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Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan  
User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

To all the pilots out there. Tell me all the mistakes you have made in the cockpit. And if you know of any other mistakes other pilots have made.

Thanks
Uncle Ryan

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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

I would, but some of them are just too embarassing.

'Speed


User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1113 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

How small of a mistake can it be? Because I've dialed in the wrong comm freq. many a times. Smile But its just a 172, so no big consequences.

User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

It doesnt matter how big or small the mistake is. But the more juicier the better. I have a confession. I was flying a Piper Tomahawk after 7 hours in a bonanza and I had just had my first flight in the aTomahawk. I had just done my first landing and was in 7th heaven. The instructor told me to taxi to the appron. So I did so. But I was so happy that I wasn't paying much attention. I was taxiing along when I nearly hit a sign. I just noticed it in time and was really embarrased. Luckily everything turned out ok and I learnt from the mistake. Remember what doesnt kill you won't hurt you.
Ryan


User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Come on guys I'm sure you have a made mistakes.
Ryan


User currently offlineSkyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

One time I forgot to wear pants while flying! OOPS!

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

This exact topic was just discussed....

Might want to do a search....

JET


User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

Jetpilot
I know you did the last topic and it was the same but I want some new stories.
Ryan


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Umm, I was on my first solo in a 152 and I had a conversation with ATC that sounded like this:

Republic Tower: Cessna 57M extend your downwind to the stacks. I'll call your base.
Me: Extend to the stacks, you have my base, 57M, Student Pilot (the 100th time I told him in closed traffic)
Tower: 57M, turn base number 3 for landing following a Cavan on final, do you have him in sight?
Me: Umm... I think so...
Tower: No, umm I thinks so's, yes or no!
Me: Yes, 57M (a lie)
Tower: 57M, Cleared to land.
Me: #3, cleared to land, 57M

Now I'm on short final, the Caravan is still on the runway. Just landed...

Piper on the ground: Piper 3767E at the active with golf for straight out.
Tower: Piper 67E, hold short of the runw-
Me: Yeah, he's on the runway, the Caravan, I'm going around.
Tower: You just interupted me again, 57M....


And so it went... my first solo.



User currently offlineErasmus From Italy, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Yes indeed AIRNZsaab340,

Here's the link to Jetpilot's topic:
Complacent Incidents In The Cockpit.....

This was already discussed in the recent past. Once every year or so, is enough for me.


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

This was not my mistake, it was an ATC mistake:

Islip Tower: Cleared to land following a 737 on the ILS, you're number two.
Me: Number two after the 737, in sight, 57M.


The Southwest 737 is NOWHERE near landing... so it was clear I'd have to extend the downwind.

Tower: 57M, go around.
Me: 57M is on the downwind.

One minute later:

Tower: 57M, go around.
Me: 57M is still on downwind.

30 seconds later:

Tower: 57M turn heading 33, expidite.

Ok, so this moron thinks I'm on final for runway 25. I'm on downwind. He's trying to vector me away from the 737, but instead flys me right into him. So I turn... and look to my right, and see this huge (it looked huge) 737 comming in my direction.... a quick hard turn avoided Southwests first fatal crash.


User currently offlineVivek1979 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1199 times:

Jacob,
Thats sounds pretty extensive, glad that everybody ended up safe. Were there any consequences that either you or the control tower faced even though it wasn't your fault. Did you end discussing the situation with anybody or meeting the pilot of the SW jet?
Vivek


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

No, the SW guy did not even know it happened. But if he did we would have no way to meet him as the GA paking is not near the pax terminal. But, shortly after there was a new voice controlling the aircraft  Smile. It was not that bad because we cought the mistake, but I'm rather sure we were at risk of a potential collision if we did not. The mistake was cought BEFORE I crossed his path. I'm just saying if I did not look right I would have kept flying. Probably not a crash, but a sure near miss if I did.

User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Im sure some of you have made mistakes?
Ryan


User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

I once forgot to raise the flaps while doing touch n' go's....did a full circuit with flaps to 20....hehe Dad also tried to do some traffic informations on 121.500Mhz rather than on the Quebec Training Zone frequency which is 123.500Mhz.

I think all students are subject to make such silly errors, but we must learn from them so they don't happen again.

M@g!¢  Yeah sure


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Ryan...
I have to admit that I once make a mistake, but just one. I thought that I had made a mistake - I really hadn't.  Innocent
Jetguy

PS - No one has EVER made a perfect flight. I don't care who you are, we all have done dumb things in airplanes. (Personally, I am working on Volume IV of my series, "Stupid Things I've Done In Airplanes".) I'll tell you about mine just as soon as the statute of limitations is up.


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5507 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 968 times:

I'll be in trouble when (if) I get my license- I can't even spell ASRS!  Wink/being sarcastic


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
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