Turbine D-28 beats the para's back to the ground !!

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  1. Geedee

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    The Dornier D-28 turbine is a pretty big peice of real-estate and to see it being flown like a kid on a flight sim, is quite impressive.

    It looks like he's in clear airspace above the field and with nothing else flying, this guys just out having fun.

    I will admit that the last few turns before planting the wheels, had me lifting the chair I was sat on to get him to straighten up the wings and not drag them in the dirt.

    Would love to see this from the ground :-0

    LiveLeak.com - Crazy Landing!! Kids, do not repeat this at home!!
     
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    Good stuff Gary. I did a few drops from a turbo Porter back in the 1980s, and the pilot used to dive vertically once we'd exited the aircraft, passing us in free fall.
    The idea was to get on the ground as quickly as possible, to load up for another 'lift'. The aircraft only earned its keep if it was dropping parachutists, and the pilot, who would normally be building hours, was paid per lift - so plenty of incentive.
     
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    That was a cheek clincher :shock:
     
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    Damn!!
    Sure there weren't Balkan Crosses or RAF roundells on that crate? :lol:

    By the way, that pilot sure looked familiar at first glance...Gary, you don't have a pair of Elvis sunglasses, do you? :D
     
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    I can neither confirm nor deny that :lol:
     
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    Damn! That was quite a landing!
     
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    Impressive. Can't help but wonder if he was keeping he jumpers in sight the whole time.
     
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    SONOFAB!T(H!!!!!! :shock:
     
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    Yep, he'd have the canopies in sight. In theory, he'd be infringing both aeronautical and parachuting 'law' (in the UK at least), as on a designated parachuting DZ or display DZ, there are not supposed to be any turning props or rotors (on the ground) whilst parachutists are under canopy in the air. This was reinforced in the late 1980s, when a first-time, female, student parachutist landed inside the turning rotor disc of a helicopter on the ground. However, it's a practice which is often used at parachuting sites, to a recognized approach path plan, when conditions are acceptable and deemed safe, when 'D' Licence jumpers are involved.
     
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