Dallas area pilots - Check your planes

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Ravioli, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Ravioli

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    This mornings storms brought much damage to KGPM. Some news chopper pics below.

    I haven't been over to T67 yet this morning, but I'm making a special trip. (okay, it's 5 mins, but still)

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    oof

    Some not tied down, or just with that 40 year old rotted rope?
     
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    geez...that carnage is awful.
     
  4. Craig

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    Measured 76 mph winds at JRB this morning about 5am. The wind howling through the hangar I was in, sounded just like the tornado sirens that went off about 20 minutes later....
     
  5. Lowflynjack

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    From North Texas Aviators Facebook page.

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  6. Ravioli

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    I think they reported 83MPH at GPM.

    I just got back from T67. Nothing to speak of. There are only 10 planes kept outside and a couple had their covers blown out of place. The windward side hangars had a broken birdhouse and one light broken.

    I'm on the back row, so I had 4 rows of large box hangars to protect my hangar.
     
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    More planes out of circulation forever.
     
  8. Lowflynjack

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    I'm always surprised at what they rebuild. I saw a 172 crunched pretty bad one time in a fuel starvation accident. They rebuilt it and I see it flying occasionally.
     
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    Gusts to 70 at DIA (KDEN) right now (3/13), FTG is just 5 miles away. I'll drive out to FTG in the morning to see if I still have an airplane and hangar. Last night, most of the Front Range (and lots of the airlines) decided to cancel today - schools, etc. If you take a look at FlightAware's miserymap right now, you'll see why.

    https://flightaware.com/miserymap/
     
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    Whoever owns that Saratoga is obviously living right. Looks like it came through unscathed in that hangar!
     
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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    I remember it being that stiff during one of my salvage yard pilgrimages to Inverness.

    The wind had been easily 40+ knots gusting upwards of 55-65 from the west for a while, and the only departing runway in use was 25. Very slow crawl from the gate until they groundstopped everyone while a bad storm cell passed overhead. It was nearly 2.5 hours from door close until we crossed the hold short line. Sorta thankful the taxiways weren't iced up, else we'd be pushed sideways more than a few times.
     
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    My plane was on a tie down last night at McKinney (TKI). The FBO told me they haven’t received any word of damaged planes there. That storm this morning was wicked! My wife and I were in a hotel on the 4th floor and besides the thunder, the rain and wind were torrential.
     
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    I spy a bunch of former La Tech 172s there.
     
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    This morning the local news was forecasting 50mph+ gusts for the SGF area today. 60mph for STL tomorrow.

    Had pretty much the same winds just last Saturday. It's been interesting around here over the last few years...fer shur...

    It's going to be an interesting flood season on the Missouri and Mississippi this year also. The food gates at CGI have been closed for about a month already and the bridge across the Ohio from Cairo to Wickliffe has been closed for a while already also.

    I have MY canoe!
     
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    Those flight school planes were all tied down with sturdy straps. They were most all ripped apart. It goes to show that not much protects planes when a gust front comes through at over 100 mph, which is what the airport manager confirmed to me this morning. Probably 40 or more hangers have a door or two ripped off, mine being one. It was an ugly day today at GPM, and will take a few months to get things back in order again.

    But, oh to be on the north side of the airport, where nothing was touched, even the planes on the tie-downs. My bet is that we had a small tornado, rather than a straight-line gust. Word is that about 60 American Airlines planes are also out of service for storm related damage. Spring is waking up!
     
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    I don't know..... looks like the beer fridge is missing....
     
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    It would be just their luck if none of them were Max 8s ...
     
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    It sort of stinks that it appears that the insurance industry has managed to generate and sell the logic that damage due to straight line winds is evidence that the insured structure was not built to withstand local dominant wind conditions. But microbursts out of supercells would sure appear to have nothing to do with what the dominant weather conditions are at the location.
     
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    wow! Tornado's have been doing some work this year :(
     
  21. SixPapaCharlie

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    Anyone seen if 52F is okay?
    I'm out of state for a few more days.
     
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    KCOS had a 97 mph gust today and blizzard conditions all day. I have 4 foot drifts in my driveway. National Guard called out to rescue stranded motorists on I-25 and other major roads here in Colorado. I haven't been to my airport (roads all closed) so will have to check once the roads are open...maybe in June!!!
     
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    Better pics from our flight today.

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    I think you're okay, based on my observations of T67, no phone calls from Scroll, and no negative info on VAF.
     
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    Insurance companies are right up there with the medical industry and used car salesmen on the list of worst shysters.

    About 10 years ago a Derecho swept across the southern parts of Missouri and Illinois leaving a LOT of damage in its wake. The national weather service colloquially referred to the storm as "an inland hurricane." Some of the insurance companies took advantage of that and denied claims because their customers didn't have hurricane insurance.

    The attorneys general had to step in and smack them around to get them to honor the claims.

    A**holes.

    A few of the airports in the area took a hit including Fredericktown, MO and Carbondale, IL.
     
  26. Lowflynjack

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    I think overall I agree with you, but I'll say from my personal experience and what I've seen with my friends, aviation insurance seems to be easy to deal with and fair.

    When I had my crash, I was surprised it only took about two weeks to have a check for the full amount in my hands. Then I noticed it was slightly higher than what I had the plane insured for. They told me that was the balance of what I had paid on my insurance. In other words, my crash was only two months into my policy, so they refunded the other eight months. I know now this is standard, but at the time it was something I didn't expect.
     
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    Man that hurts to look at.
    The leftovers are headed our direction today and tonight I believe.
     
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    I was fortunate. My hangar sustained no damage other than the door being slightly off the rail and the lock hasp a little bent. Looks like almost all damage was at the south end of the airport. A lot of hangars had doors completely blown away.
     
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    When I reconfigured my propeller at KRZT, our insurance paid for a new prop, which I ferried there in a rental plane (paid for by insurance! and, BTW, a 172 prop barely fits inside of the cabin), and then paid for an engine teardown and inspection 'cuz my partner was worried about the crank. And zero deductible. Also paid for hail damage (just two weeks before we got a hangar.) Total $30K, zed out of pocket for us.
    I've definitely had worse dealings with homeowner's insurance and auto insurance.