Don't clap too early after landing

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Don't clap too early after landing

Post by hamstandard » Mon May 28, 2018 5:34 pm

They did on this Air Astana flight in Khazakstan. Then look at what happened.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye3aCdga4rI
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by '97 Tercel » Mon May 28, 2018 7:22 pm

Good filming - is that Spielberg onboard?
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by FighterPilot » Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 pm

People who clap after a landing are mouth-breathers.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by pelmet » Mon May 28, 2018 10:04 pm

Khazakstan? Further background info on the subject...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_lo3yiZd2k
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by 5x5 » Tue May 29, 2018 7:10 am

FighterPilot wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 pm
People who clap after a landing are mouth-breathers.
It seems to me that your opinion denigrating people who are pleased with the flight crew's performance and express same through a universally accepted method of showing it says much more about you than them.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by FighterPilot » Tue May 29, 2018 8:53 am

5x5 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:10 am
FighterPilot wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 pm
People who clap after a landing are mouth-breathers.
It seems to me that your opinion denigrating people who are pleased with the flight crew's performance and express same through a universally accepted method of showing it says much more about you than them.
You're entitled to your opinion, but I don't clap every time I leave the dentist, or the barista hands me my coffee. I'd be embarrassed if my passengers did it to me. Were they expecting me to crash but I miraculously pulled off the landing and spared their lives?
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by Heliian » Tue May 29, 2018 2:50 pm

When I clap, it's out of pure sarcasm.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by Donald » Tue May 29, 2018 3:06 pm

Heliian wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:50 pm
When I clap, it's out of pure sarcasm.
Hah, I should do this on pretty much every Q400 landing!

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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by rookiepilot » Tue May 29, 2018 3:26 pm

FighterPilot wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:53 am
5x5 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:10 am
FighterPilot wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 pm
People who clap after a landing are mouth-breathers.
It seems to me that your opinion denigrating people who are pleased with the flight crew's performance and express same through a universally accepted method of showing it says much more about you than them.
You're entitled to your opinion, but I don't clap every time I leave the dentist, or the barista hands me my coffee. I'd be embarrassed if my passengers did it to me. Were they expecting me to crash but I miraculously pulled off the landing and spared their lives?
Very common in some of these countries, where someone may fly rarely and safety historically isn't as good as ours. I don't do it, but I get it. Whatever.

Yeah, maybe seems a bit over the top, but I see more joy and smiles over there, than here, both in other pax and in the flight attendants. Interesting, isn't it, with all we have ---
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by HiFlyChick » Tue May 29, 2018 7:33 pm

You guys re so jaded - I just thought it was an expression of "Yay - we're home!" And incidentally, I may not clap for the dentist, but I do thank him. Since you may not get to meet your pilots face to face, perhaps it is a way that some people say thanks.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by linecrew » Wed May 30, 2018 6:15 am

Not jaded, not even a commercial pilot...but the applause on landing always makes me think, "seriously?!". Just seems a little derp.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by Loner » Wed May 30, 2018 6:26 am

linecrew wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:15 am
not even a commercial pilot...
:prayer:
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by FlyGy » Wed May 30, 2018 1:15 pm

The only time I've ever heard pax clapping is when they arrive at their Latin American all-inclusive vacation destination airport. Never when they return from their trips though.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by Heliian » Wed May 30, 2018 4:16 pm

My most clapworthy moment was on an AC 757 or 67, can't remember the type, in to YYZ, came within inches of cartwheeling down the runway during a crosswind. The image of the wingtip so close to the ground is still burned into my mind. I yelled "F@ck!", I'm sure some people crapped their pants as they were looking down at the speeding earth below. After we smashed into the runway and full stopped, people were clapping because they weren't dead.

I have applauded 2 perfect landings before. Those are a rare treat.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by linecrew » Wed May 30, 2018 7:01 pm

Loner wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:26 am
linecrew wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:15 am
not even a commercial pilot...
:prayer:
..because I made good life choices? LOL!
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by '97 Tercel » Wed May 30, 2018 7:26 pm

FighterPilot wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 7:25 pm
People who clap after a landing are mouth-breathers.


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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by 172_Captain » Thu May 31, 2018 7:15 am

It’s a way of showing appreciation and a job well done. My god get off your high horses.

By some people’s logic I shouldn't thank the dentist either because all they’re doing is rendering a service in exchange for cash. Your cash is thanks enough.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by digits_ » Thu May 31, 2018 8:01 am

FighterPilot wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:53 am

You're entitled to your opinion, but I don't clap every time I leave the dentist, or the barista hands me my coffee. I'd be embarrassed if my passengers did it to me. Were they expecting me to crash but I miraculously pulled off the landing and spared their lives?
Do you expect professional actors in a theater to forget their lines? If not, why do you clap?
Do you expect professional musicians in an orchestra to forget their lines? If not, why do you clap?
Do you forget god like rock stars to screw up their songs? If not, why do you clap?

That being said, I don't clap after landing either. Except maybe when my FO pulls off his first greaser :wink:
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by bodyflyer2 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:13 am

Do you expect professional actors in a theater to forget their lines? If not, why do you clap?
Do you expect professional musicians in an orchestra to forget their lines? If not, why do you clap?
Do you forget god like rock stars to screw up their songs? If not, why do you clap?
If the pilots pull off a landing while facing their passengers, sure, I'll clap out of relief.

For better or worse, we have different standards for live performances of artistic works in front of an audience -- even if they have been playing the same thing for 180 nights running to a large crowd.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by linecrew » Thu May 31, 2018 12:27 pm

I guess we'll have to wait until pilot-less commercial air travel becomes a thing just to see if people are in fact applauding the pilot or simply the fact that they didn't die after hurtling through the sky at hundreds of knots. :lol:
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by mbav8r » Thu May 31, 2018 3:27 pm

Soooo, anyone know what happened with this landing other than the passengers clapped out of relief to be alive.
Some of the video seems to show them going off-roading for a bit.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by Pacqing » Thu May 31, 2018 7:47 pm

on my first rotation into Saudi i was positioning out to the empty quarter on a MD 80 or similar model and the pax clapped on the landing. My first experience of this after a fair bit of OS work. Its a custom, nothing more, I'd think the Saudis might think some of our customs were off, why are some people making a topic of it is beyond me.
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Re: Don't clap too early after landing

Post by YYZSaabGuy » Thu May 31, 2018 11:55 pm

Pacqing wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Its a custom, nothing more, I'd think the Saudis might think some of our customs were off, why are some people making a topic of it is beyond me.
Because AvCanada. It's what we do.
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