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A real big wind landing, 40+ MPH with gusts high enough to make the Annie "hover" at 100kph (~60 mph). I had a heck of a time setting her down with a load of nine executive types who wrote me a check for almost enough to buy the plane to take them from Vancouver International to their working retreat out in the hills. Air sick bags got used up on the way in, and the landing was an adventure to say the least. May need to get the tail wheel looked at... This is what passes for "light and variable winds" according to the local weather geek who doubtlessly got big kickbacks if the tourists got brought in during such weather.

Posted by Mr. Dare on February 17, 2014 at 5:41 PM 10421 Views

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3 Comments

Reply Mr. Dare
6:02 PM on July 30, 2014 
Wow! 2157 views and still climbing! I assume this video is being linked to from somewhere, if someone would care to log in ad post where you are linking from I would be curious to see what you folks are all up to that this video generates so much interest. Perhaps we have some common interests?
Reply Mr. Dare
6:34 PM on April 10, 2014 
Thanks BC, I was so busy at the time I didn't notice how nice it looked! ;-) Tom Curtis gets scenery credit, mother nature chose the weather. I was just happy not to prang my Annushka! It is interesting to note that even though it looked like I accelerated a few times I was actually cutting power the whole way down. When the winds died down a tad the plane would descend and accelerate (relative to the ground) and when they picked back up again so did my airspeed taking me back up due to the increased momentum of the plane and higher wind speed.
Reply bc
9:50 AM on April 6, 2014 
Wow. That is a great video. Aside from the wind and neat approach 'hover', the scenery and weather captured herein is stunning.