View Full Version : ~WORLD TOUR~ *Leg 8* EMERGENCY LANDING (The Last leg of Russia and maybe the tour)!!
02-02-2010, 06:03 PM
Well a close call on this trip... Running out of fuel at 20,000 feet with no civilisation for thousands of miles around isn't ideal!!
This flight takes us on our last cold dark leg of the tour as we fly to the tip of Russia. To of crashed now would of been a night mare and an end to the world tour, read on and find out what happens...
02-02-2010, 06:03 PM
02-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Good job Russian aircraft are made of nothing but steel girders! :p Beautiful low light pictures. Though I feel that your wheel chocks may have something to do with your lower than expected fuel economy! Looking forward to the next leg. :)
This leg was a good one Steve. A real white knuckle experience with the fuel problem, but you did a good job finding a place to put down. Swell shots over a very barren part of Russia. :cool::cool::eek:
02-03-2010, 05:01 AM
Wow, great job on the landing Steve :eek::eek: Beautiful sky colors over these desolate landscapes. I'm glad you made it my friend, I look forward to many more legs:cool: I see I'm not the only one with the misplaced landinglights on the Antonov:)
02-03-2010, 05:20 AM
Great shots and story Steve:D:D:cool::cool:
02-03-2010, 05:36 AM
great shot, 3nd last one looks great:cool:
02-03-2010, 06:26 AM
Great shots Steve, chocks away :-P
02-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Outstanding set Steve. Nice landing.
02-03-2010, 12:35 PM
Well done Steve!What's the old saying,"any landing you can walk away from"....:p Man,that must have been one expensive load of fuel delivered out there in the boonies!:D:D:cool:
02-03-2010, 12:41 PM
Some beautiful pictures!
02-03-2010, 06:44 PM
haha I love that saying, the landing was rough but thankfully nothing fell off.
The fuel flown in from Murmansk has made my virtual cheque book broke, I guess I'll have to do some paid-tours over Alaska to make a bit of extra dosh ha.
02-03-2010, 08:00 PM
Great shots Steve, good to see you managed to get yourself out of that predicament. :)
02-03-2010, 10:16 PM
Did better on that landing than I probably would have, good job Steve! :eek:
John Thuot II
02-04-2010, 12:03 AM
nice ones steve, im hoping to finish my world tour sooon...once i get my computer reformatted...
02-08-2010, 02:08 PM
02-08-2010, 02:18 PM
Nice shots and great story. I bet it was a cold, cold night wich no fuel glad to hear there was not frostbite :O
02-08-2010, 03:12 PM
:cool::eek: Wow awesome shots my friend, and great landing!! You're welcome for the fuel, I was in the area, thought I'd help you out :D:D.
02-08-2010, 03:38 PM
Epic set Steve, bad situation well handled :D
02-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Nice landing Steve,and a great set of shots.:cool::cool::cool:
02-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Cheers everybody and a huge thanks to Dave for the fuel, such a coincidence that you were on holiday near there ;)
02-10-2010, 09:05 AM
Oh dear, glad you made it Steve! Forgot the fuel planning part of your preparations?? :D
Great shots, impressive plane :cool:
02-10-2010, 12:07 PM
Whats with the lights?
02-10-2010, 01:17 PM
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