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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:54 am
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I came across this video on the Smithsonian YouTube channel.

Air Disasters : Gimli Glider (Full Episode)
Standard Definition: youtu.be/8w5LqlTwbhs

High Definition (720): youtu.be/8w5LqlTwbhs?hd=1


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:40 pm
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this is a good reason why mechanics need to learn their conversions between metric and US standard Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:35 pm
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A lesser known incident of greater tragedy at this airport was the crash of the modified Caribou. IIRC, there had been an engine conversion that ignored the gust lock feature (control surface locking to prevent aero adventures on the ground in high winds while parked). Failure to pre-flight and/or understand the features of the aircraft you're operating.

The cameraman and/or person making the remarks on the ground was, I believe, the father of the pilot.

www.aviation-history.c...o/twin.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:12 pm
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Bloody amurkins:-

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.


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Bloody amurkins:-

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.


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Same here....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:16 pm
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Bloody amurkins:-

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.


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Same here Evil or Very Mad

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Wow if they'd made their approach to Gimli from the other direction, they might have snagged fastest E.T. of the weekend!

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Wow if they'd made their approach to Gimli from the other direction, they might have snagged fastest E.T. of the weekend!


Wouldn't have counted. Only boat races have a moving start. Mr. Green


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Wow if they'd made their approach to Gimli from the other direction, they might have snagged fastest E.T. of the weekend!



"Quickest". Presumably, his trap speed was approaching zero. Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:05 pm
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Bloody amurkins:-

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.


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Same here....


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try the high-def link

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