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    More: Sad, Alaska, state Rep. Gary Knopp, Alaska state lawmaker, Alaska State Troopers, Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage, Alaska, Soldotna, Alaska, Gary Knopp  
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2 days ago  
FAA investigation just starting.  I'm assuming that neither pilot had any idea that they might encounter other aircraft near the Soldotna, Alaska airport.

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2 days ago  
"It was horrific. It was just like 9/11."

FFS, lady. Stop yourself before you speak again.

Stop.
Yourself.
 
2 days ago  
People can't drive standard cars without crashing them and we want to add a z axis to that? Also, "careful, it stalls sometimes on rainy days" takes on a new meaning.
 
2 days ago  
That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.
 
2 days ago  
"A message sent to the state Division of Elections to see if Knopp's name would remain on the ballot was not immediately returned."

Jesus, the corpse is still smoldering.
 
2 days ago  

Garza and the Supermutants: People can't drive standard cars without crashing them and we want to add a z axis to that? Also, "careful, it stalls sometimes on rainy days" takes on a new meaning.


Gravity:It's the LAW!
 
2 days ago  
THE FLYING CAR (A Short Film by Kevin Smith)
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2 days ago  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "A message sent to the state Division of Elections to see if Knopp's name would remain on the ballot was not immediately returned."

Jesus, the corpse is still smoldering.


Probably not the first time a dead person still ran in an election.

/ if elected, their policies may change though
// brrrrrraaaaaaiiinnnnnnssss
 
2 days ago  
This is why our flying cars should all be dirigibles, that way we'll just harmlessly bounce off each other.
 
2 days ago  

Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.


Possible, also possible the other guy made a massive error, he was a Republican after all.
 
2 days ago  
Figures that they were Republicans. Survival of the fittest and all; live by the sword...
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.


I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.
 
2 days ago  

Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.


Do you think at one point, right before impact, one or both said "Hey! I know that guy!"
 
2 days ago  
I wonder who wasn't announcing on CTAF.
 
2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


The goggles do nothing.
 
2 days ago  
Is it just me or has the news style gone from:
7 dead in Alaskan midair collision, including GOP lawmaker

To:
Alaska midair collision kills GOP state lawmaker, 6 others
 
2 days ago  
I looked at the comments, Ray.
 
2 days ago  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.

The goggles do nothing.


Neither does my spelling (wink)
 
2 days ago  

Nick Nostril: [Fark user image 600x399]


LOL....Red Bull....

It really does give you wings  (or at least a get out of jail free card)

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2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


If you were a top gun, you would know it is obviously close to the danger zone!
 
2 days ago  

DON.MAC: Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.

If you were a top gun, you would know it is obviously close to the danger zone!


That's near the highway right?
 
2 days ago  
Myth Busted

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2 days ago  

Yaw String: DON.MAC: Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.

If you were a top gun, you would know it is obviously close to the danger zone!

That's near the highway right?


They won't let you run the motorbike down the taxi way now will they?
 
2 days ago  
This seems to be a trend in Alaska.  Every so many years, an Alaskan GOP politician dies in a airplane crash.
 
2 days ago  

Barfmaker: This is why our flying cars should all be dirigibles, that way we'll just harmlessly bounce off each other.


Lakehurst, NJ disagrees.
 
2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


not a pilot but it sounds like there should be a "don't fly in here because planes are taking off" area
 
2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


Sorry. "Runway Protection Zone".  Is that better?

/ I live in one.
 
2 days ago  
Q: Where's my flying car?

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A: Stuck in a tree.
 
2 days ago  
Assisting police with inquiry:

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2 days ago  
SirDigbyChickenCaesar:

not a pilot but it sounds like there should be a "don't fly in here because planes are taking off" area

At airports like where this happened, small planes use a "the pattern" which is a box around the runway.  You fly parallel to the runway going the direction of take off/landing a bit off to the right and 800 to 1000 ft above the runway, pass the end and then make a left turn, fly a bit, make another left turn. At this point you have crossed above departing traffic.  You go "downwind" and drop power, making two more left turns to get lined up for the runway.  Several steps can be cut out like if you approach from the other side and some times it is right turns because of hills/towers/ residential areas.  Sometimes the pattern altitude is higher.  In most countries the straight in approach used by airlines is against the rules in most cases but the FAA allows them in most small airports.
 
2 days ago  

Garza and the Supermutants: People can't drive standard cars without crashing them and we want to add a z axis to that? Also, "careful, it stalls sometimes on rainy days" takes on a new meaning.


Well, flight isn't exactly a new idea. We've had some practice at it.
 
2 days ago  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "A message sent to the state Division of Elections to see if Knopp's name would remain on the ballot was not immediately returned."

Jesus, the corpse is still smoldering.


It's an ugly situation that I think deserves attention regardless how fresh the corpse is.  IIRC some states and municipalities have laws about deceased candidates staying and then their political party gets to appoint someone if the deceased candidate wins in the election.  Which, frankly, I find both undemocratically discusting as well as ghoulish.
 
2 days ago  

TheOtherGuy: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "A message sent to the state Division of Elections to see if Knopp's name would remain on the ballot was not immediately returned."

Jesus, the corpse is still smoldering.

It's an ugly situation that I think deserves attention regardless how fresh the corpse is.  IIRC some states and municipalities have laws about deceased candidates staying and then their political party gets to appoint someone if the deceased candidate wins in the election.  Which, frankly, I find both undemocratically discusting as well as ghoulish.


Like Missouri Gov Mel Carnahan?
 
2 days ago  
Tower: "Maintain your holding pattern, another plane is landing."

Knopp : "Fake NEWS!"
 
2 days ago  

Barfmaker: This is why our flying cars should all be dirigibles, that way we'll just harmlessly bounce off each other.


You just know that someone will use hydrogen because they couldn't get enough helium.....
 
2 days ago  

DON.MAC: TheOtherGuy: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "A message sent to the state Division of Elections to see if Knopp's name would remain on the ballot was not immediately returned."

Jesus, the corpse is still smoldering.

It's an ugly situation that I think deserves attention regardless how fresh the corpse is.  IIRC some states and municipalities have laws about deceased candidates staying and then their political party gets to appoint someone if the deceased candidate wins in the election.  Which, frankly, I find both undemocratically discusting as well as ghoulish.

Like Missouri Gov Mel Carnahan?


Oof.  Hard to know who to root for there.  On the one hand, just having a bunch of political insiders hand your seat to your widow is like some Banana Republic bullshiat on its face.  On the other hand... the dude was running against John freakin' Ashcroft, one of an elite club of History's Greatest Monsters.  Even I'd be tempted to vote for a corpse against that asshole.  A vacant seat or a brown-and-dying floral arrangement would make better legislators than that guy.
 
2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


Maybe it was the danger zone.
 
2 days ago  

Barfmaker: This is why our flying cars should all be dirigibles, that way we'll just harmlessly bounce off each other.


Dirigible is a rigid airship.  Lots of metal behind the skin.  Better off playing bumper cars with blimps.  They are non rigid.
 
2 days ago  

TheOtherGuy: DON.MAC: TheOtherGuy: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "A message sent to the state Division of Elections to see if Knopp's name would remain on the ballot was not immediately returned."

Jesus, the corpse is still smoldering.

It's an ugly situation that I think deserves attention regardless how fresh the corpse is.  IIRC some states and municipalities have laws about deceased candidates staying and then their political party gets to appoint someone if the deceased candidate wins in the election.  Which, frankly, I find both undemocratically discusting as well as ghoulish.

Like Missouri Gov Mel Carnahan?

Oof.  Hard to know who to root for there.  On the one hand, just having a bunch of political insiders hand your seat to your widow is like some Banana Republic bullshiat on its face.  On the other hand... the dude was running against John freakin' Ashcroft, one of an elite club of History's Greatest Monsters.  Even I'd be tempted to vote for a corpse against that asshole.  A vacant seat or a brown-and-dying floral arrangement would make better legislators than that guy.


When you are that close to the election, it is the easiest way to go.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

Crewmannumber6: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

Do you think at one point, right before impact, one or both said "Hey! I know that guy!"


More likely it was along the lines of "OH SHI...!"
 
2 days ago  

libranoelrose: [providencechildrensfilmfestival.org image 752x453]


How did that fly if a large portion of the helicopter blades were over a flat surface?

And why have wings at all?  It's not a tiltrotor.

SO MANY QUESTIONS
 
2 days ago  
WOW... He wasn't your typical evil douchebag republican...

On May 17, 2019, he was censured by the Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee due to his role in forming a majority coalition in the House of Representatives with members of the Alaska Democratic Party.

Actually a team player
 
2 days ago  

Blahbbs: This seems to be a trend in Alaska.  Every so many years, an Alaskan GOP politician dies in a airplane crash.


Ancient native American curse?
 
2 days ago  

Mister Peejay: libranoelrose: [providencechildrensfilmfestival.org image 752x453]

How did that fly if a large portion of the helicopter blades were over a flat surface?

And why have wings at all?  It's not a tiltrotor.

SO MANY QUESTIONS


And what's the deal with dragons?
 
2 days ago  

Blahbbs: This seems to be a trend in Alaska.  Every so many years, an Alaskan GOP politician dies in a airplane crash.


To get around a state that big, hopping around in tiny planes is the way to go.
 
2 days ago  
Airplanes work the same way Santa's sled does - you have to believe in it in order for it to work. These science doubting Republicans never had a chance flying in an airplane. Rip.
 
2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


The Takeoff Zone is the name of that strip gentleman's club near the airport.  Claim you've never heard of it as much as you want.

More creative name than Airport Strip Club or Airport Lounge (with past event gallery, FYI it's in Milwaukee so....)
 
2 days ago  

Yaw String: Another Government Employee: That sucks. Both pilots knew each other.

One of the planes was a tourist outfit. I'll bet that was the distracted pilot who didn't realize he'd strayed into the takeoff zone.

I've been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. Never heard of a takeoff zone. Goggle it for me.


I think he meant the "Danger Zone". Here you go. You are welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watc​h?v=siwpn1​4IE7E
 
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