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Old 02-14-2017, 09:06 PM   #1
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:29 PM   #2
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But, but.... he did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs...
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But, but.... he did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs...

What? Star Bores got it wrong? A parsec is a unit of distance (3.2 light years), not speed. Doing the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs means he found a short cut through hyperspace, not that he was going fast. Probably pretty easy compared to trying to land a small plane at a busy commercial airport!
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Comes a time in every pilot's life when it's time to give it up. My dad pulled the trigger in a helicopter that "used" to center the trim, and dropped a 500 gallon fuel bladder into the sea. Turns out that particular model of helicopter used that button as a sling release...

Never met a pilot that didn't hate to give it up though...
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What? Star Bores got it wrong? A parsec is a unit of distance (3.2 light years), not speed. Doing the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs means he found a short cut through hyperspace, not that he was going fast. Probably pretty easy compared to trying to land a small plane at a busy commercial airport!

Yeah, but ..... Greedo shot first!
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:18 AM   #6
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Uh, it's not just old guys that f up with runways/taxiways - sometimes it's "young" pilots who miss whole airports:

Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Lands At Wrong Wichita, Kansas Airport | TIME.com

Delta plane mistakenly lands at military airbase | Fox News

Heartbreaking for me to hang it up, but reality is a b**ch.
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:28 PM   #7
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Who says there are no old, bold pilots?
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:54 AM   #8
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We all make mistakes, young and old, experienced and inexperienced, and he just made a mistake, without any damage. I'm sure he could see the jet, and easily fly over it to land, even though it was a taxiway. It was not good, but all he needs is a scolding and let him go back to flying.

He has done a lot of good for flying and general aviation and is a great guy, and an excellent pilot.

Let him fly til 100.... I have no problem with that.
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Not exactly on the numbers but he walked away and so did everyone else. Time to change the britches though.
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wasn't it just a year ago that he crashed another plane on a golf course?
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Yep! Can't recall if it was an experimental or a restoration, but it resembled a military restoration. Engine failure, but it didn't land on it's wheels from the pictures...

We actually had a commercial passenger flight (twin otter) land on a lake (snow covered) well short of the airport once. They were able to fly it back off after unloading the passengers and moving them to the airport by helicopter, but I doubt that pilot had a job after that incident :-)
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WHAT? WHAT? I cant hear you with that damn horn blowing!
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