Aviation Photo #1887063 Douglas DC-8-71(F) - Air Transport International - ATI

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A rather disconcerting angle to be at this close to touch down.
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    March 10, 2011
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Comments (46)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Twit-twit...pull-up...twit-twit...pull-up...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks frightening! I wonder how the view would be from the cockpit...almost like they were crashing.
Anonymous
6 years ago
WOW! must have realised that he was too high.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The pilot's name is Karl. He used to fly Stukas.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This looks quite odd. Any reason for the steep angle? The lannding went on fine I suppose. Great picture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think this is the famous Sarajevo Approach.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like the a/c was empty and had to be nailed into the ground due to too much lift from the wings... it was similar with the Caravelles and other a/c...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yikes! That is scary. But she's a cargo hauler so no passengers to apologise to at least!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow....a tad scary shot! I'm guessing it landed ok though!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Glideslope, whoop, whoop, pull up....... Excellent Capture
Anonymous
6 years ago
It is pics like this what makes this site an awesome way to spend time
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture. Was this aircraft at MHV on 23/01/2011? I am quite sure I saw it there having some maintenance done.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing pic !!! I read somewhere that on final you should never ditch the aircraft towards the runway oh I think the pilot skipped that sentence haha
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great moment!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks for the great comments everyone! The reason for this aoa is the pilot is battling a strong cross wind and caught the typical wind shear caused by a large hangar on the west of the threshold. -ks
Anonymous
6 years ago
Not every day you see a DC-8 in an apparent forward slip!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great and unusual capture. Pines on ridge refers to x- wind from cameras left. Guess you had to be there to understand this airplanes attitude!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
FO to Capt: "That's a weird looking horizon we have there"
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow mama!Def windsheer.great capture of this good old douglas.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Good photo! Did he land or go-around?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just a Kamikaze approach due wind shear. Very nice moment!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Now thats a great capture
Anonymous
6 years ago
Aint nothin' a DC-8 cant handle!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well I see SOMEONE doesnt want to Go Around.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Too much lift from the wings?? That is usually solved by lower airspeed. Anyway, great capture, crystal-clear with interesting background.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great picture, nothing scary about that, just another day in the life of a freight dawg.
Anonymous
6 years ago
You want to know what the definition of a nose dive is? well, this is it.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Exactly the right moment to shoot!! Fantastic pic, impressive, even frightening. Thanks!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wonderful photo. Great capture.
Anonymous
6 years ago
No guts, no glory.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Rather that be happening in Flight Simulators Game not in real life or let it be the magics of the lens.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This guy used to be a Fokker 50 pilot i think.

Great Pic!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Pucker Factor = 8.5!
Anonymous
6 years ago
That fake pilot from Air india must have scored a new gig.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I'd say it is a perfectly normal approach. The long lens creates the illusion of a 'dive'. A nose down attitude is quite normal for most aircraft on approach. Full flaps,increased lift for same airspeed means more nose-down trim.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful !
Anonymous
6 years ago
DC-8's with full flaps always had a nose down pitch. They were real airplanes, they had to be flared for landing. Real pilots flew DC-8's.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Woooop wooooop "SINK RATE!!!" WOOOP WOOOP!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
WOOP WOOP GLIDE SLOW! WOOP WOOP GLIDE SLOW! Thats the fun of the DC-8, no mom-in-law or pop-in-law in the avionics bay yelling at you!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
All i see is some freight dawgs at work. git er dun boys!

- bvt shooter
Anonymous
5 years ago
There' s a lot of job to do here before touchdown...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice its like ....you damned aircraft, i said we are going down!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It is real life Mr. Pilot, not a Flight simulator.
Anonymous
5 years ago
WOOP WOOP GLIDE SLOW! WOOP WOOP GLIDE SLOW! Thats the fun of the DC-8, no mom-in-law or pop-in-law in the avionics bay yelling at you!!

It's "WOOP WOOP GLIDE SLOPE!" not SLOW
Anonymous
5 years ago
A handful, training flight on a windy day! a little too hot trying to make the landing zone. made it ..... good bird
Anonymous
3 years ago
What an angle!

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