Landing Boeing 747 Short Strip
747 Short Strip
The importance of landing on the center line
cannot be underestimated.
Who needs a 150', or 200', wide strip?
Actual shots are from a fairly impressive landing operation.
One of SAA's first 747s retiring to Rand Airport, South Africa
(elevation 5,568 feet, with 4,898 long x 50 feet wide runway!)
Empty aircraft VREF was 115 kts! Right on the center-line.
An inch is as good as a mile.
For more information and an interesting read
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Video taken of 747 SP final landing, visit
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related info and DVD's.
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Video by Rudi Greyling.
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