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2014-08-20 12:32:50 PM  
Impressive that he managed a crash landing during take off. I believe those are one of the hardest ones to manage because you don't have a long time to set up a landing approach. You have to hope you have a suitable place to land immediately in front of you.
 
2014-08-20 01:26:37 PM  
Think of the children! Must raise the minimum age for obtaining a pilot license to 25 years old. Were they texting? Sexting? Frotting? They are obviously terrorists. How dare they abuse the that public roadway!1! My tax dollars!1! They should be sent a bill for wasting the LEOs time.


/did I miss anything
//good on them
///slashies for the haters
 
2014-08-20 03:07:26 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Think of the children! Must raise the minimum age for obtaining a pilot license to 25 years old. Were they texting? Sexting? Frotting? They are obviously terrorists. How dare they abuse the that public roadway!1! My tax dollars!1! They should be sent a bill for wasting the LEOs time.


/did I miss anything
//good on them
///slashies for the haters


I started flying before I started driving.

/no cars until senior year at my school
//flying is easier than driving
///Floriduh
 
2014-08-20 03:07:39 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Think of the children! Must raise the minimum age for obtaining a pilot license to 25 years old. Were they texting? Sexting? Frotting? They are obviously terrorists. How dare they abuse the that public roadway!1! My tax dollars!1! They should be sent a bill for wasting the LEOs time.

/did I miss anything
//good on them
///slashies for the haters


I plan not to search for that word's definition, since I'm at work, but huh?
 
gja
2014-08-20 03:08:01 PM  
My favorite airframe, 172. Yeah baby.
 
gja
2014-08-20 03:09:30 PM  

mama2tnt: InterruptingQuirk: Think of the children! Must raise the minimum age for obtaining a pilot license to 25 years old. Were they texting? Sexting? Frotting? They are obviously terrorists. How dare they abuse the that public roadway!1! My tax dollars!1! They should be sent a bill for wasting the LEOs time.

/did I miss anything
//good on them
///slashies for the haters

I plan not to search for that word's definition, since I'm at work, but huh?


Think: sneaky crotch-rub
 
2014-08-20 03:09:55 PM  

mama2tnt: InterruptingQuirk: Think of the children! Must raise the minimum age for obtaining a pilot license to 25 years old. Were they texting? Sexting? Frotting? They are obviously terrorists. How dare they abuse the that public roadway!1! My tax dollars!1! They should be sent a bill for wasting the LEOs time.

/did I miss anything
//good on them
///slashies for the haters

I plan not to search for that word's definition, since I'm at work, but huh?


Let's just say it would be very impressive if they were actually able to fly a plane while engaging in that activity.
 
2014-08-20 03:12:03 PM  

Caffienatedjedi: Impressive that he managed a crash landing during take off. I believe those are one of the hardest ones to manage because you don't have a long time to set up a landing approach. You have to hope you have a suitable place to land immediately in front of you.


Not just that, but an awful lot of pilots try the impossible turn back to the runway, keep too much back pressure on the stick/yoke to keep the nose up, and stall it into an unrecoverable spin that close to the ground.

Any number of things could have caused this, but the kid did a hell of a job putting it down on a narrow road like that with no damage.
 
2014-08-20 03:12:28 PM  
The video is of a news report about the incident, not the actual emergency landing.

Farking click-baitin' headline.  :(
 
2014-08-20 03:12:37 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: /did I miss anything


Do their mothers know that they were at the airport... ALL BY THEMSELVES!????

Besides that, you hit every note.
 
2014-08-20 03:14:25 PM  

Caffienatedjedi: Impressive that he managed a crash landing during take off. I believe those are one of the hardest ones to manage because you don't have a long time to set up a landing approach. You have to hope you have a suitable place to land immediately in front of you.


i've noticed how a lot of airports that have light/small aircraft operating from them on a regular basis tend to have a few streets running the same way as the runways at each end. can't help but wonder if that's deliberate on SOMEONE's part.

/only one i don't remember having that was ketchikan's airport, but it had a huge gravel field at each end, and was right next to the water. plenty of places to go if you had to drop it right away or missed.
 
2014-08-20 03:18:24 PM  
HMS_Blinkin: Let's just say it would be very impressive if they were actually able to fly a plane while engaging in that activity.

LOL! Nice one.
 
2014-08-20 03:19:29 PM  
Hey poster-

Let's just end this lame "like a boss" meme now; it's stupid, and makes you look foolish

/off my yard, etc.
 
2014-08-20 03:20:22 PM  
sometimes you dont make it back to the airport...and here is more proof that it is not a bad thing if you plan for it.
 
2014-08-20 03:21:46 PM  
During my first solo touch and go, the engine door went flying off during final approach. Needless to say, scared shiatless and it turned into a straight up landing.
Instructor gave me an atta-boy, laughed and then sent me out to find the door.
 
2014-08-20 03:26:15 PM  

Mellow Mark: The video is of a news report about the incident, not the actual emergency landing.

Farking click-baitin' headline.  :(


this
 
2014-08-20 03:30:27 PM  
I was always told to land straight ahead if the engine fails on take-off. And they warned us to avoid roads because of overhead lines and power poles to the sides. Any field is better than a road. That this guy squished it into that narrow road is amazing.
 
2014-08-20 03:32:56 PM  
The kid kept his head during an emergency. That's pretty impressive all by itself.

/The landing was good too.
 
2014-08-20 03:33:11 PM  

mr lawson: During my first solo touch and go, the engine door went flying off during final approach. Needless to say, scared shiatless and it turned into a straight up landing.
Instructor gave me an atta-boy, laughed and then sent me out to find the door.


During my first solo, which was simply a take-off go around and land I had a huge flock of birds take-off in front of me on close final. I climbed to avoid them and went around. It was the only time that ever happened.
 
2014-08-20 03:33:50 PM  

Caffienatedjedi: Impressive that he managed a crash landing during take off. I believe those are one of the hardest ones to manage because you don't have a long time to set up a landing approach. You have to hope you have a suitable place to land immediately in front of you.


Emergency landing, not a crash landing. The latter is much easier yet less desirable.
 
2014-08-20 03:34:34 PM  
Civil Air Patrol does "Solo Encampments" where they take a bunch of 16 year old cadets, train them intensely, and by the end of two weeks, they solo. Why? Because teenagers are too young to have fear, so they pick up the motor skills immediately without head games interfering. It's pretty amazing.

Too bad CAP is getting killed off by the Official Security Industry, which doesn't want to share ANY of their federal funding with mere civilian volunteers doing things like airborne border patrols for free, because that job should be done by expensive Lockheed Martin drones controlled by highly paid professional contractors. Must not allow the mere citizens to interfere with revenue generating opportunities...

/Just wait til the corporations/lobbyists/politician poodles start going after volunteer fire companies
//bend over, taxpayers
///I forget, does the new guidelines include references to "bend over"?
 
2014-08-20 03:37:39 PM  
media1.break.com
Not impressed.
2.bp.blogspot.com
But this little guy is.
 
2014-08-20 03:40:26 PM  
I've always wanted to get out of the sims and learn to fly for real but I'm afraid I'll like it so much that I'll end up buying a plane and those things are expensive.
 
2014-08-20 03:40:53 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: mama2tnt: InterruptingQuirk: Think of the children! [redacted] Sexting? Frotting? [seriously]
//good on them
///slashies for the haters

I plan not to search for that word's definition, since I'm at work, but huh?

Let's just say it would be very impressive if they were actually able to fly a plane while engaging in that activity.


Once you get them up and cruising, you could do almost anything, except touch it.

/does Payne Stewart come to mind? 3½ hours of dead while cruisin'.
//recovery while interfacing with the Earth is very difficult. Good Job
 
2014-08-20 03:50:17 PM  

Egoy3k: I've always wanted to get out of the sims and learn to fly for real but I'm afraid I'll like it so much that I'll end up buying a plane and those things are expensive.


Not an issue. Like me you'll run out of money just before it's time for your check ride.

/but it was fun while it lasted
 
2014-08-20 03:51:04 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: [media1.break.com image 640x345]
Not impressed.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]
But this little guy is.



Nice.

Coolest parking lot EVAR!
c2.staticflickr.com
 
2014-08-20 03:57:22 PM  
Hows is this impressive? He's a certified pilot.
 
2014-08-20 04:02:00 PM  
Still a great landing, they just have to have the plane towed back to the hangar.
 
2014-08-20 04:04:13 PM  
Does he like movies about gladiators?
 
2014-08-20 04:04:56 PM  
So, yeah, congrats on a good landing... now...why did the engine lose power? Did the kid flip the valve to the wrong fuel tank, or run out of gas, or miss something like turing on carb heat, leading to an iced carb?  Because if he's taking credit for the landing, he's also got to take blame for the situation causing the landing.  It would interesting to know if that was pilot error or just bad luck.
 
2014-08-20 04:06:33 PM  

give me doughnuts: Fark like a Barsoomian: [media1.break.com image 640x345]
Not impressed.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]
But this little guy is.


Nice.

Coolest parking lot EVAR!
[c2.staticflickr.com image 640x424]


There is no way that people have enough respect for Lucas to not have tried to steal those.
 
2014-08-20 04:10:53 PM  
Performance is not optimum with the carb heat on.
 
2014-08-20 04:12:34 PM  

Anayalator: Does he like movies about gladiators?


This thread took way too long to get to the 'Airplane!' quotes.

What kind of plane is it?
 
2014-08-20 04:15:33 PM  

Any Pie Left: So, yeah, congrats on a good landing... now...why did the engine lose power? Did the kid flip the valve to the wrong fuel tank, or run out of gas, or miss something like turing on carb heat, leading to an iced carb?  Because if he's taking credit for the landing, he's also got to take blame for the situation causing the landing.  It would interesting to know if that was pilot error or just bad luck.


The FAA preliminary report is pretty scant on details.
 
2014-08-20 04:24:00 PM  
So, yeah, congrats on a good landing... now...why did the engine lose power? Did the kid flip the valve to the wrong fuel tank, or run out of gas, or miss something like turing on carb heat, leading to an iced carb?  Because if he's taking credit for the landing, he's also got to take blame for the situation causing the landing.  It would interesting to know if that was pilot error or just bad luck.

You gotta do a good preflight, like checking for water in the fuel. One time I was checking the fuel drains on a Cherokee, kept draining jar after jar of water from the fuel sump. Canceled the flight, had the mechanic check it out, turns out there was about a gallon of water at the bottom of the right fuel tank. Nobody knew how it got there, but someone mentioned an airpory employee was using a gargen hose down at that end of flight line "watering bushes". He was also known to be pissed off at the Cherokee's owner (not me) for some reason.....

If I had switched to that tank before takeoff, things woulda got exciting. Not the only time a good preflight saved my bacon.

Lotta times these small aircraft engines just swallow a valve at full takeoff power. The engine is at maximum revs and stress at takeoff, so valves are know to snap off and get sucked into a cylinder....
 
2014-08-20 04:25:42 PM  
Airport, garden.....
 
2014-08-20 04:26:45 PM  
My instructor once had me doing a whole bunch of maneuvers when he pulled the throttle out and said,"The engine's dead. What do we do?" I immediately pointed down and said,"How about we land at the airport that's right below us?" He was obviously a bit disappointed yet proud that I had maintained complete situational awareness. Some of his previous students never spotted the airport on their own.
 
2014-08-20 04:28:26 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: give me doughnuts: Nice.

Coolest parking lot EVAR!
[c2.staticflickr.com image 640x424]

There is no way that people have enough respect for Lucas to not have tried to steal those.


What's in the middle?
 
2014-08-20 04:29:09 PM  

buckeyebrain: What kind of plane is it?


A grounded one, but that's not important right now...
 
2014-08-20 04:30:55 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: What's in the middle?


The skiff from ROTJ which Luke jumped off of to catch the R2D2 propelled lightsaber


/nerd off
 
2014-08-20 04:34:15 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: Caffienatedjedi: Impressive that he managed a crash landing during take off. I believe those are one of the hardest ones to manage because you don't have a long time to set up a landing approach. You have to hope you have a suitable place to land immediately in front of you.

i've noticed how a lot of airports that have light/small aircraft operating from them on a regular basis tend to have a few streets running the same way as the runways at each end. can't help but wonder if that's deliberate on SOMEONE's part.

/only one i don't remember having that was ketchikan's airport, but it had a huge gravel field at each end, and was right next to the water. plenty of places to go if you had to drop it right away or missed.


I'd say it is just a matter of things just naturally being like that. If anything was intentionally lined up, it would be the roads lined up with the runway. They build the runway to align with the prevailing winds, the rest is built according to convenience.
 
2014-08-20 04:40:05 PM  
Nice article, but begs the question: Does anyone in Oklahoma care?
/Flyover state.
 
2014-08-20 04:43:05 PM  
Call me silly, but why did he try to stick it on a narrow road flanked by telephone poles, when there was a nice open field right next to it?  Yes, there are some (large) hay bales there, but seriously...  never made a soft-field landing?
 
2014-08-20 04:49:04 PM  
s29.postimg.org

This is what your windshield looks like when the engine decides to dump all oil overboard and quit. Yeap, me, last February ;-) Picture taken right after landing back at the airport. Mooneys glide a long way.
 
2014-08-20 04:51:09 PM  
Oh please.  This isn't impressive at all.  I've done a dozen harder emergency landings than that and in a 747 no less.  I've got the proof right there at home on my PC.
 
gja
2014-08-20 04:54:30 PM  

astelmaszek: [s29.postimg.org image 640x479]

This is what your windshield looks like when the engine decides to dump all oil overboard and quit. Yeap, me, last February ;-) Picture taken right after landing back at the airport. Mooneys glide a long way.


Love me some time on a M20K turbo. Sucker climbs like a homesick angel.
 
2014-08-20 04:56:11 PM  

ColonelCathcart: InterruptingQuirk: Think of the children! Must raise the minimum age for obtaining a pilot license to 25 years old. Were they texting? Sexting? Frotting? They are obviously terrorists. How dare they abuse the that public roadway!1! My tax dollars!1! They should be sent a bill for wasting the LEOs time.


/did I miss anything
//good on them
///slashies for the haters

I started flying before I started driving.

/no cars until senior year at my school
//flying is easier than driving
///Floriduh


FLYING is easy. Its the landings that can be the tough bit.
 
2014-08-20 04:57:32 PM  

IkonOlator: Oh please.  This isn't impressive at all.  I've done a dozen harder emergency landings than that and in a 747 no less.  I've got the proof right there at home on my PC.


Prove it.
 
2014-08-20 04:57:55 PM  

astelmaszek: [s29.postimg.org image 640x479]

This is what your windshield looks like when the engine decides to dump all oil overboard and quit. Yeap, me, last February ;-) Picture taken right after landing back at the airport. Mooneys glide a long way.


Fork-tail doctor killer?
Did your prop feather?
 
2014-08-20 04:59:42 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Any Pie Left: So, yeah, congrats on a good landing... now...why did the engine lose power? Did the kid flip the valve to the wrong fuel tank, or run out of gas, or miss something like turing on carb heat, leading to an iced carb?  Because if he's taking credit for the landing, he's also got to take blame for the situation causing the landing.  It would interesting to know if that was pilot error or just bad luck.

The FAA preliminary report is pretty scant on details.


Read the NTSB report in a few months.
 
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