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    World's largest passenger plane landing during Storm Dennis


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    Jesus!

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    Re: World's largest passenger plane landing during Storm Dennis

    That's a text book manoeuvre, probably done on autopilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    That's a text book manoeuvre, probably done on autopilot.
    I don't think it was on autopilot but it was as you say text book stuff.
    This is why pilots are trained. In crosswind conditions flying is very challenging. In three dimensions there is a huge amount of training and skill involved in getting a plane that size in exactly the right place for touchdown.

    If its not right the pilot goes around and getting it right first time is not only down to skill. Often going around is the correct option for the pilot.
    Going around does not mean a pilot got things wrong.

    It makes me smile whenever we land in Jersey in difficult conditions that the whole A320 plane bursts into a round of applause on touchdown.
    Happened on my flight home after Luton away last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    That's a text book manoeuvre, probably done on autopilot.
    You most definitely would not land using autopilot with wind sheer.

    The engines will be using auto thrust to maintain speed that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshcake. View Post
    You most definitely would not land using autopilot with wind sheer.

    The engines will be using auto thrust to maintain speed that's it.
    I forgot the /s lol

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    I always get a very similar wheeled trolley in Tesco! They could train pilots in supermarkets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    That's a text book manoeuvre, probably done on autopilot.
    I believe that take offs and landings are always done manually....for now!

    If I was on that flight, I definitely would have been heavy on the scotch half hour before landing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysAway2 View Post
    I don't think it was on autopilot but it was as you say text book stuff.
    This is why pilots are trained. In crosswind conditions flying is very challenging. In three dimensions there is a huge amount of training and skill involved in getting a plane that size in exactly the right place for touchdown.

    If its not right the pilot goes around and getting it right first time is not only down to skill. Often going around is the correct option for the pilot.
    Going around does not mean a pilot got things wrong.

    It makes me smile whenever we land in Jersey in difficult conditions that the whole A320 plane bursts into a round of applause on touchdown.
    Happened on my flight home after Luton away last week.
    In some countries the passengers always clap and cheer when the pilot gets the plane onto the runway. Citizens travelling n Kazakhstan planes landing in Almaty go wild.

    Very unnerving when people clap you on the back and shake hands whilst taxiing

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    What makes it more awsome was that there were 2 pilots flying the thing
    Doing a "crab" landing takes a great amount of co-ordination between the pilot and his feel fot the plane, but when hwe has to co-ordinate everything with another pilot as well it becomes truly amazing.

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    Remember that guy who said he was a professional pilot who was on here around the time of the Sala crash? Or more likely, the multi that pretended to be a pilot around the time of the Sala crash? That was weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by delmbox View Post
    Remember that guy who said he was a professional pilot who was on here around the time of the Sala crash? Or more likely, the multi that pretended to be a pilot around the time of the Sala crash? That was weird
    He dominated the message board for about a fortnight didn’t he, I was putting a seat belt on every time I visited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by light up the darkness View Post
    In some countries the passengers always clap and cheer when the pilot gets the plane onto the runway. Citizens travelling n Kazakhstan planes landing in Almaty go wild.

    Very unnerving when people clap you on the back and shake hands whilst taxiing
    I'll check in May...

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    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    He dominated the message board for about a fortnight didn’t he, I was putting a seat belt on every time I visited.
    It was very odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    He dominated the message board for about a fortnight didn’t he, I was putting a seat belt on every time I visited.
    Where did he take off too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Where did he take off too?
    It was all very strange, wasn’t it? He practically held court on here........well, not practically, he did. And yet, there he was...gone!!!!

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    Re: World's largest passenger plane landing during Storm Dennis

    Beast of a plane, I went on an A380 last year, landing wasn't like that!!!!!, brown trouser moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    It was all very strange, wasn’t it? He practically held court on here........well, not practically, he did. And yet, there he was...gone!!!!
    cough...Wales-Bales...cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    Beast of a plane, I went on an A380 last year, landing wasn't like that!!!!!, brown trouser moment
    I've almost always found the A380 landing to be smooth, often hardly noticeable. Incredible with the size of that thing.

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