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#5361 Mike K.

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 08:40 AM

Any landing you walk away from is a good one. Good job, pilot.

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#5362 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 09:09 AM

In the official lingo it's called an aviation incident. If someone is killed or injured or there is substantial damage to the airframe it's officially called an accident. A bent prop is not considered serious damage. If the plane had flipped over then it would have gone from incident to accident. 




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#5363 Sparky



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Posted 12 October 2020 - 09:25 AM

Looks like a SOP (standard operating procedure) when one or more of the retractible landing gears do not extend.


When I was taking flying lessons, one Saturday morning while taxiing to the active runway with my instructor beside me, we were told by ground control to " hold short of runway XX" and pull to the side of the taxiway as there was an incoming aircraft in distress. "There will be a delay"


So an aircraft similar to the vintage one in the picture above was experiencing difficulty lowering one of his wheels. We switch to the traffic control frequency and listened as the tower gets the plane to fly low by the tower where the air traffic controller looks at his landing gear through binoculars and confirms to the pilot that sure enough one of the wheels did not extract. 


So the air traffic controller instructs the pilot to climb into the circuit, retract the two wheels that did employ and then land on the grass beside the runway on his fuselage. 


Which the pilot did...right directly in front of us. Boy what a smooth landing. The pilot gets out of his plane, the fireman gets out of his truck....walks over and gives the pilot a high five.



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Posted 14 October 2020 - 06:56 AM

WestJet slashing service to Eastern Canada as pandemic restrictions make markets ‘unviable’


The route suspensions announced on Wednesday include Halifax-Sydney, Halifax-Ottawa, Moncton-Toronto, Fredericton- Toronto Charlottetown-Toronto, St. John’s-Toronto and Quebec City-Toronto. As of Nov. 2, WestJet’s only services to Eastern Canada will be flights to Halifax from Calgary, St John’s or Toronto.  https://www.theglobe...c-restrictions/

#5365 North Shore

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Posted 14 October 2020 - 09:10 AM

No injuries as vintage plane crashes at Victoria International Airport


Vintage?!  It was built in 1975!  I was built earlier than that, and as Val Kilmer/Doc Holliday says in 'Tombstone' : "I'm in my prime!"

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