AIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1174 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.
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1057 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....
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1056 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.
Vivek1979 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 50 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 997 times:
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?
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 8 Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 955 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 . 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.
MagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 816 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.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 790 times:
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.
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.