Red Bull Pilots to Swap Planes in Midair

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Piperonca, Mar 16, 2022.

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How does Red Bull stunt end?

  1. Both planes and pilots survive unscathed

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  2. One plane or pilot impacts obstacle at speed

    22 vote(s)
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  3. Multiple casualties and/or damage to both planes

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  4. Nothing happens after this

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  5. Temporary suspension by FAA of two pilots

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  6. Revocation by FAA of two pilots

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  7. All Red Bull personnel with certificates have them revoked

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  8. Other

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  1. Piperonca

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    "Hold my (entire case) of beer."

    I wonder if the FAA is giving a waiver for this, or if a 91.13 is already written up.
     
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    Well, I feel like the pre-flight might be a bit rushed.
     
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    Is it just me, or do a lot of things in that article make no sense?
     
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    Well, this is stupid-cool!

    Can't imagine how they are going to simultaneously and precisely control two aircraft in a straight vertical dive, as shown in the promo. Even with some mods to an autopilot, it just seems there would be too many variables. Now, if it's just a very steep descent then that seems more probable. In any case it will be fun to watch.
     
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    Well, somebody made it up.

    I guess there has to be a first time for everything, but I’m really struggling to see what the point is in this.
     
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    Some things are best left to James Bond, imo.
     
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    Are they jumping with or without fire extinguishers strapped to their ankles and selfie sticks in hand?
     
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    I think it would be much cooler to do something with 3 pilot / divers and have all 3 fly both planes in one flight (and have someone at the controls of both planes at all times). But I guess that's too boring.
     
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    What could possibly go wrong? :)
     
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    "The duo will cut the engines, and a custom-made airbrake will hold the planes in a controlled-descent speed of 140 mph."

    Wait so we can turn certificated aircraft into experimentals now?
     
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    When was it not possible? People do it all the time for r&d. I’m guessing this will be experimental exhibition… just a guess.
     
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    I confess, I read the article twice to see if Trevor Jacob was connected to the stunt.
     
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    Will this maneuver become required for a PPL?
     
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    Parachutes. Pfft. What a couple a weenies. Did the flying wallandas have a net? Did that dude who tight roped between the twin towers have a net, or a chute?

    EDIT: Disregard. Read it again. Didn't say nothing about parachutes. Betcha they're gonna have them tho.
     
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    Great. Scratch two more from the GA fleet...
     
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    "because" is a really crappy answer to the "why" question
     
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    One of these guys is also the guy that jumped from 25,000 w/o a parachute and landed in a net.
     
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    Would have been a great post in a couple of weeks
     
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    That April date got me wondering, too. Bet they move the 'event' up to the first of the month. Has to be the plan.
     
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    Can they log the free fall time as PIC? ;)
     
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    Can you imagine the log entry with two N numbers for the aircraft?
     
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    Yeah I forgot about the other options for experimental categories.
     
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    Only if they have an airworthiness and registration for themselves.
     
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    Are they using the wong warrior?





    It’s NOT ok!
     
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    I do that a lot. Forget things.
     
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    I don’t…that I can recall.
     
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    Too easy. Parachute A should be in Plane B and vis versa. Pilots leave their planes track over to the other plane grab their chute and then return to their original plane.
     
  35. Piperonca

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    My prediction is one of those 182s is going to make a dead stick landing.
     
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    I'll predict that one of these winners will smash his head into one of the planes trying to catch it, knocking himself out long enough for both he and the aircraft to not survive the fall.
     
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