Ikarus
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Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:33 am

Hi

Yeah, I know, it's traditional over here that only two types of shots get mentioned: The technically perfect (but boring) digital ones, or the stunning motives.

Either way, when I saw this one:


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I just shook my head and wondered whether one of the screeners happened to be just as drunk as the photographer who took it..... Then I realized, this is not a case for "Horizon Not Level".... so no one was drunk, apparently

So I thought I'd plug this shot - it's fun (& scary) to behold!

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RE: Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:40 am

We should build a kicker next to the runway and get a shot of Rindt busting a method over a taxxing aircraft.

That would get some hits...
 
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RE: Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:42 am

Especially if he crashed  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:05 pm

Yes I did think this one was a test or something until I noticed the trees were all standing nice and vertical in the background.  Wow!

Must be a bit tricky landing if there is a bit of ice on the runway? Grass landing strips are used here in NZ for aerial topdressing and are similar in layout but not quite as steep. Increases lift on takeoff down hill and reduces the landing distance coming up hill.

Nice photo Markus.

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RE: Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:19 am

Thanks to pointing out this picture here. The runway in CVF is really 'special'. In SXM or HKG you get some action for sure, but CVF is a real adventure ... not always ending up in lucky landings, as just a few days ago for a PC-12 - coming most probably to high and too fast. http://www.radiocockpit.com/archives/002913.php3 (click on 'la photo')

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RE: Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:21 am

I wonder if any special training is required to get permission to operate from there...Id be scared to death to have to land there without practicing on a sim or something...great picture though!

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RE: Horizon Is Level? ..... Oh Dear!

Thu Aug 07, 2003 7:10 am

According the website of the Flying Club:
Special characteristics AD. Airplane and motor-glider pilots must comply with one of the following conditions:
1.To be mountain licensed pilot (Cf arrété of the 31th July 1981).
2.To have been tested in flight, able to use the AD (ground without snow), by a pilot instructor. This pilot instructor will be entitled to instruct with the view to obtain the mountain license. The flight test will be inscribed on the flight book. This capacity will be maintained if the pilot use the AD as captain in a period of six months. If not, a new test will he practised, in the same conditions.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/aeroclub-courchevel/aeroclub_uk/indexuk.html

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