william wrote:Since the northeast is under a snow storm , now would be a good time to bring out a classic snow landing.
2.Yes kids, near the end of the runway that is a 707 skidding to a stop, the Flying Tiger pilots came in a little hot for the shot, so the story goes. Good thing the cameras were rolling...... Cool to see over and over.
3. Yes, there is some Hollywood in the sequence but they got the jargon right. Though I don't understand the "right rudder" reference, just say,"right brake" or the need for two pilot stand on the right brake, again there some Hollywood in the scenes.
4. How many pilots did this movie inspire?
So for those sitting on planes right now in the air or on the ground...............enjoy.
deebee278 wrote:I guess "right rudder" was more 'Hollywood' than "right brake". Use of rudder is a good thing but loses it's effectiveness as you slow. The movie sure inspired me, at the tender young age of 15! BTW, There's a certain comment Dean Martin makes on approach when runway 29 is reopened that would never get past the censors nowadays...ah, the 70s
32andBelow wrote:Why is a radar controlling clearing him to land!
RetiredWeasel wrote:deebee278 wrote:I guess "right rudder" was more 'Hollywood' than "right brake". Use of rudder is a good thing but loses it's effectiveness as you slow. The movie sure inspired me, at the tender young age of 15! BTW, There's a certain comment Dean Martin makes on approach when runway 29 is reopened that would never get past the censors nowadays...ah, the 70s
Actually it looked like the pilots ground-looped the 707 prior to reaching the over-run. Using full right rudder will turn the nosewheel (nosewheel steering) up to 20 degrees or so. If that was their intention, then it worked pretty good.
BartSimpson wrote:Wouldn't the pilots have to switch a few more buttons and to turn some knobs on finals? The only thing they do is moving the yoke around...
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