KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1586 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
Guys dont forget when your training in High performance aircrafts you are still a student. It seems some have jumped the gun when they hear student pilot believe its just fixed landing gear. The story is very sketchy and its probably something stupid like a flat tire. But without facts you never know if it was a student flying a fixed gear, or a private pilot training on a retractable gear aircraft thus making him a student.
Illini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
OR- It could very well be a student pilot learning how to fly in his/her personal Arrow or Bonanza. Not common, but not unheard of either.
BTW- I know a few cases of landing gear problems in fixed gear airplanes. One was in a cherokee where the stop bolt sheered in the oleo strut, and the main gear fell off on takeoff. The lower half was held onto the airframe by nothing more than the brake line. I think it was in one of Barry Schiff or Rod Machado's columns a few months back.
Then there was the "gear-up" landing in a J3 I saw earlier this year. Hit a tree stump on landing, tore the right main off, and when that went, the left main folded up.
If it was built by man, it WILL fail eventually.
Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
Jayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1005 times:
I agree with UAL1837, it's scary when your a student and something goes wrong. When I was doing my night rating, I was flying from Boundary Bay (south of YVR) to Victoria and back as my first night solo. On the way back from Victoria, all my electrical systems died. My lights, radios, flaps, etc. all were inop. I tried everything I could, but eventually I waited until the Boundary Bay tower was closed and landed. The wierd thing was I couldn't wait to fly again the next day.
"Trying is the first step towards failure" -Homer Simpson