Aviation Photo #1776222 Lockheed C-130T Hercules (L-382) - USA - Marines

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Major Drew Hess (left seat) throws "Fat Albert" into a side slip before he dropped the nose into a steep dive to softly (the softest landing I have experienced in 34 years of flying) land at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center airshow. The black hash marks on the SLF are where the space shuttle aims for so it was fantastic coming in for high angle of attack approach and landing on Fat Albert Airlines at the home of the space shuttle program. "Fly Marines!"
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    USA - Marines
    Lockheed C-130T Hercules (L-382)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed
    382-5258
    164763
    Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility
    Florida
    USA
    November 8, 2008
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Comments (4)

Anonymous
6 years ago
What a moment to capture, really fine image. Just wondering though what the pilots made of the flash going off at such a critical moment...
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is great!!! I've done so many slip approaches by myself in small aircraft and I always wanted to see this with a big plane... great shot Suresh
Anonymous
6 years ago
Actually this a forward slip not a side slip, this is the type slip you use to lose altitude quickly, quite common in GA aircraft. Great to see proficient Marine pilots performing this manuever in a large aircraft like a C-130
Anonymous
6 years ago
^ to the poster above, many different countries and clubs have different names for slips...for example where I fly the slip for losing altitude is a forward slip, and the slip to maintain a track is a side slip...

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