ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1942 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8962 times:
Hey guys, i just found this video that i thought i would share, no sound however, but I really liked it, you could see the pilot feathering the props just before touchdown, as they are motionless when he stops. One thing though is it just me or does it look like CNN sped it up somewhat? Great landing though IMO...
TinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 963 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8074 times:
He was coming in fast because without the drag of the landing gear and full flaps (it looks like he had maybe only 10 degrees or so) the approach speed was much higher. Final approach spead in a Piper Seminole is 88kts, so a KingAir must have a normal approach speed of at least 100kts. Without full flaps and landing gear, it could have easily been 20-30kts faster, but Im not expert. Anyway, outstanding job for that pilot, the plane hardly looks damaged.
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