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How to stop a seaplane in a hurry........

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Nice! How does than not have enough force to tear the haul in half?

    What an awesome feeling that'd be to land and pivot in a plane like that, Ive certainly never seen that done before.
     
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  3. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    That there is one strong airframe - but I'll bet it voids the warranty.
     
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  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Can't do that with pontoons.

    Reminds me of a book I read about the CIA recruiting bush pilots from Alaska to fly secret black ope missions and were a part of training pilots to fly into cuba for the bay of pigs.
     
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  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Thats freaking awesome!
    Do they have a documentary on that?
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I like the Mario Andretti quote at the end
    If things seem under control you are just not going fast enough

    And that looks like it could be expensive if not executed properly
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That is an impressive video, but I think this little girl may be competition for that guy in a few years:

     
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  8. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    And deadly.


    Ray
     
  9. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    "Sully" would be proud.
     
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    jackrv Wood Village, Oregon Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Not bad for an airframe developed in 1934:eek:
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very cool! Powerful plane too!
     
  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    yeah that's a military plane from around WW2, amazing that it holds together seeing as he does that maneuver on a regular basis
     
  13. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Dang, that'll put skid marks in yer "chones"...................................:eek:
     
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  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How about these guys.

     
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  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    When my dad was in the Air National Guard in the early 1960's they had a pilot get drunk and bet his buddies he could land a Piper Cub in the top of an Oak tree (could have been a similar type tree I was told the story many years ago) And way the pilot took off flew over the tree a couple time and then dropped his rpm and flaps as far as they would go as he approached the top of the big tree and stalled the plane right over top the canopy of the tree dropping the plane right into the branches.

    Dad said it took an hour to get the idiot out of the tree and then the next day they took a Piasecki H-21 (twin rotor flying banana) and lifted the cub off the tree.

    Needless to say the pilot was in a lot of trouble.
     
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  16. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wow, now I want to see the videos of them getting out of there.


    Ray
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I think it was in the book "the book of honor" written by Ted Gup. He did this book to bring to light the nameless stars on the wall of honor in the CIA headquaters. These stars represent the men and women who lost their lives in service to this country under top secret CIA missions.
    They really aren't the cloak and dagger black ops type stuff, but nonetheless amazing read.

    Another good on is "the killer elite" about a top secret intelligence group.