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Driving is safer then landing in wellington on a plane

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for those of you prefer to fly in and out of wellington i think driving is better. well that is if you going to auckland?

heres a couple of cool youtube clip of the landing i experience on Monday

<<< only 10 clips are from wellington

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i had a pretty similar landing coming in on 22/03/10 to chch from auckland, and chch isn't normally bad. Pilot did very well i thought, the turbulence hit just as we were coming in to land, for the last 5 minutes of the flight.

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I flew into welly the same day as San (only 5 hours later) and we had a calm landing lol...... apparently Christchurch also had problems that day as I was booked to fly Hokitika -chch but the plane (admittedly they are the small ones) couldn't take off from christchurch to fly to Hokitika, hence they bussed us to Christchurch.

Oh what a wonderful way to get home, left hokitika at 11.45, and finally landed in Wellington at 9.40pm.

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i had a trip last year when it was windy like a sunofbitch and when the plane was banking to turn into position for landing it just suddenly dropped in altitude like as if it just lost power...man that gave me the willies but should have heard the 30 or so school gurls just launch into high pitch freak out moment...to summarise ...almost shat myself and deaf...not a cool combo

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Guest Oscar

It's not scary, it's getting your moneys worth!

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Thats the story mate, landing in sydney the night the drought broke was freaking awesome. Plane was flying up and down hardcore, was mint. love turbulance lol

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Guest Fastfour

Wellington was smooth today....... and coming in Auckland was a little more turbulent than Welly.

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Guest SPANKU

+1 and 2 with OSCAR and WRXER. i was loving it!

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 Fastfour said:

Wellington was smooth today....... and coming in Auckland was a little more turbulent than Welly.

BORING!

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+2

my flight last weds (24th) from WEL to AKL was ok, the take-off was bumpier than usual - but more turbulence was experienced landing in Aucks

the drive was ok, until we got south of waikato, from there the weather got progressively worse

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 Oscar said:

It's not scary, it's getting your moneys worth!

haha yep, im a flying instructor at wellington aero club

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 KarlGTB']

[quote name='Oscar said:

It's not scary, it's getting your moneys worth!

/quote]

haha yep, im a flying instructor at wellington aero club

That much be one scary job...

I'd love to fly a plane ;D

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I hate flying into Wellington...

Remember a SATS flight (Hercules) coming in sideways once...

YUCK and last weekend was like a roller-coaster on steroids with a big kid shaking the sh!t out of the plane...

I drive from now on... or take train

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 subieboy said:

I hate flying into Wellington...

Remember a SATS flight (Hercules) coming in sideways once...

YUCK and last weekend was like a roller-coaster on steroids with a big kid shaking the sh!t out of the plane...

I drive from now on... or take train

Train ant much better... (especially the J'ville one), however Free some days after work due to the lack of service ::)

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iv just completed my commercial pilots licence and multi engine instrument rating and trust me it looks alot worse than it is. wellington is just a turbulent airport because the wind "funnels" through the straights (squeezes between the two major landmasses) and with hills on either side of Wellington you will always get turbulent weather in the Leigh side of the hills. throughout pilot training its all about getting chucked in the deep end and being made to fly in weather you dont really want to.

dont drink and drive, get high and fly ;p

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 kiwiscanfly said:

getting chucked in the deep end and being made to fly in weather you dont really want to.

dont drink and drive, get high and fly ;p

i sometime worry about the state of some of our pilots

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High as in altitude ... ::) lol. and forgot to mention if anyone in wellington is stuck for ideas for loved ones birthdays or anything give me a PM for a cheap scenic flight :) time for me to give back to the people for always helping me out when in need.

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 kiwiscanfly said:

High as in altitude ... ::) lol. and forgot to mention if anyone in wellington is stuck for ideas for loved ones birthdays or anything give me a PM for a cheap scenic flight :) time for me to give back to the people for always helping me out when in need.

now there is a good idea... i might hit you up about that later on in the year ;D

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