Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What A Landing!  
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Hello all.

What a landing, you don't get to see this to often, your lucky to get it on film Gary! Nice one.


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Garry Lewis



How was the outcome? Did they land safely on the RWY?

-Dmitry

20 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Strong gust of crosswind?


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offline747forever From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I'd say, from the comment on the pic they should have gone around long ago, ah well, gives us photographers and enthusiasts some fun eh?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Probably the passengers as well  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Jeff.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

^^ It is not that big of deal to where HQ has to know. If you friend gets these pilots in trouble, QR management (and your friend) are the meanest s-o-b I have ever heard of.
Any pilot who got down safely last week in the UK, did a fine job. Considering roofs where being blown of houses, getting any plane down is a challegne.
Iain


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

I have to agree with Lain. I hope you're not going to print out this photo to send it to the HQ, that'd be really mean to do.

User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1338 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

"I just talked to a friend in Qatar Airways and he said he never heard of it, he told me to print out the picture and he'll give it to HQ. Probably the pilot was to embarrased to tell HQ and so kept it hushed, do pilots have to report about their landings or can they keep it quiet?"

What of load of old tosh. The pilot probably made the proper corrections and landed safely. The weather was awful in the UK last week, and the cross winds at LHR, as Iainhol states, was awful, so much so, runway 23 was used.


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Yeah man, don't send the picture in. I just commented because it made a great photo!

-Dmitry  Smile


User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1407 times:







I printed the picture and i gave it to them. Apparently they already knew and the pilot was congratulated for this landing.








User currently offlineQatar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

I meant he should be congratulated

and sorry for all the spaces.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

^^ Management would never congratulate a pilot. I still think it is pretty dick even putting this infront of management. Considering there was no news on it, they must have got down safely therefore there is no need for management to know.
I guess this supports my idea of investing medical student (pay for their schooling for a chunk on their salary later on in) that study proctology, as this proves how many assholes are out there.
Iain


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

"your lucky to get it on film Gary!"

Garry didnt, he shoots digital!

LGW


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

That's an awesome picture! Bet it was really cool to see!


I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

I think he meant film as in still photography; not motion picture. As far as the discussion going on. Hmm...I don't know enough about that aspect of commercial aviation to comment on what SHOULD happen. However, if the pilot made an error in judgement that could have endangered the safety of the passengers, crew, and themselves wouldn't we want them to receive a review (for lack of the proper terminology) so they can become better pilots. Not to get them into trouble, but solely to help them out. As for the arguement that he is a great pilot because he safely landed in that crosswind: you are correct, but should he have attempted the landing?

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

I'm sure the flight data recorders can tell management about that landing so there's no need for anyone here to go sticking their noses in.

Christ, all this talk recently about security scaring away spotters from major airports..........what do you think might happen if spotters got on the phone to company HQ every time they saw what they considered to be a bad landing?
That's right! The aircrews themselves will start demanding that you keep away from your favourite spotting areas for fear of being "narked" on.
"Hello!! Think about it!!  Smile


User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6972 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

What a shot ! Look carefully and it shows the pilot sliding it towards the runway (left bank, right rudder applied). The only time I know someone did this was a Flying Tigers Pilot landing hisDC8 in Nigeria in a sandstorm and low on fuel!

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1013 times:

FrequentFlyKid - I think LGW was pointing out the fact that Gary uses a digital camera (which of course don't have film, per se). As for the landing, they say that a good laniding is one you can walk away from, and an excellent landing is one that you can use the aircraft again afterwards, and I haven't heard about Qatar writing off any aircraft, so lets leave it at that.

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 980 times:

LGW, I know he shoots digital. I meant to capture that kind of photo on digital instead of film.

-Dmitry  Smile


User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1575 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 929 times:

"As for the arguement that he is a great pilot because he safely landed in that crosswind: you are correct, but should he have attempted the landing?"
Before landing -or even making the approach-to destination airport pilots make some decisions way before starting to descent.On the way and before descent we take the latest weather conditions and decide if we and our plane are in limits of that particular weather phenomena.For example if low visibility conditions are reported if the pilots,airplane and the airport are capable of making a cat II or cat III aproach,or should we divert to alternate?There are a lot of things to consider.So if that day the reported crosswind is within the demonstrated crosswind capability of the aircraft there is nothing wrong to make the approach.And final approach is a very critical phase of the flight where you have to decide and execute very fast and correctly and there is very little time to recover from mistakes pilots puts the passenger comfort to one side and focus on landing the airplane safely in those kind of challing weathers.In my opinion theres nothing wrong with this approach because one wing down into the wind landing is a crosswind landing technique and this is only one moment from all that landing sequence,appearently the corrective maneuvers are done and plane landed safely.
Another issue on this thread is whether sending the photo to HQ or not.There are many assesments that an airline pilot has to compleate like simulators,line checks,annual reviews,ground schools.The menagers are very capable of knowing and they keep files about each pilot and know which pilots are capable or not by the reports filed during those assesments.The pilot who lacks in any areas are retrained and becomes ready again before a multimillion dollar airplane and hundreds of lives are handed to him again.Airline menagers doesn't accuse pilots or make any decisions according to 13 year old children.Appearently in his little world he thinks that he accomplished something,let him keep thinking like that because neither I have time to explain to him or he has the maturity to understand.



Widen your world
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 924 times:

I agree with "Wing".

-Dmitry


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 913 times:

I have a similar shot of a United 747-400. Normally they don't come to YYC but this one had 2 passengers with food poisoning. The weather was good but the pilots were unfamiliar with the airport (as I heard on my scanner) so they had a pretty crazy approach. After they landed the pilot thanked ATC and said "I haven't been here for at least 10 years"

Meaning he probably used to fly 737's or 727's

Kinda neat.

Kris



Word
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 776 times:

Thats cool!

-Dmitry


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
SQ 380 Landing - But What Airline Is This In Shot? posted Tue Mar 18 2008 13:22:25 by Vanguard
What Happens After An Emergency(Crash) Landing posted Fri Feb 29 2008 16:54:13 by BAKJet
What Do U Think About This Landing? posted Tue Aug 7 2007 03:00:22 by Luxair
TU-154 Landing Video. What A Contrast posted Sun Jan 14 2007 20:38:33 by Balandorlivery
Mass Diversions -- What About Landing Fees, Slots? posted Tue Nov 21 2006 10:27:41 by Brenintw
What Do You Make Of This Landing? (Video) posted Mon Oct 16 2006 02:00:01 by BMIbaby733
Bad Landing, What Happened? posted Fri Apr 21 2006 17:25:18 by Henpol747
What's The Average MD-80 Landing Distance? posted Thu Mar 9 2006 23:56:37 by AviationAddict
Very Bad Amphibi Landing Video. What Airline? posted Fri Mar 3 2006 21:22:35 by Boeing777/747
What Country Have The Longest Landing Field posted Sun Feb 19 2006 00:46:25 by Derekone