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(Abc.net.au)   One of the most terrifying things for a pilot is the possibility of birdstrike. Now imagine that bird is an emu   (abc.net.au) divider line 56
    More: Scary, Cessna, crash landing, logical possibility, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, honeymoons, runways  
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6190 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Dec 2013 at 2:14 AM (37 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-10 11:59:59 PM
They're so terrifying, they apparently intimidated the pilot into landing a rather pricy twin-engine without putting down his landing gear.
 
2013-12-11 12:16:55 AM
Now imagine that every blade of each propeller caused $100k of damage, and then add in the fuselage damage, and you're at about a couple million dollars of belly landing.

And they didn't even have to pay a fee for that.

/jealous
 
2013-12-11 12:18:43 AM
1-15-09....

Never forget!
 
2013-12-11 01:01:52 AM
A pilot who crashed at an outback airstrip with the landing gear retracted was probably distracted by emus

Cop: "what happened before the crash?"

some guy: "I was distracted!"

Cop: "were you texting??"

some guy: "Emus!!!"
 
2013-12-11 01:38:32 AM
Aren't emus about the size of the average Cessna?  Scary!
 
2013-12-11 02:20:22 AM
One scary looking bird!
triadstrategies.typepad.com
/hot
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2013-12-11 02:20:29 AM
E, the mu-manity!
 
2013-12-11 02:20:59 AM
"As god is my witness, I thought emus could fly..."
 
2013-12-11 02:21:40 AM
I've twice had trucks cross runways in front of me on final, but since I had this throttle thingy in my hand I really didn't think much about it. Guy is either getting out of the way or I'm going around.

This had more to do with TFA's pilot being on rep 3 for the day of a short hop. Boring, repetitive, slight distraction and he blows his checklist.
 
2013-12-11 02:22:26 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-11 02:25:17 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Now imagine that every blade of each propeller caused $100k of damage, and then add in the fuselage damage, and you're at about a couple million dollars of belly landing.

And they didn't even have to pay a fee for that.

/jealous


A single propeller blade isn't going to cost much more over $800, in fact, they probably costs a lot less for a Cessna 441. The fuselage damage might cost quite a bit, possibly enough for the plane to be written off, but nowhere near enough to cost more than the $1.5m average price tag of 441.
 
2013-12-11 02:25:43 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-11 02:26:36 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Now imagine that every blade of each propeller caused $100k of damage, and then add in the fuselage damage, and you're at about a couple million dollars of belly landing.

And they didn't even have to pay a fee for that.

/jealous


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-11 02:27:55 AM
Came for WKRP, leaving happy.
 
2013-12-11 02:27:56 AM
Well, I just peed, so thanks for that, Smitty.

/I have a vivid imagination
//Obligatory? :

imageshack.com
 
2013-12-11 02:28:38 AM

vossiewulf: I've twice had trucks cross runways in front of me on final, but since I had this throttle thingy in my hand I really didn't think much about it. Guy is either getting out of the way or I'm going around.


Nothing fills me with more confidence than a pilot calling it "this throttle thingy".

/just sayin'.
 
2013-12-11 02:28:55 AM
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2013-12-11 02:33:06 AM
Pffft. Could have been Velociraptors.

simonsaysmovies.files.wordpress.com

/Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these motherfin' emus on this motherfin' plane!
 
2013-12-11 02:34:18 AM

gweilo8888: Well, I just peed, so thanks for that, Smitty.

/I have a vivid imagination
//Obligatory? :

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This one is a classic!
 
2013-12-11 02:34:23 AM
Gawd as my witness I thought Emu's could fly
 
2013-12-11 02:38:40 AM

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Pffft. Could have been Velociraptors.



/Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these motherfin' emus on this motherfin' plane!


Ok so does this end with the Gorrillas dieing at the first frost?
 
2013-12-11 02:50:46 AM

mithras_angel: [media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 432x551]


Awesome.

/I thought all pilots three green check glance every .2 seconds on approach?
 
2013-12-11 02:52:28 AM
Union emu thugs. That's why they need a no-strike clause for birds.
 
2013-12-11 02:53:21 AM
One of my high school teachers was an instructor at a local air base where NATO pilots were taught to fly each new iteration of jets and conveniently had thousands of square miles of bombing range about 10 minutes away. The pilots were well connected to be pilots in their various countries and so their testimony at review boards had a very distant relationship to the truth. One guy pretty much hung himself though when asked about a wheels up landing after testifying he'd lowered the gear and gotten a lock indicator. When asked if he had seen the observer waving him off he denied it but when asked if he'd heard radio warnings he said he couldn't hear anything. When asked why he said there was a horn that drowned out all the other sounds in the cockpit. He washed out of the program.
 
2013-12-11 02:59:26 AM

TastyEloi: "As god is my witness, I thought emus could fly..."


They can if you hit em hard enough
 
2013-12-11 03:05:35 AM

Oldiron_79: Gawd as my witness I thought Emu's could fly


www.geekprom.com

"Fly?"
 
2013-12-11 03:15:05 AM
frocking birds on planes !!!   The film that was never made
 
2013-12-11 03:28:10 AM

OscarTamerz: One of my high school teachers was an instructor at a local air base where NATO pilots were taught to fly each new iteration of jets and conveniently had thousands of square miles of bombing range about 10 minutes away. The pilots were well connected to be pilots in their various countries and so their testimony at review boards had a very distant relationship to the truth. One guy pretty much hung himself though when asked about a wheels up landing after testifying he'd lowered the gear and gotten a lock indicator. When asked if he had seen the observer waving him off he denied it but when asked if he'd heard radio warnings he said he couldn't hear anything. When asked why he said there was a horn that drowned out all the other sounds in the cockpit. He washed out of the program.


Do tray tables have lock indicators?

/I've got this theory...
 
2013-12-11 03:35:44 AM
Weird. I would think an air-traffic controllers' strike would be of more concern.
 
2013-12-11 04:32:32 AM

TastyEloi: "As god is my witness, I thought emus could fly..."


*shakes tiny fist*
Came to say that.

Is there nothing original under the sun?!

/at least I was going to say "couldn't"
 
2013-12-11 04:33:45 AM
Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?
 
2013-12-11 04:50:33 AM

Danger Avoid Death: vossiewulf: I've twice had trucks cross runways in front of me on final, but since I had this throttle thingy in my hand I really didn't think much about it. Guy is either getting out of the way or I'm going around.

Nothing fills me with more confidence than a pilot calling it "this throttle thingy".

/just sayin'.


I guess your Fark handle says it all, Iceman.
 
2013-12-11 05:00:45 AM
Not as bad as a giraffe
 
2013-12-11 05:05:45 AM
They are without doubt in the Top 3 of Stupid Australian wildlife (excluding tourists) However they are not that dense, so if you do tap them its not that bad.

If you come across them they will quite often run down the road (if its a Dad, with kids in tow) at around 30 odd K's rite infront of you. Its annoying.

Since you are in the middle of nowhere you don't really want to hit something you don't have to.

/Australian
//Works remote sometimes
///Dont hit Wombats
////Seen the remains of sheep that have been hit by planes
//Lots of slashies
 
2013-12-11 05:56:00 AM
Now imagine the emu's white.
 
2013-12-11 06:05:12 AM

Gyrfalcon: Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?


www.agfg.com.au

www.australiangeographic.com.au

food.ninemsn.com.au

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-11 06:09:31 AM

Gyrfalcon: Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?


media.tumblr.com

resources2.news.com.au

www.start-a-new-life-in-australia.com

/we breed some pretty cool actors
//it might rub off
 
2013-12-11 06:38:08 AM

ktybear: Gyrfalcon: Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?

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/we breed some pretty cool actors
//it might rub off


I'd rub Hugh Jackman off any day of the week.
 
2013-12-11 06:49:50 AM

ktybear: Gyrfalcon: Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?

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there's something poisonous in everyone of those pictures.
 
2013-12-11 07:03:42 AM

log_jammin: there's something poisonous in everyone of those pictures.


what the hell is wrong with ANZAC biscuits??
 
2013-12-11 07:08:41 AM

ktybear: log_jammin: there's something poisonous in everyone of those pictures.

what the hell is wrong with ANZAC biscuits??


nothing probably.

But I'm sure there is some sort of uber spider under it waiting to bite you the moment you pick it up.
 
2013-12-11 07:19:06 AM

Gyrfalcon: Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?


You like to wrestle Crocs?
 
2013-12-11 07:20:06 AM
Damn unions, now even the birds are striking. Newsflash: Pooping on our cars isn't worth it for anyone to give you a pension, 401k, or anything. Hell, you already get to fly south for the winter, that's better than the PTO plan most of the rest of us get. I wouldn't feel bad at all if their jobs did go to the Chinese.
 
2013-12-11 07:28:13 AM

log_jammin: ktybear: log_jammin: there's something poisonous in everyone of those pictures.

what the hell is wrong with ANZAC biscuits??

nothing probably.

But I'm sure there is some sort of uber spider under it waiting to bite you the moment you pick it up.


And a banded krait under the table waiting to strike when you drop from spider venom.
/And a drop bear ready to finish off all three of you.
 
2013-12-11 08:02:27 AM

Gyrfalcon: Look, is there ANY reason at this point to go to Australia? Any reason at all?


No, not since the conservatives were elected again.

www.kidcyber.com.au
 
2013-12-11 08:02:37 AM
As God as my witness, I thought Emus couldn't fly.

/ DNRTFA
 
2013-12-11 08:02:49 AM
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-12-11 08:03:34 AM
Curses. Foiled again.
 
2013-12-11 08:07:29 AM

NutWrench: Curses. Foiled again.


You were probably distracted by emus.
 
2013-12-11 08:17:16 AM

steerforth: NutWrench: Curses. Foiled again.

You were probably distracted by emus.


...which has vaulted to the top of my potential-band-name list.
 
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