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Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Mon May 09, 2011 11:35 pm

So I was looking for something specific and randomly came across a picture that, while I am sure the fellow is perfectly nice and is an earnest pilot cadet..... well the picture just doesn't do aviation any favors:



It just makes you think: Gee pilots are dorks! (which obviously they are, just look at this site!   ) But of course aviation doesn't ever show that side of itself. Pilots are cool, DASHING, Respected!

Until you look at that picture.... (go ahead, say it in your head while looking at the picture... "pilots are cool, dashing.... " If this doesn't make you smile not much will.   )

It got me to thinking what other photos must be out, there must be many, many others so I am hoping you will share.

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(edited per ShyFlyer's comment in reply 2 below)

[Edited 2011-05-09 17:04:54]
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Mon May 09, 2011 11:39 pm

A pic that does Aviation no favors but ALSO makes you look cool and dashing???



 

In regards to the OP.... I wouldn't trust that guy in the photo with my kid let alone an airplane... First thought was "Frankenstein's Monster"...  Smile

[Edited 2011-05-09 16:41:21]
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Mon May 09, 2011 11:45 pm

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):

He isn't a pilot. He's a CAP Cadet, probably about 14, 15 years old.
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Mon May 09, 2011 11:50 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 2):
He isn't a pilot. He's a CAP Cadet, probably about 14, 15 years old.

Ahh, fair enough, now it makes me feel a little better.

But it STILL does not do aviation any favor!  

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Mon May 09, 2011 11:55 pm

 
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Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4):

Nice ass!   
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 am

Hey there's a crack in the window!!!


In my last squadron we use to do that all the time with the big square windows in the paratroop door.
 
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Tue May 10, 2011 12:38 am

Quoting tugger (Thread starter):
Pilots are cool, DASHING, Respected!

You want to tell this guy he isn't cool, dashing, respected? http://www.moose135photography.com/American-Airpower-Museum/Christmas-at-AAM/JM20091121AAMHoliday003/720219859_maBHP-L-1.jpg
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Tue May 10, 2011 12:58 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Nice ass!

Now I know why you loved that video of the guy fleeing the whorehouse nude!

That pic is so epic!
Hey that guy with the private jet can bail us out! Why? HE CAN AFFORD IT!
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 2:11 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):

Nice ass!

I posted it with you in mind. You're welcome. 
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 4:49 am

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 8):

Now I know why you loved that video of the guy fleeing the whorehouse nude!

No no. That wasn't a nice ass.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 9):

I posted it with you in mind. You're welcome.

Why, thank you! In return, I shall contribute constructively to this thread, thus:

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Tue May 10, 2011 12:44 pm

This one does aviation no favor:


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Photo © Erik Frikke

 
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Tue May 10, 2011 1:12 pm

Saving the world, one foam hand at a time.



A bit OT but I love this note:


Here are two pictures, well two planes really, that I think don't do aviation justice.


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Photo © Jens Wiemann

AND

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Photo © Felix Bahamonde - PR Planespotters



The word vulgar comes to mind. (and no I did not add the Trump 727 by accident)

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
This one does aviation no favor:

I so hope he is on A.net and sees that picture pop up on this thread. He must really regret that moment!





[Edited 2011-05-10 06:25:30]
 
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Tue May 10, 2011 2:12 pm






Bring back the Concorde
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 2:28 pm

 
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Tue May 10, 2011 2:47 pm

Quoting bj87 (Reply 12):
I so hope he is on A.net and sees that picture pop up on this thread. He must really regret that moment!

i think he regrets this moment even more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C80grd2CrTI

Haha 
 
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Tue May 10, 2011 3:00 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
This one does aviation no favor:

I was hoping someone would post this one!
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 3:19 pm










DC-10 Crash ORD 1979
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Tue May 10, 2011 3:44 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):

That first pic looks a little like Stevens Corporation plane (think Airport 77). Those Stevens planes just can't stay out of the water....  
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(Also I must admit I was thinking of non-crash pics for this thread. Just those "funny, ha ha" pics that are out there, not tragedy's.)

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Tue May 10, 2011 3:48 pm

Quoting tugger (Reply 18):
That first pic looks a little like Stevens Corporation plane (think Airport 77).

Sort of but the Stevens Corporation was a 747-100, not a 707.

Quoting tugger (Reply 18):
(Also I must admit I was thinking of non-crash pics for this thread. Just those "funny, ha ha" pics that are out there, not tragedy's.)

Sorry about that.
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Tue May 10, 2011 4:34 pm



Every time I see people climbing into a single Cessna with monkey suits and epaulets I chuckle. Dude...seriously....it's a (@&%ing Cessna.
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Tue May 10, 2011 4:35 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Sort of but the Stevens Corporation was a 747-100, not a 707.

Oh I realize that. When I saw the "S" symbol on the tail it just popped into my head.
Of course Airport '77 also did aviation no favors!  
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Sorry about that.

No prob, I should have mentioned in the beginning.

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Tue May 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Quoting tugger (Reply 22):
Of course Airport '77 also did aviation no favors!

^%&^&$#^&*($#^%)#$^^%$#*(&
Airport '77 was the best aviation film ever made!
That movie sparked my interest in aviation at an early age. The first Airport movie (1969) seems to get all the praise but it puts me to sleep every time I attempt to watch it.
My favorite of the 4 movies is Airport 1975 and Airport 1977.
Airport 79 The Concorde is a bit over the top but I still like it.
The satire Airplane movies made me laugh when I was 10 years old but today it just doesn't do anything for me.
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Tue May 10, 2011 5:05 pm



Imagine you are already afraid of flying and then having to look at this for an hour or so  

BTW: a good source for pics related to this topic; http://micom.net/oops/

[Edited 2011-05-10 10:07:10]
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Tue May 10, 2011 6:05 pm

Quoting photopilot (Reply 14):

What on earth happened in that first photo?
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Tue May 10, 2011 6:37 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 25):
What on earth happened in that first photo?

A (running) single engine prop rolled forward into it thus slicing it up. 

Surprised nobody has posted this one yet, and it really happened:

http://students.xcp.org/images/LearnToFlyHereSmall.jpg

the mother of all epic fails. 

[Edited 2011-05-10 11:38:52]

[Edited 2011-05-10 11:39:47]
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 6:41 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 26):

Surprised nobody has posted this one yet, and it really happened:

That one pops up on failblog quite often and did today or yesterday, I believe. Always a popular one!
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 7:13 pm

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Tue May 10, 2011 7:18 pm

Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 28):
Not a picture but....

I think that is how every aircraft, military and commercial, should be handled on the ground  
 
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Tue May 10, 2011 7:22 pm

Quoting SW733 (Reply 29):

I think that is how every aircraft, military and commercial, should be handled on the ground

Um... when the 300-lb female ramper does it, it'll be... different.
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Tue May 10, 2011 7:27 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30):
Um... when the 300-lb female ramper does it, it'll be... different.

And funnier.
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Tue May 10, 2011 7:34 pm

Ain't I a stinker?
 
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Wed May 11, 2011 1:52 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 32):

  
Excellent!
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Wed May 11, 2011 5:07 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):

Landed a touch short?

Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 31):

And funnier.


I didn't differ. I just said "different."  
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Wed May 11, 2011 6:09 am

One from my personal collection, taken from my PTV in flight, January 15th, 2009.



Best part was, the poor guy sitting next to me was terrified of flying!  


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Wed May 11, 2011 11:08 am

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 35):
Best part was, the poor guy sitting next to me was terrified of flying!

I had something similar happen to me back in November 2008 I was flying MCY-MEL on DJ the same day NZ lost a A320 in the Mediterranean sea on the ground the live2air entertainment system defaults to CNN which was running a story about it complete with the Koru painted vert stabiliser floating. The lady sitting next to me panicked and the crew ended up turning live2air off until after we took off.


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Wed May 11, 2011 11:41 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):

i think he regrets this moment even more:

That's what happens when people clap after a landing and the pilot loses focus.

 
Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 21):
Every time I see people climbing into a single Cessna with monkey suits and epaulets I chuckle. Dude...seriously....it's a (@&%ing Cessna.


Same here, If I were a Boeing or Airbus driver and I saw one of those Cessna's in front of me I would floor it and tailgate them like it is no bodies business. Hey, they need to be able to perform under stress, so let's stress them   
 
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Wed May 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 35):
One from my personal collection, taken from my PTV in flight, January 15th, 2009.



Best part was, the poor guy sitting next to me was terrified of flying!

That is an absolute classic photo. As in spread to the world at large classic!
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Wed May 11, 2011 2:16 pm

I could play this game all day...I love these threads





And yeah, this plane was fine, but to the normal person who doesn't know about aircraft lightning protection...
 
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Wed May 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Quoting sw733 (Reply 39):
I could play this game all day.

That first situation really "sucked"  
 
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Wed May 11, 2011 3:03 pm

http://www.aviationphotos.co.uk/images/photos/nmg_2.jpg

.....unfortunately I must confess that both photos are of yours truly (in my younger days). And yes, unfortunately I must also confess that the first one of those photographs was the one that my wife saw as the first photograph of me before we first met. Fortunately she saw past the dodgy jacket and the 182 and we are still married 10 years later  
 
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Wed May 11, 2011 6:01 pm

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 35):
One from my personal collection, taken from my PTV in flight, January 15th, 2009.

I am still thankful that on January 14th I decided to switch my flight to a JetBlue nonstop as opposed to US with a connection in CLT.

Quoting SW733 (Reply 29):
I think that is how every aircraft, military and commercial, should be handled on the ground
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frgKxEianyc

[Edited 2011-05-11 11:16:32]
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Wed May 11, 2011 7:39 pm

How about this one:


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Photo © Tomasz Rusek



Bad day at the office aye! If I saw that sitting on the ramp. I would think twice about flying with those pilots.  
 
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Wed May 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Quoting 4holer (Reply 38):
That is an absolute classic photo. As in spread to the world at large classic!

I shall be a famous photographer!  
Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 42):
I am still thankful that on January 14th I decided to switch my flight to a JetBlue nonstop as opposed to US with a connection in CLT.

Wow, no kidding!! Would have been some story to tell..



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Wed May 11, 2011 11:44 pm

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 44):

Wow, no kidding!! Would have been some story to tell..

It was nuts. I was literally walking through T5 in a daze.
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Wed May 11, 2011 11:54 pm

Quoting bj87 (Reply 43):
Bad day at the office aye! If I saw that sitting on the ramp. I would think twice about flying with those pilots.

Back in the day I was washing a 172RG in a hanger and accidentally bumped the gear lever. Squat switch didn't work, nose gear collapsed. Worse day of my aviation career.
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Thu May 12, 2011 6:16 am

Quoting bj87 (Reply 43):
How about this one:

Reminds me of this one:

MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Magne Roalkvam



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Thu May 12, 2011 10:53 am

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 46):
Back in the day I was washing a 172RG in a hanger and accidentally bumped the gear lever. Squat switch didn't work, nose gear collapsed. Worse day of my aviation career.

Auch, that is a very bad day at the office.

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 47):
Reminds me of this one:

Wow, what happened there? It does seem that that plane's fuselage isn't as badly damaged as the Cityjet one. The Cityjet F50 is gonna be a write off. It is bend from the nose gear to the wing spar.
 
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RE: Pictures That Do Aviation No Favors....

Thu May 12, 2011 11:09 am

Surprised nobody has posted:


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Photo © Helmut Schnichels


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Photo © Jerome Zbinden



    
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