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2013-05-08 08:32:09 AM
Subby has never seen a commercial airline take-off run?  Or a 13,000 ft runway?
 
2013-05-08 08:37:18 AM
That's not a long take-off run, *this* is a long take-off run.

/in Australia
 
2013-05-08 08:43:08 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: That's not a long take-off run, *this* is a long take-off run.

/in Australia


Came here to post that. Off to look for a non-flash vid of TFA.
 
2013-05-08 08:48:22 AM
Okay, found it. He didn't take off so much as the ground fell away from him. I wonder how well he flew once he was out of ground effect - film pretty much stopped at that point.
 
2013-05-08 09:47:14 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: That's not a long take-off run, *this* is a long take-off run.

/in Australia


That's more impressive in terms of scale, but this guy literally trimmed the bushes/grass/brush with his wings.

He could learn something from this guy.
 
2013-05-08 11:11:46 AM

Robots are Strong: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: That's not a long take-off run, *this* is a long take-off run.

/in Australia

That's more impressive in terms of scale, but this guy literally trimmed the bushes/grass/brush with his wings.

He could learn something from this guy.


Step one:  get an ungodly headwind.
 
2013-05-08 01:24:30 PM
It's almost like he did it on purpose. He had plenty of airspeed to lift off, just didn't. Note the climb out over the water. There was no lack of power.

/unlike this one time I took off in a Piper Cub with just one set of mags on. Pucker City, Yo....
 
2013-05-08 01:54:38 PM
WTF was his problem?  Overloaded?  Didn't exactly climb once he got it out over the water either.
 
2013-05-08 02:26:45 PM

mark12A: It's almost like he did it on purpose. He had plenty of airspeed to lift off, just didn't. Note the climb out over the water. There was no lack of power.


Hard to tell, but it looks like he's at a pretty high AOA over the water.  Can't imagine he crashed through the brush on purpose, either.  Since there's no crash report, I'll assume he made it.

/internet pilot
 
2013-05-08 05:02:35 PM

Charlie Freak: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: That's not a long take-off run, *this* is a long take-off run.

/in Australia

Came here to post that. Off to look for a non-flash vid of TFA.


HERE: I gave up after the 5th layer of exponentially expanding NoScript hits and decided "F*ckit, youtube search the title".
 
2013-05-08 05:04:52 PM
or the russian cargo take-off in australia that touched grass on both ends of a 18000 footer?
 
2013-05-08 05:25:16 PM

prjindigo: or the russian cargo take-off in australia that touched grass on both ends of a 18000 footer?


*see post #2*
 
2013-05-08 06:09:55 PM
I am torn between that being a terrible pilot and that being an incredible pilot.

He is not gaining much speed... barely enough to get aloft.  Bad CG?  Overloaded? --- Bad pilot.

Threading the needle at the end, when no options are really left?  --- Awesome pilot.
 
2013-05-08 10:41:05 PM

Chief_ Danz153A: I am torn between that being a terrible pilot and that being an incredible pilot.

He is not gaining much speed... barely enough to get aloft.  Bad CG?  Overloaded? --- Bad pilot.

Threading the needle at the end, when no options are really left?  --- Awesome pilot.


That's behavior not to be admired.

Part of your prowess is knowing when NOT to fly. Yes part of a soft-field departure is to accelerate in ground effect but also means to be able to calculate your short-field performance and NOT hit things. This was a jackass move that normally would have resulted in a crash report. All it needed was that foliage at the end to have really put a dent in airspeed for this to have ended up with a dead pilot and a trashed airframe.
 
2013-05-09 03:05:02 PM

Chief_ Danz153A: Overloaded? --- Bad pilot.


Seems that way to me.
 
2013-05-09 05:23:35 PM
The pilot's story:

Oh dear... Have to 'fess up. Things do come back to haunt one, don't they? This was me, Selina, in GYYF. Of course I have already received this video a few times in the last couple of days. I think it was 1999 or 2000.

What can I say? It was hot, I had 2 passengers and thought I knew more than I did about short field takeoffs. This little field is just outside of Victoria B.C. and once we were in the air we headed straight to Nanaimo's LONG runway to land and assess damages. The only victims, other than my pride, were the gear fairings as I did a bit of landscaping on the way out.

What was I thinking? I sure didn't use correct short field procedures and quickly ran out of room. I knew I was in trouble and also knew I was committed to the takeoff. As we lifted off my right seat passenger, a more experienced pilot (as was the second passenger in the back), was quick enough to yell at me to push the nose down and was ready to do so himself if I didn't. That instinct to pull up is strong especially with the tops of the trees coming at you.

Just about the best learning experience I've every had... And probably the scariest.
Coincidentally I met the owner of this little field this past weekend at a fly-in and we had a little reminisce about my "incident". The field is still in use although I think they have removed a few more of the trees at the end. I don't think I'll be tackling it again although a little voice inside says perhaps I should go back without passengers and do it properly!


http://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?40591-Wow!-It-doesn-t-g et -any-closer-than-this!&p=503483&viewfull=1#post503483
 
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