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Hitting trees is bad....mmmmmkay?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by JeppUpdater, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Right before I left the MD-88/90, my captain (Yes, "MY" @mikecweb) was getting a little low, on short final, shooting a visual.

    So I just started saying "Prang, prang, prang"

    "What's that?"

    "Thats the sound of the mains clobbering the approach light system"

    Well, I guess you have to be there.
     
  2. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    *scratching head* "Well Mr. FAA Inspector Man, I picked up the REIL's just inside of NUCIL so inflight visibility must have been a mile plus. Not sure why the METAR was showing less, it looked fine to me." *trying to jam pitot tube back into bracket*
     
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  3. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    "Well, that's nice Mr. F90 pilot, but the front did fall off. In the tree. That's below MDA."
     
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  4. scooter2525

    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    "Whoop whoop!!"
     
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  5. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Flock of seagulls followed by a cleansing rain shower and an ASRS?
     
  6. mshunter

    mshunter Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I missed that one by a mile.
     
  7. mshunter

    mshunter Well-Known Member

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    Or, bail to the next choice, and avoid having to explain yourself to the "police" all together.

    I'll never get why people do this stuff. Just a difference of opinion I guess. But if the vis shows that I probably can't get in, I'm not going to even waste my time.
     
  8. mshunter

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  9. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I take it the front isn't supposed to fall off?
     
  10. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    "alternative radome"

    I suppose that'll eventually get old... But not today ;)
     
  12. CoffeeIcePapers

    CoffeeIcePapers Well-Hung Member

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    Flight visibility versus ground visibility.
     
  13. mshunter

    mshunter Well-Known Member

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    That only works for starting an approach 91. But you still have to explain yourself if something like this happens, even if you say you have the field in sight, 91/135/121.

    Go ahead, you can do it. I'm going to bail at least 99 out of 100 times.
     
  14. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    1 mile or 1/4 mile doesn't really make a difference if you hit trees 3 miles from the runway no?
     
  15. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    That would mean, at that time, flight vis was less than 5 ft.
     
  16. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    While I agree that watching an 80's new wave band in the rain wouldn't be much fun, I'm not sure it rises to the ASRS reporting level.

    Richman
     
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  17. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Distance between eyeballs and chart?
     
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  18. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of eyeballs and the first point of contact -- the radome.
     
  19. tlove482

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    You know Steve?!
     
  20. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    If he was there 5 yrs ago, probably. Not sure -- names and faces, etc. But I believe that's the name my friend mentioned when he was giving me the info.
     

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