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Cary
03-16-2011, 11:53 AM
Just saw this video of a Dash 8 landing with an extraordinarily short rollout. Looks to be a little over 300 feet, based on Google maps. You might want to mute the radio playing in the background:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRzLpBTa39k

PhilDernerJr
03-16-2011, 01:02 PM
Where is that? I didn't see any taxiway for him to turn around to...I assume there was one, but where?

Cary
03-16-2011, 01:10 PM
Where is that? I didn't see any taxiway for him to turn around to...I assume there was one, but where?

Corvo (LPCR). He was just back-taxiing to the ramp turnoff. Here's a map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Corvo+Airport+(CVU),+Vila+Do+Corvo,+Azores, +Portugal&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&geocode=FUNWXQIdmjcl_g&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&hq=&hnear=Corvo+Airport+(CVU),+Vila+Do+Corvo,+Azores,+ Portugal&ll=39.671176,-31.113338&spn=0.001813,0.00327&t=h&z=19&iwloc=A (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Corvo+Airport+%28CVU%29,+Vila+Do+Corvo,+Azo res,+Portugal&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&geocode=FUNWXQIdmjcl_g&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&hq=&hnear=Corvo+Airport+%28CVU%29,+Vila+Do+Corvo,+Azor es,+Portugal&ll=39.671176,-31.113338&spn=0.001813,0.00327&t=h&z=19&iwloc=A)

and here's another video of a Dash 8 landing there, with a "normal" rollout:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dllFbsD4M7I

Looks like a fun place to spot.

Speedbagel_001
03-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Looks like the next closest thing to landing on a carrier deck!

moose135
03-16-2011, 01:40 PM
Must have had a pretty good headwind to stop in that distance!

Matt Molnar
03-16-2011, 01:58 PM
Must have had a pretty good headwind to stop in that distance!
I was gonna say it looks like the bushes are blowing around pretty good.

PhilDernerJr
03-16-2011, 03:18 PM
Looks like the next closest thing to landing on a carrier deck!

I was gonna say it looks more like an E2-C Hawkeye!

AirtrafficController
03-16-2011, 05:03 PM
Pretty cool video. There was definitely a strong breeze blowing into the sea (headwind) for such a short landing roll.

gonzalu
03-16-2011, 06:46 PM
It carries invisible retro rockets!

Wow, sweet landing... I agree, the winds may have helped. The second video is also VERY windy...

gonzalu
03-16-2011, 06:47 PM
This one is also amazing... look at the clearance from the end of the runway LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhwrv44--Dk&feature=player_embedded

steve1840
03-16-2011, 09:19 PM
It carries invisible retro rockets!

Wow, sweet landing... I agree, the winds may have helped. The second video is also VERY windy...

Definitely quite windy in that second video with the way he was crabbing on approach.