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  • Olli Vainio
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    Don't know about sand, but Canadian North flies it's B732's to gravel strips...or at least did when they filmed this: http://www.worldairroutes.com/CanNorth.html

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  • BA747-436
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    Still trying to find a cheap flight into barra from GLA. At the moment the cheeky gits want 75! Would be amazing fun though. would love to shoot there at sunset

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  • MaxPower
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    Alec, That's a mad prop there man.

    Wicked !

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  • screaming_emu
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    Originally posted by Mungous
    "Hey lets surprise the tower, I bet they've never seen a 737 land in the staff carpark. Don't worry though I'll only do it once"
    Insert Southwest MDW accident joke here

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  • Mungous
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    Originally posted by pbateson
    It is possible to land in the sand?
    In the sand, yes. On the sand, well that's different

    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    you can do anything once
    "Hey lets surprise the tower, I bet they've never seen a 737 land in the staff carpark. Don't worry though I'll only do it once"

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  • JordanD
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    Originally posted by Cam
    Your traning to be a pilot aren't you...jesus...I'll pass on your flights.

    I think you were missing his point. You can try anything once but you might not still be alive to try it again. Unless I'm wrong too.

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  • uy707
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    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    Thinking a bit about it, there is a case where planes regularly land on a sandy ground, and that would be Barra airport, in Northern Scotland IIRC. Regardless of the name, the airport's runways are dependent on the tide, as the runways most of the day are underwater, and as such obviously not made of concrete or other stuff, but just regular sand from the sea. Of course, the consistency of that sand is higher than, say, sand in the Sahara, but it's still sand nonetheless.

    YES and YES and YES

    Served since the mid 50s initially by BEA Scottland with Dragon Rapides and later with DH114 Herons. Next stuff to show up were today's Twotters.

    Alain

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  • Cam
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    The skies are not safe anymroe.

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  • screaming_emu
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    Originally posted by Cam
    Your traning to be a pilot aren't you...jesus...I'll pass on your flights.

    I already am one...


    ...and even scarier I'm also a flight instructor.

    on that note

    [photoid=173058]

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    Thinking a bit about it, there is a case where planes regularly land on a sandy ground, and that would be Barra airport, in Northern Scotland IIRC. Regardless of the name, the airport's runways are dependent on the tide, as the runways most of the day are underwater, and as such obviously not made of concrete or other stuff, but just regular sand from the sea. Of course, the consistency of that sand is higher than, say, sand in the Sahara, but it's still sand nonetheless.

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  • Cam
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    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    you can do anything once
    Your traning to be a pilot aren't you...jesus...I'll pass on your flights.

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  • screaming_emu
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    you can do anything once

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    ROFL

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  • ASpilot2be
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    Of course, all you need are some gnarly tundra tires

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  • Simpleboy
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    Everything is possible. Is it possible to be successful is the question.

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