Runway? We don't need no stinking runway.

Discussion in 'Community' started by JesseJames, May 31, 2005.

  1. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Kudos to the pilot. :)

    'Course the next step is to screw land completely and land on air!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    LOL, the trick is not so much learning how to fly, but forgetting to land! :D

    When I was at Textron, there was supposedly a lot of activity around a civilian version of the Osprey.... I wonder if it would ever achieve a business case. Boeing also had a vision at one time that air travel would fragment with more and more regional / short-hop flights. I know that's not what the link is about, but VTOL/VSTOL is very much in line with that.... 'Twould be neat! :)
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is really a cool picture. What surprises me is that there isn't an equal backup on the opposite side. Curiosity didn't seem to be at work. :eek:
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Dear me, no. You just need to forget that you are flying, and you are. If you remember you are flying, and are therefore afraid of falling, you will fall. :p

    The Ultimate Answer is 42, mind you.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Damn, I thought this thread was gonna be about supermodels. :(
     
  6. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure there was some rubber-necking but doesn't everyone see a plane driving down the road every other day? :p

    Very neat picture though. I wonder how fast they were going.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    *turns on fake German accent* Vee have vays of correcting that problem, you know.... :D
     
  8. mischief macrumors 68030

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  9. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    If you read the caption the truck is towing the plane away after it landed on the highway. Not bad, consider this a lot of the Eisenhower Interstate system here in the U.S. has special sections designed to accomodate B-52 bombers in case runways are destroyed.
     
  10. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably referring to the notion that 1 out of 5 interstate highway miles were designated as emergency landing surfaces for aircraft. Sorry, but that just ain't so.

    Meanwhile, I can't view the picture--getting a "Connection timed out" error. Oh well, I'll try later.
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    We had a small pane landing on Highway 3 near Hope BC two days ago, ran into some severe weather in the Fraser Canyon.
     

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