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What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?  
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

I would post this in civil-av but it probably wouldn't get a civil answer.

I guess I am just wondering why tail strike is like the magic word on this site? If someone says "tail strike" alarm bells go off, lights flash, and confetti falls from the 747 at the top of the page.

what the hell is the big deal?

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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Because we A-netters lead a boring existence and when a pilots screws up and bumps his tail we all want to know about it and see pics.  Smile

User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Could not have said it any better... Airfoilsguy hit it right on the head!


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 2):
Could not have said it any better... Airfoilsguy hit it right on the head!

 checkmark  But we do not all lead boring lives. Do we?

But my fascination is also because many years ago my uncle (who was a 747 captain) told me that tailstrikes only occur when women pilots are flying!

 duck 

So far his theory has been proved continuously wrong.



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User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Thread starter):
If someone says "tail strike" alarm bells go off, lights flash, and confetti falls from the 747 at the top of the page.

Does it really?!?!  eyepopping  'Tis I must try this!
But seriously, ummm I don't really have a good answer but I feel it has to do with the fact that it's a rare event. I would compare it with a plane crash in that it's rare but not lethal and tragic you know? I sure would like to see more videos and pictures of tail strikes.
-Ayubogg



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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 3):
But my fascination is also because many years ago my uncle (who was a 747 captain) told me that tailstrikes only occur when women pilots are flying!

She might have been flying this one.


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