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2012-06-26 08:54:17 AM  
Gravity is a harsh mistress.
 
2012-06-26 08:58:40 AM  
Thats some repetitive writing there Lou.


/Crashing into trees can be a safer alternative.
 
2012-06-26 09:04:21 AM  
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me, ya can't get fooled again.
 
2012-06-26 09:05:09 AM  
Darwin Award winner
 
2012-06-26 09:11:48 AM  
i659.photobucket.com

Pffft! I got it right the first time.
 
2012-06-26 09:17:39 AM  
"Wow...close call.


Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu........"

Thud
 
2012-06-26 09:22:17 AM  
FTFA:Ultralight pilots know that landing in trees can be a safe maneuver, as long as therethey're hardwoods with a leafy canopy.

FTFT
 
2012-06-26 09:22:50 AM  
Dude was 75, hell of a way to go. They should write it up like it happened

"William Gaddis Sr 75, died today after surviving the crash of his self built ultra light, but then fell to his death when climbing down 60 feet from the trees. He had a date with a cocktail waitress and was running late due to the crash"
 
2012-06-26 09:29:33 AM  
Maybe this is how the most interesting man in the world will go...
 
2012-06-26 09:31:38 AM  
FTFA:

"They must be single-seat aircraft" ....

How, then, does one get training to fly said aircraft, other than a
simulator? I'm no pilot, but I'm guessing book-learning only goes
so far....
 
2012-06-26 09:37:52 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Gravity is a harsh mistress.


Why did I read that as "Gravy is a harsh mistress"?

4.bp.blogspot.com

need coffee
 
2012-06-26 09:43:25 AM  
If at first you don't suck seed...
 
2012-06-26 09:58:09 AM  

rmdpgh: FTFA:

"They must be single-seat aircraft" ....

How, then, does one get training to fly said aircraft, other than a
simulator? I'm no pilot, but I'm guessing book-learning only goes
so far....


Same way you learn to swim,,,jump in and try it. He was 75yo, he shoulda followed the example provided by his peers.

/I'm 10 yrs younger and won't go piloting because of my age.
//gotta know yer limits
///but, if ya gotta end it, might as well be fun...
 
2012-06-26 10:30:32 AM  

CarpeScrotum: If at first you don't suck seed...


Keep on sucking 'til you do suck seed.
 
2012-06-26 10:40:21 AM  
FTA - "You can actually glide or fly into the treetops. There's a high probability most of the time the trees will support the weight of the aircraft," said Shawn Moody ...

Well, yeah. If you've got trees.

www.ucmp.berkeley.edu

(good grazing for cows, not so good for powerless tree-seeking ultra-lights)
 
2012-06-26 01:27:30 PM  

rmdpgh: FTFA:

"They must be single-seat aircraft" ....

How, then, does one get training to fly said aircraft, other than a
simulator? I'm no pilot, but I'm guessing book-learning only goes
so far....


There are twin seat versions available for use in instruction, but they can *ONLY* be used for instruction unless you N-number them (in the US).
 
2012-06-26 01:32:26 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: FTA - "You can actually glide or fly into the treetops. There's a high probability most of the time the trees will support the weight of the aircraft," said Shawn Moody ...

Well, yeah. If you've got trees.

[www.ucmp.berkeley.edu image 298x200]

(good grazing for cows, not so good for powerless tree-seeking ultra-lights)


Actually, a nice open field is also good, so long as the ground is reasonably flat and reasonably hard. Even a bog isn't so bad, because you can get to right off the surface, then stall it in from a couple feet up. You'd be going about 30 MPH or less when you hit.
 
2012-06-26 02:01:28 PM  

dittybopper: rmdpgh: FTFA:

"They must be single-seat aircraft" ....

How, then, does one get training to fly said aircraft, other than a
simulator? I'm no pilot, but I'm guessing book-learning only goes
so far....

There are twin seat versions available for use in instruction, but they can *ONLY* be used for instruction unless you N-number them (in the US).


Thank you muchly for clearing that up. I would have thought the opposite, that it'd require
an N-number even with a passenger for instruction, but if the FAA works the way the FCC does,
then of course it makes sense.... ;-)
 
2012-06-26 02:40:01 PM  

dittybopper: Clemkadidlefark: FTA - "You can actually glide or fly into the treetops. There's a high probability most of the time the trees will support the weight of the aircraft," said Shawn Moody ...

Well, yeah. If you've got trees.

[www.ucmp.berkeley.edu image 298x200]

(good grazing for cows, not so good for powerless tree-seeking ultra-lights)

Actually, a nice open field is also good, so long as the ground is reasonably flat and reasonably hard. Even a bog isn't so bad, because you can get to right off the surface, then stall it in from a couple feet up. You'd be going about 30 MPH or less when you hit.


Jerome Bettis of the fabled Pittsburgh Steelers said being hit as a running back in the NFL tested out as equivalent to being in a seat-belted front seat of a car that has a head-on 30 mph collision.

Hard way to make a living.

Oh ... and the landing in pasture is a good idea.
 
2012-06-26 02:56:17 PM  

rmdpgh: dittybopper: rmdpgh: FTFA:

"They must be single-seat aircraft" ....

How, then, does one get training to fly said aircraft, other than a
simulator? I'm no pilot, but I'm guessing book-learning only goes
so far....

There are twin seat versions available for use in instruction, but they can *ONLY* be used for instruction unless you N-number them (in the US).

Thank you muchly for clearing that up. I would have thought the opposite, that it'd require
an N-number even with a passenger for instruction, but if the FAA works the way the FCC does,
then of course it makes sense.... ;-)


The plane has to be marked "For Instructional Use Only", and the instructor must be certified, and carry those certification papers. The plane can't be used for other purposes.

Some instructors have gone ahead and N-numbered their planes, and gotten Sport Pilot licenses, so that they can fly their dual-seat ultralights with a non-student passenger legally. Prior to the Sport Pilot program, it was a major pain in the ass to do something like that.
 
2012-06-26 03:52:16 PM  
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