rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6822 posts, RR: 29 Reply 3, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3743 times:
The video looks very much like Base Marambio - the Argentine station on an island near the end of the Plamer Land peninsula of Antarctica. I've seen other videos and pictures from that airport/ base. A low runway flyover to look for debris is normal on such strips.
Erikas From Lithuania, joined Sep 2013, 3 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3): A low runway flyover to look for debris is normal on such strips
I would image a look for debris could be carried out by ground personnel, I imagine the crew is to busy not going into the ground instead of looking for debris on the runway.
Well that is is at least my view.
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6822 posts, RR: 29 Reply 6, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3434 times:
Sometimes a plane lands at such bases when there are no personnel on the ground.
It is just a good practice in bush flying to get a close look at the runway before landing if possible. At some mountainous airports pilots have to commit to landing before they can see the runway with no chance of a go around.