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Amazing SAA 747SP Landing On Very Narrow Runway..  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 26587 times:

Sorry if already posted, didn't see it..

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...g+at+Rand+airport+on+15m+wide.html

54 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1567 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 26468 times:

Great
Thankyou Keesje

Ruscoe


User currently offlineJetSetter001 From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 26225 times:

Great job from the pilots, respect  Wow!

User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4335 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 26163 times:

Keesje, great video! Thanks for posting!  bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

On a side note, why is it people feel compelled to run trashy background music (especially by a trashy band like Queen) on some of these videos? I would much rather have listened undistracted to the howl of those engines on the go-around then to listen to blaring background music that is someone else's preference.



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User currently offlineN31029 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 25919 times:

Quoting Keesje (Thread starter):
http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...g+at+Rand+airport+on+15m+wide.html

Hi Keesje. Thank you for an interesting post! Nice to see this graceful jumbo-ette in action again.

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
On a side note, why is it people feel compelled to run trashy background music

Hi RedFlyer. From an aviation enthusiast's standpoint, I share your desire to have "pure" jet-inspired audio on a clip of this type. From a musical standpoint, I think it is safe to say that - as with a great many of the arts - taste is subjective.

Blessings, N31029



John 3:16
User currently offlineN234NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 25853 times:
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It must have been quite a sight.
It's 'sister' 'Lebombo' towers above the field behind the TAC at Rand. I got a few pics of it in when I was there in September. I went to propose to my fiance (who used to work at the TAC).
Big version: Width: 800 Height: 600 File size: 189kb


The picture doesn't do it justice. It's big, the tail looms above the other buildings there. I'm hoping to get a tour of it next time I'm back on that side of the world. It's a great airport, lots of big props that we would never see at SEA or BFI.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8677 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 25850 times:

The 747 could take off again, but with min. fuel and at dawn only could it do that.

Very good video. I even added it to my favorites. Thanks Kessje.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25682 times:
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I was there the day both landed at Rand and it was something special, everyone watching burst into applause at touchdown, there was a real party atmosphere and a feeling of appreciation for real flying skill.


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User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 25619 times:

Thanks for posting! Interesting!

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
why is it people feel compelled to run trashy background music (especially by a trashy band like Queen) on some of these videos?

There is no accounting for taste.

Does anyone know if a similar video exists for the QF 742 that is retired at Longreach Airport?



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User currently offlineIwok From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 25548 times:

Keesje, great post! Too bad about the music  Sad

Fantastic flying by the SAA pilots  nod 

iwok


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 25521 times:

That's some serious skill they showed. My compliments to these SA pilots.

Great vid, loved the music as well, though "Show Must Go On" by Queen isn't exactly fitting given that this 747SP is never gonna fly again.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 25522 times:

Wow, amazing stuff. Great piloting on show there

User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 25487 times:

Theres some great photos of the sister plane landing on the same runway:



picture from this website:

http://www.skypark.org/747Landing.htm


User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25424 times:

Wow!... Great find Keesje!!!!


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25379 times:

Thanks for sharing.

Very nice and touching video.



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User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25368 times:

Holy mother.... those SAA pilots have a lot of balls. I was impressed with their low level tight formation flypasts with 743s and A340s but this takes the cake!

User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 25368 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 15):
Holy mother.... those SAA pilots have a lot of balls. I was impressed with their low level tight formation flypasts with 743s and A340s but this takes the cake!

Linkage?? (please!!!)



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User currently offlineMomona737 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 25179 times:

Love the video clip and informative history. Watched it several times and have passed on to other aviation enthusiast.

Thanks very much for sharing the information.

Maria. NZ.  veryhappy 


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 25179 times:

That is awesome, I want one.

M


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 24864 times:

WOW.......Brilliant!

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4929 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 24621 times:

Any links to a Download version of the video...I need to get my self a copy of that!

EK413



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 23210 times:
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We even have it here on A.net


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Photo © Andrew Beckett



Philippe



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User currently offlineAerofede From Italy, joined Sep 2006, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 23066 times:

That's a great landing!!
Takes one of the highest position in my personal list of piloting skills.

My respect to SAA pilots.

The video could have been better only if ti was taken from the extended runway centerline.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 22509 times:

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 15):
Holy mother.... those SAA pilots have a lot of balls. I was impressed with their low level tight formation flypasts with 743s and A340s but this takes the cake!

A lot of SA's senior pilots are ex SAAF, and are very used to formation flying, as well as low-level operations. Most flights in the Namibian/Angolan conflict were operated at 50 ft (combat and transport ops) - I flew from Grootfontein to Ondangwa in a C160 at 100ft - woohoo !


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6049 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 22461 times:

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
especially by a trashy band like Queen

Them's fightin' words.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
25 N754PR : Great people at SAA, wish more airlines did the special things they do. As for the Music, yep you can't go wrong with Queen.
26 Captain.MD-11 : Awesome video which matches those 747 pilot's skills. It is just another nail in the coffin of the jet 'golden age,' where planes were 'interesting' a
27 SkidMarque : I say, steady on old chap !
28 Vikkyvik : Damn, you beat me to it....
29 Ammunition : i cant see the video :'(
30 Gh123 : Such cheesy music - I loved the 'Breaks on' bit. I was wondering why the plane was slowing down, glad he cleared that bit up for me.
31 ANITIX87 : Me neither! It won't load the vid, anyone know why? I've seen the pictures before, seeing a video would be nice, haha. TIS
32 Manu : I found Firefox didn't permit the flash video from displaying. Try in Internet Explorer. It is worth the view! Thanks for the post of this awesome la
33 YYCowboy : The vid won't play for me neither. Perhaps there is a limit on views. Could someone with the skill to download and poston here, please do so. Thanks.
34 Flyingbronco05 : I can't seem to find the video. The article mentions the video, but I can't seem to find a link. FB05
35 Ptharris : Took me four tries before it played. Perhaps bandwidth is the issue. Thanks for sharing!! Awesome find!
36 YYCowboy : I finally got it. Took a couple trys. Awsome. Don't mind "Queen", but the music was no where near as sweet as the audio from the 747 engines. I wish t
37 787engineer : Do a search on google video or youtube for "747 rand" and you should be able to find it.
38 Gokmengs : I couldn't see on the website also, thank god for youtube here it is;
39 FlyLKU : ... had it been a C-17 they'd have just stuck it in the grass! Fun video.
40 AAgent : Spectacular video! Sadly, I must admit that it breaks my heart to see such a beautiful bird touch down with the knowledge that she'll never grace the
41 Post contains images EmSeeEye : Cool video, although the music kind of gets on my nerves. I love Queen but it just doesnt fit here. I can just see the guy who edited this... sitting
42 Andz : LOVE that go around sound!!! I was standing on the roof of the terminal when she landed, there was a tricky crosswind blowing that morning. Also there
43 Post contains images Aero145 : That doesn't look like an SP. Maybe it isn't, but as you said "sister plane", AFAIK it should be an SP too.
44 Andz : Sister in the fleet. It is a 742.
45 CuriousFlyer : The stat on the aircraft price that is shown on skypark look weird to me: "This Boeing 747-200 (B747) joined the airline on 6 November 1971 at the cos
46 AirTranTUS : I can't find the video of the sister plane landing there. I remember seeing it at one time but I forget where.
47 Arluna : AMEN Brother!!!! Let's hear the mighty roar of the jet engines singing their songs!!!!! J[Edited 2006-11-02 21:56:20]
48 JGPH1A : The quote of EUR1.9 million is todays exchange rate - a) there were no euros in 1971, and back then the exchange rate was around ZAR2.00 to the GBP,
49 CuriousFlyer : JGPH1A, your rate of ZAR 3 for $1 makes a 747 in 1971 worth about $5.7 million ... I'd expect at least 10 times more.
50 JGPH1A : My mistake - I multiplied instead of dividing (maths was never my strength !) According to EH.net "In the year 1971, it took 0.71 Rand to buy one U.S
51 Beeweel15 : I could not say it better myself. Even though there were a few complaints about the music it was an excellent video and the music and sound of the ai
52 Post contains images Tango-Bravo : Can it be confirmed that the SAA pilot was not "doing a Continental" (as at EWR 28 Oct. last) by landing on a taxiway instead of a runway?
53 Post contains images Andz : You're not serious are you? Rand is a GA airport, see the plan below Both 747s landed on runway 11, they are now parked off to the right, about where
54 Joffie : Fantastic skills by the SAA pilots. Sorry, but the music really ruined the video, I would much hear the 747SP's engines than that song...
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