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jamica joe
03-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Check this Piper Cub landing out:

http://www.aircraftowner.com/videos/view/piper-cub-tight-landing_1873.html

I'm not up for that!!!

Joe

snork
03-09-2011, 10:20 AM
I would like to see him take off in that little puddle. Better have a 30kt head wind

ShawnB
03-09-2011, 10:53 AM
Nice piece of flying there.

kingwoodlee
03-09-2011, 10:55 AM
That was awesome. I guess a swimming beaver would become a speed bump though!

eurosysytem0
03-09-2011, 11:55 AM
Fantastic flying- specially with no "brakes". Did it manage to take off from same puddle ?

flipper
03-09-2011, 12:11 PM
That guy has some skills and a sack to back them up.

TX.X-30 fan
03-09-2011, 03:11 PM
Was that Just-Joe??

americanskierJim
03-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Great video I liked it. With me being a GA Pilot I would have tryed the same landing. Any landing is a good landing when you keep the right side of the wing's up.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-09-2011, 05:55 PM
Gosh darn impressive. For a passenger, I would imagine that made for a good clench.

josepcedwards
03-09-2011, 06:20 PM
Ill just watch him form the ground.

TX.X-30 fan
03-09-2011, 06:23 PM
I clenched watching................

2RLAKE
03-09-2011, 08:31 PM
i would love to see how he got our of there

mccobmd
03-09-2011, 08:51 PM
i would love to see how he got our of there

My guess is the flew:D

Justjoe
03-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Nice. Big fan of the under 100 horsers. With a plane like that you can afford to really learn to fly.

east tx skier
03-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Man, and I thought the postage stamp I learned to land a plane on was small. Hat's off to that guy for making that look routine.

My first landing was here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westheimer_Air_Park). Practically a sidewalk the way I remember it.

Satellite view (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=westheimer+airpark&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=westheimer+airpark&hnear=&radius=15000&ll=29.694698,-95.794945&spn=0.007018,0.013765&t=h&z=17)

thatsmrmastercraft
03-09-2011, 10:44 PM
Man, and I thought the postage stamp I learned to land a plane on was small. Hat's off to that guy for making that look routine.

My first landing was here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westheimer_Air_Park). Practically a sidewalk the way I remember it.

Satellite view (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=westheimer+airpark&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=westheimer+airpark&hnear=&radius=15000&ll=29.694698,-95.794945&spn=0.007018,0.013765&t=h&z=17)

2,500 x 28 ft is pretty much a sidewalk.

1redTA
03-09-2011, 10:51 PM
Definately a pilot experienced with his plane but I was expecting someone to jumpout and barefoot once the plane was on the water.

ProStar190Fan
03-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Piper cubs are awesome, im not sure what the takeoff roll or float distance in this case would be in floats, but the cub family can take off in less than 50 feet with the right winds.

Justjoe
03-10-2011, 08:07 AM
Cool. This is the place I was taking all my primary students to learn to keep it on the centerline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_Airport

Jetlag
03-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Like the Super Cub landings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj1tmnwiVyI

YooperScott
03-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Piper cubs are awesome, im not sure what the takeoff roll or float distance in this case would be in floats, but the cub family can take off in less than 50 feet with the right winds.

I agree they can take off short with wind, BUT likely not when on floats. Cool video, but in reality my guess is that the departure was done on wheels not floats.

east tx skier
03-10-2011, 10:22 AM
2,500 x 28 ft is pretty much a sidewalk.

I was one sweaty palmed 14 yr old the first several times I was told to set her down on that strip. The instructor always struck me as a brave (or possibly heavily medicated) guy to sit there with his arms folded in his lap while I gave it a go. When he moved to a larger airport, landing was a breeze.

east tx skier
03-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Cool. This is the place I was taking all my primary students to learn to keep it on the centerline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_Airport

And I thought Westheimer AP was narrow. 24'! Wow! At least it's relatively long.

Justjoe
03-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Put the Luscombe on a two track one time where an old airstrip used to be. Almost took out a mountain biker in the process. Good times...good times...