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DD_Bucky
04-23-2007, 01:56 AM
The other night while flying coops,we had a rather funny incident on a carrier.A mate accidently lowered his arrester hook prior to take-off.

As he started rolling,there were sparks coming off the hook,which was dragging on the deck.Several of us saw this and it was a pretty funny sight.

But it doesn't end there.I made a screenshot storyboard of this snafu.Hope you like it!

Here I am,watching the #06 plane as I unfold my wings...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/2.jpg

Hook is now lowered...oops!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/3.jpg

He's rolling...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/4.jpg


Several of us see the sparks...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/5.jpg

This is what I see...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/6.jpg

A better view...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/7.jpg

He tries to raise the hook...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/8.jpg

He catches a cable...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/9.jpg

He keeps going...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/10.jpg

He snags another one...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/11.jpg

He made room for me...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/12.jpg

Talk about close...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/13.jpg

Up....up....and awaaayyy!!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/StihlCanuck/Sparking%20Arrester%20Hook/14.jpg

We ended up restarting the mission http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Well that's all folks!I hope you liked it!

Bucky

polak5
04-23-2007, 03:23 AM
haha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
this weekend had something funny happen to me on a carrier. After a mission was landing my plane good approach good speeed, hook down... all looking great, then over coms i hear "Polak landing gear!" but was to late, made a rather nice belly land tho http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

DD_Bucky
04-23-2007, 11:06 AM
Hehe,I did that once myself,It didn't go as well as yours did.

Bucky

Divine-Wind
04-23-2007, 11:15 AM
lol, I've done that a couple times.

There was one time when I was making a carrier landing, with a near-perfect approach, when I forgot whether I had my gear down or not (It's best not to forget if your gear's down 5 feet from the deck, by the way), so being the incredibly intelligent pilot I am, I pushed 'g,' and watched as my plane belly-landed while the gear ponderously retracted.

BrotherVoodoo
04-23-2007, 11:58 AM
I hate it when I do that...woops thats not chocks... It happened to me over the weekend too little sparrow, lol.

PBNA-Boosher
04-23-2007, 03:56 PM
LOL, couldn't you have checked the LG lights or position indicator on the instrument panel?

polak5
04-24-2007, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
LOL, couldn't you have checked the LG lights or position indicator on the instrument panel?

Hadent flown since last year...so many minor details that one forgets, if u consider landing gear a minor detail http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

DD_lil_sparrow
04-24-2007, 06:08 AM
Salute:

I hate U Bucky. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

-HH- Beebop
04-24-2007, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by DD_lil_sparrow:
Salute:

I hate U Bucky. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
I told you he would make you famous sparrow. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hope to see you guys next Saturday night. that was fun.

Worf101
04-24-2007, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by polak5:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
LOL, couldn't you have checked the LG lights or position indicator on the instrument panel?

Hadent flown since last year...so many minor details that one forgets, if u consider landing gear a minor detail http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
MINOR detail!!!! Mwha ha ha ha ha... LOL god I'm in tears. Man you must remember that landing is in essence a "controlled crash".

Da Worfster

DD_Bucky
04-24-2007, 12:11 PM
~S~ Sparrow,

LOL.It's just my way of welcoming you to the Danger Dogs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif...you'd do it for me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif