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Old 07-05-13, 06:53 PM
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Most bad assed pilot of all time

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I suspect some video modification there.....
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Old 07-05-13, 07:17 PM
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Very good. Here's another fellow who did it.

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I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
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These guys:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9
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Old 07-05-13, 08:23 PM
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This one too.
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Old 07-05-13, 10:19 PM
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Military - Chuck Yaeger
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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
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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..

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Old 07-06-13, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy View Post
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.
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Old 07-06-13, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
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
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
This one too.
He was also a pretty B-A bicyclist. Quite the scorcher in his day.
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Old 07-06-13, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
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.
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Old 07-06-13, 07:07 AM
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Like him or not, you have to admit he was a b-a pilot


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Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
+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.

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Old 07-06-13, 04:50 PM
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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.
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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?"
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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.

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