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Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.  
User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 478 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

I saw this video posted to Gizmodo today. Apologies if I missed it being posted here before. I'm glad I wasn't on some of these planes. How far off closing this airport do you think they were?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mMvLuUJFHYk#!

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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

wow thats a nice find, thanks for sharing

As to how far off they were from closing the airport im not sure, but still a really good video



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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Great video, thanks for posting. I was also struck by what appears to be a pretty good hump in the runway the last thousand feet or so.

BTW, an airport wouldn't close for wind. But an aircraft operator might choose not to land at a particular airport due to weather conditions.



I'm sorry, ma'am, I don't work for the airline.
User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 478 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 2):

Great video, thanks for posting. I was also struck by what appears to be a pretty good hump in the runway the last thousand feet or so.

PIK is the same. It has a pretty noticeable hill in it.

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 2):
BTW, an airport wouldn't close for wind. But an aircraft operator might choose not to land at a particular airport due to weather conditions.

I didn't know that an airport wouldn't close for wind. I assume wind restrictions are different for take-off than they are for landing? What reasons might an airline have for having different safety requirements than those of the aircraft manufacturer?


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Nice! What is the black tower on the horizon that the lightning struck at 7:00 ?

The landings footage is better than the departures. Look forward to more!   


User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting shufflemoomin (Reply 3):
I didn't know that an airport wouldn't close for wind. I assume wind restrictions are different for take-off than they are for landing? What reasons might an airline have for having different safety requirements than those of the aircraft manufacturer?

I can't answer the second half of your question, but as to the first part, airports (at least in the U.S.) don't officially close unless there is some obstruction on the runway such as snow or snow removal equipment. Other possible obstructions/problems with the runway itself might be a sudden pavement failure, such as in an earthquake, or for an aircraft accident/incident on the runway at a single-runway airport.

At RNO, we were closed for about 24 hours because of flooding on the taxiways and ramps back in 1997.



I'm sorry, ma'am, I don't work for the airline.
User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 931 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 5):

At RNO, we were closed for about 24 hours because of flooding on the taxiways and ramps back in 1997.

And a few years ago for ILS failures, and too much snow. Got me twice. In one day. First diverted to PDX, then to LAS.


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