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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 29, 2018 - 01:32pm PT
The total hours are meaningless if all you’ve been doing is watching the plane fly itself. That’s why a US Navy or Air Force pilot with 1500 hours is immeasurably preferable to somebody with 5000 or 10,000 hours who didn’t get $1 million worth of training in high test aircraft. That military pilot also is highly likely to have an engineering degree. The US military also teaches you how to think ‘critically’. If you’ve read about the 2009 Air France Flt 447 crash then you’ve read about their fatal lack of critical thinking skills. They assumed some things that prevented them from pursuing other recovery options. They kept doing the SAME THING REPEATEDLY! Are you kidding me? One of the first things you’re taught in recovery training is if something doesn’t work you go back to the same config and try something different. It turns out that Air France’s pilot traing program was basically an old boys’ club not significantly different from the Koreans’. Little or no emphasis on unusual attitudes. Very sad.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Oct 29, 2018 - 01:57pm PT



I got an aerobatic flight in a N3N earlier this year for Father’s Day. So fun! I want one.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 7, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
this is bare bones story telling but ... dramaticly, it worked for me!

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Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Glenwood Springs, CO
Dec 3, 2018 - 06:33pm PT
Merry Christmas y'all!
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edit- I'm truly in awe and admiration for pretty every much everyone who posts here. Fantastic stuff all around!

edit x2- Ontheedgeandscaredtodeath is related to me somehow.. I think.

Amazing video, Hank!

Especially the hot landing into the fence?!

As they say, any landing you can walk away from...

Me in the back and pro-skier Jesse Hall in front, he actually hit the building. Both limped away.

Caylor!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2018 - 06:44pm PT
The latest Asian pilots’ clown show regarding Lion Air of Indonesia is icing on the cake about
how incompetent those people are. It sounds like they had a minor maintenance issue with a pitot tube that made the autopilot wonky but because these guys don’t really understand their aircraft they fought the autopilot for control! Are you kidding me? Yer so phukking stoopid you can’t
reach over yer head and pull the breaker on it and hand fly the airplane? Oh, silly me, I forgot
they have no notion of hand flying. That’s what autopilots are for, right? It makes me mad it does.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 4, 2018 - 06:25pm PT
Early 1920s, French.

Mais Qui, but of course!


crberg

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Dec 4, 2018 - 09:24pm PT
I still can’t get over seeing this in person. Pretty amazing
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perswig

climber
Dec 5, 2018 - 04:51am PT
For some reason, I think I would have been more freaked climbing up by those turbine blades than the low jump...


Reilly, have you seen any reported detail from recorder info as to how long the pilots spent with their repeated attempts to override the AOA emergency mechanism? Somewhere (BBC?) I heard a time of over 20 minutes. Also, that the specific airframe had reported similar handling behavior in previous flights.

Dale
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Dec 11, 2018 - 07:28am PT
Bird strikes....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 11, 2018 - 08:04am PT
Ewwww!

My bro-in-law was flying relief supplies in Ethiopia in a Twin Otter. Bluebird day out in the middle of nowhere - a great day to be flying at 15,000’. He sees a speck on his windshield which in a second, literally, morphs into a huge bird! He shoves the column forward but it strikes the upper windshield which disintegrates! Plexiglass and bird parts fill the cockpit. Luckily they both had sunglasses on. The bird was big enough that the edge of the fuselage was bent!

Meanwhile in Venezuela a paraglider had a spot of bother...
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 21, 2018 - 04:48pm PT
what? it's a windsock!
squishy

Mountain climber
Jan 6, 2019 - 12:47pm PT
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squishy

Mountain climber
Jan 6, 2019 - 12:48pm PT
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ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 21, 2019 - 04:50pm PT
has anyone here jumped from above 20,000 feet?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 21, 2019 - 06:08pm PT
Holy bejesus Hankster! Your scareing the sh#t out of me! doesn't the huge fcking propellers freak you out? do they make any messed up wind/ suction that you have to deal with????
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 12, 2019 - 03:22pm PT
Don't see a lot of these flying over the crib.
Probably one of the reproductions but there are only a few of those.
I guess it's the real deal!

C/N:8 tail number: N9645 (5-AT-B, 1928) "City of Wichita/City of Port Clinton" Currently owned by: Liberty Aviation Museum. It is dressed in Transcontinental Air Transport livery. It is based at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio, USA.[40] It was previously owned by Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, Inc., and previously based at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon, USA.[41][42]

There are 8 airworthy specimens, 5 on static display, and 5 being restored!
I had no idea there were so many survivors.
Robb

Social climber
Cat Box
Mar 10, 2019 - 08:03am PT
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47514289
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
ne'er–do–well
Mar 29, 2019 - 01:10am PT
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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 29, 2019 - 07:10am PT
Zbrowns post of the hang glider on the previous page has me perplexed. That dude launched at a jog off of a beach? How does that work? I always assumed you needed a ledge of some sort, or a mountaintop to launch.
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Mar 29, 2019 - 07:24am PT
A glider is a wing, with enough windspeed you can literally step into the air although a good aggressive launch is usually recommended. Beaches often have the perfect even laminar flow that pilots like.

I learned to fly from running down a steep grassy hill, flying no more than 10' over the ground for much of the way....

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