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Offline Baradium

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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1485 on: December 25, 2007, 11:39:19 PM »
was chuck pilot in command of this one?

If that's the story I'm thinking of, it had a weird computer malfunction.  It showed the gear as being down and locked but all it did was open the nose gear doors.   They got a secondary alarm in the flare and initiated a go around.  Since turbines take so long to spool up they drug the beacon off before they had the power in to climb.  They climbed around and were able to get the gear down with an emergency extension.   The investigators test swung the gear a few times without problems, and then the last time the nose gear doors opened and everything else stayed up with 3 green indicated.  That's why you see the nose gear doors open in that picture, was part of the malfunction (not that the gear was in transit).

It was a really weird problem and I do believe it resulted in some ADs for the type...
"Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1486 on: December 25, 2007, 11:44:28 PM »
was chuck pilot in command of this one?

If that's the story I'm thinking of, it had a weird computer malfunction.  It showed the gear as being down and locked but all it did was open the nose gear doors.   They got a secondary alarm in the flare and initiated a go around.  Since turbines take so long to spool up they drug the beacon off before they had the power in to climb.  They climbed around and were able to get the gear down with an emergency extension.   The investigators test swung the gear a few times without problems, and then the last time the nose gear doors opened and everything else stayed up with 3 green indicated.  That's why you see the nose gear doors open in that picture, was part of the malfunction (not that the gear was in transit).

It was a really weird problem and I do believe it resulted in some ADs for the type...
The very fact that they were able to save it at that point shows a heads up crew---my hat is off to them---great job!! |:)\ |:)\

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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1487 on: December 26, 2007, 12:23:20 AM »
another chuck moment?
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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1488 on: December 26, 2007, 01:15:17 AM »
was chuck pilot in command of this one?

If that's the story I'm thinking of, it had a weird computer malfunction.  It showed the gear as being down and locked but all it did was open the nose gear doors.   They got a secondary alarm in the flare and initiated a go around.  Since turbines take so long to spool up they drug the beacon off before they had the power in to climb.  They climbed around and were able to get the gear down with an emergency extension.   The investigators test swung the gear a few times without problems, and then the last time the nose gear doors opened and everything else stayed up with 3 green indicated.  That's why you see the nose gear doors open in that picture, was part of the malfunction (not that the gear was in transit).

It was a really weird problem and I do believe it resulted in some ADs for the type...

Is this the source where the Embraer ERJ acquired its nickname, "WSCOD"?

WSCOD is an acronym for "Whistling $hit Can Of Death".   ::loony:: ::loony:: ::loony::
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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1489 on: December 26, 2007, 02:31:21 AM »
Not to mention that the Midair in Brazil of the US registered Legacy and the GOL 737 may have been attributed to the fact that if the FO puts his feet on the foot rests below the panel, he may inadvertently turn off the Transponder/TCAS....


Also at my airport over the weekend, the other FBO had a tractor have a close encounter with an ERJ-145... ripped a 36 inch long gash in the skin below the right engine.... I don't want to see what that's' gonna cost to fix ::eek::


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« Reply #1490 on: January 06, 2008, 05:40:28 PM »
Two British traffic patrol officers from North  Berwick were involved in an unusual incident while checking for speeding motorists on the A1  Great North Road.   One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching over the crest of a hill, and was surprised when the speed was recorded at over 300 mph. Their radar suddenly stopped working and the officers were not able to reset it.

Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact latched on to a NATO Tornado fighter jet which was engaged in a low flying exercise over the Border district, approaching from the North Sea .

Back at police headquarters the chief constable fired off a stiff complaint to the RAF Liaison office.

Back came the reply in true laconic RAF style:

"Thank you for your message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Tornado had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it.   Furthermore, an air-to-ground missile aboard the fully-armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment.

Fortunately the pilot flying the Tornado recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile systems alert status, and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar installation was destroyed.



Good Day..."

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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1491 on: January 07, 2008, 09:46:32 AM »
 ::rofl:: aye i heard that one at college airtac they should of just lauchned AGM  ::rambo:: lol
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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1492 on: January 07, 2008, 07:05:48 PM »
Does anyone know if Chuck ever flew for Northwest  ::whistle::

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« Reply #1493 on: January 07, 2008, 07:10:14 PM »
I heard rumor going around that Chuck even flew overseas for some time. Here is some evidence  ;D

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« Reply #1494 on: January 07, 2008, 07:50:07 PM »
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Does anyone know if Chuck ever flew for Northwest 

This airplane was actually owned by Pinnacle Airlines at the time.  Eventually, it was sold to Mesaba Airlines and I used to refuel it whenever it flew into my then-hometown in South Dakota.  Still is a funny picture.    ::bow::
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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1495 on: January 07, 2008, 11:18:25 PM »
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Does anyone know if Chuck ever flew for Northwest 

This airplane was actually owned by Pinnacle Airlines at the time.  Eventually, it was sold to Mesaba Airlines and I used to refuel it whenever it flew into my then-hometown in South Dakota.  Still is a funny picture.    ::bow::

And it was a tug accident instead of pilot error.  ;)

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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1496 on: January 09, 2008, 12:56:12 AM »
you may of heard some of these before but what the hey:

Conversations between Air Pilots and Control Towers!!
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>
>
>While taxiing at London Gatwick, the crew of a US Air flight departing
>for
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>Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United
>767.
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>An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew,
>screaming
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>"US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right
>onto
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>Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there.
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>I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between Cs and Ds,
>but
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>get it right!"
>
>Continuing her tirade to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting
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>hysterically: "God, you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to
>sort
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>this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You
>can
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>expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour and I want
>you to
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>go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You
>got
>
>that, US Air 2771?"
>
>"Yes ma'am," the humbled crew responded.
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>Naturally the ground control frequency went terribly silent after the
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>verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to engage the irate ground
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>controller in her current state. Tension in every cockpit at Gatwick was
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>running high.
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>Then an unknown pilot broke the silence and asked: "Wasn't I married to
>you
>
>once?"
>

This is very close to something that actually happened a few years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cofPH1y9vuw

Or even this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUnVlyyar4M
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Re: Humor....I need Humor!
« Reply #1497 on: January 09, 2008, 04:26:23 PM »
 
The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon
                                grove
                seemed way too qualified for the job.
         "Look Miss," said the foreman, "have you any actual
                   experience in picking lemons?"
        "Well, as a matter if fact, yes!" she replied.? "I've
                     been divorced three times."

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« Reply #1498 on: January 09, 2008, 04:29:15 PM »
  A man goes to a shrink and says, "Doctor, my wife is
        unfaithful to me. Every evening, she goes to Larry's
           bar and picks up men. In fact, she sleeps with
               anybody who asks her! I'm going crazy.
                   What do you think I should do?"
         "Relax," says the Doctor, "take a deep breath and
         calm down. Now, tell me, exactly where is Larry's
                                bar?"

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« Reply #1499 on: January 09, 2008, 04:30:37 PM »
  John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully.
             "Give me one last request, dear," he said.
              "Of course, John," his wife said softly.
      "Six months after I die," he said, "I want you to marry
                                Bob."
              "But I thought you hated Bob," she said.
               With his last breath John said, "I do!"