Fiaz From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 94 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 16273 times:
i just found this video on the net, and when i watched it, it was a little weird because if u watch the whole video,,,the plane nose almost opposite of the runway heading, now i dont think that is a crosswind landing video, because i have seen bad ones!!
just take a look at it....i would love u hear what u guys think
BritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 15890 times:
That would have been a really nice video of the approach had the guy filming not screwed up at the end how much he zoomed in! Ah well
As stated already the approach is normal procedure at Kai Tak, Just looks as though they didn't turn in enough to line up properly. If you do a search of photos a Kai Tak you can see it happened a fair few times.
G'day Fiaz , I think it was a case of bad camera work more then anything else. It did look like they overshot the turn and ended up a bit to the left of the centre-line, but the recovery seemed to be quite good and the landing itself seemed to be very smooth. Must have been the calming effect of that cigarette !
JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
AA87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11513 times:
AirWillie6475, you understate. Criminal in my book. Jumpseat on a beautiful MD11 into Kai Tak, landing, the heart of the video, ripped out. Fortunately, I got to jump seat into the new airport once, before 911