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Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:01 pm

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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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:31 pm

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

'Speed
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:33 pm

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
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:59 am

Come on guys I'm sure you have a made mistakes.
Ryan
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 9:30 am

One time I forgot to wear pants while flying! OOPS!
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:10 am

This exact topic was just discussed....

Might want to do a search....

JET
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:36 pm

Jetpilot
I know you did the last topic and it was the same but I want some new stories.
Ryan
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:47 pm

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.

 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Wed Jun 19, 2002 7:16 am

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
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Thu Jun 20, 2002 12:03 am

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.
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:03 pm

Im sure some of you have made mistakes?
Ryan
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Thu Jun 27, 2002 10:33 pm

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
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Fri Jun 28, 2002 1:44 am

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.
 
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RE: Confess Your Mistakes To Uncle Ryan

Fri Jun 28, 2002 8:15 am

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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