MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8473 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6711 times:
Quoting Aesma (Reply 7): If it's a cub, then they're only two, and the one screaming is the one filming. Then I think this is fake.
Since whoever originally shot this video is not the one who uploaded it, the description of there being three people on the plane is irrelevant. I'm pretty sure it's a Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser anyway, which does have two seats in the rear.
mcdu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1402 posts, RR: 17 Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6543 times:
That is not funny. That is not what you should do when taking someone for an airplane ride in a GA aircraft. Most people are somewhat concerned about being on board a small airplane and acting like that does not help in anyway possible.
If that was a student of mine that I had taught to fly I would be extremely disappointed in his actions.
pnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2141 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6505 times:
Yes it is funny.
Funny doesn't make it right whether it was faked with the camera man in cahoots or not. A real paniced passenger can be a supreme risk if this wasn't faked. If he had leaned forward and grabbed the stick the aircraft could have gone into an unrecoverable stall.
If the pilot has that lack of judgement as to what he should or should not do, I would not want to be on any aircraft with him. I wonder if buried in the regs is something about those types of jokes. I have been in GA aircraft when the pilot has taken the plane into manoevers but always within prescribed airspace and with warning to ATC. The one pilot was with the Canadian Air Force and was very skilled. Beats any amusement park ride.
cleared2land From United States of America, joined May 2010, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6319 times:
This would be funny in a movie or in a TV show, but in real life it is totally unacceptable. That crap never happens when I am up in an airplane. Flying an airplane is a serious matter and joking should play no role in it. A panicked passenger is totally unpredictable and can be very, very dangerous, especially in a general aviation aircraft with nothing keeping him/her away from the controls. If this was real, the pilot is a moron. If this is fake, I still don't agree with it.
"Build a mile of highway, go one mile. Build a mile of runway, go anywhere" -Bart Geisler, Director, Aviation Assoc. o
Qazar From Canada, joined May 2006, 323 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5032 times:
I'm crying so much I'm laughing.... And yeah, that was kind of mean ... But nevertheless hillarious...
This being said, the screamer is also in on the joke... I find it hard to believe that someone about to meet his God would have kept the camera so steady... Notice that the camera is held by the sreamer...
WNwatcher From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 273 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4154 times:
Something tells me two things. First, the screamer had to have been in on it. Second, The pilot most likely never closed his eyes and retained control, in fact pushing the nose into a slight nose down attitude. Just my .02