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PhilDernerJr
04-21-2011, 05:18 PM
"Twin Otter STOL Landing in high winds. DHC-6-310 C-GKBH Landing across the runway at Mary River, NU in 45 kts winds."

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lijk604
04-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Almost looks like he stuck in the mud, great find!

JDANDO
04-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Nice, but what does he do once he is there!!:eek:

drewids
04-21-2011, 06:21 PM
My uncle used to tell me about serving in the army in the South Pacific. It's been a few years, so my memory of his story his a bit hazy (meaning, this wouldn't hold up in court...), but the gist of the story was they had an airstrip and small trainers (Cessnas or something) available for the enlisted men to check out. On particularly windy days with little work to be done, they'd have contests trying to see who could have the shortest rollout. The "tens of feet" wasn't a guarantee of placing, and he claims (again, this wouldn't hold up in court), once or twice on particularly windy days, they managed to land backwards. Wish they had videocameras...

Also, this looks awesome! Agreed with lijk604, it's a great find!

cancidas
04-21-2011, 07:02 PM
love the twotter!!!!

Zee71
04-21-2011, 07:04 PM
Wow.....he could land in a driveway with room to spare.

moose135
04-21-2011, 07:47 PM
...and he claims (again, this wouldn't hold up in court), once or twice on particularly windy days, they managed to land backwards.
Right after WWII, my father took a few lessons at Flushing Airport, in a Piper Cub. He told me once that on very windy days, guys would come out and grab the wing struts as you were landing to help get in on the ground, and keep it from blowing over.

PhilDernerJr
04-21-2011, 08:58 PM
Looking at that video, I don't know how he could taxi at all without going airborne. What does that plane have in terms of spoilers or anything that can prevent it from flying?

gonzalu
04-21-2011, 10:07 PM
You should see them at SXM.. they come in to land under FULL THROTTLE it seems lol... they have massive lift!

heeshung
04-21-2011, 11:55 PM
**** runways.

Cary
04-22-2011, 08:52 PM
Boy, do I love the Twotter. When I flew from TNCM-TFFJ, I walked onto the plane, had just gotten my seatbeat fastened, and we took off from midfield with tons of runway to spare. There are some great vids of Twotters at Saba, too:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvgiCAsJ6AI&feature=related