Real Humans Don't Do Three Point Landings

This supercut of three point landings that debuted at ROFLCon this week is a gas to watch. But it also makes me realize that human beings basically don't do this. At all.

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I mean, I watch sports, right? I dig parkour videos. I'm into gymnastics. Hell, I've even been to Cirque du Soleil because, you know, men in thongs. But I don't think I've ever seen an actual human pull this off outside of a movie setting.

It just doesn't happen. Or does it? Prove me wrong in the comments below.

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Just for the record, the term "three point landing" refers to landing an airplane with an old-fashioned tailwheel. To land you have to first fly; many of these people were simply falling, with or without style.

Under normal circumstances landing any airplane involves stalling the wing at the moment the wheels touch the ground. In a tailwheel airplane doing this perfectly results in the two main wheels and the tailwheel touching the ground at the same time; a three-point landing. There is no such thing as a three point landing in a nose-wheel airplane; the mains touch down first, then the nose.

Back in my days as a pilot I made many three-pointers in Cubs, Decathlons and once in a Funk. Yes, Funk; look it up.