Not often you can make like a gyro in 727.

Resasi

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Love flying the single seat gyro, so much freedom...and low flying out in the sticks. Did a little cargo flying into Angola when it was a hot zone, just seen this and it certainly bought back memories of flying in Africa in the 72, and the approaches one made to avoid being shot at. You can wheel them around when the occasion calls.

The go-around was initiated due to a light aircraft that had landed ahead and was still on the runway. The pilot, a very experienced South African pilot with a lot of time on the 72.

This is what it looked like from the ground.

The airport was Mogadishu, where during the troubles there were numerous Somalis with manpads who loved to practice on aircraft. The town is just to the right of the runway. The plate below is illustrative of where they recommended not to fly.

It’s not routine, many would say unsafe, but beautifully hand flown, something that is not done very much these days especially in commercial airline flying, where almost 90% in now done on autopilot.



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Kevin_Richey

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I would have sworn that was Ron Awad @ the controls there, except the go-round was too long, & not @ a steep enough of an angle!
 

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Not unless Ron has gone white haired recently. :)

Your right though Ron could turn on a sixpence...or a nickel over there. But for a 72 this was not bad at all, quick 360 and land.
 
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