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Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:10 pm

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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RE: Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:24 pm

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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RE: Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:32 pm

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.
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RE: Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:44 pm

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?
 
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RE: Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:48 pm

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!   
 
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RE: Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:49 pm

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.
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RE: Some Of The Craziest Landings I've Seen Yet.

Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:33 am

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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