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#1 Juthro

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

The shortest recorded landing for a fixed wing aircraft, ever.  9 feet 5 inches.

 

(yes, this classifies as a sport in Alaska)

 

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 11:59 PM

That was crazy! 


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:29 AM

Wow! Never seen that before.
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Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:59 AM

The shortest recorded landing for a fixed wing aircraft, ever.  9 feet 5 inches.

 

(yes, this classifies as a sport in Alaska)

 

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Do they have competitions for STOL classes with practical operational payload weights?  I would find that interesting.  Not that this video wasn't really cool.  But Alaska's bush pilots have always captured my imagination. 

 

People think that because distance records for throwing disc golf discs are set using tail winds that it doesn't mean much, but it's way more difficult than one would think to do it, and it's all technique, as airspeed is key to flight of the discs, which are actually, a rotating wing.    BTW, the current record is 1108.92 feet.  Not your father's Frisbee. 


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:28 AM

Jeez, that's nothing.

 

I remember my dad telling me that when he made a turn in the plane he flew, it arced a radius of over 50 miles.

 

Amazing what can be built by human beings.  I wonder what else is out there...






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