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Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!  
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2911 times:


Yeah, I know, it's traditional over here that only two types of shots get mentioned: The technically perfect (but boring) digital ones, or the stunning motives.

Either way, when I saw this one:

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I just shook my head and wondered whether one of the screeners happened to be just as drunk as the photographer who took it..... Then I realized, this is not a case for "Horizon Not Level".... so no one was drunk, apparently

So I thought I'd plug this shot - it's fun (& scary) to behold!



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9744 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

We should build a kicker next to the runway and get a shot of Rindt busting a method over a taxxing aircraft.

That would get some hits...

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Especially if he crashed  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Yes I did think this one was a test or something until I noticed the trees were all standing nice and vertical in the background.  Wow!

Must be a bit tricky landing if there is a bit of ice on the runway? Grass landing strips are used here in NZ for aerial topdressing and are similar in layout but not quite as steep. Increases lift on takeoff down hill and reduces the landing distance coming up hill.

Nice photo Markus.


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User currently offlineHeliporter From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Thanks to pointing out this picture here. The runway in CVF is really 'special'. In SXM or HKG you get some action for sure, but CVF is a real adventure ... not always ending up in lucky landings, as just a few days ago for a PC-12 - coming most probably to high and too fast. http://www.radiocockpit.com/archives/002913.php3 (click on 'la photo')

Regards, Markus

Markus Herzig - Swiss Helicopters, Pilatus Porter and Aviation Photography
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2578 times:

I wonder if any special training is required to get permission to operate from there...Id be scared to death to have to land there without practicing on a sim or something...great picture though!


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User currently offlineHeliporter From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

According the website of the Flying Club:
Special characteristics AD. Airplane and motor-glider pilots must comply with one of the following conditions:
1.To be mountain licensed pilot (Cf arrété of the 31th July 1981).
2.To have been tested in flight, able to use the AD (ground without snow), by a pilot instructor. This pilot instructor will be entitled to instruct with the view to obtain the mountain license. The flight test will be inscribed on the flight book. This capacity will be maintained if the pilot use the AD as captain in a period of six months. If not, a new test will he practised, in the same conditions.


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