About 300 car owners are about to speed dial their insurance offices.
on 2004-Mar-01 02:11:57 Anonymous coward said
lets always remember to set our altimeters correctly kids! and yes, of course... your tax dollars at work!
on 2004-Mar-08 14:23:41 Anonymous coward said
As a pilot I can attest that MSL and AGL are not the same thing. I wonder if GWB knows that when it comes to taxes!
on 2004-Mar-21 08:56:02 Anonymous coward said
READING THE COMMENTS ABOVE, BELEIVE ME THEY WERE NOT WRITTEN BY PILOTS. PUT THEM IN THIS BRAVE MANS PLACE THEY WOULD SH__ IN THEIR FLIGHT SUIT JUST BEFORE THEIR DEATH IN THE BALL OF FIRE. WE ALL KNOW WHAT WALLS THESE PEOPLE USUALLY WRITE ON.>>MAY GOD FORGIVE THEM
on 2004-Apr-06 00:12:01 Anonymous coward said
in response to the above comment:
i am a pilot, and i have read the accident reports on this incident. it was, in fact, the pilots failure to set his altimeter corectly! careful what you assume, MYAUN!
on 2004-May-22 02:58:13 Anonymous coward said
on 2004-Jun-05 04:39:08 Anonymous coward said
Willie finds out what "That" button does....
on 2004-Jun-07 21:15:54 Anonymous coward said
This was in the Denver paper a few months ago, he didn't have his altimeter set correctly and he came out of a loop too low and couldn't recover quick enough.
on 2004-Jun-08 03:26:31 Anonymous coward said
intrepid, you are correct except for one thing. it was actually a split "s" maneuver. its all good though...!
on 2004-Jul-22 06:52:31 Anonymous coward said
i gues the aircraft didn't tolerate him
on 2004-Jul-24 22:01:48 Anonymous coward said
that definetly isn't in the show schedule.
on 2004-Sep-09 14:18:09 Anonymous coward said
i feel bad for the jet...
on 2004-Sep-23 20:17:24 Anonymous coward said
And to think I skipped the airhsow to go fishing that weekend.
on 2004-Nov-18 10:14:22 Anonymous coward said
Mountain Home AFB airshow
on 2004-Dec-23 21:43:18 Anonymous coward said
You say they do this at every show.
I call that impressive.
on 2005-Jan-06 20:04:32 Anonymous coward said
Does anyone else find it funny that you have to have a college degree in the Air Force to fly a plane but only a high school diploma to fix them???
on 2005-Jan-12 00:59:24 Anonymous coward said
Plus in the civilian world you can make more money driving a bus
on 2005-Jan-30 20:16:25 Anonymous coward said
Thunderbird #6 dissappeareing into a cloud of smoke!
on 2005-Feb-22 09:29:42 Anonymous coward said
Thank God for Martin Baker ejection seats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
on 2005-Mar-07 10:13:09 Anonymous coward said
Now direct your attention to Show Center as Captain Chris Stricklin in Thunderbird Six demonstartes the Aces II Ejection Seat in a maximum performance climb.
on 2005-Sep-28 11:27:50 Anonymous coward said
Eval Keneval decided to try something faster than a bike...
on 2005-Sep-30 15:05:28 Anonymous coward said
His altimeter was set correctly - the error was in his calculation done before show start for the height at the top of the maneuver, he used bad data (temperture vs barometric pressure) to calculate the altitude (not AGL but MSL) needed to safely perform the maneuver.
on 2005-Nov-21 11:24:56 Anonymous coward said
DAMN IT!! Air Boss is gonna be pissed! God, please don't let my chute open!!!!
on 2005-Dec-27 21:46:58 Anonymous coward said
"Air Boss" is a NAVY position. That's an Air Force jet, moron!
on 2005-Dec-27 21:50:06 Anonymous coward said
I'm an aircraft mechanic in the Air force and believe me, we have more education than just a high school diploma. I've been in the Air Force for 18 YRS, and am STILL learning new things. Pilots graduate from college and they are done.
on 2006-Jan-23 12:08:50 Anonymous coward said
Hey, pilots are not "done" when they get out of college. We learn stuff on the job, and in the air.
on 2006-Mar-23 22:31:35 Anonymous coward said
i'll bet the pilot's gonna check his pants after that one!!
on 2006-Aug-03 01:32:11 Anonymous coward said
Bit of an Expencive waste just to show how an ejection seat works!
on 2006-Sep-22 18:58:51 Anonymous coward said
i wonder what this does?
on 2006-Oct-04 11:19:36 Anonymous coward said
Easy on the pinto beans before you fly.
on 2006-Oct-11 13:56:16 Anonymous coward said
OOOO what does this button d- SHIT!
on 2006-Oct-29 13:45:18 Anonymous coward said
Sir James Martin saves the day (and the pilot) once again. Martin/Baker ejection seats kick ass.
on 2006-Nov-16 11:08:28 Anonymous coward said
I wanna be an airborn rangerrrrrrrrrrrrr ! where is the lysol and dont go in there
on 2006-Nov-29 20:36:41 Anonymous coward said
At airshows shortly before takeoff, ground crews vigorusly massage the aircraft so that the aircraft ejaculates shortly after takeoff producing this truely spectacular effect.
on 2007-Jun-07 21:19:13 Anonymous coward said
Should have called Geico
on 2007-Jul-01 04:32:13 Anonymous coward said
Wrong buttom ????? I saw that many years ago in a Sabre.(Argentinian one)
on 2007-Aug-01 01:07:14 Anonymous coward said
One "funny" point. A major purpose of air shows is to encourage people to join the military, including potential pilots. How many people saw this and decided to sign up?
on 2007-Aug-01 01:08:31 Anonymous coward said
Also, there is no point in either enlisted or officers trying to suggest they are the ones who keep up on training while the other side of the house does not. Anybody who has been in the military knows training is "forever", except perhaps in times of war!
on 2007-Aug-21 04:51:02 Anonymous coward said
on 2007-Sep-18 12:40:03 Anonymous coward said
Diamond Joe Quimby
We have a budget crunch people, catch the canopy.
on 2007-Nov-19 11:27:04 Anonymous coward said
Sorry, I pulled the wrong watcha me call it
Sorry boss I pulled the wrong watcha me call it
on 2008-Feb-06 16:46:08 Anonymous coward said
Altimeter setting is simple, Make sure it at nought when you are on the ground
on 2008-Feb-15 08:32:13 Anonymous coward said
This guy must have thought that it would be part of the show.
I guess he was wrong.
on 2008-Feb-19 01:33:20 Anonymous coward said
You know, if you look at the attitude & sink rate of the aircraft at the moment of ejection, I think he would have made it (barely) but I sure don't blame him for not waiting to see...
on 2008-Mar-12 13:46:57 Anonymous coward said
ACES II seats are not made by Martin Baker(UK). They are made by Goodrich in the USA and equip the F-16. Eject, Eject, Eject!!!!
on 2008-Mar-13 20:35:48 Anonymous coward said
So, where does this pilot work now?
on 2008-Mar-13 20:36:05 Anonymous coward said
So, where does this pilot work now?
on 2008-Mar-24 01:26:58 Anonymous coward said
If my tax dollars are going down in flames...I only wish I was there to have seen this shit hit the ground.
on 2009-Jul-21 19:49:36 Anonymous coward said
As a pilot for more than 50 years (USAF abd Coommercial carriers) I can tell you that the pilot was thinking of two things: 1. Clear the crowd, and 2, EJECT and give the airplane back to Uncle Sugar!
on 2009-Sep-22 09:43:32 Anonymous coward said
The most amazing thing about this is that the pilot went to work at the Pentagon after his screw up. As the old saying goes, screw up and move up!
on 2010-Feb-07 17:07:42 Anonymous coward said
MYAUN, you are a bigger ass the the dope who destroyed this plane.Spare us your bullshit bravado
on 2010-May-26 13:51:59 Anonymous coward said
This picture has been all over the internet with the story and I would guess the pilot feels like the biggest %$#@*&$ in the history of flying! Do you suppose the Air Force ever let him fly again in one of their airplanes?
on 2010-Aug-25 12:47:00 Anonymous coward said
I TOLD YOU I HAD TO GO TO THE CAN
on 2012-Apr-18 09:36:19 DrTracy said
Hey mom, look! That guy is about to get fired and wind up in a job at the Puzzle Palace shoveling excrement for a living, don't ya think? That's what he gets for too much testosterone and not enough brains.
on 2013-Oct-01 11:04:59 Dr. Tracy Baker said
I heard that he got an assignment to Shemya Island(you know, the FROZEN one!). He asked the Personnel officer "Are there any girls there?" The Personnel officer replied "Don't worry, there is a girl behind every tree." Then he gets there and discovers that there are NO TREES! They can always hurt you more.
on 2014-Sep-15 09:26:20 Dr. Tracy Baker said
What was that? 24 million dollars down the crapper. I saw a picture of this guy BEFORE this incident and his face exuded excess testosterone. Someone could have seen this coming a mile away. He is another Bud Holland without the suicidal and homicidal intent.