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An interesting bit of flying

Postby cowpatz » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:06 pm

Ballsy.....and in a place where you can do this stuff...Mogadishu.
You can understand the manoevre better when you look at the ground chart (although it is dated 2009). I'm not sure the date of the footage.

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Re: An interesting bit of flying

Postby Splitpin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:06 am

Bloody hell ...give that man a beer.
Great find CP
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Re: An interesting bit of flying

Postby Charl » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:09 am

Landing: 05, take it or leave it.
If the high ground doesn't get you, the MANPADS will.
Don't T-tail airliners have a propensity for stalling at high AOA?
Are these highly paid adventurous pilots, or the only ones anyone could find to fly into that place?
Talk us through this, CP.
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Re: An interesting bit of flying

Postby SA227 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:03 pm

wow nice piece of flying there
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Re: An interesting bit of flying

Postby cowpatz » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:33 pm

Apparently the Captain of this flight is a rather "colourful" character having had a few skirmishes with African law as well as doing a short stretch of time.
It takes a sort of "rogue bush pilot to dodgy airline pilot" to do this sort of flying.
The orbit would have been conducted at low level to reduce exposure to SAMs and small arms fire from the no fly zone.
It is very easy to develop a high rate of descent when looking out the window for the runway. You can even hear the "DONT SINK" aural alert at one point just before completing the turn onto finals.
Yes a T tail does have a propensity to stall at high AoAs and this is due to the wing blanketing the tail plane. The 727 has a stick pusher to counter this event.
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Re: An interesting bit of flying

Postby Charl » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:14 pm

The orbit would have been conducted at low level to reduce exposure to SAMs and small arms fire from the no fly zone.

Maybe to the former... but as the RAF Tornados showed in Desert Storm, definitely No if avoiding small arms fire.
Thanks for this CP, At 0:52 I thought you had posted an airliner accident clip. :o
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