Pages


Monday, January 24, 2022

Fucking Mondays.....

1)


2)


3)


4)


5)


6)


7)


8)


9)


10)

 

23 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with #1. People are walking around; the plane looks reusable. That’s an excellent landing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "Did we just land on 395"?

      Delete
    2. #10 - Missed the light fixture & the 'high voltage' machine by that much!

      CC

      Delete
  2. Why do pilots leave their emergency landed airplanes on the highway? A 12 year old kid can grab the tail, move the airplane 90 degrees, and pull it off the road. Traffic would slow down but not be stopped.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We had one land here on Hwy 52 not too long ago and the newspaper article said that the FAA told the sheriff to leave it right there until they got somebody out to investigate it.

      Delete
    2. The County Sheriff is the highest Law Enforcement official in his County. It is the Sheriffs decision to move or not move the airplane. The correct thing for the Sheriff to do is have the plane moved over to the side of the road to allow the free movement of traffic. The FFA has no jurisdiction over that highway.

      Delete
    3. Move the airplane before talking to the FAA

      Delete
    4. My high school principal was both a ham radio operator, who taught me to become one, and also a pilot, who retired from the school system and bought a small airport, and sold airplanes, as a way to keep busy.
      He landed one, on a small highway, M 82, here in Michigan, when his engine failed, way back in the 1980's. From what he told me, it is not as simple as it sounds, with traffic and all, having to wait until they cleared, trying to get them the message that he was in trouble, and had to land, RIGHT NOW. He got down, with no damage to his plane, and a lot of questions from the FAA. He came out of it OK, with no charges and no loss of license.
      It was due to his and another man's help that I have been a ham since age 12, other than a period of around 2 years, when life kept me from being involved with the amateur radio hobby. Sadly, he just passed away a couple of weeks ago, at the age of 92. While he was the high school principal, he was so much more. He taught and also helped many get their CAA aviation love of flying, which helped several young kids continue on to get their pilot's license. His older son was an officer in the coast guard, and his younger son, a friend of mine, went on to become a professional golfer, and worked at a golf course. I don't think that he ever went on tour, but he was a very good golfer and also an excellent baseball player, that I got to play on the same team with, and bat against, in practice.
      Max' wife, Yvonne, was an executive secretary for the president of Gerber baby foods in Fremont, a nearby town that they moved to after retirement. The entire family was one which our small town loved, knowing them as very decent and kind people, who devoted their time to making our small town of Hesperia better and trying to make it better than it could be, for no reason other than pride in the place where they lived, and the people who lived with them. We were luck to have such quality people as Max and Yvonne living with us, and showing how the smallest people could make the biggest changes, just by becoming invoved.

      Delete
  3. #8- did it on his last day, too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Although #2 would be the least of worries, not sure what's going on in #1, besides having to emergency land on the highway. Still, a happy landing. Ohio Guy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pilots say that any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Why he had to land would be interesting, but I suppose we'll never know.

      Delete
    2. https://ksltv.com/481565/small-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-i-15/?

      Emergency landing on I-15 in UT. No idea as to why yet...

      Delete
    3. If you can reuse the airplane, it is an excellent landing

      Delete
  5. #8. Also his last day

    ReplyDelete
  6. #8 - you mean his last day.

    ReplyDelete
  7. #10 Reminds me of when I went to work for a major national bank here in the US. Was taking a walkthrough of their data center when the guy told me in a casual manner that there was a 5 inch gas line that went directly through the middle of the data center. What could go wrong? LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hah! Every incident of flatulence led to an evacuation of the building...

      Delete
    2. Northridge EQ: My hospital had a server farm (one of many) on the top floor of an outbuilding - with some abandoned, but still hooked up, water heaters on the roof above. They fell down, the water pipes pumped water into the server farm for a good 8 hours until someone noticed the servers were dying,.

      Delete
  8. #8 Who the hell let's a newbie move a $40,000 load. Seems like a supervisor problem.

    ReplyDelete
  9. A friend of mine, when asked at his retirement ceremony, "To what did he attribute his 25,000 hours of accident free flying?" His reply was, "An equal number of takeoffs and landings."

    ReplyDelete

I moderate my comments due to spam and trolls. No need to post the same comment multiple times if yours doesn't show right away..