RAF fighter jet lands without wheels

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  1. Telegraph

    “Everything points to the pilot forgetting to lower the wheels, which does happen from time to time.â€

    C126 coming his way!
     
  2. Yep but bet he blames mechanical failure. Pilots dont make mistakes, it is always the maintainers fault or naafi cleaner or duty SA anyone but them.
     
  3. No not the pilot!!!!! I wont hear of it. Pilots dont make mistakes must have been mechanical failure, maintainer error, NAAFI cleaner error anyone but the pilot. Good grief man these are highly trained steely eyed machines capable of drinking pink gins by the gallon and chatting women up with the phrase i'm a pilot dont you know. have you seen my Ducati?? its big just like my ego!!!!!!
     
  4. No not the pilot!!!!! I wont hear of it. Pilots dont make mistakes must have been mechanical failure, maintainer error, NAAFI cleaner error anyone but the pilot. Good grief man these are highly trained steely eyed machines capable of drinking pink gins by the gallon and chatting women up with the phrase i'm a pilot dont you know. have you seen my Ducati?? its big just like my ego!!!!!!
     
  5. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Methinks Bisley doth protest too much - not a flier by any chance are you? :)
     
  6. Me a pilot noooooooo. But spent many a day picking up the pieces from our beloved steely eyed pilots mistakes. bless them all.

    ps wasn't protesting just a little sycasm

    pps sorry about the 3 posts above the computer went berserk. honestly chief
     
  7. The Lone Star Flight Museum had a bad crash last week [or was it a wizard prang??] A Spitfire and a Hurricane.


    Larry Gregory, president of the Lone Star Flight Museum at Scholes Field, told The Houston Chronicle a Supermarine Spitfire (type shown above) apparently taxied into the tail section of the museum's recently-restored Hawker Hurricane at around 1430 CDT Saturday.

    The impact flattened the Hawker's empennage, and sent the Spitfire off the side of the taxiway, where it came to rest on its nose. Gregory said the Spitfire sustained damage to its wings and landing gear.

    "It's a shame it happened," Gregory said, noting the Hawker is only one of four restored Hurricanes in the country. "As an organization, we're very disappointed."


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  8. Perhaps they should fit them with skids or airbags!
     
  9. These very rare and valuable machines should not be in the hands of numbskulls. They are too precious to be risked because somebody 'got it wrong'. Give them to me....I'll stick 'em in my garden, they'll be safe there! But hang on...they are in flying condition and so they must fly.
    Somebody is going to break them then. I'd love to have a go in one but most likely would jump out as soon as the big fan at the front started turning.
    They gave these things to kids during WW2...bloody lunatics!
     

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