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Video - Small Plane lands on Moving Freighter

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Cool video of a Foxbat A22 making an at-sea landing on the commercial freighter M/V Oceanic while it moved at 9 knots in the English Channel. (www.youtube.com) More...

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bovineone
Jeff Lawson 4
Their short field take-off procedure was rather interesting: two crewmen hanging onto the wing struts and dragging their feet on the deck to apply a greater braking force...
bbabis
Bill Babis 3
Yes, it can be done, but why? Looks like it came very close to being viewed on the epic fail video site. Glad to see a lot of precautions were taken and all involved came thru ok.
MarshallTollefson
From an old retired Naval Aviator - Nicely done -
AB1946
AB1946 2
Incredible flying! Added bonus was the takeoff.
hrlandis
Richard Landis 1
Cancel 74GL -You said im over the limit of 5
chadkline2003
Bill Kline 1
wondering if this was pland - of corse and what repercussions were any?
in this country it would been a lawsuit and accused of drug running
pilotman415
pilotman415 0
Musketeer1, what's your problem? 100% of all stunts have no real purpose except to prove that it can be done. Me thinks you should go back to bed and sleep off your crankiness. As for the landing, I've done much worse in my flying career so "quite horribly" is a little harsh. Of course maybe you're the expert Flight Simulator pro and grease every landing.
Musketeer1
Musketeer1 0
The people have spoken and I guess I am alone in my opinion. That doesn't change it, though. Don't knock flight simulators; those things get me my type ratings.
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
I have flown with more than one sim. pro. who couldn't fly his, or on occasion, her way out of a wet paper bag. If the shoe don't fit, don't wear it. I suspect Brendan and Alex and the sort would not do what they do without a Go-Pro camera, and the inspiration of U Tube and Jackass. If you care to question my credentials, hit 857DN on 10-30 SNA-AUS.The weather was entertaining, and for the first time in my career SWA said, we'll follow them.
Musketeer1
Musketeer1 0
Also, there is a pretty decent margin between greasing a landing and bouncing so high that you practically leave ground effect.
Musketeer1
Musketeer1 -5
If you don't want to waste your time - the idiotic, Darwin poking, talentless act is accomplished quite horribly at the 3:20 mark. They tried to tempt fate even more with that horrendous takeoff at 4:20.