CaptOveur
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What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:13 am

I would post this in civil-av but it probably wouldn't get a civil answer.

I guess I am just wondering why tail strike is like the magic word on this site? If someone says "tail strike" alarm bells go off, lights flash, and confetti falls from the 747 at the top of the page.

what the hell is the big deal?
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airfoilsguy
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RE: What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:30 am

Because we A-netters lead a boring existence and when a pilots screws up and bumps his tail we all want to know about it and see pics.  Smile
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ZBBYLW
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RE: What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:55 am

Could not have said it any better... Airfoilsguy hit it right on the head!
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RE: What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:26 am

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 2):
Could not have said it any better... Airfoilsguy hit it right on the head!

 checkmark  But we do not all lead boring lives. Do we?

But my fascination is also because many years ago my uncle (who was a 747 captain) told me that tailstrikes only occur when women pilots are flying!

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RE: What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:58 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Thread starter):
If someone says "tail strike" alarm bells go off, lights flash, and confetti falls from the 747 at the top of the page.

Does it really?!?!  eyepopping  'Tis I must try this!
But seriously, ummm I don't really have a good answer but I feel it has to do with the fact that it's a rare event. I would compare it with a plane crash in that it's rare but not lethal and tragic you know? I sure would like to see more videos and pictures of tail strikes.
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RE: What Is The Fascination With Tail Strikes?

Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:50 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 3):
But my fascination is also because many years ago my uncle (who was a 747 captain) told me that tailstrikes only occur when women pilots are flying!

She might have been flying this one.


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