>>Do pilots ever want to see any of their landings on video?<<
And relive all that ugliness again?!? No thanks!
>>Recently, there was an ATI/BAX DC-8 pilot who was doing some really strange landings at SJC as I usually video tape every morning at SJC from 630am till apprx 740am before I go to work. Just wondering if he was a new pilot or other factors were causing the variances in landings.<<
Your post sounds like he was doing multiple landings? If he was, it's quite possible he was new and was getting checked out.
I've witnessed many DC-8 landings from the comfort of the jumpseat and have come to the conclusion that the pilots are just spectators from 100 ft on down to the runway!
The DC-8 appears to be a real workout, especially in windy conditions and reqiures someone at the controls who's more man than I'll ever be!! I'm more in touch with my femine side and prefer the "easier on the controls" B757.