Boeing 737 landing in the desert | PILOT STORIES | Looks like landing on Mars :)))
Boeing 737 landing in the desert looks like landing on Mars :))
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While working in the Middle East, I discovered a new type of flights - flying to airfields in the desert. There were several destinations that we served, usually transporting employees of an oil company.
(This video - is a flight to a growing industrial center of Oman, Duqm)
In addition to the interesting fact of landing on an airfield surrounded by sand, the following was somewhat unusual: these airfields were not controlled - there was no person on the ground who would control air traffic, providing intervals between aircraft, giving take-off and landing clearance, and so on. The service was informative - the controller transmitted the weather, reported that according to his information there were no other airplanes nearby, and that was all.
Such flights can only be performed in good weather conditions with visibility of at least 5 kilometers. I was lucky during my work on the weather, it was the same as in this video, but my colleagues experienced different cases.
Landings are performed using to the RNAV method - such an approach type that does not need any ground facilities. The aircraft uses an onboard navigation system to determine its position, and this is enough. In fact, such flights often turned into visual approaches, the approach in which the entire scheme is not performed, and the flight continues visually in the presence of contact with ground objects.
In general, such flights are one of the few opportunities for the pilot of a modern airplane to feel freedom in the air and fly like a weekend pilot.
So, a clear sunny day. Blue sky overhead, yellow-red sand all around.... Let's fly!
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