Jon Humberd, who has made a name for himself in the STOL community with his homebuilt Super 701, just posted a video to YouTube he hopes will be a learning experience for all pilots.
“A summer thunderstorm in Tennessee quickly turned a very nice sunset flight into a landing nightmare,” he says. “Crazy wind gusts on final approach with very poor visibility through the windshield made for a very close call of becoming a total disaster. Thanks to a lot of luck and a little bit of pilot skill, both myself and the airplane made it home safely.”
He adds that he knows he “will catch a lot of judgment and kickback on this one and I probably deserve it. “
“My one-way, uphill, no go-around grass strip with trees and obstacles all the way around, plus the weather and poor visibility, made this a very sketchy landing. Luckily, it is was caught on camera for you all to see, judge, and hopefully learn something from.”