Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2019, 7:00pm   #1
StaticCling
A Real Barner
Points: 31,663, Level: 100
Activity: 27.7%
 
StaticCling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: I stick like glue
Posts: 8,551
Thanks: 2,420
Thanked 5,337 Times in 2,195 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $46509956
Default Emergency in the Plane this Afternoon...Scary!

Airplane wasn't making power on departure. Loss of RPM on the Crosswind Turn. Was thinking about landing on the freeway. Limped it to pattern altitude and made the runway. Rolled out the crash crew and everything.

While all this was happening, my life did not flash before my eyes.

You wanna know what my first thought was?


"I need a drink"

I'm serious. That was the first thought in my mind.
StaticCling is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to StaticCling For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 7:10pm   #2
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19,'20
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS ‘18
Points: 94,164, Level: 100
Activity: 32.8%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 43,042
Thanks: 21,527
Thanked 18,148 Times in 7,592 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5976008
Default

Glad you are here to let us know.

You a passenger on the plane?
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 7:11pm   #3
MrPeabody
A Real Barner
Points: 64,672, Level: 100
Activity: 2.9%
 
MrPeabody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 34,287
Thanks: 14,301
Thanked 12,303 Times in 5,942 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2214590
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chinaski View Post
Airplane wasn't making power on departure. Loss of RPM on the Crosswind Turn. Was thinking about landing on the freeway. Limped it to pattern altitude and made the runway. Rolled out the crash crew and everything.

While all this was happening, my life did not flash before my eyes.

You wanna know what my first thought was?


"I need a drink"

I'm serious. That was the first thought in my mind.
That's why they have bars at airports.

Glad you're okay.
MrPeabody is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MrPeabody For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 7:14pm   #4
StaticCling
A Real Barner
Points: 31,663, Level: 100
Activity: 27.7%
 
StaticCling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: I stick like glue
Posts: 8,551
Thanks: 2,420
Thanked 5,337 Times in 2,195 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $46509956
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRD77VET View Post
Glad you are here to let us know.

You a passenger on the plane?
News/Traffic Reporter, Radio Gig.
StaticCling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 7:31pm   #5
JRD77VET
Barn Stall Owner #327
NCM Supporter '16,'17,'19,'20
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS ‘18
Points: 94,164, Level: 100
Activity: 32.8%
 
JRD77VET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Zionsville,PA
Posts: 43,042
Thanks: 21,527
Thanked 18,148 Times in 7,592 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5976008
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chinaski View Post
News/Traffic Reporter, Radio Gig.
You have a pilot or you fly and talk?
JRD77VET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 7:42pm   #6
StaticCling
A Real Barner
Points: 31,663, Level: 100
Activity: 27.7%
 
StaticCling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: I stick like glue
Posts: 8,551
Thanks: 2,420
Thanked 5,337 Times in 2,195 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $46509956
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRD77VET View Post
You have a pilot or you fly and talk?
I'm the "Talent" I just report.
StaticCling is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to StaticCling For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 7:46pm   #7
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19,'20,'21
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS ‘18
Points: 95,265, Level: 100
Activity: 38.0%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 31,876
Thanks: 7,675
Thanked 15,712 Times in 6,621 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $35999378
Default

datawiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 8:01pm   #8
Ol' Timer
Barn Stall Owner #45
Barn Stall Owner #1911

Coffeeholic
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 19,417, Level: 96
Activity: 8.9%
 
Ol' Timer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: In the Ozarks
Posts: 5,644
Thanks: 1,622
Thanked 2,649 Times in 1,324 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1021454
Default

You’re just supposed to report the news, not be the news!
Ol' Timer is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Ol' Timer For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 8:10pm   #9
99 pewtercoupe
Barn Stall Owner #74
Barn Raising II

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 75,515, Level: 100
Activity: 32.1%
 
99 pewtercoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On an island somewhere
Posts: 21,540
Thanks: 3,446
Thanked 11,039 Times in 5,192 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10393746
Default

Change of underwear required?
99 pewtercoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 99 pewtercoupe For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 8:13pm   #10
markids77
A Real Barner
Points: 16,901, Level: 89
Activity: 12.1%
 
markids77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: sweatin' on the oldies
Posts: 10,820
Thanks: 6,283
Thanked 2,848 Times in 1,685 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1000483
Default

Buy your pilot a toddy, and join him in fellowship. "Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing." Celebrate it.
markids77 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to markids77 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 9:11pm   #11
NEED-A-VETTE
Moderatrix
Barn Stall Owner #109
BR Organizer II,III,IV

NCM Supporter '17
Bantayan Kids '13,'15,'17
Points: 75,506, Level: 100
Activity: 12.9%
 
NEED-A-VETTE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Now all the vampires walkin' through the valley move west down Ventura Boulevard —— Los Angeles
Posts: 18,024
Thanks: 7,856
Thanked 14,384 Times in 4,372 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9966256
Default

I legit went to KFI’s website to see if they reported on it.
NEED-A-VETTE is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to NEED-A-VETTE For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2019, 11:05pm   #12
LilRedCorvette
A Real Barner
Points: 20,795, Level: 99
Activity: 4.4%
 
LilRedCorvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 5,054
Thanks: 2,019
Thanked 2,427 Times in 1,082 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3016342
Default

Glad you're still around to keep feeding Sam those Cheez-Its!
LilRedCorvette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to LilRedCorvette For This Useful Post:
Old 05-14-2019, 7:17am   #13
JetMechZ16
A Real Barner
Points: 39,917, Level: 100
Activity: 99.3%
 
JetMechZ16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: SouthEast Tn.
Posts: 6,134
Thanks: 1,579
Thanked 8,177 Times in 3,135 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $856744
Default

That reminds me of the trip home from one of my deployments.

I was on our last P-3 leaving Sigonella. The skipper was flying, weather, temps, and power requirements were all figured out early about 0800. Finally at about 1030-1100 we went to take off. Just below rotation speed the flight engineer called a low power on #1. The Skipper called to abort the takeoff and the flight engineer pulled all four engines into reverse, as he did this #3 flamed out and the prop started driving itself to the feathered position. As it did this it was driving the blade angle from reverse to full feather and put a huge amount of drag on #3 side of the aircraft which tried to drive us off the runway while we were still at speed. The skipper countered with full rudder and he regained control. We taxied back to the ramp and started to assess what happened.

After some discussion it was determined that the low power wasn't really a low power. The temps had gone up enough to affect the engine output and when recalculated it was within spec.

So now what cause the flameout on #3? We had been having problems with this engine and an RPM flux. We had changed the prop control and believed it was fixed, but apparently it was not. I told the skipper that if it was not the prop control it was likely the fuel control although the telltale signs of it being a fuel control were not there (no fuel flow fluxuation) There was not a fuel control to be had at Sigonella at the time so the Skipper wanted to know if the aircraft would make it home. I told him yes but we had to baby #3 into reverse or it would flame out again.

So we take off again uneventfully and fly to the Azores stopping for fuel. Before we land the Skipper tells me he wants me to bring #3 into reverse while the FE controls the other 3 engines. This was kind of awkward as there was not a seat for me and I was on the floor reaching between the FE and the controls to grab the power lever for #3. When we landed the FE brought the other 3 engines into reverse at the normal pace and I brought #3 into reverse at a much slower pace to allow the engine to keep up with the prop blade angle position.

We did this again in Keflavik Iceland, Bermuda, and finally Jax Florida.
JetMechZ16 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JetMechZ16 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-14-2019, 7:53am   #14
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 116,237, Level: 100
Activity: 69.4%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 39,291
Thanks: 15,214
Thanked 26,007 Times in 9,832 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5135124
Default

Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Mercury For This Useful Post:
Old 05-14-2019, 8:49am   #15
Loco Vette
Barn Stall Owner #54
Barn Raising II,III

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 28,877, Level: 100
Activity: 10.2%
 
Loco Vette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 13,787
Thanks: 8,625
Thanked 5,334 Times in 1,999 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6027980
Default

Glad you're still with us!
Loco Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:40am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 - 2021 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page