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Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:18 pm

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:48 pm

Can someone translate what they are saying. I was surprised they did not grab the cat sooner but my guess is it was a stray and not their personal cat and maybe were a little more resistant to get involved. Interesting video. Enjoyed it.

Anyone know the plane model?

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:57 pm

That is absolutely amazing. Love the reactions of the folks when they see it,
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:08 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 1):
I was surprised they did not grab the cat sooner but my guess is it was a stray and not their personal cat and maybe were a little more resistant to get involved

1. Had they tried to grab the cat in flight it would have likely fallen off to its death.

2. The article says that the cat is the unofficial mascot of the local flying club.
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:10 pm



Proper preflight inflight inspection clearly was not observed. The cat/flight intsructor was clearly chewing out the pilot for the error.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:13 pm

Well, now we know how scared stowaways might get once their plane takes off.

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 1):
I was surprised they did not grab the cat sooner

Yay, free scratch marks, come and get yours. Op, nice video, thanks for sharing.
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:18 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 1):
Can someone translate what they are saying. I was surprised they did not grab the cat sooner but my guess is it was a stray and not their personal cat and maybe were a little more resistant to get involved. Interesting video. Enjoyed it.

The wing is hollow. So the cat had support from the bottom of the wing. Its unsafe exposure only came from when it moved to the opening.
Most likely the wind blowing by the opening probably kept the cat from jumping.

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:46 pm

Quoting alberchico (Reply 3):

2. The article says that the cat is the unofficial mascot of the local flying club.

I wonder if they adopted the cat or something. It's a cute cat, and I think it'd make a good mascot if taken in. And of course, kept out of trouble. None of the articles mentioned it.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:00 pm

That's a superb video. The cat looked none the worse for the ride. Not many of her peers will have had such an experience.
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:00 pm

Maybe next time he'll spend a little more time on his walk around. Glad it turned out alright for the cat and it stayed put until they landed.

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:11 pm

What a brave cat. I was literally laughing when I saw their reactions haha. Priceless. I'm glad the cat was okay! Phew.

Quoting flyingcat (Reply 4):

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:11 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 1):
Can someone translate what they are saying.

When? At the end? Well she points out to the cat, adding they did took it along during the flight.

Quoting alberchico (Reply 3):
1. Had they tried to grab the cat in flight it would have likely fallen off to its death.

Exactly. He would probably have panicked or something alike while he remained rather calm at its place.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:14 pm

They way they reacted it was if the cat commonly flies with them. There was no "oh crap!" looks in either's eyes.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 1):
I was surprised they did not grab the cat sooner

You obviously have never tried to grab a freaked out cat before. Go try it and see how it goes!   
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:24 pm

Quoting S75752 (Reply 7):
And of course, kept out of trouble.

Is that even possible   ?

To clarify: for those that have never lived around cats, most days, they really seem to relish blatant disregard for safety, with the cool haughtiness only a cat could pull off. Yet time after time, they survive.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:59 pm

Amen, brother. Freaked out cats are basically furry dynamite!
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:28 pm

Actually the title is wrong. The cat was not ON the wing, the cat was INSIDE the wing. If said cat had been ON the wing it would have been blown off on takeoff by the wind flowing over the wing.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:30 pm

That was cute, and the pilots flying was really enjoyable to watch, very calm and confident.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:42 pm

As a cat owner for many years I'd say my inclination would be to not interfere with it but to keep an eye on it and land ASAP, which the guy did. Oddly the woman seems pretty much oblivious.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:47 pm

I think the woman was on edge and wasnt really into the fliying experience.

[Edited 2015-06-22 15:54:23]
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:48 pm

A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing

       
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:29 pm

Quoting anrigu (Reply 18):
As a cat owner for many years I'd say my inclination would be to not interfere with it but to keep an eye on it and land ASAP

I'd probably do the same, but I'd be freaking out about it if it was my cat. I love cats but let's face it - they're wild and dumb. Reaching up to pull the cat down might scare it enough to jump, but he/she might just jump anyway for no reason any human would understand.

Basically it's just a game of roulette no matter what you do. Luckily they bet on the right color.
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:31 pm

Cat loves to sleep and warm inside anywhere. Cat doesn't know it's a plane. LOL! Cat got scared when start engine running. What a poor cat! LOL Lucky cat didn't jump off when flying. If a cat would plunge on earth to death.

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:22 am

Thanks for posting, that was awesome. Glad the cat turned out ok, but I love the look on his/her face when she/he gets to the wing opening.

Cats are clever, but are forever getting themselves into trouble. For some reason, ours loves to jump off the top of the kitchen cabinets after a snooze and on top of a open door, forever getting himself stuck...

Quoting s.p.a.s. (Reply 20):

A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing

Great one!
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:59 am

I hope they log his flight time correctly.... 
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:04 am

Quoting flyingcat (Reply 4):
Proper preflight inflight inspection clearly was not observed.

How do you know the cat didn't climb in there after it had been inspected?

Quoting s.p.a.s. (Reply 20):
A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing



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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:10 am

Does anyone know what make of aircraft this is or have any pictures?
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:07 am

From the article:

"His passenger seems very amused by the whole event and after they land she cracks up as the pilot tries to safely remove the animal. But this cat is too much of a daredevil to need assistance and hops off on her own."

And promptly seeks a litter box.

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:34 am

Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 10):
Your meme and your username = perfect.
Quoting s.p.a.s. (Reply 20):
A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing
Quoting ODwyerPW (Reply 27):
And promptly seeks a litter box.

Hilarious! 


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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:39 pm

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 21):

Basically it's just a game of roulette no matter what you do. Luckily they bet on the right color.

I think the first rule is always fly the airplane.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:29 pm

Quoting Rugger (Reply 16):

I noticed that as well...and I wasn't expecting an ultralight. From the title, I imagined a 737 with the kitty claws deep into an aileron.

Quoting s.p.a.s. (Reply 20):

A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing

CAT 1 or 1 CAT?

ps....that was terrible. Well done.
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:33 pm

Firstly, the pilot did an excellent job.

Secondly, the job of the pilot is to fly the plane.

Thirdly, sweet little kitty can turn very nasty.

If grabbed, the result could have been a bundle of fury in the cockpit.

IMO, they played it dead right.
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:53 am

Quoting JoeCanuck (Reply 30):
I noticed that as well...and I wasn't expecting an ultralight. From the title, I imagined a 737 with the kitty claws deep into an aileron.

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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:56 am

Quoting hz747300 (Reply 23):

Quoting s.p.a.s. (Reply 20):

A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing

Great one!

Please don't encourage it....  

Otherwise, great and professional action taken by the pilot. Smooth landing too  
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:39 am

33 posts and we haven't had mention that this was a cat-astrophe avoided???
 
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:51 am

Poor cat, it was obviously terrified, pilot did a good job, his passenger doesn't seem to possess any compassion for
animals.
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:16 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 35):
Poor cat, it was obviously terrified, pilot did a good job, his passenger doesn't seem to possess any compassion for
animals.

Well spotted, may I attend one of your lectures in psychology professor?
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RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:55 pm

Quoting Fallap (Reply 36):
Well spotted, may I attend one of your lectures in psychology professor?

You may, with the usual contribution to my favorite charity.
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