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#4088867 - 03/07/15 06:52 AM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4088868 - 03/07/15 06:57 AM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I guess Harrison will bring his Dad along as co-pilot and navigator next time he tries to make the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXCWdhJnGY

New images of the crash site.

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Some funny and priceless comments here:

http://twitchy.com/2015/03/05/never-tell-me-the-odds-the-harrison-ford-jokes-begin-photoshops/

All joking aside for a minute, regarding my comment about I rather have a 2 or 3 engine aircraft if I had the $ to rent/buy an aircraft;

I am not a pilot. The only time I have been on an aircraft is when I fly commercial.

I was just going by basic logic: better to have 2 engines instead of just one in case of mechanical failure.

I didn't know about all the other thing people here mentioned regarding that sometimes having more than one engine is not going to make a difference.




#4088906 - 03/07/15 01:41 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I'd rather two or more. It's just a matter of taste and experience.

#4088970 - 03/07/15 05:32 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Two engines doubles your opportunity for trouble, IMHO. The flip side of redundancy is that now one has two systems that can malfunction rather than just one. Losing one engine in a twin on takeoff sounds like a bigger deal than Whisper Mode.

Our twin pilot types can correct me and I'll listen intently. My experience is in light (Champs) aircraft that are forgiving gliders.

Some of the media stuff is hilarious, like the reporter that commented that older planes tend to have more problems mechanically than newer ones. I'll take a '46 Champ that's been maintained well and regularly flown over a decade old Carbon Cub that's rarely flown and sits in a hangar most of the year, ignored.

It's not like technology for piston engines has evolved from the late 1940's very much. It's all still the same magnetoes and carburators and the same engine models coming off the factory line since then.

Harrison Ford is an official Good Guy in the Aviation world. His contributions to both AOPA and the EAA go beyond the financial. He's the spokesman for the General Aviation Serves America campaign and served as the chairman for EAA's Young Eagle Program. And hands out the Harrison Ford Legacy in Aviation award. wink


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#4088991 - 03/07/15 06:17 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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The carbonite stretcher got to me. LOL
He should be quite well protected.


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#4088994 - 03/07/15 06:26 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I'm surprised no one talks about how good a crash landing he made. Ford really greased that one in. I would fly with him any day.

#4088995 - 03/07/15 06:35 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Greased that one in ... not so much. But we don't have all the details. Looks like he did a lot of things right. Didn't screw it up.


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#4089007 - 03/07/15 07:34 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Did the fedora make it out of the wreck intact?

#4089033 - 03/07/15 09:33 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Looks like he did okay in bringing it down and living to tell the tale.

Now, the question is...... did he fly Solo?


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#4089040 - 03/07/15 09:50 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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And was he on autopilot, or flying by Han?


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#4089051 - 03/07/15 10:22 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Will this accident delay the Blade Runner sequel and Indiana Jones 5?

#4089072 - 03/07/15 11:17 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Maybe, but with that plane out of service the war may drag on for another five years.

#4089539 - 03/09/15 12:28 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Landing that plane on a golf course ain't my idea of courage...more like...suicide...



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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Landing that plane on a golf course ain't my idea of courage...more like...suicide...


Hmmm, if so, what would you have done? Looks like the right/smart move to me with what I know so far.


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#4089642 - 03/09/15 03:14 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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To be honest if you need to crash somewhere crashing on a golf course is probably your best bet. I mean really, how many other places have that many doctors on hand?


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#4089643 - 03/09/15 03:14 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Landing that plane on a golf course ain't my idea of courage...more like...suicide...



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#4089657 - 03/09/15 03:39 PM Re: Harrison Ford injured in plane crash [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Whatever the outcome, I'm sure Ford did not know that the possibility of successfully landing on a golf course is approximately 3,720 to 1.


Why men throw their lives away attacking an armed Witcher... I'll never know. Something wrong with my face?
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