QUOTE(ChillSpiller @ Aug 5 2009, 05:28 PM) [snapback]131156[/snapback]
I also know the title of the inspection but I'd love to have a glimpse behind the scenes of that bird's inspection. Regular aluminum birds would eventually need some new sealants inside the tanks. Usually it's a visual inspection including retorquing of some bolts and so on. I'd just love to know if and what had to be repaired but I guess one will never know.
Dash, you are so right. Those wings are marvelous.
S/he was not aligned with the runway, before the wheels touched, hence the straightening up. . . drama.
The wings are designed to flex (when you take off with full tanks and a heavy load, you will notice the wings flex from full down (heavy on the line up) and then flex up will balance out the flex down (as lift takes over) - to assist the flexing of the wings a reserve of x,000 kg is calculated to be in the wings on landing - typically 7,000 kg, beyond the reserve minimum.