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Aircraft: ATR 72-202

Airline: Binter Canarias

Serial #: 183




Exciting approach. We were 35 miles out, 15000 feet, Captain decided to do a engine failure test and try reaching TFN with engines on idle. This pic shows 1500 feet above the rwy, 15 down angle and 0% torque. The landing was perfect. Great Binter Pilots!! Watch the next photo in the sequence HERE or watch the whole sequence HERE

Comments (22)
Posted by Dave O'Brien - Top Gun Photography on April 17, 2009

Stunning photo Gabe, couldn't imagine looking out the window at that.

Posted by Patrick on May 08, 2008

Been there done that. No spoilers on the ATR just props at 100% rpm does the trick. To add a bit of flair, bleed that speed right down to 100KIAS if you wish. I've always said on an ATR if you can see the runway you can land on it. Cheerie on top, make a short field landing and watch her stop in 500m. DONE THAT!!!!!

Posted by Rich on August 14, 2006

I want to know if the spoilers were up? The airspeed is pretty slow (only 135) at a steep angle. I'm guessing full flaps, spoilers out, and a nice steady approach. You can do this in a simulator with several jets without a problem, it just takes practice.

Posted by George Ryerson on September 12, 2004

Got to be honest here people: I find it hard to believe it was possible to make a landing from the position this photo was taken.

Posted by Newman Homrich on August 02, 2004

Realy impressive! One of the most I ever saw! Everything seems to be correct but I would like to know what kind of new instrument is that in the upfront left panel (the little "Smurf" guard with a thing between the legs!). Is it optional? Just a joke.

Posted by Takki on May 07, 2004

do NOT try this in MS FS2K4!!!

Posted by Renata Amor on March 01, 2004

Capt. Ramos must be assist to an ALAR program, and consider the elements of stabilized approach. Also it´s a great picture in a terrible approach.

Posted by alberto wings on January 10, 2004

hello how where you able to be in the cockpit at the time of landin??

Posted by Isidro-D. on December 19, 2003

The altimeter show 3540 feet and the Radio Altimeter, show in the EADI, 2000 feet because: 1.- The runway threshold is 2073 feet, the real altitude is 1500 feet more or less 2.- The Radio-Alt. show 500 feet more than The Baro-Alt. because the terrain before runway is climbing forward the runway from the sea level. Greetings.

Posted by Isidro-D. on December 19, 2003

For Kole The altitude show in the Baro-Alt 3540 feet is correct and the Alt. show in the Radio-Altimeter, inside de EADI, 2000 feet, is correct also. for two reason. 1ª.-The altitude of threshold the runway is 2073 feet then the real alt. is 1500 feet more or less over the runway. 2ª.-The Radio-Alt show 500 feet more than te real altitud because the terrain before runway is climbing forward threshold from the sea level. Greetings.

Posted by Clovis J. Bouhier on December 15, 2003

Holy Cajones... :O Que Bonito! -CLovis

Posted by tracey on December 07, 2003

Absolutely gorgeous! Let me know if there are any more like that. It looks so cool!

Posted by kole on December 04, 2003

I have one question. Why the altimeter indicator shows 3500 feet? Everythings else seems to be correct.

Posted by Jason Nicholls on November 06, 2003

Bo Selecta! Now thats called an approach! Nice shot Gabe, your a VERY VERY VERY lucky man!!! Keep em coming :D!

Posted by Gabe Basco on October 30, 2003

Thanks guys for the comments. It was a great trip, and no heart attacks! You can take a look a a pic closer to the ground . But you can see the whole landing reading . But the real congrats go to Capt. Ramos for making this approach look easy and very safe.

Posted by antonio cortes on October 30, 2003

is very good picture es una foto muy impresionante

Posted by Bill Mathies on October 29, 2003

Great Pic!...but tell me, how far down the runway did he touchdown?...whicker

Posted by Philippe Bleus on October 27, 2003

Well Sir, let me be, as usual, a bit sharp : 1. Superb photo, hat off; 2. Good I was NOT there; 3. Hope there were NO passengers, otherwise please report the amountof heart attacks; 4. Even if I have to do "a low profile approach" because I am only an (advanced) flight sim user ("armchair pilot"), I'll tell you what : even in my weirdest (virtual) approaches, I have NEVER been in a situation like that without immediately going out for a go around ;-))) ... but maybe Los Rodeos (restricted airfield, if I am right : Captain only landings) requires a high approach like that due to the mountains. Best regards and congrats again Philippe Bleus ( fellow spotter)

Posted by on October 27, 2003

Simply superb Gabe! Congratulations.

Posted by Andrew Hunt on October 20, 2003

Gabe, Amazing, awesome, I feel like I am there! Andrew

Posted by Scott Kiel on October 20, 2003

Amazing shot Gabe! That's gotta be a breathtaking approach!

Posted by Tanuj Kumar on October 20, 2003

Amazing picture. I wish I was there. very nice...

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