"Have you ever watched the Dehaviland Dash 7s as they come into London City Airport. It looks as if they are diving staright in!"
It's a few years since a Dash7 graced the presence of London City - more likely to be a Dash 8 nowadays. I have been on a Dash 7 in Malaysia and sat backwards - that was interesting - just 3,000 feet of runway to aim at.
London City has a 6 degree angle of approach (most other airports is 3 degrees) which is why it looks different. Having arrived at London City is feels different too.
Leaving Madeira is a good experience. Leave ground, climb slightly then hard right to avoid sound problems over the village on the peninsula.
Dont think anyone has put this on but watch this for a landing.
Just shown the video to hubby after he heard my reaction and his reaction to it is no thank you.
have to say I think I'd have been praying (silently) if I had been on that flight.
did anyone else see the programme about the plane that got hit by the ash from a volcano. Think it was when Mnt St. helens erupted, a plane had at least 2 engines on fire so dropped down low. The pilot had no idea what the cause was as when he dropped low, the fires went out. That was scary to watch.
That would be the BA 747 which actually had all 4 engine flame out due to the ash. Quite a scary experience I should imagine.
Thursday 18th January is was, I remember it well. It took me 9 hours to get home when it would normally take me 45 mins because the motorway network ground to a halt with bridge closures and fallen trees. I remember seeing those dramatic pictures on the news. Manchester Airport, as well as other airports throughout the country did close for a time during the brunt of the winds, but reopened when they subsided. Rest assured, if it was too dangerous to land and the winds exceeded the airline / manufacturer SOP's, the aircraft wouldn't have landed until conditions were suitable. The video I remember on the news approaching Manchester was a Netjets Cessna 550 Citation being blown all over the place and a BA 747 at Heathrow as well. I don't think there was anyone daft enough to be out with the camera that day apart from the news teams. This video reminds me a bit of that day. This is some impressive airmanship given the conditions. So is this.
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