Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts

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Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts

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Post by Bell 407 » Wed May 03, 2017 1:55 pm

Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts

Nice explanation about what happened and why the aerie ended up in the drink :good:

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2m6bOH8bJQ&feature=youtu.be[/bbvideo]



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Post by Joeatc » Thu May 04, 2017 12:56 pm

He floated a bit too far...kinda obvious.



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Post by happyskipper » Thu May 04, 2017 1:14 pm

Joeatc wrote:He floated a bit too far...kinda obvious.


Yup - stating the obvious, I thought.... :stupid3:

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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Thu May 04, 2017 10:12 pm

IMHO the excessive floating was caused by his high approach speed....



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Post by happyskipper » Fri May 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Moertoe Pilut wrote:IMHO the excessive floating was caused by his high approach speed....

Yup - Moertoe, I think that we all agree on that.
My take is that when he went sailing past the taxiway [where the twotters turn off] with still NO inclination to rejoin the surly bonds of earth - he should have - Yup you guessed it - ABANDONED THE LANDING and GONE AROUND

But, because he, for some reason or other, wanted to pull off a "greaser" - he ended up building sandcastles........ :burner:



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Post by Raffles » Fri May 05, 2017 7:11 pm

It's simple arithmetic. 700 feet (required) - 400 feet (remaining) = - 300 feet X stopping co-efficient of beach sand..

Yes you will float if your speed is high and don't try force it on because you will probably land on the nosewheel.



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