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(WSOCTV)   Note to self: Always make sure to have more than two hours worth of fuel in the plane before taking a three-hour flight   (wsoctv.com) divider line 9
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2013-07-17 12:26:52 PM
3 votes:
Also make sure the weather will not start getting rough before starteing any three hour island tours.
2013-07-17 12:32:18 PM
2 votes:
Airplanes always have just enough fuel to make it to the crash site.
2013-07-17 12:26:58 PM
2 votes:
A three hour flight. A three hour flight.
2013-07-17 02:49:54 PM
1 votes:

Galloping Galoshes: fatbear: In that case, would the pilot be negligent? Yes. An idiot? I think that would be stretching it.

I know, but I didn't want to overawe the non-pilots.  He's an idiot for leaving the ground without enough fuel for the flight, and I expect some enforcement action from th FAA.  If he didn't look, what was he relying on for his fuel state?  The guages?  Fuel not in the tank is one of those three least useful things in aviation (the others being altitude above you and runway behind you).  If he did look, and he didn't fill it to the tabs, he's at fault.  If someone took it up without logging it, the Hobbes meter reading wouldn't match the log.  Usually it's someone bringing it back in and not refueling it, at my club.

No, they're not magic, but filling to them would have kept the fan turning long enough for him to get to his destination.


Always carry an awl, or something pointy like that, in the plane.  Then you can show the FAA the leak that was the cause of it.
2013-07-17 12:54:48 PM
1 votes:
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This thing runs out of fuel everytime they take it for a flight, and THEY always manage to get it back to the airport.

/well almost always
2013-07-17 12:54:02 PM
1 votes:

Galloping Galoshes: D135: Maybe you should use a more practical plane rather than trying to cultivate that "rugged sky captain of yesteryear" persona

That is a perfectly practical plane.  With a dunderhead of a pilot.

You may be referring to large commercial aircraft.  Of course, this could never happen to them:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC143
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca_Flight_52


The ol' Gimli Glider. Mixed up kg and L of fuel. Hilarity ensued.
2013-07-17 12:49:29 PM
1 votes:

D135: Maybe you should use a more practical plane rather than trying to cultivate that "rugged sky captain of yesteryear" persona


That is a perfectly practical plane.  With a dunderhead of a pilot.

You may be referring to large commercial aircraft.  Of course, this could never happen to them:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC143
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca_Flight_52
2013-07-17 12:44:00 PM
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Russ1642: genner: If only there were some kind of check list to look at preflight.

I'll bet he looked at the list. However, actually 'checking' the checklist items is just a pain in the ass



Or it will be, eventually.
2013-07-17 11:31:08 AM
1 votes:
Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can't tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
 
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