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Hetman 08-12-2015 02:52 AM

Oh, yeah. Nyeeer! Right over my head.

Statement still stands.

RhinoPherret 08-12-2015 05:46 AM

"Not many GA pilots land on carrier decks (BTW which could easily be done in my 182 without an AOA gauge)."

Ok. Might go like this then:

Paddles: In the Groove, call the ball.
CessnaAce: Negative Ball. AOA disabled. No further call-outs necessary…harrumph!
Paddles: Rog.
CessnaAce: Paddles be advised; I’m gonna catch the 3 with my left wheel fairing, perform a 180, and will be ready for immediate launch on Cat1. Please clear the deck.
Paddles: Roger. Will have Tower instruct pattern aircraft go Delta Clean.

Meanwhile: (LSO’s all huddled up slapping each other’s backs with big proud smiles) That’s our Ace! :D

cardiomd 09-02-2015 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by SayAlt (Post 1947766)
I'd really like to watch Doc try to land his 182 on a carrier...at night during blue water ops with a pitching deck in bad Wx. Easy peezy, right doc?? You can do it, hotshot. No sweat. Heck, we should start calling you Maverick. :rolleyes:

Looks like somebody already beat me to it! I don't recall hearing about this at all but obviously it was a long ago.

A South Vietnamese Air Force Officer Was Responsible for One of the Craziest Carrier Landings of All Time | The Tactical Air Network.

Video of the event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so9XRUbBGj8

Don't feel threatened, big guy Alt. I'd bet a lot of pros here wouldn't take my bird into a 1400 foot field. A little practice and they all could. It's a different skill. We can all be aviators, right? :rolleyes:


Originally Posted by JamesNoBrakes (Post 1947789)
If I'm not mistaken, he's kind of known for being an a-hole.

Didn't he also fly with a broken arm? Some of the stuff going on during those days isn't exactly what you'd want to brag about when you are concerned about safety...

Yeah - nobody likes him in real life, even his family. It is a shame because he is otherwise so legendary and I used to really look up to him as a kid. Often people's "feats" don't really align with expectations of their gallantry. RIP Neil Armstrong, but a lot of people have written that he was a jerk too. :(

cardiomd 09-02-2015 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Hetman (Post 1947816)
I don't think he's an a-hole. He means well; he just doesn't know enough to know what he doesn't know. It gets a little annoying sometimes when he tries to lecture professionals about their profession, but beyond that he is pretty harmless.

That's Dr. A-hole to you, mister. ;) Maverick also works.

Don't make me give you a lecture about proper respect. :D

tomgoodman 09-02-2015 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by cardiomd (Post 1962674)
Often people's "feats" don't really align with expectations of their gallantry. RIP Neil Armstrong, but a lot of people have written that he was a jerk too. :(

I think he just wanted privacy, which some people interpreted as a snub. We imagine that famous people have a "duty" to be outgoing and talkative, as our reward for admiring them. :rolleyes:

rickair7777 09-02-2015 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by tomgoodman (Post 1962718)
I think he just wanted privacy, which some people interpreted as a snub. We imagine that famous people have a "duty" to be outgoing and talkative, as our reward for admiring them. :rolleyes:

Yeager is a jerk.

Armstrong was supposedly a nice guy and humble, but wanted to live a quiet life, not signing autographs all the time.

SayAlt 09-02-2015 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by cardiomd (Post 1962674)

Don't feel threatened, Alt.

OK I'll try not to, Doc. I just hope you realize how much your super-baaaad Chuck Norris-like 182 skills are so terribly intimidating to naval aviators, much less any other professional pilots. :rolleyes:

SayAlt 09-02-2015 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by tomgoodman (Post 1962718)
I think he just wanted privacy, which some people interpreted as a snub. ̶W̶e̶ Some folks imagine that famous people have a "duty" to be outgoing and talkative, as ̶o̶u̶r̶ their reward for admiring them. :rolleyes:


This. Fixed.

DCA A321 FO 09-03-2015 02:23 AM


Originally Posted by rickair7777 (Post 1962833)
Yeager is a jerk.

You met him also? Flew him somewhere on a Saab 340, he was to awesome of a guy to say HI back while deplaning.

UAL T38 Phlyer 09-03-2015 03:47 AM

When Glamorous Glennis died, he remarried.

It appears Yeager is the only person who likes her.

His own kids filed a lawsuit against him, because she was blocking the estate (for herself, of course).

Different Long story short: 30 years ago, my squadron invited Yeager to be a guest speaker at a dinner.

He wanted $2000 plus transportation. :eek:

By chance, we ran into Yeager's old squadron mate Bud Anderson.

Anderson did it for the price of a steak dinner at the O-club. :cool:

I had just finished reading "The Right Stuff."

Yeager went from Hero to Zero.


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