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CHOCK HOPPING!
« on: March 11, 2008, 02:17:33 PM »
HAHAAAHA--Yeah, like that's never happened to me  ::rofl::
How embarrassing--especially when it's a fire call and I've had to shut the engines down so I could get out to pull them--a real "professional" moment ::loony::

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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 02:26:49 PM »
chuck seems to have a thing with chocks... A few weeks ago, I saw a student pilot pull the same stunt. Of course, everyone at the field happened to be watching him at that moment ;D
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 02:33:48 PM »
This defineately counts as my "Chuck" moment!  Very embarrasing to hop the chocks in a C310 or C414, or even a fully loaded Platypus!   ::unbelieveable:: ::eek::

Most unprofessional of someone to forget those chocks...   ::whistle:: ::whistle:: ::whistle::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 03:51:02 PM »
chocks? for me its a couple of screw drivers behind the tail as i swing the prop  lets see if you 1 to 1 scale pilots can do that  ::rofl::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 05:17:22 PM »
I think I have already psoted in the forums, but repetition is mother of wisdom... :)

Overheard on Kosice Tower frq, March 07
-Slovak Government 001, ready to taxi..
-Slovak Gvmt 001 you are cleared to taxi.. but.. you have špalíky pod kolesami (chocks under the wheels)
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 08:56:20 PM »
I think I have already psoted in the forums, but repetition is mother of wisdom... :)

Overheard on Kosice Tower frq, March 07
-Slovak Government 001, ready to taxi..
-Slovak Gvmt 001 you are cleared to taxi.. but.. you have špalíky pod kolesami (chocks under the wheels)
SEE!--being a screw up is international.......... :P

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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 09:00:03 PM »
so if screw ups are international what about us oddballs?  ::thinking::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008, 09:17:29 PM »
so if screw ups are international what about us oddballs?  ::thinking::
I dunno--intergalactic maybe???

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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 09:24:33 PM »
so if screw ups are international what about us oddballs?  ::thinking::
I dunno--intergalactic maybe???

Nah, just Scottish.  Hehe.   ::silly::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 09:28:53 PM »
aahhh that explains a lot now pass another scotch whiskey  ::drinking::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2008, 09:57:21 PM »
aahhh that explains a lot now pass another scotch whiskey  ::drinking::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 11:29:49 PM »
aahhh that explains a lot now pass another scotch whiskey  ::drinking::
I thiNk yoos drunks intierly to mush ::drinking::

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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2008, 12:03:27 AM »
never heard of sush rubbisssh i all my life gill *HIC*  ::drinking:: ::drinking:: ::drinking::
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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2008, 07:45:18 PM »
HAHAAAHA--Yeah, like that's never happened to me  ::rofl::
How embarrassing--especially when it's a fire call and I've had to shut the engines down so I could get out to pull them--a real "professional" moment ::loony::


Ha well, it's sure "one of those gotchas"....  I haven't managed to do this one yet (Knock on wood -- where IS my head??), but I have MORE than once, checked everything, pulled the prop ties off, and then climbed in to crank, and thought......  "Aw crap"....  and climbed back down to make SURE I really did pull the chocks.....   ::loony::

I know my day is just waiting for me, out there, but at least I have big tires...   should make the resultant "Chuck-Hop" a little easier to do!!!    ::rofl::

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Re: CHOCK HOPPING!
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2008, 10:17:56 PM »
Yet to do it in an airplane, but I've rolled over a few in trucks. The hollow rubber ones are pretty tough, but run over them enough (especially loaded)
and they'll fall apart, causing all manner of cussin' by the customer.  ::complaining: