Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

No noise, this week, but where else are you going to see a turboprop-powered B-17?


From the titles, that footage was shot in July, 1970. That turboprop B-17 crashed the following month during the pull-up of a drop run, killing both pilots and destroying the airplane.

2 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

The NTSB summary makes short but interesting reading. Mushed into terrain at a density altitude of 13,000 after a downhill, downwind pass. Does 8000 hours seem low for a 52 y-o pilot in this sort of job? Or is that just a function of less flying back then?

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=1592&key=0

Old NFO said...

Eerie music on that one ...