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American Pilots at Their Best

Discussion in 'The Ten Mile High Club' started by 'RoundTheHorn, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. 'RoundTheHorn

    'RoundTheHorn New Member

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    I found this wonderful video clip through an article online. Here's a snip setting up the man you will see in the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvRcP4go-eg&feature=player_embedded
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    LAWless crash

    Turns out that two LAPD helicopters crashed when the rotors clipped each other. Two police helicopters collided over a helipad Saturday, leaving five police officers and a civilian with minor injuries, officials said.

    Police believed the collision occurred when the rotator blades of a chopper that was landing and one that was taking off touched, Lt. Phlunte Riddle said. Apparently this event follows another crash -this time a deadly one- that claimed the lives of two Police Officers when their chopper allegedly struck lines on a pole.

    These are definitely not examples of American Pilots at their Best.
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    check into it. the news said it was city of passadena, not lapd.
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    F-16 fighter plane crashes in Arizona, pilots safe.

    The F-16 crashed shortly before 7 p.m. local time last night into the desert west of Phoenix, not far from its home field at Luke Air Force Base. The single-engine fighter jet was reportedly on a training mission, carrying a student and an instructor.
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    That one was a bird strike while climbing out of a touch-and-go. Lots of photos of both crew members standing around after their successful ejection.
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    Well you really cannot do anything about a birdstrike so I guess you know it wasn't pilot error.
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    You know that terrible feeling of being trapped onboard an aircraft or four hours due to a flight delay. Obviously its never a nice thing to experience. Picture while you are delayed and you can see the cabin crew outside having fun and taking photos, how would you react? It was clearly seen that one of the cabin staff was posing next to the engine while having their photo taken by the captain possibly.

    Something like this was fleshed out in reality at the San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica recently, where maintenance issues resulted in a delayed American Airlines flight to Dallas. The flight attendant having her photo taken was apparently close to retirement and wanted a keepsake. Nothing wrong with that right?

    “They’re having fun to me,” Brian Kelly told the media afterwards. “That seemed like an enjoyable time, and I’m stuck in a plane and can’t go anywhere. It just didn’t seem right.” Well the aircraft flight was cancelled and the passengers were hooked up in a hotel but the captain did come back onboard and apologized to everyone before they left.

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    Must . . . . have . . . . been . . . . a . . . . really . . . . slow . . . . photographer
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    United Airlines announced yesterday (at the time) it will recall all of its furloughed pilots, approximately numbered 600. The announcement sits well for those who predict pilot shortage, although experts suggest that this does not necessarily signal growth for the troubled airline industry. The recalls are expected to fill staffing needs caused by retirements and new duty-time rules, according to a United release. However, the move indicates that the supply of experienced pilots is on downward trend. United furloughed approximately 1,000 of its 12,000 pilots after the economic downturn of 2008.
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    A pilot out of Jacksonville, Florida, is lucky to be alive after surviving two unusual inflight accidents in one year. The Cessna 172 was towing a banner over a Florida Gators football game and reportedly lost power during the flight. Without much choice for an emergency landing site, the pilot put the airplane down at the edge of a field where cars were parked and people were tailgating before the game. The field is within walking distance of the 90,000-seat Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
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    Recreational Pilots Attain Rights in California and South Carolina

    Pilots at the Recreational Aviation Foundation have reason to celebrate after achieving two big wins during the past couple of weeks. California and South Carolina have both adopted legislative language that provides greater opportunities for backcountry flying. The Recreational Use Statute in the two states has been amended to include aviation activities, providing landowners protection from liability when recreational pilots land on their properties. As a result, landowners will likely be more welcoming to airplanes flying into airstrips on their land. (Flying)
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    Drone Operators Arrested After Close Call with NYPD Helicopter

    Two men have been arrested in New York after one of the drones they were flying allegedly came within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter early Tuesday morning. The helicopter was flying at 2,000 feet near the George Washington Bridge at approximately 12:15 a.m. when one of the two drones piloted by the men reportedly flew toward the helicopter, forcing the crew to alter its course.

    After the incident, the helicopter followed the drones to their landing site in Fort Tryon Park, where they apprehended the pilots. One of the two men, ages 34 and 23, reportedly referred to the drone as “just a toy.” His lawyer maintains that the drone can climb no higher than 300 feet, but a friend of the drone operators says he has seen them fly it as high as 5,000 feet. Both of the men have been charged with reckless endangerment.