Planes Thread

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  1. Tanner@XoticPC

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    That made me a bit uncomfortable, pretty as it was.
     
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    Reminds me of a flight I took once. Taking a flight into Greenland of all places (transfer to London), I saw us going down through the clouds, and thought the plane was going awfully slow, wondering why we were flaring "so high up", well bam, we hit the tarmac in full cloud coverage. I think the clouds were no higher then 20 or 30 feet off the ground. I don't know how or why they allowed the landing. Scared the crap out of me.
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    ILS CAT III?
     
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    Wonder if it was just that conditions are like that frequently enough there that they just have to deal with it (and like @killkenny1 said, ILS probably)
     
  5. HTWingNut

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    yeah but you still need visibility to land... ILS or not.
     
  6. killkenny1

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    Landing minima for CAT III can be zero (and a little bit of RVR), therefore autoland, therefore you can land.
     
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    I also imagine any airfield where these conditions are regularly present will have made some sort of policy/equipment changes.
     
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    I guess so



     
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    Both cases looked to have minimal crosswinds, so smooth, wonder how it would hold up in less ideal conditions.
     
  10. killkenny1

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    IIRC for 737NG - 25kts headwind, 15kts crosswind, 10kts tailwind.
     
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