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capoetc
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posted 03-05-2014 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool crew's-eye view of re-entry and landing on STS-65 (Bob Cabana commanding):

The video is and hour and 19 minutes, but the landing occurs around 32 minutes in, the rest is crew egress and safe-ing the vehicle.

It never occurred to me before that the tower would not say "cleared to land" (something all pilots want to ensure they have prior to landing), but it would be an irrelevant call anyway .... they are going to land whether you clear them or not!

JBoe
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posted 03-05-2014 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great video. I did notice the green CRTs. By the way, when did they get upgraded?

dabolton
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posted 03-05-2014 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like at just past 16:00, the pilot raises his seat. I didnt realize they were power adjustable seats.

JBoe
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posted 03-06-2014 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great video. I did notice the green CRTs. By the way, when did they get upgraded?

garymilgrom
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posted 03-06-2014 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the dark object that appears to block their view directly ahead?

OV-105
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posted 03-06-2014 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-109 was the first flight of Columbia with the glass cockpit.

sev8n
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posted 03-06-2014 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
What is the dark object that appears to block their view directly ahead?
I believe those are checklists taped (velcro'd?) to the windscreen frame. The seats are widely separated so the position of the list does not obscure their FOV. Note the location of the HUD assembly relative to the list/obstruction.

dabolton
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posted 03-07-2014 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob Cabana is such a cool character. Not any sense of fear or apprehension. Very much like Neil Armstrong.

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