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Posted on 09/16/2011 5:15:07 PM PDT by PilotDave
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NOOOOOO...... Please Lord no.
Not that any other life was less precious, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
LOL and thanks TSgt. Religion Moderator does a fantastic job.
Anyway, I think that Jimmy was in his mid to early 70s. I don’t think he was 80 as is being reported.
It has been revised at many sites now that he was 74.
Rumor that famous politician was one of those killed. I cannot say any more due to relationships, if it is true tomorrow will be a sad day in our world.
One of our best, ever.
“I heard a name on other sites that has me worried.”
I also heard a name from indirectly from friends that are there that also has me worried. Very high profile.
Hey, that Pitts looks familiar.
So are you going to share with us or just keep hinting at it
Understandably, there’s a lot of national security to think about here...I’m upset.
(not to make light of anyone else, surely that's understood ?!)
well, ya know what i mean :-|
Thanks for that warning. )
No harm, no foul. It got the ball rolling. Nature of the beast in the end. I go off of time stamp myself. I was more than happy to post a news link as backup on both yours and another thread.
Reid just made a statement so it is not him.
No, Reid posted his condolences.
I expect those not there will find out details in the morning, though race organizers said all further information on fatalities will come from NTSB (likely via a news conference following initial investigation).
Or did he
I don't think too many people here would be upset if it were him.
Reid posted his condolences?
Once again, RAT is as RAT does with no regard for anything.
Not that way — maybe a long overdue retirement.
Actually, the news read a statement from him:
"I am deeply saddened at the news of this devastating accident. My thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives and with those who were wounded in this horrific tragedy. I am so grateful to our first responders for their swift action and will continue to monitor this situation as it develops."
Your repeated comments about your secret VIP are childish. Post the name of the unconfirmed person who may have been in attendance at the time of the crash.
Whatever you think, but there are several that know the name on here that have the same feeling as I to keep the name secret until it is confirmed.
She is fine. Sad but fine.
You’re not going to like it.
DD is fine : )
Our nation has just seen its last air race. This sport will be shut down permanently and the lawsuits will drain the funds. MANY FAA regs were violated at this event (flying over crowds, flying directly at crowds, minimum altitudes for airshow passes, etc.). Bad, very bad.
I'm about 99.9% sure those rumors started as a joke due to the pilot's age. We would have other sources by now if it was true.
Ironic? Please, do tell.
“MANY FAA regs were violated at this event (flying over crowds, flying directly at crowds, minimum altitudes for airshow passes, etc.). Bad, very bad.”
There were no FAA regs broken at this show regarding this event. As a airshow waiver holder myself I can promise you that. There are a ton of regs for any airshow. The FAA was in attendance and performed the pilot briefings prior to the show. This was just real bad luck on the timing of the failure.. If you can’t fly toward the crowd, how can you ever get back to the crowd?
It seems to be a secret.
I hope you are right, but the my source, although not confimed leads me to believe it is not a joke. I know that many on here are frustrated that we will not reveal the name. We are also very frustrated that we have been unable to confirm. If it turns out to be true am am sure those that wanted to know will understand why we wanted to be sure.
I am hoping it is not true.
The only place I saw it was in the comments section on the first YouTube video (since pulled). Given that the average YouTube comment poster has an IQ of about 3, I didn't trust it, and someone else suggested that it was just a joke because the pilot was old (i.e. the "VIP" was the pilot). Ha ha.
Agreed that we shouldn't mention the name - too much of a flap over what is probably nothing, in my view, and if it's actually true this isn't the way to break the news.
But again, I'm convinced it's not true.
OK, I understand your desire to not want to spread rumors that may not be true. I do have two quick questions though...
Is the person in question a Democrat or Republican?
Is the person in question a current or former officeholder?
Ping to vid feed
You’re convinced it’s not true? Thank God.
I was really unnerved there for a while.
He was conscious after the turn because he called out a mayday knowing he had trouble. The Mustang pulled into the vertical and barrel rolled toward the stands. So he pulled back power but the engine was operating. A high speed stall or loss of elevator command could explain loss of pitch control. The pictures show that the ailerons were set for a left roll.
I wonder how many are like me and have their curiosities peaked to the max and are lurking hoping someone tells. I also wonder how many know and refuse to tell. It’s like the unstoppable force against the unmovable object. Something has to give.
One of FR’s best sources:
He crossed the deadline, heard the engine surge twice and he was on a downward trajectory. At first I thought he was going in behind the grandstands but he rolled it back to the airfield. For a moment I was looking right down his spinner.
We thought he was going to land on us but we got lucky. There was no explosion. We dodged some flying shrapnel and stuff that was rolling down the aisle
If there was mechanical problems it picked the worst time to happen.
I met Jimmy many times and I feel like I have lost a friend. Its devastating
51 posted on Sat Sep 17 2011 00:13:09 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you’d be dead. - Cameron Connor)