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Re: 4000 on TV pulling a landing gear down!
>From what I understand, it wasn't the pilots idea. The bloke standing
through the sunroof tried the same trick later, but it failed and the
result was an uneventful gear up landing. They also usually show the
earlier attempt to land the starboard wing on a trailer towed by a pickup (
I suppose someone there is a fan of "Thunderbirds"). The trailer trick
sounds a lot more dangerous.
Arryn "Hope-I-don't-have-to-try-it" Milne
At 02:48 PM 9/5/1999 -0400, Greg Amy wrote:
>>>> up landing gear on the small plane. The landing gear locks properly and
>>>> plane lands, Audi survives without being crushed. Wicked stunt, usual
>>>> see Audis on TV doing that sort of thing.
>>>That was an Audi Turbo 5000 probably an 82 or 83 model
>And it was a stupid stunt. Some idiot pilot risks at least three lives to
>save a $500 insurance premium for repairs from a gear-up landing.
>I hope the FAA fried him for that.
>Greg Amy. Been There, Didn't Do That Stupid Pilot Trick.
>P.S. The *RIGHT* way to do it is just like the professional pilot did two
>weeks ago at Las Vegas. The gear on his 5 million-dollar jet didn't want to
>go down, he uses his superior pilot skills to lay it down on the belly as
>nice as possible, all on TV. No injuries from the half-dozen or so on board,
>tons of accolades from the aviation industry.