Safety Tip: Make sure you don't run out of gas

Discussion in 'Lessons Learned' started by Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

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    I used to "run out of gas" when on a date.......;)
     
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    Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe Final Approach

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    :ohsnap:
     
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    They have a pill for that now...
     
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    "the plane was a small Cesna type."
     
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    And the gun was an AK-47... :rolleyes:
     
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    Aren't they all Cessnas? o_O
     
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    hawk25u Pre-Flight

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    According to our news reporters they used to be Piper Cubs. Now that we have a new generation of reporters all they know is Cessnas...
     
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    The picture sure looked like a Cessna to me. But then, all of those planes with the funny tails look alike, slanted back and all droopy . . .
     
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    Omalley1537 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Yep. Unless it's an airliner, then it's a 737. Oh, and any moveable control surface is a "flap", and any power off landing is a "crash landing."
     
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    Any paved surface at the airport is "tarmac".
     
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    Captain Thorpe's thread can beat up ChemGuy's thread!
     
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    Yep. Cessnas without flight plans. Maybe that's a good name for a garage band.
     
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    Reminded me of a classic. Pertinent bit is at 1:25.

     
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    Omalley1537 Pre-takeoff checklist

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    And their rival band, Cirrus and the Red Handles.
     
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    Make sure you don't run out of gas tip:

    Always carry a 5 gallon can so if you run out of gas you can send someone to the nearest Circle K for gas.....

    A few years ago a guy walked into the FBO carrying a 5 gallon can. Seems he was flying a helicopter and was very low on fuel, so he landed in a field, walked to the highway and hitched a ride to the airport. We filled up his can, and I drove him back to the field. He put the fuel in, took off and flew to the airport to fill up. But before he left he did fill the 5 gallon can....
     
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    I pushed it once and ended up dead sticking to the airport. Never again.
     
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    That seems to be a easier strategy in a helo than a fixed wing aircraft....:eek:
     
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    They don't get any smarter with all the available ways to look things up, doubt anyone gets any smarter listening to them, either.

    Just sayin'. It's not much of a thinking person's kind of job anymore. See: USA Today.

    I laughed when some friends from overseas stayed elsewhere and then visited here on a trip and they'd gotten the impression USA Today was some sort of national good-quality newspaper... because they'd seen it in all their chain hotels.

    "No, that's just the free crap that hotels toss on the floor in front of hotel rooms to deliver advertising to suckers... I can't think of a single person who subscribes to it ever, and we never see it unless we must stay in a chain hotel. I could go years without seeing one since I stopped traveling. Good for lining the birdcage, if you have a bird."