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(Metro)   "Ladies and gentlemen, if you look out the left side of the aircraft you'll see... uh, better yet, just look out the right side"   (metro.co.uk) divider line 56
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2014-05-16 12:32:10 AM  
Jetblue is awful.
 
2014-05-16 12:50:33 AM  
But London City Airport is awesome...
 
2014-05-16 01:31:33 AM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-16 02:59:50 AM  
www.histoire-drole.net
 
2014-05-16 05:42:10 AM  
rookery.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-05-16 05:43:32 AM  
Shatner warned us!
 
2014-05-16 05:50:12 AM  
Fark that. I have to take Xanax to fly.

There woukda been no way in hell I would have gotten on another plane after that.
 
2014-05-16 05:55:04 AM  
And it landed safely.

This is not "Scary".  It's reassuring.  I've spent more time on highways than I have in the air, but I've had more scary experiences on highways.
 
2014-05-16 05:59:28 AM  
Stowaway stretching his legs.
 
2014-05-16 06:02:44 AM  
A-10 pilots heard saying "Call us when half the wing is turned into Swiss cheese"
 
2014-05-16 06:05:03 AM  
Danger Avoid Death

What was the story on that?
 
2014-05-16 06:09:39 AM  
no Shatner pics yet?
 
2014-05-16 06:12:39 AM  

darch: Danger Avoid Death

What was the story on that?


Just a dead bird on the side of the road.
 
2014-05-16 06:32:07 AM  
assets.sbnation.com
 
2014-05-16 06:32:47 AM  
 
2014-05-16 06:32:49 AM  

darch: Danger Avoid Death

What was the story on that?


I think that crash was from a few years ago.  I don't remember the details, but suffice it to say the plane did not land safely.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-16 06:36:28 AM  

With Six You Get Spittle: But London City Airport is awesome...


It is also right in the middle of central London though, with I think a relatively difficult approach. I'm surprised they asked a plane with a mechanical fault to circle and land there rather than going to some airfield just outside the city, especially one that small.
 
2014-05-16 06:38:47 AM  
There's a screw mechanism that extends and retracts the flaps. It's covered by a streamlined fairing. The fairing is what came loose. Not a big deal.
 
2014-05-16 06:38:51 AM  
What is that?  Looks like a cover for one of the control arms of the flaps, but I can't tell.
 
2014-05-16 06:40:31 AM  

pjc51: With Six You Get Spittle: But London City Airport is awesome...

It is also right in the middle of central London though, with I think a relatively difficult approach. I'm surprised they asked a plane with a mechanical fault to circle and land there rather than going to some airfield just outside the city, especially one that small.


Pilot:   Requesting emergency landing, our wing fell off.
Air Traffic Control:  Could you do us all a favor and crash somewhere else?
 
2014-05-16 06:44:44 AM  

Oblio13: There's a screw mechanism that extends and retracts the flaps. It's covered by a streamlined fairing. The fairing is what came loose. Not a big deal.


easy to say when you aren't 30,000 feet in the air. I have a feeling the airline had a bigger job cleaning up all the excrement on the seats.
/this is the perfect story before my flight to Arizona
 
2014-05-16 06:50:59 AM  
The left fell off.
 
2014-05-16 06:53:36 AM  

DubyaHater: Oblio13: There's a screw mechanism that extends and retracts the flaps. It's covered by a streamlined fairing. The fairing is what came loose. Not a big deal.

easy to say when you aren't 30,000 feet in the air. I have a feeling the airline had a bigger job cleaning up all the excrement on the seats.
/this is the perfect story before my flight to Arizona


I was flying Tokyo to Pittsburgh and somewhere over the ocean one of our engines blew.  I never knew because I was hopped up on goofballs. I just got to see the train of emergency vehicles chasing us down the runway.

I recommend doping up before flying anywhere. Enjoy your flight!
 
2014-05-16 06:57:47 AM  
The emergency was caused by a left-wing failure that lead to a lot of flip-flopping.
 
2014-05-16 07:10:31 AM  

swaxhog: DubyaHater: Oblio13: There's a screw mechanism that extends and retracts the flaps. It's covered by a streamlined fairing. The fairing is what came loose. Not a big deal.

easy to say when you aren't 30,000 feet in the air. I have a feeling the airline had a bigger job cleaning up all the excrement on the seats.
/this is the perfect story before my flight to Arizona

I was flying Tokyo to Pittsburgh and somewhere over the ocean one of our engines blew.  I never knew because I was hopped up on goofballs. I just got to see the train of emergency vehicles chasing us down the runway.

I recommend doping up before flying anywhere. Enjoy your flight!


I recomment taking Fear and Loathing ammounts of drugs.
 
2014-05-16 07:17:54 AM  
 Everybody else was panicking, but I'd been drinking since lunch, so I was like, "Take it down, I don't care." Ever have one of those days? "Hit somethin' hard, I don't wanna limp away from this piece of shiat." The guy sitting next to me is losing his mind; apparently, he had a lot to live for. He turns to me, he says "Hey man! [gasps for air] Hey, man! Hey, man! [gasps for air] If one of these engines fails, [gasps for air] how far will the other one take us?" [As himself]"All the way to the scene of the crash! Which is pretty handy, 'cause that's where we're headed. I bet we beat the paramedics there by a half-hour! We're haulin' ass!"

/Ron White
 
2014-05-16 07:23:57 AM  
My cousin Walter jerked off in public once. True story. He was on a plane to New Mexico when all of the sudden the hydraulics went. The plane started spinning around, going out of control, so he decides it's all over and whips it out and starts beating it right there. So all the other passengers take a cue from him and they start whipping it out and beating like mad. So all the passengers are beating off, plummeting to their certain doom, when all of the sudden, snap! The hydraulics kick back in. The plane rights itself and it land safely and everyone puts their pieces or, whatever, you know, away and deboard. No one mentions the phenomenon to anyone else.
 
2014-05-16 07:24:18 AM  

WhyteRaven74: A-10 pilots heard saying "Call us when half the wing is turned into Swiss cheese"


F-15 pilots heard saying "my right WHAT is missing?"
 
2014-05-16 07:36:45 AM  

Thunderboy: WhyteRaven74: A-10 pilots heard saying "Call us when half the wing is turned into Swiss cheese"

F-15 pilots heard saying "my right WHAT is missing?"


You don't say:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ76BSassms
 
2014-05-16 07:37:10 AM  
forum.keypublishing.co.uk

The engineers say this is impossible. Please do another go round.
 
2014-05-16 07:37:52 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Fark that. I have to take Xanax to fly.

There woukda been no way in hell I would have gotten on another plane after that.


I'd be more afraid of mixing Xanex with wouldka. I understand you get nervous but be careful bro.
 
2014-05-16 07:55:52 AM  
That's not the wing, that's the flaps.  You can see the little degree markings, to be used in the event of a flap position indicator failure.  They could have easily compensated for the left flap being fully down by deploying the right flap, and then they would have just had to fly really slowly.
 
2014-05-16 08:23:17 AM  
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"The wing fell off."
 
2014-05-16 08:26:16 AM  
Where did they bury the survivors?
 
2014-05-16 08:30:34 AM  
Somebody get the tail numbers so I will know which plane not to get on.
 
2014-05-16 08:31:03 AM  

iron de havilland: My cousin Walter jerked off in public once. True story. He was on a plane to New Mexico when all of the sudden the hydraulics went. The plane started spinning around, going out of control, so he decides it's all over and whips it out and starts beating it right there. So all the other passengers take a cue from him and they start whipping it out and beating like mad. So all the passengers are beating off, plummeting to their certain doom, when all of the sudden, snap! The hydraulics kick back in. The plane rights itself and it land safely and everyone puts their pieces or, whatever, you know, away and deboard. No one mentions the phenomenon to anyone else.


And THAT is how ejection seats work. Any questions?
 
2014-05-16 08:37:06 AM  

Oblio13: There's a screw mechanism that extends and retracts the flaps. It's covered by a streamlined fairing. The fairing is what came loose. Not a big deal.


But "Fairing cover comes loose" doesn't sound nearly as sensational as "wing snaps off during a flight".  Admit it, you never would have read the story with the accurate headline.
 
2014-05-16 08:55:28 AM  

iron de havilland: My cousin Walter jerked off in public once. True story. He was on a plane to New Mexico when all of the sudden the hydraulics went. The plane started spinning around, going out of control, so he decides it's all over and whips it out and starts beating it right there. So all the other passengers take a cue from him and they start whipping it out and beating like mad. So all the passengers are beating off, plummeting to their certain doom, when all of the sudden, snap! The hydraulics kick back in. The plane rights itself and it land safely and everyone puts their pieces or, whatever, you know, away and deboard. No one mentions the phenomenon to anyone else.


Oh man Gordy, that was great!

TOTAL. BEAT-OFF-O-RAMA!
 
2014-05-16 08:55:36 AM  
www.samdutton.com
 
2014-05-16 09:03:27 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: [forum.keypublishing.co.uk image 450x325]

The engineers say this is impossible. Please do another go round.


I worked with Zivi back in the 90's.  Really nice guy.
 
2014-05-16 09:05:09 AM  
www.aircraftresourcecenter.com
www.allmystery.de

A-10 pilot "What was that noise? Eh, fark it"
 
2014-05-16 09:07:19 AM  

itsaidwhat: And THAT is how ejection seats work. Any questions?


Compairson of older ejection systems vs 0/0 systems.
 
2014-05-16 09:11:34 AM  
One wing aircraft?  Happens all the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90vnB6gUME
 
2014-05-16 09:12:25 AM  

Arkanaut: The left fell off.


Was it towed out of the environment?
 
2014-05-16 09:15:07 AM  
Anyone remember the 'battle damage' stickers that came with the Star Wars vehicles?
www.figurerealm.com

I think it would be a hoot to have some life sized  versions of those mechanics could slap on the engine cowling, so that they are viewable from inside the plane. Sort of like a little joke that everyone would find funny. Even better would be to make them out of temperature sensative ink, so you don't see them until you get up to 30,000 feet where it's really cold.

Like you look out the window on the tarmac, and everything is fine. Later as you're reading a book, and glace out the window, there appears to be a gaping hole in the engine and a giant tear on the wing.

swaxhog: I was flying Tokyo to Pittsburgh and somewhere over the ocean one of our engines blew. I never knew because I was hopped up on goofballs. I just got to see the train of emergency vehicles chasing us down the runway.

I recommend doping up before flying anywhere. Enjoy your flight!



I usualy take 2 or 3 vicodin before a flight. Not because I'm anxious or scared, it just makes the flight better and the sweaty lard ass who has annexed a quarter of my seat more bearable.
 
2014-05-16 09:16:30 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Fark that. I have to take Xanax to fly.

There woukda been no way in hell I would have gotten on another plane after that.


Can i suggest you never get on an Avro full stop in that case....I've racked up a lot of time in the air over the years, but the only time i've been vaguely unsettled was on an Avro to Germany, when that screw operates it sounds like a dive bomber, which is always a pleasant noise to hear as your pointed nose down coming in to land.
 
2014-05-16 09:40:46 AM  
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2014-05-16 10:08:00 AM  

MythDragon: Anyone remember the 'battle damage' stickers that came with the Star Wars vehicles?


I remember that option for some models

www.modelcars.com
 
2014-05-16 10:10:44 AM  
On a trip to the keys I lost a wing.

It turned out I was just wasted from too many shots and knocked it off the table. I had 9 more in the basket so it wasn't a big deal, although the server gave me a dirty look when she picked it up off the floor.
 
2014-05-16 10:14:18 AM  
In the Sixties there was a couple of guys from Canada that performed an interesting variation of the "Flying Farmer" routine at airshows. Their plane was a seriously scruffy Aeronca Champ, usually referred to as "seven hundred dollars of junk flying in loose formation." It was pushed out before the crowd, minus several key components, and gradually brought closer to flying shape following several visits to the tie-down area. After the "rebuild" and an animated discussion with some "official" the crate careened off across the grass and lurched into the air. At maybe thirty feet altitude the right aileron falls off, and the rest of the performance is a typical FF aerobatic routine with five feet of wing missing.
 
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