Dramatic E-3 AWACS fighter style run and break and landing

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One from the archives from RIAT 2012 that I recently re-found. This NATO E-3 pilot demonstrated some truly amazing flying skills. A fighter style initial and break to land followed by an early base leg turn and a dramatic landing. The jet must be at 60˚ of bank on the initial turn and pulling so hard that vapour was forming on the top of the wings.

Definitely a landing to remember!

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Very impressive! The maneuver is known as the Afgan approach and landing style invented by Soviet pilots. It was used to minimize presents at weapon engagement zone by FIM-92 Stinger while landing at Kabul airport during the Afghanistan conflict (1979-1989).

Author — VG

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Love it! Shame it wasn't able to do anything like this when I went up on the 19th July, hoping to visit the whole weekend next year!

Author — Alex's Transportation Videos