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Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo  
User currently offlineSkinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6598 times:

Might have been posted but can not find.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...throttle-giant-bomber-mistake.html

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6588 times:

Thank God he was aboard, and had plenty of experience flying Victors. He truely save lives, and a great airplane.

User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6349 times:

I think it was posted as an accidental first flight, but I don't think the story of what happened on board was included in the original thread.

User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8946 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6309 times:

That was certainly on the edge of disaster, that pilot of old certainly saved the day and averted possible loss of life and the aircraft.


It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6103 times:



Quoting Oroka (Reply 2):
I think it was posted as an accidental first flight, but I don't think the story of what happened on board was included in the original thread.



Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 3):
That was certainly on the edge of disaster, that pilot of old certainly saved the day and averted possible loss of life and the aircraft.

At least the British CAA is wise enough not to give this guy any penalty for not having a pilot's license.


User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6037 times:
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An outstanding display of airmanship! Well done Group Captain Prothero!  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5976 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
At least the British CAA is wise enough not to give this guy any penalty for not having a pilot's license.

Hang on... what? Well, I guess I could see that, as the Victor was supposed to only be taxiing, not flying. But don't you need to have a pilot license if you are in care and control of a aircraft moving under its own power?


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5912 times:

I think it is rather curious that the droop leading edges and the trailing edge flaps appear to have been set in their take-off positions???

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF5mlqfX9Qg

Great Youtube shot of it. Amazing to see.


User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5901 times:

This is amazing. Well done to the pilot. This could have been quite a nasty accident.

Regards
A320ajm



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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4552 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

This whole story sounds a bit dubious, why was one person controlling the throttles and the other taxiing the Aircraft ?


Doesn't add up..



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5386 times:



Quoting Oroka (Reply 6):
Hang on... what? Well, I guess I could see that, as the Victor was supposed to only be taxiing, not flying. But don't you need to have a pilot license if you are in care and control of a aircraft moving under its own power?

I think it's not always necessary. I know for sure that some MX staff can taxi commercial planes, I don't know about military aircrafts, let alone retired types, though...



If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5321 times:



Quoting Oroka (Reply 6):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
At least the British CAA is wise enough not to give this guy any penalty for not having a pilot's license.

Hang on... what? Well, I guess I could see that, as the Victor was supposed to only be taxiing, not flying. But don't you need to have a pilot license if you are in care and control of a aircraft moving under its own power?



Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 11):
I think it's not always necessary. I know for sure that some MX staff can taxi commercial planes, I don't know about military aircrafts, let alone retired types, though...

Correct, you don't need a pilots license to taxi an aircraft, even a high speed taxi. But you do normally need one once it is airborne.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4552 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5195 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):

Correct, you don't need a pilots license to taxi an aircraft, even a high speed taxi. But you do normally need one once it is airborne.

In this situation it does help...



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
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