Friday, May 25, 2007

Stick and Rudder

Never let anyone tell you that today's automated cockpits make basic flying skills any less neccessary. As an example, take a look at these two extraordinary videos of B757s landing at Tegucigalpa, Honduras. On the second video note just how far out they are when the radio altimeter makes the "100" call. American runs eleven 757s in here each week.

View from the ground

View from the cockpit

3 comments:

Joel P said...

awesome!!

Paradise Driver said...

How many years of being a bush pilot in Alaska do you need before being qualified to land here?

Thats worse than the old Hong Kong airport.

MyFlightBlog said...

Awesome video clips!