Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
dtw2hyd
Topic Author
Posts: 8735
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm

C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:26 pm

Indian Air Force landed its C-130J Super Hercules transport plane at the world's highest and recently-activated Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) airstrip located at 16614 feet (5065 meters). India has six in service and six more on order.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/in...130j-30-at-daulat-beg-oldie-408107

This is after another recent high-altitude rescue operation using a 4,500 feet landing strip in June, 2013.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ut...-for-the-air-force-s-c-130j-383001
All posts are just opinions.
 
User avatar
WingsFan
Posts: 352
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:24 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:57 pm

The video released shows a spectacular landing. I only hope one of our A.nut photographers was there and we will get to see the landing up close through photographs.
 
connies4ever
Posts: 3393
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:54 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:17 pm

That is extremely impressive ! Congratulations to the Indian Air Force and the flight crew.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
Gatorman96
Posts: 841
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:22 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:02 am

Very cool, massive fail to the videographer though!

Would the landing speed be higher than at sea level due to the thinner air?
 
Max Q
Posts: 8670
Joined: Wed May 09, 2001 12:40 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:52 am

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 3):

Would the landing speed be higher than at sea level due to the thinner air?

The groundspeed would be higher, as for the same indicated airspeed your groundspeed increases the higher you go.


So, basically yes !
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.


GGg
 
User avatar
sturmovik
Posts: 714
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 12:05 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:36 am

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 3):
Very cool, massive fail to the videographer though!

Yep. What a moron. Completely missed out on the touchdown..
'What's it doing now?'
 
User avatar
sturmovik
Posts: 714
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 12:05 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:21 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7KUprBZsdcI

Drones save the day.. that does look spectacular.
'What's it doing now?'
 
dtw2hyd
Topic Author
Posts: 8735
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:27 am

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 5):
Completely missed out on the touchdown.

Probably wearing an oxygen mask or lack of oxygen.

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 6):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7KUprBZsdcI

Drones save the day.. that does look spectacular

Nice find. I guess machines work better than humans at that altitude.
All posts are just opinions.
 
comorin
Posts: 3858
Joined: Sun May 29, 2005 5:52 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:17 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 6):
Drones save the day.. that does look spectacular.

I hope that was an IAF drone...   
 
dtw2hyd
Topic Author
Posts: 8735
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:36 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I hope that was an IAF drone...

Most likely it is. IAF, Indian Navy together have 100 x IAI Searchers and 50 x IAI Herons. They have some domestic built ones as well.
All posts are just opinions.
 
comorin
Posts: 3858
Joined: Sun May 29, 2005 5:52 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:44 pm

Quoting DTW2HYD (Reply 9):

That's a relief, as long as it isn't PLAF/PAF!!
 
User avatar
WingsFan
Posts: 352
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:24 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:53 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 10):
That's a relief, as long as it isn't PLAF/PAF!!

Considering the proximity of this airbase to the border, I won't be surprised if there is a drone feed from PLAF or PAF.
It would be surprising only if it actually surfaces on the interwebs.
 
dtw2hyd
Topic Author
Posts: 8735
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:00 pm

Quoting WingsFan (Reply 11):
Considering the proximity of this airbase to the border, I won't be surprised if there is a drone feed from PLAF or PAF.

India is lucky to get its hands on IAI Heron (comparable to renowned Predator) with excellent service ceiling of 35,000 feet and endurance up to 52 hours. Drone technology is well guarded. Unless they have their own program PLAF/PAF definitely lack this capability.

However both may have few guys hiding in the bushes with high powered telescopic lens.
All posts are just opinions.
 
Max Q
Posts: 8670
Joined: Wed May 09, 2001 12:40 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:14 am

Very, very impressive, what a superb Aircraft for what, over fifty years now ?
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.


GGg
 
comorin
Posts: 3858
Joined: Sun May 29, 2005 5:52 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:53 pm

Quoting DTW2HYD (Reply 12):
However both may have few guys hiding in the bushes with high powered telescopic lens.

LOL!

Question: When you send a 'capital ship' like the Herc on a mission, would you not also be sending a couple of fighters as escorts so that she is not a sitting duck? Plenty of gap-toothed Talibani out there, on their Sunday drive with their SAMs in tow...
 
User avatar
spudh
Posts: 363
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:00 pm

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:28 pm

Impressive stuff! !

You wouldn't want to leave a window open during the thrust reversal stage. I presume thats done with the proppeler pitch control?
 
CHS787
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:58 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:58 am

The camera person had one job, and one job only... He failed miserably!!!!
 
User avatar
sturmovik
Posts: 714
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 12:05 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:05 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 14):
Plenty of gap-toothed Talibani out there, on their Sunday drive with their SAMs in tow...

Probably not in DBO, but the area does have regular PLA visits. I wonder if the Chinese soldiers who were part of that incursion some weeks back left the place. If they haven't left, they've probably got a better videographer than we did..  
'What's it doing now?'
 
User avatar
kc135topboom
Posts: 11202
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:26 am

RE: C-130J Lands At Highest Airstrip In The World

Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:39 pm

Increditable if the Super-Herc landed there with a useful military load.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: neutrino and 25 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos