Polish pilot Szypiela lands his plane at the Burj Al Arab hotel.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 – 7:31 pm
Polish pilot Luc Chipela successfully landed his aircraft on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, part of the world’s first experience of its kind, despite the difficulty of trying to land, given that it is a twin-winged aircraft on a site intended for landing of helicopters, on the ground, 212 meters high, which adjoins the 56-storey hotel building.
The above task was described as “challenging” given that the aircraft was prepared to land on a runway that is usually equipped with visual cues to direct the pilot to land, while these aircraft require a long landing distance and Chipilla was only 27 meters in front of him stopped his plane “Kap Krafterstuhl”.After landing at a speed of 43 kilometers per hour.
Luc Chipilha expressed his joy at achieving this achievement in Dubai, emphasizing that “this experience was not easy and it took a lot of effort to prepare for it, given that the biggest problem is the lack of external landmarks that you usually find at airports and on a runway hundreds of meters long.
The same spokesperson added: “When I usually approach the runway, I can see the level of the aircraft above the ground and thus easily control the landing path, but today the ground was over 212 meters below me and the helipad disappeared. in front of the front of the plane, coinciding with the compression of everything that was, “surrounds me from the outside.”
Notably, “this unique and exceptional experience is not the only one, nor was it the first experience witnessed by the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, one of Dubai’s most important attractions and classified as the most luxurious in the world, since in 2005 year the match was organized on the same site where my stars gathered.
And in 2013, David Coulthard put on a performance that has been hailed as remarkable by spinning a Formula 1 car around him on top of the podium, which also saw cyclist Chris Kyle jump from a helicopter in 2019 to land his bike on the Burj El . Arab helipad.