Kid wrecks dad’s plane by making it belly flop on runway

crazyjaydawg

Well-Known Member
Sure, forget the gear and blame your kid. Nice.
Yeah I'm pretty sure the kid could hardly reach the gear lever, much less be super sneaky and pull it just as the guy is in the flare.

This dad needs to be nominated as tool of the day on the other site
 

Schinpop

Well-Known Member
The only "Cochise" that I can find is a military variant of the Baron, which does have the gear lever on the wrong side. Hard to believe a 6 year old could reach it, though.

And why would a gear up total the airplane?
 

gotWXdagain

Highly Visible Member
The only "Cochise" that I can find is a military variant of the Baron, which does have the gear lever on the wrong side. Hard to believe a 6 year old could reach it, though.

And why would a gear up total the airplane?
Engine overhaul from two prop strikes worth more than the airplane is worth? Note to self: If flying retractable with small children, once the gear is down, pull the CB.
 

Douglas

Old School KSUX
The only "Cochise" that I can find is a military variant of the Baron, which does have the gear lever on the wrong side.
Yeah, the flap and gear handle being flopped has caused many accidental gear retractions in that airplane.
The Cochise I flew for half my twin training was shortly geared up after I was done with it.
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On a side note, It is a beauty for real twin training.
When coming out of training in a dog like the Arrow it:
-it's speed
-low gear speed
-climb rate
really makes a student move to the "next" level.

and the accumulators make single-engine training nice.

Enjoyed flying it.
 

Romulus

Air Pirate
Seems like most Gear handles I've used require you to pull out then down or up....

and aren't kids supposed to be in the back seat?
 

inigo88

Composite-lover
Fallbrook is a fun little airport! The short 2160x60 ft runway doesn't give you a lot of room - especially in a Baron!
 
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