galaxy5
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Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:17 am

"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
 
milemaster
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:20 am

Reminds me of the worst landing I ever witnessed at DFW.

It was a NASA 757(Not sure what the military name is) that landed about the same way.

After about 2 bounces on the runway it finally touched down for good.  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:21 am

What a terrible landing. I like the title of the thread, just like the name of Nelly Furtados CD.
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:45 am

whoa Nelly is right!! Looks like someone got their freak on!
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:47 am

Maybe he was trying to perform a one-point landing.
 
galaxy5
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 8:39 am

yeah looks like someone got the "freak on"
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 1:06 pm

Just a touch of crosswind on this one.

Milemaster : The NASA 757 has no military designation. NASA is not a miltary organization. At least officially.
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 1:25 pm

Whoa! Look at the lower rudder so that upper rudder is not operated. You can see red truck on the road. The rudder was full right steering.

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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 1:29 pm

Does PF get 'kp' for the premature wear on the tyres?
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 1:49 pm

galaxy5,

Where did this photo come from? Are there more? What were the circumstances of this landing?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Sunil
 
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 3:23 pm

HEHE grat shot... I am surprised someone didnt get on your case and say it was the wrong forum to post it in, its military. I could care less what forum its in, its a great photo.

 
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 3:37 pm

Are these things (C-17s) known for tricky landings or could this be a green or not paying attention P-I-C...?
 
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 4:30 pm

wow what a landing!! a few more inches and that wingtip would hit the runway!! did this landing damage the plane? where was this photo taken?
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galaxy5
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 8:40 pm

its a McCord bird and from what i know it was supposed to be a tactical assault landing, but they ruined the gear and had to stop.
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 9:46 pm

Reminds me of strong xwind landings in LHR where some jets end up on nose and one main gear after touchdown with the pilots struggling to control the landing roll... (735 was the one I saw)

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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 10:17 pm

I have always wondered about this. I happen to love jets with overhead wings and T-type tails. The Avro and BAe 146's, and the military c-5's and c-17's are all great looking.

As I understand, these types of a/c are good with short take off and landing performance. I am not an aerodynamics engineer so don't berate me just yet.

However, if they truly are better for t/o and landing, why aren't more a/c designed in the same way?

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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Wed Sep 19, 2001 10:58 pm

they pay for their outstanding t/o and landing performance with terrible aerodynamics/ fuel economy at altitude
 
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:44 am

It looks strange. Although the tail and the fuselage in general don't seem to be that rotated horizontally, the right wing is about to strike the ground. It looks as if the right wing is lower than it should be. Am I the only one seeing this?
 
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Thu Sep 20, 2001 1:33 am

Doesnt Altus AFB have an assault strip? My friend was stationed there and he told me they were landing the C17 in hundreds of feet, not thousands. The strip is only 3514x94 ft long.

 
galaxy5
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RE: Whoa Nelly!

Fri Sep 21, 2001 8:05 am

no, C-17s cant land within hundreds of feet. its measured in thousands.
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