Landing a Plane on an RV?

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Karl

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Not quite as difficult as it may appear. Almost all pilots have encountered high winds straight down the runway when you could literally pick out a specific patch of it to set her down without moving an inch forward or back. 150's were great for that - light weight, slow stall speed.

But no, I wouldn't try it!
 

John From Detroit

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I have been to the RV Bloopers site (in fact I bookmarked it in in my daily grind list) and many of those shots are very much staged

Still funny though
 

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The Cole Brothers Air Show used to land a Cub on a platform mounted on the roof of a pickup back in the 50's.
 

Howard R

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It's a real deal ... saw it performed 2 years ago at EAA in Oshkosh ... want to say it was put on by two brothers who have an FBO in I think it was Bozeman, MT.

Gives new meaning to "dinghy" ... I didn't see the third person climbing on the front of the RV to help get the aircraft tires in the recesses on the roof in this video.  think I have some pictures of that somewhere.

Howard
 

DougJ

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The Cole Brothers Air Show used to land a Cub on a platform mounted on the roof of a pickup back in the 50's.

I saw an act like that, Jeff, at a US bicentennial airshow at the Bellingham airport.  IIRC, the Confederate Air Force (I think they changed their name some time later) did a show on that occasion as well.

Ciao,

Doug
 

Ron from Big D

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John:

    The landing of the plane on the RV is real.  I saw it done by the same folks at Oshkosh last summer.  Very impressive flying and driving, but it takes a lot of runway to get it coordinated properly.

 

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Yep,it's for real,I was at the same airshow where this was filmed. It was a 'low budget' show,no Blue Angels or anyting like them,but still fun to watch.
Sadly,I have a picture of the plane that crashed later.We left early because of theh heat and I was shocked when I saw it on tv later that day.
 

JohnSandyWhite

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Ron from Big D said:
John:

? ? ?The landing of the plane on the RV is real.? I saw it done by the same folks at Oshkosh last summer.? Very impressive flying and driving, but it takes a lot of runway to get it coordinated properly.

:) I don't doubt that at all Ron. I would have liked to have done it myself in my YOUNGER days. Maybe I even STILL would? ;D
 
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