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Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:51 pm

 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:04 pm

Thank God he was aboard, and had plenty of experience flying Victors. He truely save lives, and a great airplane.
 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:12 am

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.
 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:47 am

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.
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:48 pm



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.
 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:50 pm

An outstanding display of airmanship! Well done Group Captain Prothero!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:17 pm



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?
 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:48 pm

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???
 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:04 pm

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

Great Youtube shot of it. Amazing to see.
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:19 pm

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

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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:02 am

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


Doesn't add up..
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:36 am



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...
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:01 pm



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.
 
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RE: Hero Pilot Averted Air Show Disaster After Co-pilo

Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:32 am



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...
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