Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    The pilot who doesn't know what the hell is going on, has right of way. :lol3

    I heard that in a pre-race briefing last week.

    S.C.
  2. magicmark1

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    Nice pictures... whew. Must be nice to be able to just hop in the plane and chek that out..
  3. markk9

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  4. Klay

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    What's the story behind that? :ear
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  6. a65l

    a65l Wise guy, eh?

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  7. markk9

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    It happened during the original operation Desert Storm. My wingman and I were sent to track down and intermittent radar contact by the AWACS. AWACS suspected a helicopter was flying low and slow trying to avoid detection. While my wingman covered me high at around 10K feet, I went down low for a visual confirm and intercept if possible. While down low searching I saw a tower and went right, missing the tower, but clipped a support steel cable. The tower was not marked on any of the charts we had access to. Made for an exciting ride to the closest runway with enough length to make a landing. Flight back was uneventful. Landing was a bit hair raising, the left main gear would not come down, made a 2 wheel landing and kept the left wing up as long as I could, skidded about 300 yards to a stop, popped the canopy open, jumped and ran as fast as I could towards the crash crew.
  8. Klay

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    Amazing! Good story. The left engine kept running? I imagine some debris went through it.
  9. markk9

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    The left engine was still turning and putting out power. Even after sliding in the sand and ingesting tons of sand, both engines were still running. I had to power them off before leaving the cockpit.
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    Funny, some one else thought / thinks some thing is up.
    I clicked on the link but it needs a log in.

    Look, at the moment I got no reason to doubt your story, but that is a 'big aircraft' hanger e.g. 737 / 767 etc (above the doors there is another roller door for the fin)

    That grey aircraft is the only aircraft in view, during the first Gulf War there were hundreds of aircraft in the gulf area. Surly there would be more aircraft in a hangar that size.

    As well, for a time during HUGE amount of air operations during Gulf War 1, that floor is very clean.

    If the Left Main Gear did not extend as stated in the write up, then the left wing would have dragged on the ground then I would expect to see damage to the wing leading edge and underside. Usually aircraft that have an asymmetric gear situation don't slide down the runway in s straight line, usually end up in the grass / dirt / gravel on the side.

    those are just my observations, I wouldn't have said anything but some one else noticed something that wasn't right and so that made me ask question as well

    Hay Ewe
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    I also was thinking that it does look more like a taxiing accident than a wheel-up landing.
  15. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    What's written on the chock?

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  16. scurfer

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    It's the 325th USAF maintaince group at Tyndall airforce base in FL.
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    What's your link say?

    I registered, but for some reason don't have access to that thread.
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    More Sherlocking, neither yay or nay.....

    They have big hangars in Saudi.
    If the 325th were there they probably brought their own chocks.
    To work on the plane perhaps they extended and pinned the gear post semi-crash landing.
    Hitting a guy wire with any airplane at just about any speed is akin to a wide open chain saw going through a stick of room temperature butter. Maybe here it snapped the wire. Maybe.
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    It's their "Jo Momma" type section. After you register you have to wait until a mod opens your account, kinda like our JM and FM, before you can even see it. After you register you can see the other threads, but probably not post.