Should I remove my tag?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by spiderweb, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. spiderweb

    spiderweb Final Approach

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    9,372
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Ben
    What happened to Henning? I had left for a few years.
     
  2. Clark1961

    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    17,216
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Display name:
    He landed gear up and was just never the same afterwords...
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  3. Anymouse

    Anymouse Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,488
    Location:
    Clinton, AR (Sometimes)
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Total Stud Bush Pilot
    Not sure how long ago it was that you left, but here's what he's been up to (previously posted in a now closed thread). It's been a while since I've updated this list...

    Here's a short list of his exploits...

    Hennings short list from 2005…

    Auto mechanic/ race car wrench
    Used Car Salesman (sold first car when I was 12)
    Machinist/Fabricator/Welder
    Rail Inspector/ NDT (Sperry Rail Service)
    (edit) Strip club Bartender
    Photographer
    Photo lab tech/ Custom Color Printer
    Construction Worker/Supervisor
    Deckhand sailor
    Captain
    Aircraft Mechanic
    Crane Operator
    Diver (although Mel Fisher didn't really pay, but you got a bit of booty at the end of the year)
    Pilot
    Project Manager
    Boat Builder

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=352993

    Some of those may be repeated below…

    Flew for regional airlines

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=227530

    Landed a Duke after bending a spar

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=112049
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=746914

    Fled Haiti with a Barge and some its dock while under fire

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1128136

    Dove on the Lusitania

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1398875

    Flew a bent diver at 25’ AGL from the Bahamas

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1204700

    Divemaster

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=944630

    Rescued all passengers and crew from a helo and salvaged it.

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=942346
    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=393328

    Raced motorcycles and three wheelers

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=923950
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11014424

    Operate all forms of machines designed in the name of mass in motion

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=986683

    Strip club bartender

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=353000

    Crop Duster

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1437194
    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1437499
    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=976300

    Flew 5 gallon water jugs from Pompano to Homestead after hurricane Andrew

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1128146

    Insurance adjuster (for at least four companies)

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1128146
    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1397714
    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1310952

    Survived two major earthquakes

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1128118

    Expert witness

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1310952

    Knew Sam Walton

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1311387

    Car Repo Man

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1315856
    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?p=945424

    Truck driver

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=821333

    Father was a shrink

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=1316142

    Computer maker

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=29666
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10795386

    At the helm while porn was being filmed

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=29686

    Used car salesman and sold his first used car at the age of 12

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=533411
    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?p=906113
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10911554
    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?p=945424


    Got knocked on the ground by an explosion near a nuke weapons storage area

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=55663

    Ran Balboa Boat Rental in Newport Beach

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=55650

    Lived as a kept man in Moscow

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?t=24462

    On a boat in New Orleans that exploded and killed two fire fighters

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=542705

    Aerial Firefighting

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=16112

    Asked to dilute the Menanite gene pool in Canada

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=123067

    Pipeline Patrol

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=672270
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10936041

    Railroad engineer

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=749798

    Possibly did his girlfriend’s mom

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=289937

    Took bullets while doing T&Gs in a 152 during a riot

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=93633
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=55663

    A relative designed the A-4
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=755913

    ****ed on his divemaster

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=769350

    Proofreader

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10781309

    Had a wing on fire

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10782466

    Had a bull take out a tailgate on a truck

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10782901

    Knows more about blimps than a blimp pilot

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10781997

    Knows how to get 192 proof liquor

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10785290

    Writer

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10786074

    Came up with regenerative braking on cars in the 8th grade

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10786392

    Damaged at least 100 engines

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10786764

    Ordained minister

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10786748

    Butcher

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10788706

    Mile high while standing on a helicopter skid

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10792417

    Horse owner

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10792662

    Goat rancher

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10796669
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10973576

    Field service for computers

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10844579

    Worked with some sort of radiation sniffing helicopter

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10910303

    Animal surgery

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10916013

    Photo recovery

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10918946

    Demo pilot

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10929320

    Arrested for running across the street, got officer fired

    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?p=961710

    Towed other boats with a sail boat

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10947878
    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10948204

    Wreck cleaner

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10984271

    Dated a gal from the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=10986299

    Professional Photographer

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11039820

    Got signed off for private pilot with less than 40 hours

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11051584

    Flew a 777 sim

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11086977

    Delivered travel trailers and fifth wheels

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11087398

    Drove to school in the 8th grade

    www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11088030

    Can live off of Ensure

    http://www.purpleboard.net/forums/showthread.php?p=11088838

    Made gun parts as a teenager

    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1970149

    Landed his C-310 gear up on the way to Oshkosh right after activating his insurance policy.

    https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/how-to-have-an-incident.73444/

    Got free rides in a T-37 and T-38 at Sheppard AFB

    https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/fighter-jet-rides.79070/#post-1687611
    https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/fighter-jet-rides.79070/#post-1687683
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017
    Palmpilot, Shepherd, PPC1052 and 15 others like this.
  4. FlySince9

    FlySince9 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,172
    Location:
    Huntersville, NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jerry
    OMG that is hilarious!!! I've forgotten how much BS flowed back in the Henning Days... If it were really his, that was a dam pretty 310, though...
     
  5. Bill Jennings

    Bill Jennings Final Approach

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    9,178
    Location:
    Southeast Tennessee
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    This page intentionally left blank
    That list is GREAT!
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  6. neilw2

    neilw2 Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    571
    Location:
    MA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Neil W
    That may be the best post I have ever seen on POA...epic
     
  7. kayoh190

    kayoh190 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,950
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Kayoh@190
    LMAO! That was awesome.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  8. paflyer

    paflyer Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PAFlyer
    Good behavior?
     
  9. jordane93

    jordane93 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,191
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jordan
    :rofl::rockon:
     
  10. paflyer

    paflyer Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PAFlyer
    You forgot "Bulls*** Artist."
     
    denverpilot and Norman like this.
  11. AggieMike88

    AggieMike88 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Messages:
    13,763
    Location:
    Denton, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Now offering reverse discounts.
    Didn't he claim to be the inspiration to lots of Clive Cussler's novels?
     
  12. Anymouse

    Anymouse Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,488
    Location:
    Clinton, AR (Sometimes)
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Total Stud Bush Pilot
    I thought it was the other way around. :p

    I believe that's covered with the entire post. ;)
     
    Jim_CAK likes this.
  13. hotprops

    hotprops Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Messages:
    655
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    hotprops
    new here ,how old was this guy? could he have done some of those things ? I am not going to read all the provided links but could some of them be misunderstood ? did he just leave or did he get the hammer? in the year or so I am on poa I see his name come up now and than and wondered who was this guy.
     
  14. jordane93

    jordane93 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,191
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jordan
    A living legend.
     
  15. Clark1961

    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    17,216
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Display name:
    Plus he is Clive Cussler

    And I've seen one of Clive's cars on I-70 in Denver...at least I think it was Clive's.
     
  16. mkosmo

    mkosmo Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,178
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    mkosmo
    The news and all lined up to make the gear-up a real thing.
     
  17. Witmo

    Witmo Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,787
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Tim
    I've heard Henning doesn't often drink beer, but when he does, it's Dos Equis.
     
  18. FlySince9

    FlySince9 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,172
    Location:
    Huntersville, NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jerry
    huh?
     
  19. mkosmo

    mkosmo Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,178
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    mkosmo
    He couldn't have faked it.
     
  20. X3 Skier

    X3 Skier En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,594
    Location:
    I19 & SBS
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Geezer
    Great thread.

    IIRC, he also "invented" some sort civilian power plant using decommissioned Nuclear Sub Reactors.

    Cheers
     
  21. FlySince9

    FlySince9 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,172
    Location:
    Huntersville, NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jerry
    YOWZA!
     
  22. mkosmo

    mkosmo Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,178
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    mkosmo
    I enjoyed the stories, personally.
     
  23. dmspilot

    dmspilot En-Route

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    2,558
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    dmspilot
  24. Brad Z

    Brad Z En-Route

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    4,377
    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Brad Z
    All that but he never got an ATP.
     
  25. Anymouse

    Anymouse Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,488
    Location:
    Clinton, AR (Sometimes)
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Total Stud Bush Pilot
    I imagine there was a modicum of truth to several of the items I listed, but quite possibly grossly exaggerated. Sometimes he got called out on stuff. One item I particularly remember is the fire in New Orleans. There was a fellow on the Purple Board that was in a position to know about such things and he called Henning out on it. Saying he did not know of any fires at that location that he described. Henning had no response. In fact, he disappeared off the Purple Board for a while after that.

    All that being said, I actually liked the guy.
     
  26. X3 Skier

    X3 Skier En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,594
    Location:
    I19 & SBS
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Geezer
    "We don't need no stinkeen ATP"

    Cheers
     
  27. PaulS

    PaulS Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    6,467
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PaulS
    How is the self sustained NY property coming?
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  28. deonb

    deonb Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,638
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    deonb
  29. hotprops

    hotprops Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Messages:
    655
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    hotprops
    just clicked on above link re slips omg that guy had like 40k posts no way he could have done a lot of the things he said he did. would not have of had the time. I do know of a guy who fits the profile somewhat. and I would guess he is a long time member of poa with a very low post count. some people after 60 or 70 years of living can have a amazingly large and diverse list of things done and a large percentage of the stories are true. that said I don't think that type of personality would be on the computer that much ,as I stated above
     
  30. Velocity173

    Velocity173 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Messages:
    8,837
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Velocity173
    I believe he and John Wayne Jones are on a book signing tour.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017
    TCABM, Ryanb and Skyrys62 like this.
  31. MassPilot

    MassPilot Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,077
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    MassPilot
    The ATP thing is too easy for anyone to verify for him to make that claim...
     
  32. hotprops

    hotprops Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Messages:
    655
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    hotprops
    maby this henning guy will be in the new/old tom cruse movie about barry seal to be released soon!
     
  33. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    15,112
    Location:
    west Texas
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Dave Taylor
    I was going to say, you can't make this chit up.... But. He. Did.
     
  34. Bill Jennings

    Bill Jennings Final Approach

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    9,178
    Location:
    Southeast Tennessee
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    This page intentionally left blank
    He WAS entertaining, though.
     
    Let'sgoflying! likes this.
  35. Norman

    Norman En-Route Gone West

    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    4,861
    Location:
    cone of confusion
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    KPTK
    In his own mind. :biggrin:
     
    N3368K likes this.
  36. Van Johnston

    Van Johnston Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    754
    Location:
    South Texas
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Van Johnston
    He landed gear up on his way to Oshkosh. At Appleton or Fond du Lac I think. He posted a long humble mea culpa. It was probably the most normal-sounding thing he ever posted.
     
  37. JGoodish

    JGoodish Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,262
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    JGoodish
    Henning was great entertainment, and I'm not entirely sure that wasn't his intent (though I did not know him personally).

    Apparently he rubbed some folks the wrong way who took him too seriously, and I believe he was banned from PoA.


    JKG
     
  38. SkyDog58

    SkyDog58 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Messages:
    8,963
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    What goes here?
    I think we all have stories that some other people would not believe. I know I have a few entertaining ones or at least I think they are. Henning on the other hand, had too damn many. Some were probably true and others probably had at least an inkling of truth but there is no way I am believing all of them. Either way, he could spin a yarn.
     
  39. cgrab

    cgrab Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,096
    Location:
    Huntsville AL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    cgrab
    Last time I talked to Henning he was in the far east moving a sailboat back to the states. I asked about crewing for him during the sailboat migration from the northeast to Florida and back each year but got no response.
     
  40. Ghery

    Ghery Final Approach

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Messages:
    8,953
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Ghery Pettit
    He's still pitching his BS, just on Facebook. Same old, same old...
     
    denverpilot likes this.