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lv2plyguitar, 8 September
Posted 8 September
Best review and in field application (or lack there of) that I have seen
The only way I would be flying at 17 mph would be with a 40 mph headwind - I don't need to prove anything, (or show-off)! EDMO
A good example of what NOT to do,however it takes a lot of and practice and discipline to get it right. Get some height and practice practice practice till ithe correct recovery is second nature.I had a similar event a few years back and had a satisfactory outcome.A kitfox will recover very quickly from a seemingly impossible situation.
thanks for posting as there is a good lesson here,I feel for the pilot (and his bank account) but it could have been worse if the personnel and vehicle were a little further forward.
Posted 9 September
Thanks for posting this. What a great video which captures the wrong control inputs for the situation. We all make mistakes, me I seem to make more than my share. I am going to donate what I can to help Tom get back in the air, glad he was unhurt. Mike
Posted 20 September
Wow!!! OOPS!!! Thanks for the video..
Not so sure I am going to support his "go fund me" page... LMAO!!!
If he gets a go fund me for risking his plane and life on purpose we should have one for the forum . Just saying
Wow!!! OOPS!!! Thanks for the video.. Not so sure I am going to support his "go fund me" page... LMAO!!!
My point was, you risk it, you should be liable for it. I have done the same but I licked my own wounds!!!
And as far as having a go fund me page for this forum... Do you have insurance?
Sure do . I'm just saying we all take calculated risks with our planes every time we go up . He new what he was possibly getting into when he went into the contest and yeah it sucks to ding a plane or anything even with insurance . I totalled a car and ended up in CICU for 7 days I had to still fork out cash from my own pocket to get another car so I could get back to work and support my family. I just see crashes in a contest form different because you are choosing to do it and have to deal with the consequences. More power to him of he can get the donations .
I would not focus so much on the donations. The technical information helped me more than anything. If the people in Alaska want to help him fix his plane more power to them. I would be hesitate however to ask for donations if I crashed my plane. :-)
When I was getting my license I had a female cfi and she taught me that you need to keep the wings level , add full power and use the rudder until you are flying again. My dad also always told me that too . I know from experience that when sh!t hits the fan fast you sometimes forget the right thing to do . It sucks to have such an expensive plane get dinged up but he walked away from what could've been way worse.
Posted 21 September
I have crashed cars, trucks, boats, etc... Ultra lights too. Never asked for a dime. Sorry, I am just that way..... ?
Its kind of like a roll over fund at a dirt track. When a guy bashes his bird at a contest trying to entertain the masses its sort of a tradition to kick a lil something in the pot here. We may have different customs than ya'll do down south but don't take it personal. On the other hand, if you got the cash laying around to buy an SQ and you can't afford to pay for a few wing ribs and spars then you should probly not be showing off in front of a crowd.
Posted 22 September
Each new plateau of risk, when first attained, seems to be the last; but, as we grow accustomed to it, a new horizon beckons. What insulates us from fear as we approach the danger is simply habit, the familiarity of a point we have reached and all the points we’ve left behind. Until one steps too far, it’s often hard to tell the difference between recklessness and skill
- US Army Flight Fax 1996
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