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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   ( divider line
    More: Fail, L-39, Iowa, Soviet, Municipal Airport, landing  
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2012-09-02 01:04:20 PM  
11 votes:
In Soviet Czechoslovakia, landing executes you!
2012-09-02 10:43:47 AM  
10 votes:


Slow is a relative term.

That is a terrible thing to say about your own family
2012-09-02 01:13:26 PM  
9 votes:
I guess he finally

*puts on sunglasses*

Czeched out.
2012-09-02 01:07:47 PM  
6 votes:
He should have read the czech list before takeoff.
2012-09-02 01:08:19 PM  
5 votes:
Should have Czeched himself before he wrecked himself
/Sad story, Brno
2012-09-02 01:06:34 PM  
5 votes:

The pilot died.

2012-09-03 04:54:39 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-09-02 05:32:57 PM  
2 votes:

bigbobowski: people go to airshows for the same reason they go to nascar races

Are there a lot of left turns at air shows?
2012-09-02 05:01:27 PM  
2 votes:

Thanks for the Meme-ries: durbnpoisn: They did that with Tuvok too. He was a helmsman in one movie, and not a vulcan. Then he came back in Voyager as a Vulcan.

He was also a baddie in "Starship Mine"

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/watch out for that saddle


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2012-09-02 04:54:14 PM  
2 votes:
i49.tinypic.comView Full Size

Found him!
2012-09-02 04:34:01 PM  
2 votes:
He might be ok.

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2012-09-02 03:33:19 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-09-02 01:34:57 PM  
2 votes:
Isn't this why people go to airshows and watch NASCAR??

Are you not entertained??
2012-09-02 01:10:51 PM  
2 votes:
thegauntlet.comView Full Size

shakes their heads

/too soon?
2012-09-02 06:12:26 PM  
1 vote:

Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: They're both organized events where people go and watch planes fly, whether they're doing aerobatics or competing in a timed event. Frankly, I don't give a fark about the regulatory framework.

Frankly, you completely missed the part where I explained that air shows have a strict set of guidelines that properly ensure spectator safety which makes it a very different event that air racing. The fact that you are too stupid to understand that does not make them the same thing.

You can call a zebra a horse all day long, but that still doesn't make it true.
2012-09-02 06:05:35 PM  
1 vote:
No True Airshow
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."

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Oh, ya' think?

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"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 02:58:52 PM  
1 vote:

stumpwiz: 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.

is that where the 'stump' in your username comes from?
2012-09-02 02:58:48 PM  
1 vote:

clutchcargo2002: clear_prop:

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.

I am not a pilot, just an enthusiast, but I also understand that most military jets (other than large transports) have an engine-out glide profile that is only slightly better than that of a manhole cover.
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 02:25:27 PM  
1 vote:

whconner4: About to board a plane. Let us pretend this thread provided no lulz to me, shall we?

OMG! Stay safe, dude.

I bought some milk that was past the expiry date once, so I know what it's like to live on the edge.
2012-09-02 02:22:05 PM  
1 vote:

One Bad Apple: Fear_and_Loathing:

Slow is a relative term.

That is a terrible thing to say about your own family

I logged in to lol at this... LOL!
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 01:51:40 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-09-02 01:37:10 PM  
1 vote:
Security video of the suspect:

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2012-09-02 01:29:06 PM  
1 vote:
About to board a plane. Let us pretend this thread provided no lulz to me, shall we?
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 01:01:52 PM  
1 vote:

One Bad Apple: What's the Czech word for "Lawn Dart" ?

Trávník Oštěp?
/got nothin'
2012-09-02 12:58:33 PM  
1 vote:
Good landing, poor fireball control.
2012-09-02 09:33:11 AM  
1 vote:
What's the Czech word for "Lawn Dart" ?
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