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Landing On The World's Shortest Runway

by John M. White |  | 1 comment

As many of you probably know, ours is an aviation family. Both my wife and I are pilots, and one of our sons is an A&P mechanic who works for a charter airline flying DC8s and Boeing 767s. He is what they call a "roadie", in so far as he travels with the aircraft to make sure everything works when they are operating in and out of airports in remote parts of the world. He has been all over the world, to all corners and most places in between. From carrying horses to monkeys, military troops to weapons, he travels the wide world. When the airplane needs to be readied for flight, have a post flight check, or a problem fixed - our son is there.
Recently he took a trip to an interesting destination - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They apparently were carrying relief supplies for Haiti and took them to Cuba from where the US armed forces would then transport them to Haiti with hovercraft. On this particular trip he took some video which you can find on www.youtube.com at:
Another interesting video is the one below where a Piper J3 Cub lands on the world's shortest runway: Love the Piper J3 Cub? Why not download a paper airplane model of the famous Piper Cub? You can find a downloadable Piper J3 Cub paper model airplane here for only $ 5.95! Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 There's nothing like an airport for bringing you down to earth. — Richard Gordon

Comments (1)

  • Paul B. on June 24, 2019

    Very nice video of the DC-8 landing. I’ve been a fan of the Big Eight ever since childhood – though I regret terribly never having flown in one as a passenger. I’ve always wondered what it felt like on takeoff, that big long fuselage, those large heavy-laden wings. The Eight must be a very heavy aircraft on the controls, the control forces seem heavy. And I love the sound of the old engines. Would be great to get on one or film a takeoff out the overwing exit windows.

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