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Offline Busdriver

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My first aircraft carrier landing
« on: December 22, 2010, 04:32:17 PM »
And it all started by flying over the field at FL410  >:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qETgtQX4bV8

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Re: My first aircraft carrier landing
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 05:20:23 PM »
Cool stuff, but why was that guy in the cockpit calling you a "Retard" just before touchdown?   ::loony::

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Re: My first aircraft carrier landing
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 12:17:57 AM »
Good landing.  ::cowboy::
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Re: My first aircraft carrier landing
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 02:33:30 AM »
Wow! That's an awesome video.
I am not a stuck-wing guy so I didn't know the plane talks to you the whole time (and insults you aparently  ;D ).
It's like having a CFI fly with you the whole time, huh?!  :D


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Re: My first aircraft carrier landing
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 08:32:06 AM »
You get used to be insulted by the plane, I curse it after a bumpy landing as this is always the plane's fault whereas a smooth touchdown is my work  ;D

The automatic call outs are always there, especially at the beginning they are a good hint on where to start your flare which is now at about 40ft with the A330, was about 30ft in the A320-family. Also during low vis ops they are kind of a back up to the radio altimeter displayed on the pfd to watch if the modes change correctly.

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Re: My first aircraft carrier landing
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 06:22:08 PM »
You get used to be insulted by the plane, I curse it after a bumpy landing as this is always the plane's fault whereas a smooth touchdown is my work  ;D

The automatic call outs are always there, especially at the beginning they are a good hint on where to start your flare which is now at about 40ft with the A330, was about 30ft in the A320-family. Also during low vis ops they are kind of a back up to the radio altimeter displayed on the pfd to watch if the modes change correctly.

I know a few helo pilots who could use those callouts as well . . . .  ;D ;)


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