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Old 07-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Yes, you can land a small air plane on the top of a "Class C."

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Now how do they get the plane OFF the class C?

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Now how do they get the plane OFF the class C?
What do ya want to bet they get that plane off the same way they got it on.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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There are some very small planes (Some ultralights) that can do VTOL if the breeze is strong enough,, There is a video of one where the pilot was chatting with a farmer on his tractor.. NOTE the tractor was facing downwind, and the plane up wind, the tractor was moving forward and the plane... Backward.

How to get it OFF the class C..... CARNE of course. Pick it up and set it down after C moves.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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A Piper Cub or similar rotates (takes off) at 65 to 70 mph so if it was sitting on the roof, running the MH at that speed would allow the aircraft to lift off. A lot of trust between pilot and MH driver would be involved.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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I remember an old You asked for it....Back in the 50s...Black and white....A guy took off and landed a small plant on top of a station wagon....

Had built a kind of roof rack with wheel wells....

The take off was a snap....The landing not so much...
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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You can land at stall speed with the cub which is I think about 28kts.

I use tom fly back words in a Cessna 150 when the winds were above 35mph.
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A Super Cub flies at anything above stall speed which is 38 knots (43 mph).

When I was a kid we had a SC at the farm, in any steady cross-wind you could pretty easily land it sideways on the runway.

We used to slow it down real close to stall speed and watch the traffic below us zoom past.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:18 PM   #9
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Land it on a parked Class C
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by fredaevans View Post

that was pretty cool

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