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Old 07-08-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default German Airbus Landing in SF

Just thought you might enjoy seeing this humongous A380 as it makes its first landing at San Francisco airport.

This is an incredible video of a German Airbus landing at SFO. The approach shows views of the GG Bridge, the Presidio, the Bay Bridge , and the approach to SFO.

Big, Big Airplane ~ 800 PLUS PASSENGERS Airbus A-380 First Landing at SFO.....NOW THIS IS REALLY WORTH WATCHING.

The pilots sit away from everything, no yoke, etc. Captain pulls up a keyboard once in a while to enter info but the plane does most of the work.....

It seems extensively automated. The air traffic controller gives them heading, altitude and speed, and they dial it in. Pretty interesting.

For best results go "full screen" on your monitor. It will seem like you are in the cockpit.

http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/ <http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/>


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Old 07-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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That was a pretty cool video


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Sure it's Cool. I must be crazy tho cause ill take low and slow any day.....


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That is pretty slick.

It looks like the pilots are superfluous and are there for the comfort of the passengers. It won't be long before the cockpits will be empty.
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So who was flying... looked like they were programming
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So who was flying... looked like they were programming
They weren't "flying" until they were established on short final. First they took off the auto engine power control and then they took of the auto pilot feature and actually "flew" it into the runway. Pretty cool electronics, until the day when they all crap out on you. Then it's back to the old days of piloting.
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Best video I've seen in a long time. Thanks for posting it!
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They weren't "flying" until they were established on short final. First they took off the auto engine power control and then they took of the auto pilot feature and actually "flew" it into the runway. Pretty cool electronics, until the day when they all crap out on you. Then it's back to the old days of piloting.

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Nice link.

Even though they did have a "yoke" equivalent on the outboard side of each seat.

except it was FBW.

Not time yet for an empty cockpit those guys did keep pretty busy during landing.
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Not time yet for an empty cockpit those guys did keep pretty busy during landing.
Busy, not even close Even their checklist is electronic!

Friend of mine was a 747 check pilot. He was riding jumpseat and watched a crew skip right over gear command. Said he was dumbfounded they both missed it. Called for landing checklist AGAIN, and they missed it AGAIN. Waiting until just before nanny came on and screamed out, check gear down locked NOW, immediately followed by gear gear gear. I forget what his recommendation was, but the crew did have to go through some sim time

I like simple checklists, like GUMP


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