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    Micron CEO died

    Steve Appleton, CEO of Micron Technologies died, place crash.

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    If you are a techie, you know what Micron Technologies is. If you are not, you probably has stuff made by them anyway.

    RIP.
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    Did he leave you some money?

    Sounds like the dude had a bad flying record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Did he leave you some money?

    Sounds like the dude had a bad flying record.
    Yeah, that was not his first crash. But is amazing how many of these stunt pilots are old dudes on the 50's 60's and even higher. I lost my passion for high speed street racing in my late 20's, and anything dangerous lost it's appeal when I got kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Did he leave you some money?

    Sounds like the dude had a bad flying record.
    You sound like the media... jumping to unsupported conclusions. He had 2 previous crashes flying "stunt" planes. Have you read the NTSB mishap reports? Were they pilot error or equipment or weather related? He survived the crashes which could also indicate superior piloting skills for getting a troubled plane back on the ground.

    From one article, it said the plane had been having some difficulties and flying close to the ground (take off and/or landing) are the most dangerous phases of flight. Losing power or some other mechanical problem in that regime are the most difficult to recover from; in this case, fatally so.

    And maybe he was a bad pilot. But without reading the mishap reports, neither of us can say.

    Perhaps he was a bad pilot; but we don't know that from the articles. We have no idea

    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Yeah, that was not his first crash. But is amazing how many of these stunt pilots are old dudes on the 50's 60's and even higher. I lost my passion for high speed street racing in my late 20's, and anything dangerous lost it's appeal when I got kids.
    ANYTHING dangerous? What about mountain biking? Skiing? Driving a car? What's dangerous to you is an acceptable risk to others.

    It's dangerous to generalize, yet you you seem perfectly comfortable doing just that.
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    You're right again.^

    Let's give Steve Appleton the John Denver Skilled Pilot Award for wealthy people in planned simulated crash landings
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    You're right again.^

    Let's give Steve Appleton the John Denver Skilled Pilot Award for wealthy people in planned simulated crash landings
    Nice retort.

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    I'm glad to see your reference is a 20 year old mishap that the report stated was clearly pilot error.

    Your credibility has just skyrocketed. Well done.
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    Didn't see you get an applause skibum.
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