CarbonFibre wrote:CPS001 wrote:The linked album says "training sortie".
Yeah, saw that. Just seems strange using LCY.
Cunard wrote:Not strange at all considering that the aircraft flew into LCY on a training sortie, the fact that the airport has a very steep approach and the many obstacles nearby such as tall buildings at Canary Wharf the airport makes it an absolutely ideal location for training sorties such as the one in the video
Cunard wrote:Although it's not the shortest runway by far as the Hercules is a very capable aircraft and one of the shortest if not the shortest ever take off and landing of a Hercules C130 occurred on the 30 October 1963 when a USAF C130 landed and obviously took off from aircraft carrier the USS Forestal, excellent video on YouTube showing the event.
McG1967 wrote:A tactical approach in a Hercules is flown at a lot steeper angle than the 5.5 degree approach into LCY.
This training is more to do with who 47 squadron’s “passengers” are.
ScottB wrote:Cunard wrote:Not strange at all considering that the aircraft flew into LCY on a training sortie, the fact that the airport has a very steep approach and the many obstacles nearby such as tall buildings at Canary Wharf the airport makes it an absolutely ideal location for training sorties such as the one in the video
I'm not sure anything is really ideal about using LCY for "training" given the proximity of large numbers of people who could be harmed in the case of a mishap. The steep approach and short runway can be simulated very easily at a base out in the middle of nowhere.
WKTaylor wrote:RAAF C-17A Globemaster fly-past at eye-level in Brisbane Sept 29 2018... real world 'down town' training... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cABuUGQW9Uk
Not exactly Kosher flying for a ~$200M transport acft...
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