Tower tells everyone on final to call at 3 miles with the gear. They always do.
During the last airshow, lots of weird planes, military and civilian were coming in, and getting the standard treatment.
One guy called at 3 miles with 3 down and welded. Took me a minute to figure out he was one of the civilian aerobatic AC.
In the Hueys it was always “2 down & welded” - skids, that is.
Glad the Governor, crew etc is OK......
Just glad it didn’t come to this.
This is the story of the poor dizzy blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot.
He has a heart attack and dies. She, frantic, calls out a May Day.
“May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is dead.
And I don’t know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!”
She hears a voice over the radio saying:
“This is Air Traffic Control and I have you loud and clear. I will talk you through this and
get you back on the ground. I’ve had a lot of experience with this kind of problem.
‘Now, just take a deep breath. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position.”
She says, “I’m 5’4” and I’m in the front seat.”
“O.K.” says the voice on the radio....
“Repeat after me: Our Father. . Who art in Heaven. . . ....”