kiwiinoz
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Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:10 am

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/national/n...&gal_cid=1503075&gallery_id=138724

Shame about the cloud cover, but still pretty cool.

I haven't flown in there before, only drove. Have watched the planes come in and it's definitely a treat
 
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:22 am

Stunning video, thanks for posting.

I looked up the username on youtube and it's available in full HD there, albeit to different music:
http://youtu.be/7mxmFCw-Dig
 
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:24 am

I think the cloud cover is there to illustrate the point that RNP AR technology is 'the balls'.
 
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:32 am

Quoting flood (Reply 1):
I looked up the username on youtube and it's available in full HD there, albeit to different music:
http://youtu.be/7mxmFCw-Dig

Good one, this is much better

Quoting BonzoLab (Reply 2):
I think the cloud cover is there to illustrate the point that RNP AR technology is 'the balls'.

Ha! True. The bit where they dip into the clouds in the middle of a turn whilst flying straight at the ridge-line is quite a moment.

Can anyone pick the aircraft type based on that view of the windscreen? I presume an A320 as that is the most common aircraft there
 
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:58 am

In the 4 times I've landed in ZQN, I've never had 05 ops.. I'd love to experience that too because you get a nice view of the town on approach. And the departures sequence is different too!

Quoting kiwiinoz (Thread starter):
I haven't flown in there before, only drove

It's a must do! You gotta do it sometime! That coupled with a jet rocketing out is amazing.

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 3):
Can anyone pick the aircraft type based on that view of the windscreen? I presume an A320 as that is the most common aircraft there

Looks to me like the paint of the nose is silver; and by that deduction, I'd guess a JQ A320.
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:03 am

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
Looks to me like the paint of the nose is silver; and by that deduction, I'd guess a JQ A320.

This video was posted to Reddit a few days ago, and at that point the YouTube description said it was an Air New Zealand A320. That has since been removed for whatever reason, but it did say it before, I promise!
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:54 am

Quoting flood (Reply 1):
I looked up the username on youtube and it's available in full HD there, albeit to different music:
http://youtu.be/7mxmFCw-Dig

Fantastic video, great find, I have only done this flight via Auckland with ANZ A320 which comes down another valley and pretty spectacular views with some sharp turns to land.
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:55 am

Amazing video , music goes well with it. ZQN is one place I have yet to fly to, hope to try it some time..  
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RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:04 pm

Stunning video!

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 3):
Can anyone pick the aircraft type based on that view of the windscreen? I presume an A320 as that is the most common aircraft there

Its an A320 because the Glareshield and beyond is that of an A32X. Air New Zealand's A320s have been certified to the lower navigation tolerances (RNP 0.1) since 2009, so presumably it is one of theirs. I don't think jetstar has their aircraft certified for RNP 0.1, so approaches in such weather wouldn't happen.
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