posted on 05/29/2009 12:06:34 PM PDT
Nothing is more useless to a pilot than air in the fuel tanks, runway behind you or a half a second ago.
Said another way, don’t run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas all at the same time. If you have airspeed, you can gain altitude, if you have altitude you have time to get ideas and energy to get airspeed.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:08:40 PM PDT
("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
As an AF veteran and Civil Air Patrol Member..this is not good.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:09:20 PM PDT
I’ll be danged. I knew him when I was assigned to Peterson AFB in 1981-84. I bet he’s one embarrassed instructor. Al — “Attention to Detail!”
posted on 05/29/2009 12:11:05 PM PDT
(Impeach President Soros!!!)
To: SunkenCiv; FreeKeys; dljordan
Uhalt and his 16-year-old flight student Kyle Sundman were up for a 45-minute lesson in an Aviat Husky single-engine plane. About 10 a.m. they were cleared to land at the Colorado Springs Airport when the engine started sputtering.
Uhalt took a look at the gas gauge and knew exactly what was wrong. Luckily, they were approaching the Fountain Valley School, which sits on 1,100-acres, about 90 percent of which are open fields.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:11:42 PM PDT
(Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
Is this the John Denver rule?
posted on 05/29/2009 12:15:57 PM PDT
(If you haven't purged you company of 0bama supporters, you are part of the problem.)
Gravity. Not just a good idea. It’s the law.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:16:58 PM PDT
(I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
I always thought that aviation fuel was really important to flying. I guess it still is.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:18:18 PM PDT
("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
BIDEN: But it also needs a special brand of strategic thinking that are gained only in the thin air of Colorado Springs. And the windy air of Colorado Springs. What am I going to tell the president when I tell him his teleprompter is broken? What will he do then?
posted on 05/29/2009 12:20:15 PM PDT
("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
The guy’s name is Uhalt? For real? Too much fun.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:21:45 PM PDT
(You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
#1 Did the Col get a Maintainer’s permission to use his airplane?
#2 Did he follow his checklist?
Air Force humor...
posted on 05/29/2009 12:22:31 PM PDT
(Lets get dangerous)
He should be grounded for 91 days ... make him take his CFI certification all over again ....
posted on 05/29/2009 12:23:33 PM PDT
('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
I wonder if he let the kid do the preflight check.
I guess things must be VERY different from when I was a student. Every flight included a pre-flight inspection of the airplane. These ALWAYS included a visual inspection of the fuel in each tank (I always had two tanks. No center-fuel-tank for me!) for level and purity (from water contamination). When I was new, and when I had new instructors, the instructor ALWAYS watched me perform the pre-flight inspection of the aircraft. I suppose I could have just pretended to judge the fuel levels, but I'm no longer sure that as I met the new instructors (I've probably had five or six.) they didn't check after I did. Flying is pretty safe, if you're not an idiot.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:27:56 PM PDT
It’s called a pre-flight checklist. A pilot...student or otherwise is supposed to pre-flight the plane. Gas, as I recall, is somewhere on the list. Unfortunately, they left “check for stupidity” off.
posted on 05/29/2009 12:46:25 PM PDT
(AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
Also, be sure to “land your airplane” before you run out of gas... LOL...
United Airlines Crash in Portland, Oregon (right in the city, on top of houses...)
United Airlines Flight 173
December 28, 1978
I heard it on the radio and my brother and I went on over there. Some people just got out of the plane, called friends or a cab and went home. They never did make it to the airport... LOL...
It crashed on East Burnside, in Portland, going from south to north, smashed one house, ran into another and was stopped abruptly when its tail caught the wires running along the light poles on the street (kinda like an aircraft carrier, ya know...) and pulled poles out of the ground a couple of blocks away, from catching the wires... :-)
posted on 05/29/2009 12:57:54 PM PDT
by Star Traveler
(The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
If only he would have kept the tires inflated like Obama suggested he would have had enough fuel.
posted on 05/29/2009 1:15:13 PM PDT
by Hillarys Gate Cult
(The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
At least they were flying in Colorado, an aircraft friendly State versus most other places that are aircraft adverse. (Hint: Trees)
posted on 05/29/2009 2:14:32 PM PDT
(If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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