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Old 15th Feb 2017, 02:57   #1 (permalink)

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Witty comeback this...

What would your comeback to this be?

Authorities probe Ford’s dodgy landing - news.com.au
https://apple.news/AvqjNhaxKSJOT2qWjiuU8pg

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“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”


No. And neither was that taxiway Mr. Ford.

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Old 15th Feb 2017, 07:16   #2 (permalink)
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 08:44   #3 (permalink)
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his flying career has marked by a serious of crashes
They talk of him as a skilled pilot. I would say maybe unlucky would be a better word.

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"Indiana Jones and the pilot of doom" (he already crashed a Ryan PT-22 not long ago!)
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 09:25   #5 (permalink)
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Sad as it may seem but perhaps, Mr Ford, the time has come to give the game away!
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 09:41   #6 (permalink)
 
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Oh dear.
Where was Chewbacca? Playing that silly chess game again?
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 09:48   #7 (permalink)
 
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(he already crashed a Ryan PT-22 not long ago!)
...after and engine failure caused by a failure in the carb that was not discoverable within the maintenance schdules for the type.

I'm not sure there were any blameworthy actions here (the NTSB certainly didn't think so).

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Old 15th Feb 2017, 10:44   #8 (permalink)
 
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Just like I wouldn't get into a car with Ted Kennedy going over a bridge I think I would avoid getting into a plane with Harrison Ford.
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Common Pinky,, give him a break !!!
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“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
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Old 15th Feb 2017, 18:38   #11 (permalink)
 
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Stick to the seaplane, Mr F!

None of those confounded runways and taxiways to cause confusion to those of us who prefer to get our fun wet.

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Old 15th Feb 2017, 21:27   #12 (permalink)
 
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Where was Chewbacca? Playing that silly chess game again?
He's no good - 35 years and STILL a Falcon FO, jumped over by a 20 year old newbie...

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Being jumped by a 20 year old can have its benefits.
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Plenty of professionals have made similar mistakes, sometimes with a cabin full of pax behind them. There have been whole threads on here devoted to aircraft landing at the wrong (adjacent) airfield, at least Ford's error could only be measured in yards, not miles!
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Old 16th Feb 2017, 10:41   #15 (permalink)

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Stick to the seaplane, Mr F!

None of those confounded runways and taxiways to cause confusion to those of us who prefer to get our fun wet.
Lake Como has a runway marked out with buoys. On my test I was required to do the final landing as a PFL without power, and I decided not to try to make it to the runway (low slow turn required) and just land on a nearby bit of lake, as I would have done in a real emergency. I passed.
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He's no good - 35 years and STILL a Falcon FO, jumped over by a 20 year old newbie...

ROFLMAOTIPMP!!!!

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