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Busterbvi

Awesome Jumbo crosswind landing

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Although quite interesting, a number of people within the aviation community feel that this sequence may be faked.

Some of the reasons given are that there are no visible navigation nor landing lights, the crosswind component appears to change significantly between the two final segments shown in this video, and braking appears to be too sudden. You decide ...

 

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No, it definitely real, Its Dumbo! He has come along way and is all grown up!

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Yes indeed. If you watch carefully, as he crosses the fence he appears to have difficulty lining up with the runway, rudder seems inactive, probably damage from a bird strike.

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    I was a little suspicious of that sudden braking myself, until I realized the reverse thrust he could produce from that nose of his. I'm going to have to call this legit.

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He had the ears deployed as air brakes though.  A clumsy touchdown, he forgot to flare.

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