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So If I Booted Our Football...

Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:41 am

Well folks this is kind of a random idea, but here it goes. Now that it's summer down here in Vancouver (meaning too much rain has been replaced by too much heat), every day at lunch we go outside and play. Lately a member of our class has started bringing a football and we do our thing with it out on the grass behind the school, and for anyone who doesn't know the BCIT Aerospace campus, it's basically located right across the road from the end of one of YVR's main runways. Therefore when we are outside we often have aircraft on final approach right beside us (if I had to guess I'd say were probably about ~1 km ish give or take from the touchdown area), and see pretty much everything from Cessnas to Dash 8s to 737s, right up to A340s and the occasional 747.

So here is the question for yall to ponder... If I was to take the ball, give it a good kick, and it was to magically do a miracle and a half and go up enough to hit one of these low flying aircraft, what would it theoretically do?


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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:52 am

I'd suspect nothing more than a shredded football...
That would be quite a feat, kicking that high.

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Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:15 am

I could kick it that high.
I've also kinda thought of it before as one of the ballparks i umpire is just a few hundred yards of the threshold of 31 at YYJ. i've seen some pop flies go pretty high, nothing in the danger zone, but what if one of the 15 year olds was on steriods...
 
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:00 am

I've had a similar thought. One can conceivably kick a ball and hit one of the planes on approach into LGA, from Planeview Park.

Assuming it hits the fuselage:

My guess is the ball would fly off into the GCP and the plane would barely react as the pilots might think the thud were a tiny gust of air.
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Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:28 am

So long as both you and the aircraft were on the same conveyor belt, the ball would never even touch the aircraft.

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Quoting CanadianNorth (Thread starter):
If I was to take the ball, give it a good kick, and it was to magically do a miracle and a half and go up enough to hit one of these low flying aircraft, what would it theoretically do?

Bounce off. Or get turned into shredded football bits. Either way, your football is probably lighter and more fragile than a bird, and the airplane can take that. Maybe some dents if you got really luck and pegged the leading edge.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):
So long as both you and the aircraft were on the same conveyor belt, the ball would never even touch the aircraft.

Bad 2H4!

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Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:18 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):
So long as both you and the aircraft were on the same conveyor belt, the ball would never even touch the aircraft.

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But that theory doesn't take into account the effects of the giant fan at the end of the runway  Wink

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Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:33 am



Quoting CanadianNorth (Thread starter):
what would it theoretically do

Firstly your Aim would need to be excellent & if it is,then you'd probably be playing for the national side  Smile
Most likely the Football would be knocked away or burst depending on the place & direction of impact.
The Flt crew would probably not know.

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Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:57 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Firstly your Aim would need to be excellent & if it is,then you'd probably be playing for the national side
Most likely the Football would be knocked away or burst depending on the place & direction of impact.
The Flt crew would probably not know.

Hmmm....what if you hit the radome:


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Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 6):
Bounce off. Or get turned into shredded football bits. Either way, your football is probably lighter and more fragile than a bird, and the airplane can take that

rubbish.

Your football would do immense damage to the aircraft. I mean, look at at your typical seagull or duck. Your football is much tougher than a bird.. Those waterfowl are much more fragile than a football, and yet they trash engines, damage radomes, crack windshields, dent leading edges, dent or puncture the lipskin of the nose cowl, bend fan blades etc... Dont underestimate the damage even a 2 pound bird can produce.

Tell you what.... if you really want to know the answer, drive your car 100 mph and have a buddy throw your football into the grill of your car or windshield while you are driving... see how much damage occurs...
 
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Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:55 pm



Quoting SlimShady (Reply 10):
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 6):
Bounce off. Or get turned into shredded football bits. Either way, your football is probably lighter and more fragile than a bird, and the airplane can take that

rubbish.

Your football would do immense damage to the aircraft. I mean, look at at your typical seagull or duck. Your football is much tougher than a bird.. Those waterfowl are much more fragile than a football, and yet they trash engines, damage radomes, crack windshields, dent leading edges, dent or puncture the lipskin of the nose cowl, bend fan blades etc...

"Fragile" perhaps wasn't the best word to choose. "Less desnse" would certainly be accurate. I also have trouble with the idea of it being "immense damage". Airplanes hit birds on a pretty regular basis. It's messy, but certainly doesn't rise to the level of "immense" damage.

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Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:01 am

I don't want to quibble but I'd be interested in the definition of immense damage.

Two ducks struck the left side of an MD80 departing CLE in 1996. One penetrated the radome and pressure bulkhead showering the captain with gore and jamming the NWS mechanism. The other forced the left door off its seal at the rear as well as popping one of the windows out of the frame and taking out the left engine.

One hawk was hit by a TWA 717 out of STL in 2001. Most of it came to rest in the captain's lap after cleaning off the left side of the radome, knocking the #3 ADIRU mount off the rack and pushing the #1 DU out of the frame.

Two incidents resulting in IFE calls at relatively low airspeed and altitude resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

I'd hesitate to classify that as minor.

I have to go with the "immense" estimate for a football strike hitting the "right" part of an aircraft.
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:08 am



Quoting SlimShady (Reply 10):
Tell you what.... if you really want to know the answer, drive your car 100 mph and have a buddy throw your football into the grill of your car or windshield while you are driving... see how much damage occurs...

Well I was thinking more of a side hit than a front end job, but as long as it was someone else's car, that does sound like a fun little experiment  Wink

So here was the theory us future AMEs determined on the bus in this morning
- If the ball goes somewhat near and fwd of the engine, it would be sucked in and shredded
- If the ball goes aft of the engine, it would be blown away
- If the ball goes elsewhere, it would probably either get blown away and/or bounce off with a thud and possibly a slight dent, but nothing "immense'.


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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:10 am



Quoting CanadianNorth (Thread starter):
football and we do our thing with it out on the grass behind the school,

I don't even want to know!

Depending where the ball it, it would probably leave a dent in the slat or the nose. And you would probably be banned from that area along with everyone else.

Quoting SlimShady (Reply 10):
Your football would do immense damage to the aircraft.

Define "immense" damage.
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:52 am

If you actually hit the plane, just tear off your shirt, slide on you knees looking skyward, and yell "Gol Gol Gol Gol" repeatedly.
 
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Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:56 am



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 9):

Hmmm....what if you hit the radome:

The unofficial post of the month. Great job! Big grin

Quoting SlimShady (Reply 10):
Tell you what.... if you really want to know the answer, drive your car 100 mph and have a buddy throw your football into the grill of your car or windshield while you are driving... see how much damage occurs...

You are probably right to a degree.

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 15):
If you actually hit the plane, just tear off your shirt, slide on you knees looking skyward, and yell "Gol Gol Gol Gol" repeatedly.

If you ever see planes land at LGA, from Planeview, it's certainly tempting!
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Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:31 am

If you hit the radome it would look something like this
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Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 16):
The unofficial post of the month. Great job!

Hehehe...wonder if Wilco737 was the first officer on that flight  Wink
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:23 am

We got hit by a soccer ball the other day while on approach. I banked the aircraft, used my starboard wing to strike the ball back. It took a deflection on the way down, but I scored anyway. All in a day's work.

Quoting SlimShady (Reply 10):
Your football would do immense damage to the aircraft. I mean, look at at your typical seagull or duck. Your football is much tougher than a bird.. Those waterfowl are much more fragile than a football, and yet they trash engines, damage radomes, crack windshields, dent leading edges, dent or puncture the lipskin of the nose cowl, bend fan blades etc... Dont underestimate the damage even a 2 pound bird can produce.

If the ball was ingested by the engines, I can see damage being done, yes. But I don't think it would do significant damage to an airframe on typical final approach speeds (departures are a different story). I've had quite a few birdstrikes, with no damage to the aircraft whatsoever. It'd have to be a heavy bird to leave a dent, a much heavier (and denser) one than the reference football in discussion at this moment, IMO.
 
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:56 am

I guess the Answer will depend on what angle the Football strikes the Aircraft.
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Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:42 am

Well with you saying you're at BCIT, i'm assuming your using the proper CFL football, which is much bigger than the silly NFL footballs, so probably a little more damage.
 
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Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:30 am



Quoting BuckFifty (Reply 19):
We got hit by a soccer ball the other day while on approach. I banked the aircraft, used my starboard wing to strike the ball back. It took a deflection on the way down, but I scored anyway. All in a day's work.

You neglected to mention that your airspeed put you offsides and the goal was waved off. Nice try....... Wink

Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Reply 21):
Well with you saying you're at BCIT, i'm assuming your using the proper CFL football, which is much bigger than the silly NFL footballs, so probably a little more damage.

And those silly CFL footballs are shaped slightly differently than those properly shaped FIFA footballs......again....nice try... Wink
 
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Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:47 pm

There's a 9-hole golf course just off airport property at STL. When the planes are landing from the west, final approach is right over the course. A couple times on one of the par 3s it felt like my ball must have come awfully close to hitting it.
 
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Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:59 pm

It could cause an engine or control surface failure and result in a plane crash.

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:13 am



Quoting GRZ-AIR (Reply 24):
It could cause an engine or control surface failure and result in a plane crash.

If the failure of a single engine or control surface could cause a crash, the plane would be unairworthy by definition (at least under current FAR's/EASA regs). The regulators would have no choice but to ground the entire fleet in a situation like that.

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:14 am

Hey! So it was you that dented that 757!

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:54 am

In an effort to place this thread on target, are there any reports of this having happened to aircraft in the past?
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:42 am

Remember in the days of Aviation Maintenance college.We used to play cricket & football in the lunch breaks outside the Hangar & there were occassions when the ball used to hit the parked aircraft out there,though the intensity of the strike was never hard.
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Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:02 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 28):
& there were occassions when the ball used to hit the parked aircraft out there,though the intensity of the strike was never hard.

Sounds like fun, but luckily for us our ramp is located on the other side of the building, but we do play in an area thats got prickly bushes and a river on one side, and a nice new glass building right beside us on the other side...

Quoting Wingscrubber (Reply 26):
Hey! So it was you that dented that 757!

Nah, 757s are somehwat big, so they only count as 2 points, its 3 points if you can get something smaller and harder to hit, and a bonus point if you can take out a CRJ  Wink


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Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:21 pm



Quoting SlimShady (Reply 10):
Your football would do immense damage to the aircraft. I mean, look at at your typical seagull or duck. Your football is much tougher than a bird.. Those waterfowl are much more fragile than a football, and yet they trash engines, damage radomes, crack windshields, dent leading edges, dent or puncture the lipskin of the nose cowl, bend fan blades etc... Dont underestimate the damage even a 2 pound bird can produce.

Tell you what.... if you really want to know the answer, drive your car 100 mph and have a buddy throw your football into the grill of your car or windshield while you are driving... see how much damage occurs...

Immense damage? If the OP had even superhuman kicking power the ball would be towards the top of its arc when it hit the aircraft with very little energy, therefore the damage to the fuselage would I suspect by minimal, if anything. We're not talking about punting a football, or hitting a golf ball, as hard as you can point blank against a parked aircraft, which could well cause some damage. To give some example, try throwing a tennis ball directly upwards at your ceiling, but only so it just grazes the ceiling, that's analogous to this example.

Ingesting a football into an engine might be a different matter.
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:13 pm

Uh keep in mind here, a football, unlike a bird doesn't have BONES in it...


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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:25 pm



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 30):

The energy the ball carries into the collision is minor compared to that of the aircraft. Say there is an aircraft flying at approach speed, and you kick a ball at full pelt straight into its nose, the combined collision speed will only be a little greater than if the ball had been hovering innocently and the plane hit it at the same speed.

As has been said many times, it is a question of where the ball hits the aircraft. Here is my idea of the worst that can happen if the ball hits in various places.


Hit location : Worst effect

Radome : Big dent in the front, possibly damaging the radar. Ball bursts.

Fuselage skin : Minor dent

Windshield : Cracked windshield, pilots scared shitless for a moment, possible shudder in the aircraft if it is a manual on approach. Perhaps a go around if the approach is blown when the pilot jumps out of his skin. Ball bursts.

Wing Leading Edge : Dents LE, possibly immobilising a slat, but since by the time the aircraft is at football booting height, the slat will probably be at its touchdown setting, so no real harm to the landing. Ball probably bursts.

Wing underside : Paint is grazed. Ball probably survives.

Wing tip / winglet : Minor structural damage, broken nav light. Ball probably survives.

Engine Nacelle : Paint grazed, possibly a bent strake. Ball probably survives.

Engine : Damaged fanblades. Damaged compressors and turbine baldes if the ball goes through the core (relatively unlikely). Ball shredded better than the chinese style crispy duck that ususally comes out of a jet engine.

Horizontal Stabiliser : Same as wing LE / tip / underside depending on location.
 
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Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:42 pm

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you could kick in flight.........

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Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:43 am

i hate to bring up dead topics, but i watched a video of a KLM at SXM pretty much taking down the fence, and i'm pretty confident that i could kick a football that high, stright through the core. now as its only 20 ft above the ground, nothing will come of it, but just sayin i think i could do it.
 
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Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Reply 34):
i hate to bring up dead topics, but i watched a video of a KLM at SXM pretty much taking down the fence, and i'm pretty confident that i could kick a football that high, stright through the core. now as its only 20 ft above the ground, nothing will come of it, but just sayin i think i could do it.

Indeed you could. St. Bart's too, in which case it could hit a prop blade.
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:51 am



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 35):
St. Bart's too

right, wasn't somone hit and killed by a twotter at st. barts last year? i think that would be low enough
 
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:29 am

What would it do?

It would get your hillbilly ass arrested, that's what, on a Federal charge.

You'd spend every dime to your name on lawyers, be ridiculed in the press, lose your job and your wife would divorce you.

You would be held in solitary, without bail, as a possible terrorist. The Feds would strip everything out if your house and hold it as evidence. Your bank accounts would be frozen and your kids grilled by the FBI. Your passport would be revoked.

The 1,000 year-old right of Habeas Corpus having been revoked, you could be held indefinitely with no charge, You could be transported to a CIA "black prison" in Turkey and tortured until you confess and give up the names of those in your Al Qaeda cell.
 
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:43 am



Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 37):

But it would be another item checked off on the "to do" list.  duck 
 
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:10 pm

Lol ThirtyEcho.

Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 37):
on a Federal charge.

In St. Maarten?
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:27 pm



Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 22):
Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Reply 21):
Well with you saying you're at BCIT, i'm assuming your using the proper CFL football, which is much bigger than the silly NFL footballs, so probably a little more damage.


And those silly CFL footballs are shaped slightly differently than those properly shaped FIFA footballs......again....nice try...

Anyone who thinks American football should be played with 110 yards between the end zones needs their head examined, anyways  duck 

Anyone up for a spring meet in SXM? We need 22 bodies for an impromptu beach football game at Maho beach...  Wink

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 39):
In St. Maarten?

We know how the Dutch treat drug charges, how much trouble could you really get in?
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:46 pm



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 40):
Anyone up for a spring meet in SXM? We need 22 bodies for an impromptu beach football game at Maho beach...

How about beach volley? Use the girls' uniforms.  Wink
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:46 am



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 41):
How about beach volley? Use the girls' uniforms.

is that us in the uniforms, or actuall girls, because if its the latter, i'm there.

actually, either way i'm there, but if its the first one, i'll keep my dignity by reffing.
 
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RE: So If I Booted Our Football...

Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:30 pm



Quoting BuckFifty (Reply 19):
If the ball was ingested by the engines, I can see damage being done, yes. But I don't think it would do significant damage to an airframe on typical final approach speeds (departures are a different story).

I would think that the frozen turkey test would tear an engine apart.....but it doesn't.
So I would think a relatively soft football would be mince meat...

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