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(New York Daily News)   The California Highway patrol would like to remind you, that if you're going to land your plane on a freeway please use the diamond lane   (nydailynews.com) divider line 30
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2012-07-24 09:25:33 AM  
They've got enough problems with pickup trucks losing their loads on the highway and creating congestion.
 
2012-07-24 09:26:14 AM  
sharetv.org

Every time I hear/read California Highway Patrol, I hear ton ton denon
 
2012-07-24 09:28:28 AM  
fubegra.net
 
2012-07-24 09:29:50 AM  
I like CHP's low cost solution (prior to the wing getting clipped): Stick some gas in it, we'll close the lane, and off you go.
 
2012-07-24 09:30:33 AM  
That's less than a mile from my mom's apartment!
 
2012-07-24 09:35:39 AM  
Fubegra:
fubegra.net

It is amazing to think that that was made 12 years ago. It still looks good.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:42 AM  
FTA:
assets.nydailynews.com
Officer Daniels (pictured above) searches the plane for the narcotics he planted earlier to further justify the repeated tasing of Mr. Gheysar, and the shooting of Mr. Gheysar's dog in addition to the charges of flying too low, landing without a permit, improper parking, not having working taillights, not having a license plate, overwidth vehicle without a permit and 1 count of making an officer walk in the weeds
 
2012-07-24 09:39:52 AM  
img7.imageshack.us
"Fill your plane with enough fuel for the flight, asshole!"
 
2012-07-24 09:40:23 AM  
You're not supposed to run out of gas.

The FAA might have something to say to him.
 
2012-07-24 09:40:36 AM  

ha-ha-guy: I like CHP's low cost solution (prior to the wing getting clipped): Stick some gas in it, we'll close the lane, and off you go.


Would have been perfect, save for the one douche that couldn't be bothered to PAY FARKING ATTENTION TO DRIVING!
 
2012-07-24 09:43:15 AM  
He said the plane should have had enough fuel to fly another 30 minutes, and he does not know what went wrong.


"Should have" but apparently didn't since everyone seems pretty sure he ran out of gas which automatically gets you an invite to have a nice sit down with the FAA and get verbally raped for your incompetence. Running out of gas is one of the worst things a pilot can have happen it shows a complete lack of awareness of your aircraft at the most basic levels.
 
2012-07-24 09:50:20 AM  
FTA: "Gheysar, a doctor from Orange, Calif.,"

ATTENTION ALL PATIENTS OF DR. GHEYSAR. Your doctor likes to take chances in an airplane while his family is on board. Perhaps it is time for all of you to reconsider your choice in doctors.
 
2012-07-24 09:55:22 AM  

Archimedes' Principal: FTA: "Gheysar, a doctor from Orange, Calif.,"

ATTENTION ALL PATIENTS OF DR. GHEYSAR. Your doctor likes to take chances in an airplane while his family is on board. Perhaps it is time for all of you to reconsider your choice in doctors.


Well when someone goes wrong he apparently handles it well. I like that in a doctor. As opposed to running and screaming while blood gushes from a wound.
 
2012-07-24 10:01:49 AM  

MythDragon: FTA:
[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x320]
Officer Daniels (pictured above) searches the plane for the narcotics he planted earlier to further justify the repeated tasing of Mr. Gheysar, and the shooting of Mr. Gheysar's dog in addition to the charges of flying too low, landing without a permit, improper parking, not having working taillights, not having a license plate, overwidth vehicle without a permit and 1 count of making an officer walk in the weeds


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-07-24 10:13:31 AM  

MythDragon: [img7.imageshack.us image 378x208]
"Fill your plane with enough fuel for the flight, asshole!"


styckx: He said the plane should have had enough fuel to fly another 30 minutes, and he does not know what went wrong.


"Should have" but apparently didn't since everyone seems pretty sure he ran out of gas which automatically gets you an invite to have a nice sit down with the FAA and get verbally raped for your incompetence. Running out of gas is one of the worst things a pilot can have happen it shows a complete lack of awareness of your aircraft at the most basic levels.


"Seasoned pilot" says the article, and he thinks that another 30 minutes of fuel was good. That's the minimum required in daylight AFTER you reach your destination according to Federal Air Regulations. He's lucky he didn't kill him and his whole family. The FAA is definitely gonna have a word or two with this guy and order remedial training, at a minimum. They may not be as enthusiastic as he is to see this guy get back in the air.
 
2012-07-24 10:18:13 AM  

MythDragon: FTA:
[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x320]
Officer Daniels (pictured above) searches the plane for the narcotics he planted earlier to further justify the repeated tasing of Mr. Gheysar, and the shooting of Mr. Gheysar's dog in addition to the charges of flying too low, landing without a permit, improper parking, not having working taillights, not having a license plate, overwidth vehicle without a permit and 1 count of making an officer walk in the weeds


Nah- the CHP are professionals. Fortunately for the pilot, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department wasn't on hand to shoot/taze anyone unnecessarily or plant any drugs.
 
2012-07-24 10:21:43 AM  

styckx: He said the plane should have had enough fuel to fly another 30 minutes, and he does not know what went wrong.


"Should have" but apparently didn't since everyone seems pretty sure he ran out of gas which automatically gets you an invite to have a nice sit down with the FAA and get verbally raped for your incompetence. Running out of gas is one of the worst things a pilot can have happen it shows a complete lack of awareness of your aircraft at the most basic levels.


This. Someone didn't bother to do proper flight planning. I'm willing to bet he took off on a flight he's made before, with just his wife, and forgot to account for the two extra passengers in the back.

And he made it worse. FTA: He said the plane should have had enough fuel to fly another 30 minutes, and he does not know what went wrong.

Yeah, FAR 91.151 specifically says you are not to begin a night VFR flight without having enough fuel to fly to your landing point plus 45 minutes. Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.
 
2012-07-24 10:28:38 AM  
A doctor in a 40 year old piston single? Must be a vet.
 
2012-07-24 10:41:10 AM  

devildog123: styckx: He said the plane should have had enough fuel to fly another 30 minutes, and he does not know what went wrong.


"Should have" but apparently didn't since everyone seems pretty sure he ran out of gas which automatically gets you an invite to have a nice sit down with the FAA and get verbally raped for your incompetence. Running out of gas is one of the worst things a pilot can have happen it shows a complete lack of awareness of your aircraft at the most basic levels.

This. Someone didn't bother to do proper flight planning. I'm willing to bet he took off on a flight he's made before, with just his wife, and forgot to account for the two extra passengers in the back.

And he made it worse. FTA: He said the plane should have had enough fuel to fly another 30 minutes, and he does not know what went wrong.

Yeah, FAR 91.151 specifically says you are not to begin a night VFR flight without having enough fuel to fly to your landing point plus 45 minutes. Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.


I think FAR says 45 minutes for night and 30 minutes reserve for daytime VFR. Still, that's what's required, not what's smart. With the whole family and possibly some baggage, he may not have been able to fill the tanks and stay under maximum weight. That makes weight and balance all the more important. While I'd like to think he gets at least a suspension and remedial training ordered, he deserves a lot worse. This kind of boneheaded move gives GA (and the medical profession in his case) a bad name. The smartest people referenced in that article are this guy's family for refusing to ever fly with him again.
 
2012-07-24 10:59:34 AM  

devildog123: Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.


I think having to land on a freeway already announced that.
 
2012-07-24 11:30:59 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Fubegra:
[fubegra.net image 225x169]

It is amazing to think that that was made 12 years ago. It still looks good.


HAHAHAHA! I remember that classic!
 
2012-07-24 11:40:21 AM  
i1.ytimg.com


"We have a Piper Down"
 
2012-07-24 12:08:42 PM  

This text is now purple: devildog123: Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.

I think having to land on a freeway already announced that.


Yeah, but he could have made up some bullshait about how he had done the calculations and thought he had enough fuel, something was off, whatever. Telling the newspaper that you did it knowingly and deliberately not only makes the FAA's job easier, but will make the punishment worse. Claiming that you forgot to carry the one in your fuel consumption calculation might get you the stern talking to, a warning, and some required retraining. Admitting that you knowingly ignored the FAR is an almost guaranteed suspension.
 
2012-07-24 12:12:49 PM  
www.aviationlawmonitor.com
Attention pilots, the "E" does not stand for "Eh, I have enough to make it"

Airplane landing in the wrong place due to pilot error trifecta in play?
 
2012-07-24 12:21:01 PM  

devildog123: This text is now purple: devildog123: Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.

I think having to land on a freeway already announced that.

Yeah, but he could have made up some bullshait about how he had done the calculations and thought he had enough fuel, something was off, whatever. Telling the newspaper that you did it knowingly and deliberately not only makes the FAA's job easier, but will make the punishment worse. Claiming that you forgot to carry the one in your fuel consumption calculation might get you the stern talking to, a warning, and some required retraining. Admitting that you knowingly ignored the FAR is an almost guaranteed suspension.


Agreed completely. Sounds like a case of someone who let his time on the stick increase his ego and confidence that he can skip a few steps of flight operations before taking a hulking ton of steel filled with humans up into the sky.
 
2012-07-24 01:19:09 PM  

styckx: devildog123: This text is now purple: devildog123: Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.

I think having to land on a freeway already announced that.

Yeah, but he could have made up some bullshait about how he had done the calculations and thought he had enough fuel, something was off, whatever. Telling the newspaper that you did it knowingly and deliberately not only makes the FAA's job easier, but will make the punishment worse. Claiming that you forgot to carry the one in your fuel consumption calculation might get you the stern talking to, a warning, and some required retraining. Admitting that you knowingly ignored the FAR is an almost guaranteed suspension.

Agreed completely. Sounds like a case of someone who let his time on the stick increase his ego and confidence that he can skip a few steps of flight operations before taking a hulking ton of steel filled with humans up into the sky.


Probably need to rule out a fuel system problem first (small leak, bad fuel, poor combustion), then sit his ass down for a while.

FWIW-good job putting the bird down safely with a minimum of disruption.
 
2012-07-24 01:53:40 PM  
This is how you turn a ride on the 15 into one on the 709.
 
2012-07-24 02:18:13 PM  

Another Government Employee: styckx: devildog123: This text is now purple: devildog123: Congrats idiot, you just publicly announced you knowingly didn't have a big enough reserve. Enjoy the license suspension.

I think having to land on a freeway already announced that.

Yeah, but he could have made up some bullshait about how he had done the calculations and thought he had enough fuel, something was off, whatever. Telling the newspaper that you did it knowingly and deliberately not only makes the FAA's job easier, but will make the punishment worse. Claiming that you forgot to carry the one in your fuel consumption calculation might get you the stern talking to, a warning, and some required retraining. Admitting that you knowingly ignored the FAR is an almost guaranteed suspension.

Agreed completely. Sounds like a case of someone who let his time on the stick increase his ego and confidence that he can skip a few steps of flight operations before taking a hulking ton of steel filled with humans up into the sky.

Probably need to rule out a fuel system problem first (small leak, bad fuel, poor combustion), then sit his ass down for a while.

FWIW-good job putting the bird down safely with a minimum of disruption.


Great landing, no question. However, he already ruled it out by saying that he thought he had 30 minutes remaining when he ran out of gas. Since he was flying at night, when he landed, he should have had 45 minutes remaining. Since he had not even reached his destination yet, and ran out of fuel, he's admitting he knowingly took off without the legally required 45 minute reserve.
 
2012-07-24 03:22:11 PM  

devildog123: Another Government Employee: styckx: devildog123: This text is now purple: devildog123: ...Probably need to rule out a fuel system problem first (small leak, bad fuel, poor combustion), then sit his ass down for a while.

FWIW-good job putting the bird down safely with a minimum of disruption.

Great landing, no question. However, he already ruled it out by saying that he thought he had 30 minutes remaining when he ran out of gas. Since he was flying at night, when he landed, he should have had 45 minutes remaining. Since he had not even reached his destination yet, and ran out of fuel, he's admitting he knowingly took off without the legally required 45 minute reserve.


Only reason I said that is a friend of mine got into a somewhat similar situation with a Cessna 172. He just got the plane back from it's yearly maintenance and had to fly from McCollum (outside Atlanta) to Cleveland, TN. Ran through preflight, no problem. Made his fuel calculations and took off. He was about 45 minutes into the flight when a clamp on a fuel line worked a bit loose, just enough to drip a little. As he began his descent, he noticed his fuel gauge was WAY lower than it should have been. He arrived safely, but ended up using about 20% more fuel than he was expecting. He said had he been up another 15-20 minutes, he would have been in trouble.
 
2012-07-24 03:34:12 PM  
The diamond lane is for loading and unloading only.
 
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