Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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  2. targa801

    targa801 Adventurer

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    Heyload

    You weren't in Gander with the broke C5 by any chance were you?
  3. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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  4. CapCal1000

    CapCal1000 Uhhh....

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    Had exactly the same experience. It was common for them to administer the A&P exam to foreign pilots to ensure failure. I was one of the few pilots who legitimately passed their validation exams, and still our company man had to meet the DGCA official at his home, with a briefcase full of cash, to "discuss my score".

    I haven't been there in years but every time there is talk of eliminating the foreign pilots, an indian crew does something unbelievably stupid. My company actually had pilots on the roster who had forged their training documents from Flight Safety, because they COULD NOT PASS RECURRENT! Flight Safety found out and actually prohibited the training of Indian pilots for a time. Even with this known, they were still on flying status.

    Man, I should write a book.
  5. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    No sir, I was not.
  6. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    I should have speculated that instead of jail time what is more likely to occur with the tight brotherhood of Air India pilots is the argument: "We were fatigued, that overnight red-eye to Bangkok and out again had us exhausted, we were actually acting in a safe manner by resting in business class". Naturally, the company would try to sack them or the DGCA to bring charges but knows that is a risky thing to do since the air India pilots may start a sympathy strike. It's happened more than once for similar antics and grounded the money losing airline to halt.
  7. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  8. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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  9. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Lancaster takeoff...

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  10. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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  11. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    A-ha! I see what happened. Thanks! :1drink
  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  13. TypeRated

    TypeRated Airborne Adventurer

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    Glad I found this thread! Aviation and bikes are my two main addictions. This was my ride to MEM for BBQ Fest this past weekend.

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  14. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    This was my ride last Saturday. Picnic at WV77. Learned to fly here in '85.

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  15. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    2.5 seater? :lol3 Nice little jet!
  16. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Nice Taylorcraft. I used to fly one of those as well. Any tail wheel plane adds an element of fun that you don't get on most modern planes.
  17. TypeRated

    TypeRated Airborne Adventurer

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    :rofl thanks! Wish I could claim it as my own, but sadly no. She'll comfortably seat 4 and has a 41,000 ft ceiling. The other day I saw 220kts indicated, 389kts GS at FL310... not too shabby for a Barbie jet :evil
  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I took a ride in this Super STOL by Just Aircraft last Saturday. Troy, the designer/builder/owner was happy to take several of us up in his demo plane.
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    The retractable leading edge slats are trick.
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    Talk about a short takeoff roll.
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    It gets off the ground quick... which is a good thing when there's a lake at the bottom of the (steep) runway.:evil
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    View of the Just Aircraft factory with the grass strip on the left.
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    This plane is like a motard in the sky. Wanna carve up a tree lined river? No problem.
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    Uphill landing.
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    If you're ever near Walhalla, SC drop by the factory for a tour and he might take you for a ride too.
    http://justaircraft.com/page.php?45
  19. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Lucky bastid! My buddy and I want to go halves on one :wink:
  20. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Few pics of our hanger cat from today. I think he was showing off.

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