It finally happened.

ozziecat35

4 out of 5 great lakes prefer Michigan.
I've been in aviation long enough that another airplane I have in my logbook that I no longer fly came up on the same frequency. I guess not huge news, but kind of a cool little moment heading NW over Rockford, IL.

For those that are curious it was an ATP Seminole headed home to DPA from Janesville.
 

Finny

Well-Known Member
I had the same moment watching an old PA-28 that I use to instruct in do touch and goes from my seat in a BE-200. Definitely a cool feeling :)
 

Maurus

The Great Gazoo
I've been in aviation long enough that another airplane I have in my logbook that I no longer fly came up on the same frequency. I guess not huge news, but kind of a cool little moment heading NW over Rockford, IL.

For those that are curious it was an ATP Seminole headed home to DPA from Janesville.
Always interesting to hear when a plane you know is on frequency.

While at AMF I flew into SBN only to see a DA-40 I had flown in the past pull up. Unfortunately I didn't know the CFI or student. The CFI was an interesting fellow and reiterated how small aviation has made this world. The CFI was a recently furloughed Capital Air Cargo pilot. We had been flying out of CVG for DHL and never ran into him. Go to a random airport and boom.

Unfortunately I have a problem with airplanes I have flown being destroyed in fatal accidents than seeing them randomly at other airports. The total is now up to 3. :(
 

ozziecat35

4 out of 5 great lakes prefer Michigan.
Always interesting to hear when a plane you know is on frequency.

While at AMF I flew into SBN only to see a DA-40 I had flown in the past pull up. Unfortunately I didn't know the CFI or student. The CFI was an interesting fellow and reiterated how small aviation has made this world. The CFI was a recently furloughed Capital Air Cargo pilot. We had been flying out of CVG for DHL and never ran into him. Go to a random airport and boom.

Unfortunately I have a problem with airplanes I have flown being destroyed in fatal accidents than seeing them randomly at other airports. The total is now up to 3. :(
Not a great thing to hear I can imagine. But I'm confused, the planes are destroyed, but then you see them flying again? Aroo? Same tailnumber or same aircraft? I suppose the N number could have been transferred.
 

JustinS

Well-Known Member
I'm still flying the same metal, but it's always fun to talk with friends over frequency cruising by in the flight levels in whatever they're flying now.

Unfortunately I have a problem with airplanes I have flown being destroyed in fatal accidents than seeing them randomly at other airports. The total is now up to 3. :(
Ouch, that's not good! Two airplanes I've flown in before have had forced landings due to engine failures...
 

A150K

Well-Known Member
The plane I did my first solo in lost oil pressure after takeoff and burnt up in a field (thankfully no injuries) and a plane I used to fly at a previous job ended up in a field due to fuel exhaustion (no injuries and no damage to the airplane). Stuff happens...
 
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