Precision 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.

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Video taken of 747 SP final landing, visit for a lot more interesting aviation
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