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  1. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
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  3. Wade

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    Everything about NASA is pretty amazing but I'm still in awe about the Shuttle gliding all the way in from space.

    Thanks for the link!
     
  4. Bob Parks

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    That was absolutely great ! ! Thanks ! The relaxed and competent way these guys do their job is wonderful to see. Reminds me of when I was flying...Yeah,right.
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  5. Samimi

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  6. Simon^2

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    I's back up. Great video. Fast forward to 3:00 and enjoy.
     
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  8. Chupacabra

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    Whew, that's a hell of a descent rate. What's the approach speed on that sucker?
     
  9. Simon^2

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    pretty sure airspeed was on the left in the HUD.
     
  10. ylshih

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    Final approach speed seemed to be 300-320 (I presume knots), over the threshold at 250, touch down at 210-220, "derotate" at 195. Descent from 4000' to 3000' to 2000' took about 5 seconds per thousand (5:14 to 5:19 to 5:24), so that's 12,000 fpm.
     

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