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Allen 07-05-13 06:53 PM

Most bad assed pilot of all time
 

ModoVincere 07-05-13 07:09 PM

I suspect some video modification there.....

Artkansas 07-05-13 07:17 PM

Very good. Here's another fellow who did it.


bigbenaugust 07-05-13 08:15 PM

These guys:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9

Allen 07-05-13 08:23 PM

This one too.
http://www.wright-brothers.org/Infor...5_Age%2036.jpg

I-Like-To-Bike 07-05-13 10:19 PM

Military - Chuck Yaeger
Commercial:
Chesley Sullenberger successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, which had been disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out, over the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009.


Flight crew of UA Flight 232 on July 19, 1989, the DC-10 that crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine, which led to the loss of all flight controls. 111 people died in the accident while 185 survived. Despite the deaths, the accident is considered a prime example of successful crew resource management due to the manner in which the flight crew handled the emergency, and the high number of survivors considering that the airplane was landed without conventional control. The flight crew became well known as a result of their actions partularly Captain, Alfred C. Haynes, and a DC-10 instructor on board who offered his assistance, Dennis E. Fitch.
More about this fantastic flying and being cool under pressure at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_232

TiBikeGuy 07-05-13 10:38 PM


It seems that it is a hoax. The plane landing is a Radio Controlled model. An impact like that would have collapsed the plane's wheels and thrown the pilot around the cockpit. This was edited to a real plane after it has landed..

RyderTheRider 07-06-13 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy (Post 15819655)
It seems that it is a hoax. The plane landing is a Radio Controlled model. This was edited to a real landing of a real plane.

Yea, the landing looked weird, and even the guy running towards it seemed off.

bikeguyinvenice 07-06-13 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike (Post 15819614)
Military - Chuck Yaeger
Commercial:
Chesley Sullenberger successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, which had been disabled by striking a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out, over the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009.


Flight crew of UA Flight 232 on July 19, 1989, the DC-10 that crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine, which led to the loss of all flight controls. 111 people died in the accident while 185 survived. Despite the deaths, the accident is considered a prime example of successful crew resource management due to the manner in which the flight crew handled the emergency, and the high number of survivors considering that the airplane was landed without conventional control. The flight crew became well known as a result of their actions partularly Captain, Alfred C. Haynes, and a DC-10 instructor on board who offered his assistance, Dennis E. Fitch.
More about this fantastic flying and being cool under pressure at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_232

+1 on Chuck Yaeger, all those early NASA guys were bad a$$, you had to have some pretty serious courage to do the things that they did in the early years of our space program

Artkansas 07-06-13 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 15819371)

He was also a pretty B-A bicyclist. Quite the scorcher in his day.

Artkansas 07-06-13 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike (Post 15819614)
Flight crew of UA Flight 232 on July 19, 1989, the DC-10 that crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, after suffering catastrophic failure of its tail-mounted engine, which led to the loss of all flight controls. 111 people died in the accident while 185 survived. Despite the deaths, the accident is considered a prime example of successful crew resource management due to the manner in which the flight crew handled the emergency, and the high number of survivors considering that the airplane was landed without conventional control. The flight crew became well known as a result of their actions particularly Captain, Alfred C. Haynes, and a DC-10 instructor on board who offered his assistance, Dennis E. Fitch.

Let's not forget our Canadian friends. The Gimli glider. The plane ran out of fuel. The captain was an experienced glider pilot. Dead-stick flying and a dead stick landing of a 767. To land the plane safely, he did maneuvers that no one thought possible in such a huge plane. The front gear wouldn't go down and he had to land on an abandoned airstrip that was being used as a racetrack. No casualties. The plane was patched up and put back into service. All attempts at recreating this scenario in simulators resulted in crash landings.

ModoVincere 07-06-13 07:07 AM

Like him or not, you have to admit he was a b-a pilot
http://images5.fanpop.com/image/phot...35-300-435.jpg

Manfred von Richthofen

I-Like-To-Bike 07-06-13 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice (Post 15819910)
+1 on Chuck Yaeger, all those early NASA guys were bad a$$, you had to have some pretty serious courage to do the things that they did in the early years of our space program

Don't forget about downing five German planes in one day during WW2, as well as shooting down a German jet in the air with his P-51. Read his autobiography as well as the Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe for even more exploits, not all in the sky. He was shot down over France, escaped with the help of the Resistance and was returned to England, through Spain. Yaeger had to get Ike's personal approval to get back in the fight and got it to return to flying again over France then later Germany.

Allen 07-06-13 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike (Post 15820810)
Don't forget about downing five German planes in one day during WW2, as well as shooting down a German jet in the air with his P-51. Read his autobiography as well as the Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe for even more exploits, not all in the sky. He was shot down over France, escaped with the help of the Resistance and was returned to England, through Spain. Yaeger had to get Ike's personal approval to get back in the fight and got it to return to flying again over France then later Germany.

I met General Yaeger and Neil Armstrong on the same day at Oshkosh several years back. One of the most memorable days of my life.

Lightingguy 07-06-13 05:32 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Transat_Flight_236

Will G 07-06-13 08:36 PM

BG Robin Olds. Logged kills in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. As a Wing Commander, could be found leading the strike package no matter how tough the mission. When debating a course of action under a tough situation, a good fighter pilot asks himself, "What would Robin Olds do?"

Allen 07-06-13 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 15820045)
He was also a pretty B-A bicyclist. Quite the scorcher in his day.

He also built what I consider to be one of the prettiest bike of all time.

http://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/...006-28254h.jpg

ilikebikes 07-06-13 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 15819091)

Fake ass video.

bigbenaugust 07-06-13 08:45 PM

Didn't those UA232 guys practically invent controlling a commercial jet solely by differential thrust-- on the fly? (pun not intended!) Crazy.

Will G 07-06-13 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 15822432)
Didn't those UA232 guys practically invent controlling a commercial jet solely by differential thrust-- on the fly? (pun not intended!) Crazy.

Not sure they invented it but they did manage to figure out how to use differential power to control the jet after the loss of hydraulics. Truly amazing that they got as close to a successful landing as they did.

I-Like-To-Bike 07-06-13 10:14 PM

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I met General Yaeger and Neil Armstrong on the same day at Oshkosh several years back. One of the most memorable days of my life.

I was lucky enough to meet Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan on Columbus Day 2010 when they were in Iraq on a USO tour.
Front row from left: David Hartman, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan. That's me in the black shirt standing behind Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon.

Allen 07-06-13 10:24 PM

Very cool.

jdon 07-06-13 11:36 PM

There are a lot of excellent skilled pilots flying who have never had to put emergency procedures to practice. For some, the daily grind of working for a living as a pilot requires superior skills. Thirty two years into my aviation career, I have still never met "the best "pilot.

Not my line of work bt these guys are worthy of my respect. They do this all over the world including Antarctica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv5BtJMKamM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwMlgc1saHs

bikeguyinvenice 07-07-13 01:59 PM

The guys that piloted the shuttle during it's test glide landings, Fred W. Haise Jr, C. Gordon Fullerton, Joe H. Engle and Richard H. Truly. They didn't really know if it was going to glide, or fall like a brick.

Allen 07-07-13 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice (Post 15824232)
The guys that piloted the shuttle during it's test glide landings, Fred W. Haise Jr, C. Gordon Fullerton, Joe H. Engle and Richard H. Truly. They didn't really know if it was going to glide, or fall like a brick.

I'm a glider pilot. I would describe the shuttle's glide as a controlled brick.


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