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(Des Moines Register)   Pilot in Soviet-era Czech L-39 military training jet executes perfect one-point landing at Iowa air show   (desmoinesregister.com ) divider line
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2012-09-02 01:13:26 PM  
3 votes:
I guess he finally

*puts on sunglasses*

Czeched out.
2012-09-02 01:53:50 PM  
2 votes:
And this is why I don't go to air shows.
2012-09-02 01:44:56 PM  
2 votes:

CowboyUpCowgirlDown: I'll bet that piece of wreckage jettisoned to the right of the fireball was the pilot in his ejection seat.

Feeling toasty, it appears.


Only the military is allowed to have ejection seats. The FAA doesn't like the idea of pilots leaving the plane in flight, so all the ex-military jets in civilian hands are supposed to have the ejection seats disabled.
2012-09-02 01:10:51 PM  
2 votes:
www.thegauntlet.com

shakes their heads

/too soon?
2012-09-02 01:06:34 PM  
2 votes:
HA HA HA HA HA

The pilot died.

FAILLLLLLL XDDD
2012-09-02 01:04:20 PM  
2 votes:
In Soviet Czechoslovakia, landing executes you!
2012-09-02 11:04:40 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: Thinking about it, I understand where you guys are coming from - for me, as a railroad guy, it's like constantly pointing out that the "engineer" and the "conductor" are two very different occupations. Or that "cement" and "concrete" are not one and the same.


And as a construction guy, I really appreciate your acknowledgement of this. 

/want to punch my various media devices every time actors playing "construction guys" use these interchangably


Pronounced "SEE-ment" or it will never pass a sunbelt inspection.
2012-09-02 09:38:16 PM  
1 vote:

Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: Thinking about it, I understand where you guys are coming from - for me, as a railroad guy, it's like constantly pointing out that the "engineer" and the "conductor" are two very different occupations. Or that "cement" and "concrete" are not one and the same.



And as a construction guy, I really appreciate your acknowledgement of this. 

/want to punch my various media devices every time actors playing "construction guys" use these interchangably
2012-09-02 09:11:48 PM  
1 vote:
BigNumber12:

TheyCallMeC0WB0Y:


Thinking about it, I understand where you guys are coming from - for me, as a railroad guy, it's like constantly pointing out that the "engineer" and the "conductor" are two very different occupations. Or that "cement" and "concrete" are not one and the same.

I apologize for sticking my foot in my mouth.
2012-09-02 05:30:39 PM  
1 vote:
Video...crash at around 0:58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjY6RIe-S5E
2012-09-02 04:40:26 PM  
1 vote:
The pilot in question

GLENN SMITH
"SKIDS"

"Skids" is a technology entrepreneur who founded a company in 1981 that provides IT services to local governments. Away from his computer, Skids started flying 24 years ago and now holds holds a commercial pilot's license with instrument rating. With over 2000 hours flying including 600 hours in jets, he is currently flying his PT-17 Stearman, T-37 Tweet ( one of two currently flying), MiG-17, L-39, and Super Cub. Skids is the newest member of the Hoppers and is currently working on his Lead qualifications.

"The Hoppers quickly became close and trusted friends. They are a special group of aviators dedicated to aviation safety and proficiency; and we use the excitement of aviation as a message to motivate kids to succeed."

In addition to his passion for flying, Glenn is a certified scuba diver, licensed sailor, snow ski enthusiast, and struggling golfer.
2012-09-02 04:36:00 PM  
1 vote:

clear_prop: edmo: clear_prop: Only the military is allowed to have ejection seats. The FAA doesn't like the idea of pilots leaving the plane in flight, so all the ex-military jets in civilian hands are supposed to have the ejection seats disabled.

That does not appear to be accurate Link

Interesting. Thanks for the link.

Still wouldn't want to take a ride on a Martinski-Bakerski seat.


But what if you lost control of your plane, couldn't recover, ejected and then the damn thing rights itself and does a intact belly landing in a cornfield?

4.bp.blogspot.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

One of them stories that just can't be true, but is... Link to the story.
2012-09-02 04:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
www.ejectionsite.com
2012-09-02 03:33:19 PM  
1 vote:
s18.postimage.org
2012-09-02 03:28:31 PM  
1 vote:
i277.photobucket.com

Do svidaniya
2012-09-02 03:17:05 PM  
1 vote:

ButterMule: And this is why I don't go to air shows.


And why many sick people do
2012-09-02 03:14:48 PM  
1 vote:

Jarhead_h: FTA: "DAVENPORT, Ia. -- A plane that was part of an air show in eastern Iowa has crashed, and the pilot is dead, police told reporters."

[cmsimg.desmoinesregister.com image 512x322]

Oh, ya' think?


wadelhardt.eu

"You're supposed to be all cracked up at the bottom of the hill!"

" Airbags! Can you farking believe it?"

"You're supposed to be blown up into fiery chunks of flesh!"

"Sprinkler system set up in the back! Can you *farking* believe it?"
2012-09-02 02:54:27 PM  
1 vote:

clear_prop: CowboyUpCowgirlDown: I'll bet that piece of wreckage jettisoned to the right of the fireball was the pilot in his ejection seat.

Feeling toasty, it appears.

Only the military is allowed to have ejection seats. The FAA doesn't like the idea of pilots leaving the plane in flight, so all the ex-military jets in civilian hands are supposed to have the ejection seats disabled.


You would be incorrect. Ex-military jets in civilian hands can have ejection seats, they are just very expensive to maintain so a lot of owners have them disabled.

I do not fly ex military jets without an ejection seats. They were put in these jets for a reason, namely when something happens, they are not very crashworthy.
2012-09-02 02:29:10 PM  
1 vote:
people go to airshows for the same reason they go to nascar races
2012-09-02 02:26:20 PM  
1 vote:

Amusement: Looks at FAIL tag and thinks contributor needs an arrow to his crotch. HERO, as all heroes, given posthumously Of course this is Fark, which is another way of saying fark-it-all for the 4chan lulz.


Yes he's such a hero for dying in an airshow disaster.
2012-09-02 02:14:20 PM  
1 vote:

clear_prop: Only the military is allowed to have ejection seats. The FAA doesn't like the idea of pilots leaving the plane in flight, so all the ex-military jets in civilian hands are supposed to have the ejection seats disabled.


That does not appear to be accurate Link
2012-09-02 02:14:08 PM  
1 vote:
Looks at FAIL tag and thinks contributor needs an arrow to his crotch. HERO, as all heroes, given posthumously Of course this is Fark, which is another way of saying fark-it-all for the 4chan lulz.

s11.postimage.org
2012-09-02 01:54:54 PM  
1 vote:
Only the military is allowed to have ejection seats. The FAA doesn't like the idea of pilots leaving the plane in flight, so all the ex-military jets in civilian hands are supposed to have the ejection seats disabled.

How difficult is it to re-enable the Ejection Seats?
2012-09-02 01:51:30 PM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: [static2.pixdaus.com image 850x633]


so, we can post this and the LV air races photo Wambu posted but not the mexican bicycle race fatality one.

Czech.
GBB
2012-09-02 01:34:57 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't this why people go to airshows and watch NASCAR??

Are you not entertained??
2012-09-02 01:16:48 PM  
1 vote:
I'll bet that piece of wreckage jettisoned to the right of the fireball was the pilot in his ejection seat.

Feeling toasty, it appears.
2012-09-02 01:13:12 PM  
1 vote:
Did this myself, at 450 kts in an F8, so I'm getting a kick.

/Had an ejection seat.
//Didn't walk away from it.
///Still beat the reaper.
2012-09-02 01:12:37 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2012-09-02 01:08:19 PM  
1 vote:
Should have Czeched himself before he wrecked himself
/Sad story, Brno
2012-09-02 10:43:47 AM  
1 vote:

Fear_and_Loathing:

Slow is a relative term.


That is a terrible thing to say about your own family
 
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