Planes Landing on the Autobahn – Sketchy Much?
You might have thought that the Autobahn specialized in being one of the most ...
You might have thought that the Autobahn specialized in being one of the most desirable driving roads in the world, but in a time of war, the road had alternate uses.
“During this exercise, two 496th TFS F-16s conducted the first emergency procedures landings on an autobahn. The aircrews landed, refueled from dispatched trucks and launched from a highway near the German air base at Ahlhorn.”
Because of runway repairs at Hahn AB, the highway would act as a very suitable secondary place to land, fitted with everything that the real deal has, except a little bit more narrow.
Check out the video below to see the transformation from highway to airstrip and how it all works out for the pilots touching down their planes.