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A radical way of dealing with crosswinds

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Very interesting emergency flight. Nice screenshots and narration to go along with this medevac flight ;) Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do....

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18 minutes ago, Bermuda425 said:

Not quite sure if this is the right way do it!

 

Certainly not the standard way, I agree! It is done in smaller airports though, where there is no ATC. I witnessed some of those in the Arctic.

 

Just now, Sniper31 said:

Very interesting emergency flight. Nice screenshots and narration to go along with this medevac flight ;) Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do....

In Inukjuak (CYPH) I saw a Twin Otter land on the sand runway, but on its width, not its length. The winds were coming straight from the Hudson Bay at such a speed and with a direct crosswind to the runway, so it was much safer to arrive facing the wind instead of fighting the crosswind. The pilot landed the DHC-6 almost like an helicopter. He had to keep the engines running while on the ground, for safety reasons...The only risk was that just beside the landing path was Environment Canada Upper Air Station with a building container an hydrogen reserve. It could have made a huge fireball.

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Thoroughly enjoyable images and narration.

I have learned something today reading your story about the Twin Otter and not realising this actually happens!

Great stuff.:P

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1 hour ago, styckx said:

This seems legit. 

 

Source: I got my NTSB certification by playing Grand Theft Auto V

 

:lol:

 

Thanks! Yes it is legit, but it does not mean that ATC likes it! So normally it would have been done in a smaller aerodrome, not at AYPY!

 

1 hour ago, European Mountain Man said:

super shots and what a landing regards EMM

 

Thanks Stewart, glad you  liked. Actually, you would be surprised at how  easy it is. Just set very high winds at 90 degree from a runway of your choice, and make the approach. I assure you you won't kill anyone!

 

45 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

Thoroughly enjoyable images and narration.

I have learned something today reading your story about the Twin Otter and not realising this actually happens!

Great stuff.:P

On an airport where there is no positive control zone, for example where there is a class E control zone, we've had airplanes arriving at both ends of a runway, facing each other, at the same distance from the threshold. When things go serious, we would encourage pilots talk to each other, announce their intentions, and this facilitated the movements around the airport. So if a pilot would have told us he intended to land on a taxiway perpendicular to a runway, providing he had legitimate reasons to do it (safety reasons, emergency or whatever else), then he would announce his intentions and he was responsible to ensure that the surface he intends to land on what appropriate for his type of aircraft and the actual weather conditions. I never heard of crash caused by that procedure. There might have been, but I never heard of any.

 

When a DHC-4 comes your way, he certainly does not need a typical runway. In Inukjuak, DHC-4s would come in fully loaded with construction material; you would hear them before you could see them, because of the reflection of the sound on Hudson Bay. When they touched the runway, they stopped almost immediately, although they were really loaded!!

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1 hour ago, Orbxtreme said:

When a DHC-4 comes your way, he certainly does not need a typical runway. In Inukjuak, DHC-4s would come in fully loaded with construction material; you would hear them before you could see them, because of the reflection of the sound on Hudson Bay. When they touched the runway, they stopped almost immediately, although they were really loaded!!

I have been to a few airshows where the Caribou has performed and it is always one of the highlights for me.

An amazing aircraft with incredible performance.:)

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Great shots and a great story. However if I would've been the patient; if not dead, you would've had a heck of a lot of cleaning to do in your aircraft:wacko::D:)

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11 hours ago, flyingleaf said:

Great shots and a great story. However if I would've been the patient; if not dead, you would've had a heck of a lot of cleaning to do in your aircraft:wacko::D:)

Thanks, glad you liked. As for the cleaning, they say that being a pilot involves accepting risks (but they don't stipulate exactly which kind of risks when you train...).

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What a fantastic work - and screenshot collection, Francois!

On 11.4.2018 at 7:19 PM, Orbxtreme said:

the Rockwell Shrike Commander’s crew cannot wait

This crew was really committed.

 

Now let me know how you will start with this crosswind.

And how you convince ATC to give you permission.

Or just... how you got internet access in the PNG prison to post this post?

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I supposed that once disembarked the patient doctors on board your plane went urgently to the control tower to attend the controller.

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4 hours ago, Stillwater said:

What a fantastic work - and screenshot collection, Francois!

This crew was really committed.

 

Now let me know how you will start with this crosswind.

And how you convince ATC to give you permission.

Or just... how you got internet access in the PNG prison to post this post?

 

The temperature in the prison in kind of warm, but you should see the size of the spiders!:)

 

2 hours ago, Arkanoid said:

I supposed that once disembarked the patient doctors on board your plane went urgently to the control tower to attend the controller.

Even the patient went up the tower to help since the controller was in a worst shape them him...>:D

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