins blew open
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:37 AM   #5
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Good pilots. They are fighting a HUGE crosswind. Look at the whitecaps on the ocean below.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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that is awesome...if the pilot is willing to fly/land in something like that...I trust them. Besides if it were really that dangerous I am sure the airport would have been shut down along time ago...
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:39 AM   #7
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Ask ToddZ about flying into Charleston WV. Not sure he's ever had the pleasure on a foggy night of landing a plane onto the top of a mountain.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
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A couple weeks ago I had flight similar to that. Highly doubt it was as bad as the ones in NZ. But you defiently felt the plane sway back and forth a good bit on the final approach.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:49 AM   #9
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:52 AM   #10
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last time i was going to land in those conditions, we bailed on the 2nd attempt and the pilot announced the stewardess would be coming down the isle with complimentary liquor. everybody drank. by far the scariest experience in a plane in my life
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:52 AM   #11
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OUCH...I am sure that gave some people whiplash !!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:53 AM   #12
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OMG, you just scared the crap out of me. My sister just flew into NZ on 1/5. When I saw this title, I thought something had happened to a flight recently.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:54 AM   #13
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That would look pretty crunk if some industrious and bored Otter photochopped some DUB rims on that.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:57 AM   #14
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:57 AM   #15
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nothing beats the runway at St. Maarten...

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8ea_1186767369
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:00 AM   #16
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Ask ToddZ about flying into Charleston WV. Not sure he's ever had the pleasure on a foggy night of landing a plane onto the top of a mountain.
Why the heck would I go to that hole?

I've never been, but haven't heard any complaints from our pilots.


I showed one of our Airbus captains the first video and all he said was 'ouch'.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:04 AM   #17
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Why the heck would I go to that hole?

I've never been, but haven't heard any complaints from our pilots.


I showed one of our Airbus captains the first video and all he said was 'ouch'.
I thought you flew in every once in awhile?

Anywho it's basically the top of a mountain flattened out enough for a runway. Landing there you basically drop out of the could and unto concrete in seconds. And if it's foggy....I don't look out the window.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #18
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I thought you flew in every once in awhile?

Anywho it's basically the top of a mountain flattened out enough for a runway. Landing there you basically drop out of the could and unto concrete in seconds. And if it's foggy....I don't look out the window.
I have never had the pleasure....but my company flies there 2 times a week in a Beechjunk.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:09 AM   #19
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They sped up the camera for that one!
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:12 AM   #20
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oh god a plane crash seems like one of the worst ways to go
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #21
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I used to live in Wellington and that landing is usually ok, but occassionaly really bad.
I've flown in on a few small commuter (prop) planes where I was able to see out the cockpit windows as we landed. There's something wrong when you can see the runway coming but the plane is going sideways!

Apparently Cook Strait, the waterway between the North and South Islands is one of the roughest and windiest stretches of water in the world.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:15 AM   #22
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Bastard. Just watched the clip and now feel like moving home.
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Bastard. Just watched the clip and now feel like moving home.
Not sure why you moved from there. That place is gorgeous.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:22 AM   #24
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Not sure why you moved from there. That place is gorgeous.
Yeah yeah I know. The dillema is this is pretty much the view out of my office now.

Rock - Kiwi - Hardplace.
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I have never had the pleasure....but my company flies there 2 times a week in a Beechjunk.
1900s?
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