Can You Say Aircraft Emergency?

By Robert Mark on September 8th, 2008

I picked up this video of an F-16 making a dead-stick landing into Elizabeth City NC from my friend Patrick at, not surprisingly, Patrick’s Video site. I don’t know where he finds all this cool stuff.

If you EVER wondered what an emergency really looks like from the cockpit, rather than try to imagine when you read the words in a magazine, you’re going to enjoy this video.jetwhine1

For those of you who may not be familiar with a Head Up Display used in the F-16, the pilot essentially views the information while still being able to look out the cockpit. The airspeed is the tape along the left side in hundreds of knots, while the altitude unwinds on the right side tape.

Listen closely to the pilot’s breathing rate as he gets closer to the ground. Then listen again as he rolls out on the runway.


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