Bo down Half Moon Bay

Discussion in 'Aviation Mishaps' started by jaxcessnadriver, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    As God is my witness, No.
    It would have been a good gag in hindsight but no. My wife will gladly tell you I called her in a full on panic scared that I was going to lose my pilot license.
    I am a goof but I am not a liar. Someone turned me in for a facebook post and I had to go through all of that.

    One thought... The guy sad there would be a perm. note on my record that I have been investigated. I wonder if there is a way I could somehow see that.


    And in case anyone suspects I made that up, here is the original email that followed the phone call.


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  2. Palmpilot

    Palmpilot Touchdown! Greaser!

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    It wasn't a serious question!

     
  3. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    HAHA ok sorry. I have had numerous people joke that maybe I turned myself in so just to be sure.
    I don't want people to think I would do such a thing.

    Also I can be thick headed and often miss the joke.

    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  4. jonvcaples

    jonvcaples Pre-takeoff checklist

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  5. jonvcaples

    jonvcaples Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Once again living proof that the two most common things in the universe are hydrogen (proven by science and math) and human stupidity proven daily by people like this idiot!

    Couple of simple thoughts that can help us stay out of trouble:
    1-Take off is always optional but return to earth is mandatory unless you can achieve an escape vector!

    2-Before doing something in aviation ask:
    a-is it legal
    b-does it make sense
    c-is it smart
    Stop at the first sign of doubt!

    3-If I am reported to the FAA, or another authority, are they most likely to:
    a-give me an award
    b-ask why I thought doing this was a good idea
    c-prosecute me

    4-Your interpretation of the law is opinion but the FAA and other authorities are fact. And if you are accused of violating 100 laws but found guilty of violating only 1 YOU ARE STILL GUILTY!

    Jon
     
  6. dtuuri

    dtuuri En-Route

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    I was tempted to cite the "newspaper test" (see * below) in place of your checklist above, but in view of how it could work the opposite way for someone given to marketing their outlandish lifestyle and fake news, I didn't.

    * Newspaper test: When making aviation decisions ask how you will look in the headlines the next day if anything goes wrong, your own fault or otherwise.
     
  7. jsstevens

    jsstevens Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    (Turning on the "Just Plane Silly" signal...like the Bat Signal but sillier) We need a parody!
     
  8. danhagan

    danhagan Pattern Altitude

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    Dang! I'll NEVER be able to break in a new engine then :eek::confused: DA around here is never below 5000 unless it's January:(
     
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    denverpilot Tied Down

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    I see a kiddie pool from wallly world in your future. ;)
     
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    P.S. We want sharks with frikken laser beams on their heads.
     
  11. chemgeek

    chemgeek Cleared for Takeoff

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    I watched Matt's video, too. I'd like to think if I'd dumped 5 cupfuls of crappy sediment out of my sumps, I'd be towing to the maintenance hangar to have the tank flushed. Especially if I'd never seen a speck of junk before. At least I hope so. A good lesson to learn on someone else's nickel.

    Glad everyone came out of it OK. Be safe out there.