BalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 22891 times:
Good day everyone!
I didn't find this anywhere else but if it is a repeat I apologize. Now I know that we have all seen the INSANELY and dangerously low pass of the TAP A310 but here's one of a 747 crew trying something a bit similar... Thoughts? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgusXzo6omU&feature=related
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 763 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15424 times:
Beautiful pass!!!! That turn looked amazing especially how quick that 747 can roll out. That was fairly close to the ground however I still dont think it was as close as the wingtip got on that A310 airshow flyby.
Irobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12469 times:
Quoting Keesje (Reply 10): Lower then would be acccepted in the west. Looking at the clip it seems a very controlled pass though. He comes in smoothly, radio attitude is exact and the pilot does a pitch up before the turning.
Not to be picky, but South America isn't "east" - it's most definitely in the western hemisphere. It just be that Aerosur puts a lot more trust in their 747 pilots than say... Cathay Pacific?
Jeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1335 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3824 times:
I did not see a problem with it. The plane was obviously empty accept for the crew so it was pretty light. Plus, there may have been a bit of an optical illusion. The plane may not have been quite as close to the ground as it appeared to be. Also, I am sure that the airline would have only had an experienced pilot fly that for that show. Until I learn of a good reason, I will trust the pilots ability.