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    #91
    What about a bit of nostalgia. Concord landing at Kai Tak, Hong Kong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvIO3eLlZnw

    Both are long gone, but if you ever flew on Concord, or if you ever landed at Kai Tak, you are sure to remember.

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      #92
      Great video. I only ever once saw Concorde and that was taking off from Heathrow.
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        #93
        Landing and take off on the hatch boards of the MV Nordic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUdzVnZBaoY#t=278

        Extremely short!!

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          #94
          Phew .....................!
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            #95
            NRK posted this Vimeo link to a Widerøe eye's view of a winter approach to Honningsvåg - some great flying!

            http://vimeo.com/82376904
            Cheers,

            Mark.

            www.pologlover.co.uk

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            • pakarang
              pakarang commented
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              Thankfully, I saw it before it was deleted. Actually the pilot's user profile is also completely deleted from vimeo.

              I presume the head office wasn't in favor of the film, despite it being absolutely awesome.

            • wherrygirl
              wherrygirl commented
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              I agree, I was impressed by the pilot's skill.

            #96
            You remember the 'Two Ronnies' sketch where the specialist subject was answering the question before last?

            Well, in response to Ombugge and Wherrygirl's discussion about Concorde - in October!!

            Don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I grew up on the circuit for Brize Norton. Most of our lives were lived to the soundtrack of VC10s (and Britannias in the early days, Tristars in the later days) coming past, and we thought they were noisy - and then BA did their pilot training out of Fairford with one of the circuits bringing them over the house every few minutes for several months. Several houses in the village successfully claimed for new windows to replace ones that had been rattled out of their frames by four Olympus engines coming over at a very few thousand feet a few times an hour!!

            Also had a couple of flights out of Heathrow to Oslo which followed her out of the terminal and to the runway. Sitting in a 757 looking along the runway watching that beauty take off will be with me for ever.

            Happy days - Concorde was soooooo beautiful.



            Re our Wideroe clip - shame that it disappeared - it was fun.
            Cheers,

            Mark.

            www.pologlover.co.uk

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              #97
              Happy days - Concorde was soooooo beautiful.
              Yes, she was. But bring back the two Ronnies and my days will be even happier!
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              #98
              If this ain't EXTREME, then nothing is extreme:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5GcHcOKkS4
               
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #99
                What is this Chinook doing??: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSKFSuHl9Wk

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                A different kind of flying - and landing: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/indre/article9888326.ece

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                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  What is this Chinook doing??: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSKFSuHl9Wk
                  From first hand experience i can tell you that all Chinook pilots seem to like doing that. A few years ago i was on a training exercise with the Royal Navy. One of the exercises involved a Chinook which was supposed to hover just above the water so that marines could deploy inflatable boats from the loading ramp of the aircraft. I was standing beside the colour sergeant aboard Datchet, i remember him warning me that this was such and such squadron (can't remember the exact squadron involved), so basically anything could happen. I stood there watching the Chinook as it got closer and closer to the water - rear ramp already down. I think the idea was to get the rear of the Chinook to within a couple of feet of the water, then they could simply push their inflatables out. Did not go quite to plan, the colour sergeant just stood there with his head in his hands whilst the marines aboard the Chinooksimply floated their inflatables out of the rear of the Chinook. "I just knew they would put the bloody arse in the water!", he said whilst shaking his head from side to side. He followed that with lots of words that really are not suitable for repeating. I was rather amazed at the amount of water that flowed out again when the aircraft lifted off again. I think the sergeant had a few choice words with that particular pilot at the debriefing.
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    Great story Steve! The Chinooks come over here from time to time with Land Rovers, big guns, little tanks, small houses and one or wo other things hanging underneath - they haven't lost anything recently. Parking in the water is one way of avoiding having to do that I suppose. Only get it wrong once though.
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      Everyday life of a F16 fighter pilot (video):

                      http://www.fosna-folket.no/nyheter/article9884442.ece
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        Cross wind landing in Las Vegas: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/110990/t...i-siste-sekund
                        Doesn't look too bad. They should try landing at Vigra in the winters.

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                          Did it ever get down?!!!
                          Ivy

                          "To thine own self be true.......
                          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            Yes definitely. What goes up must come down!!
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