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Amazing Beirut Landing Video!  
User currently offlineFOMEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 849 posts, RR: 55
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28649 times:

It has been 12 Years since my last Visit to Beirut. I have to admit is one of the most amazing approaches I have ever seen.
It was Taken on Board A MEA A321 landing during Sunset.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOw_NG0PYiQ

(rabih thanks for the amazing video).


Regards
F-OMEA.


On the internet you can be anything you want..its strange so many choose to be Stupid.
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User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28599 times:

Beautiful approach, well done. I was impressed and surprised to hear the F/A make an announcement in three languages, including French. Is this typical?

User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28570 times:

Excellent Video!  Smile

Lew


User currently offlineFOMEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 849 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28570 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 1):
Is this typical?

Very Usual.
It has always been done like that.


Regards
F-OMEA.



On the internet you can be anything you want..its strange so many choose to be Stupid.
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28528 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 1):
languages, including French. Is this typical?

Very typical in Lebanon,French is the second language

What an amazing approach,BEY looks wonderful.People still applauding ,something rare in these times.I can't wait to land in BEY and eat shawarma,baklawa and knefa
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4513 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 28508 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 1):
Beautiful approach, well done. I was impressed and surprised to hear the F/A make an announcement in three languages, including French. Is this typical?

Ditto what FOMEA said. Lebanon is the country of three languages.

I love this video - it's funny how you can hear the Lebanese guys talking in the background, very typical, don't know how to describe it but it's funny.



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28475 times:

Okay now I gotta get myself there for a vacation.  bouncy 
I have seen other pictures but this was beautiful!


User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28475 times:

Great video! Beirut is on my list of cities of the world I want to visit.

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 4):
shawarma

Mmmm... Shawarma...  drool 

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28453 times:

This aerial photo shows the city of Beirut with the airport at the bottom. You can see runway 16 protruding out into the sea which is the runway they landed on in this video.



It is a very nice approach.

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 1):
I was impressed and surprised to hear the F/A make an announcement in three languages, including French. Is this typical?

All announcements on MEA are made in Arabic, English, and French (in that order).

All of the signs inside the airport are also written in Arabic, English, and French (in that order).



Probably some of the best signage I've seen in any airport.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28453 times:

Quoting Komododx (Reply 7):
Mmmm... Shawarma...

Maybe you know it as kabab
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28424 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 8):
All announcements on MEA are made in Arabic, English, and French (in that order).

All of the signs inside the airport are also written in Arabic, English, and French (in that order).

I wonder why the english is second ? not logical for Lebanon
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4513 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28381 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 10):
I wonder why the english is second ? not logical for Lebanon
Alex!!!

I can propose two potential reasons:

1. More English speaking visitors than French speaking visitors
2. English is an international language and as such basic English is recognisable in multilingual places more than basic French



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineMrMcCoy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 377 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28373 times:

Very nice video! Excellent landing. Even after all these years, it's amazing how the aircraft responds to the subtlest of aileron movement.


It only takes five years to go from rumor to standard operating procedure.
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28314 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 11):
I can propose two potential reasons:

OMG ,Lebanon is a member of the Francofone countries.In my point of view it's a serious mistake.
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28276 times:

Thanks for sharing this great video .
This approach reminds me of landing in ATH , you get the feeling that the plane is landing on water .
All the best to MEA , Lebanon , Beirut and its people .



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 28240 times:

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 14):
This approach reminds me of landing in ATH , you get the feeling that the plane is landing on water .

I was thinking the same,Very similar to ATH and GIG
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 28136 times:

Nice approach. Beirut looked beautiful. My father has some real old
slides of Beirut when he went there for training in the 1960's. Beirut
is nice. The media never shows that side of Beirut in America.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 28044 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 9):
Maybe you know it as kabab

Oh no, I know it as shawarma. Surprisingly, there are two places to get decent shawarma here in Tallahassee, Florida.

Thanks for the IM! I'll keep that in mind, however, I think my trip to Lebanon will be some 5 or 6 years from now  cry 

Stefano  wave 


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 27836 times:

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 10):
I wonder why the english is second ? not logical for Lebanon
Alex!!!

English has become more important than French now. It's been like this for 15 years.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3010 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 27669 times:

Awesome landing! Great overview of Beirut, must have been a gorgeous approach!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineDjw030468 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 27541 times:

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 16):

I agree PIA777. As an American living in Beirut, and I mean SOUTH Beirut there is an abundance of ignorance today in the US in regards to Beirut and Lebanon in general. Granted the days of the civil war and the terrorist attacks on western countries like the US have yet to leave the American psyche. I can assure all that despite the current US State Department travel advisories, I have NEVER had a incident of discrimination or rudeness from a single person or persons in Lebanon. As a matter of fact, I have been consistantly treated with respect and warmth despite my pitiful Arabic and non-existant French. Beirut is beginning to rise out of the ashes of the civil war and the oppression and economic rape (40 billion US) of the Syrian government. The relationships between the relatively ineficient Parlimentary government of Lebanon and the United States is slowly warming, despite the pitiful efforts of the Hezbullah PM's. Condi Rice has been to Beirut two time all ready in recent memory as a show of support to Lebanon in regards to it's shedding off of the Syrian occupation. Although a certain level of violence does occur in Lebanon, it is usually focused on the most out-spoken opponents and critics of Syria. Hariri's assassination was the catalyst that induced Syria's departure and Syria is none to happy about that.


User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 27259 times:

I love beirut! Such a great city, such a nightlife, if you know where to go.
And I love lebanese girls, especially the one who stole my sleep tonight. Cant sleep, cant eat, cant... arrrrgh here i am posting on a.net then.



rolf
User currently offlineSunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 26909 times:
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I don't know if you guys noticed... but why were the passengers clapping after the landing? It seemed a very normal landing to me.


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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 26853 times:

Quoting Sunandan (Reply 27):
I don't know if you guys noticed... but why were the passengers clapping after the landing? It seemed a very normal landing to me.

They always do that when landing in Beirut, and sometimes other destinations, if the aircraft is full of lebanese. If the landing is more tricky I guess they clap more. I thought this to be retard, but hell maybe it's nice after all, especially for the pilots.
That was a perfect landing anyway, it deserved a clap  Smile

Quoting Semsem (Reply 25):
Beirut is so near yet so far.

Same thing here.

[Edited 2006-04-14 09:20:26]

[Edited 2006-04-14 09:27:15]


rolf
User currently offlineSunandan From India, joined Jun 2005, 296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 26682 times:
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Quoting Rolfen (Reply 28):
That was a perfect landing anyway, it deserved a clap

You're right about that... was a normal, but smooth landing  Smile



You can either work for a living, or you can fly airplanes. I'd rather fly!
25 Post contains images Windshear : 12 years?! Really? Amazing video! Simply love these wing view landings Takes me right there Great low approach over the Middeteranean, then low and s
26 AirxLiban : It's pretty common to find this when arriving home in the Middle East, particularly if you've come in from somewhere far away and there a lot of expa
27 Post contains images Windshear : Roger that, although I have almost only experienced this on charter flights Boaz.
28 COA735 : I've also notice clapping after smooth landings here in the states. It's not uncommon
29 Justplanecrazy : yes i was on a flight where we had clapping when we landed , according to the passenger next to me it was because we had a female pilot,so perhaps thi
30 AirxLiban : Not likely and not necessary for the clapping. It happens quite often when you land in Lebanon, it's that people are excited to be there and it's a t
31 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : Great approach, wouldnt mind being in that seat one day! In regards to the language debate here, I have a Lebanese friend who speak Arabic, English an
32 CV990 : Hi! First of since my childhood I knew that Lebanon was "The Switzerland of the Midle East", and BEY looks to me like a great place to visit....and I'
33 Gib : Very nice!! Beautiful coastline!! That resort with 2 pools right after that cliff area looks like it kicks ass!
34 UK_Dispatcher : Great video. I was sat on the 'wrong' side last time I landed into BEY. Yes, and it is still patronising, obnoxious and damn irritating.
35 Post contains images Cedars747 : You are talking about the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort And this is the neighborhood Alex!!!
36 Post contains images Rolfen : Thanks That's the Movenpick They have a diving club btw and I did my PADI diving certificate there. I had some good views on the diving boat from app
37 Wingsoffaith78 : nice video and nice view of the coastline
38 Access-Air : Honestly, I dont see anything all that exciting about this video....Nothing Amazing about it at all... If you go to flightlevel350 you can see clones
39 Post contains links BA : It's one of my favorite hotels, the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut. http://www.movenpick-beirut.com It's a great place to do spotting from.
40 Scotland1979 : Nice video! Make me want to fly again!!! Obviously I miss flights very much..love every moment while landing with landscapes to look around Cheers!
41 Post contains images Bravo45 : Thanks a lot for the offer, I have so far only seen the beauty of Lebenon in pics and videos and have always wanted to visit there. But the fact that
42 StevenG : Yep, nice video! Brings back some good memories. I've been there last December and had a pretty good time. Not only in Beirut. As the country is even
43 Malaysia : DCA HKG SFO also feel like landing on water sometimes
44 BA : Did you fly on MEA or Lufthansa?
45 StevenG : BA, I flew on LH with return from DAM on OS. Almost all of the LH-flights to BEY arrive and return very late (or way too early... just how you want t
46 Raffik : What is LH operating to Beirut these days- their schedules are always a bit vague when it comes to the aircraft type. Anything from an A319 to A321 is
47 Ammunition : Amazing video, thanks for posting it, would love to visit Beirut someday...soon.
48 Cedars747 : Well the friend of the friend of your friend may have travelled from BEY to CDG,AF use to fly B744 to BEY during the summer Alex!!!
49 MEA310 : I was spotting at the airport yesterday, and was suprised by a Lufthansa A320 landing around 14:00. I never knew they ran day time services to Beirut
50 Flyingfool : Lufthansa has 2 weekly daylight flights from Frankfurt using A320's The operational days are tuesday and friday with arrival in BEY at 14:05LT This s
51 Post contains links and images BA : That's correct. That's correct. This has been effect since last winter. Here it is in Beirut: View Large View MediumPhoto © Vatche Mitilian Bigg
52 NYCFlyer : Awesome video. I have great memories of my two visits to BEY in 2004, and I just love that city. I had the identical approach and view on ME 321s as t
53 BA : In my experience on flights to the Middle East and Mediterranean region, they sometimes clap on landings. It's just a way of saying "Nice landing pil
54 Cedars747 : I totally agree with you.I remember once i flew Pan AM from NYC to EZE,and when the plane was on final approach to EZE all pax begins to sing MI BUEN
55 Post contains images FOMEA : Indeed..Hopefully they wont change that Habit anytime soon. I know i will be the 1st to clap as soon as i Land In BEY. Regards F-OMEA.
56 Post contains images BA : Singing while on approach? Wow, I have yet to experience that.
57 Post contains links Highflyer9790 : Great video! there are lots more at www.flightlevel350.com
58 Raffik : You'll be the first to get the clap you dirty slut. Whenever I've landed at BEY with MEA, and with Olympic and JAT, I have clapped. I've not experien
59 YAK42 : " target=_blank>www.flightlevel350.com No more BEY ones Ireland and Scotland too! There is a very fine line between there being a round of applause or
60 A340600 : AF will fly to A330-200 there this Summer according to their schedules, Sam
61 FOMEA : Where will AF fly Their A330-200 To? If you are referring to BEY, Here is what the CDG-BEY schedule looks like for this summer : N° Flights From To
62 Raffik : The A330-200 flight is operated by Middle East Airlines. Air France isn't scheduled to deploying anything smaller than a 777-300 this summer, and we
63 BA : This is incorrect. You must be confused with the MEA flight. There are 3 daily flights operated between Paris and Beirut between MEA and Air France.
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