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SkyMonkey2
09-16-2004, 11:54 PM
This was rather amusing and embaressing for me lol.

I was flying a mission in birdbrain's North Africa campagin, strafing tanks when my dad walked it. He's a pilot, low time private, but he does a lot of aviation related activites when he can't find time/money to fly. He was just back from visiting a friend who's racing at Reno this weekend. So I'm sitting there, showing him the aircraft cockpit and gauges, explaining the little I know about the Hurricane Mk2C while flying back to base.

I come downwind and make a nice turn to final, flaps down, slowing, keeping the damn-hard-to-see runway boundry in sight. And make a nice 3 point landing. Except for one small detail....


Yep, forgot to put down my gear. DOH! First time I've ever made that mistake to my knowledge. My dad will NEVER let me hear the end of this lol... He's got a nice story now to tell his pilot buddies...at my expense now lol.


Anyway, just had to share it...

-SM

SkyMonkey2
09-16-2004, 11:54 PM
This was rather amusing and embaressing for me lol.

I was flying a mission in birdbrain's North Africa campagin, strafing tanks when my dad walked it. He's a pilot, low time private, but he does a lot of aviation related activites when he can't find time/money to fly. He was just back from visiting a friend who's racing at Reno this weekend. So I'm sitting there, showing him the aircraft cockpit and gauges, explaining the little I know about the Hurricane Mk2C while flying back to base.

I come downwind and make a nice turn to final, flaps down, slowing, keeping the damn-hard-to-see runway boundry in sight. And make a nice 3 point landing. Except for one small detail....


Yep, forgot to put down my gear. DOH! First time I've ever made that mistake to my knowledge. My dad will NEVER let me hear the end of this lol... He's got a nice story now to tell his pilot buddies...at my expense now lol.


Anyway, just had to share it...

-SM

Korolov
09-16-2004, 11:58 PM
Hey, bellied it in... Alive arencha? Nothing more matters. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Cragger
09-17-2004, 12:08 AM
Except the crew chief, his biggest wrench and your skull getting to know each other better than you'd like.

A fighter is not the pilot's plane, he mearly borrows it for a few hours.

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SkyMonkey2
09-17-2004, 12:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Korolov:
Hey, bellied it in... Alive arencha? Nothing more matters. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.mechmodels.com/fbstuff/klv_sigp38shark1a.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, I imagine my CO probablly would have been a little displeased I dinged up his new Mark-C. A desk would have probablly been my next mount hehe.

RafaB
09-17-2004, 05:39 AM
I think I can trump that as a DOH moment! Some time back I was trying to take part in either a VEF or VOW mission. Had been to the puh earlier so wasn't at my most lucid.

Anyway, had just taken off, and someone on the opp side says 'Press control + E for emergency power' and sure enough in my state of insobriety I just goes along with it to much hilarity in the mission when all the other pilots saw 'AntiBBFC has bailed'

p1ngu666
09-17-2004, 05:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RafaB:
I think I can trump that as a DOH moment! Some time back I was trying to take part in either a VEF or VOW mission. Had been to the puh earlier so wasn't at my most lucid.

Anyway, had just taken off, and someone on the opp side says 'Press control + E for emergency power' and sure enough in my state of insobriety I just goes along with it to much hilarity in the mission when all the other pilots saw 'AntiBBFC has bailed'<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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F19_Ob
09-17-2004, 06:53 AM
LoL....Skymonkey2
Thats just typical http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


I once felt like showing off the superiority of the 109 against the early Hurricane online to my father-inlaw.
I was performing a spiral climb from a hurricane low on E and explaining how the hurri behind would run out of energy and have no chance at all.
The hurripilot wasted his last bit of E, pulled hard and hit me from long range, giving me an oiled screen and squeeking engine...while I still was looking at the foe.

He always ask me if I cant show that funny trick again everytime we talk about il-2..so prepare to hear about your landing in the future.


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