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    Dear friends of CVF...

    Do you think a Boeing 707 can do barrel-rolls?

    Here is a video of a Boeing 707 doing not only one, but TWO full barrel-rolls...!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bvhov0nxPQ

    http://clickamericana.com/eras/1950s...rrel-roll-1955
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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

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      Landing at Oksibil Airport, Papua is not for the inexperienced pilot. First you have to fly around looking for a glimpse of the ground to find your bearings and then get the plane down safely without the aid of ground control or navigation aids: http://ourairports.com/airports/WAJO/pilot-info.html

      Here is one that made it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ47SACrCs

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Oksibil is actually one of the better airstrips in the province of Papua, Indonesia. I got paved sometime in the late 1990s when it was used as a staging post for gas exploration on the south side of the hills, using large "flying cranes" to move the "heli-rig" that was used for drilling.
        The rig was loaded on barges in Ceribon on Java and transported as far up the river as possible. It had been broken down into max. 10 m.t. modules and positioned so they could be flown directly off the barges to the drill site by two heli-cranes.
        I was in Ceribon for the loading, but did not go to Papua for the off-loading.

      If you dream of becoming a "bush pilot", Papua may be the place to go. Here are some of the many small air strips in the province, which should offer enough challenges, even for the most adventurous of pilots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6uhR4cfngs

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        There cannot be many landings more extreme then this: http://gcaptain.com/watch-harrier-je.../#.VjAwq_krKUk

        Not exactly news, but I had never seen or heard of this before.

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          Here is another extreme landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?vhDgtyIbD-M

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            Extreme landing on ice, turn around and around and around and take off: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/120667/l...n-det-utrolige

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            • pakarang
              pakarang commented
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              Now, that is something I had NEVER seen before!

            • Tommi
              Tommi commented
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              Haha, plane drifting! Sterkoder, have you tried that out?

            This widely circulated PR-stunt this past week is among the "sickets" things I have ever seen performed..... the feeling of flying with a wing so near a GIGANTIC aircraft must have been ..... well, I have no idea, but it surely must have been awesome !

            This video presents also a bit about the planning-part of the stunt as well.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCQJ5sYGtI
             
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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              This is one way to do it: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/129977/u...-utrolig-bragd

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                Papua has some of the most dangerous airports in the world, This is not at one of them.
                This is a landing, not a crash: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/131853/h...-under-landing

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                  I presume you have all experienced bumpy rides in air crafts, but there is the ultimate: https://gcaptain.com/watch-hurricane...icane-matthew/

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                    What about a Helicopter landing on a heaving ship for a change?: https://gcaptain.com/watch-insane-he...orth-atlantic/

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                      This link was for you Captain with your recent interest in the A350, so I'm posting it here.
                      Airbus A350 in training exercise at Stornoway Airport
                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...lands-37998490

                      Good to see the wild Scottish weather comes in useful!

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                        Oh, waow.... excellent. Thank you so much for sharing that video.

                        A350 is an amazing aircraft I think, and I have been so extremely fortunate to having seen more of that aircraft than I could ever dream of.

                        I already have 14 flights on the A350, and each one of them have been a big experience.
                        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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                          Routine landing and take-off for some:
                          https://www.vgtv.no/video/149368/spe...df-86-d055aee4

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                            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                            Routine landing and take-off for some:
                            https://www.vgtv.no/video/149368/spe...df-86-d055aee4
                            On departure, it almost looks as if the wings are sweeping the ground clean for dust and sand! Spectacular flight indeed.
                            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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