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#4489782 - 09/17/19 04:41 PM Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost  
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#4489790 - 09/17/19 05:42 PM Re: Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost [Re: JimK]  
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I didn't know about this plane, but I do now!

What a fantastic piece of equipment it was. #%&*$# shame. Glad they are okay.

All about what it was:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqhI4MeCn1c

#4489798 - 09/17/19 08:00 PM Re: Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost [Re: JimK]  
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Award winning competition pilot. Overconfident and misjudged wind component.

Every takeoff and landing is an exercise in training, experience and judgement. So easy to get it wrong.

Flying isn’t greatly dangerous, but it is very unforgiving of mistakes.

Even bites good pilots.


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#4489801 - 09/17/19 08:22 PM Re: Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost [Re: JimK]  
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OG - that reminds me of a poster I have up at home, that I got from my grandfather when he passed away.

"Aviation itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity, or neglect."


A quick google of that quote shows that I guess that very poster is very common...


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#4490447 - 09/24/19 06:23 PM Re: Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost [Re: JimK]  
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Video showing it crash. could sure tell he had one strong wind from behind.

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


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#4490454 - 09/24/19 07:37 PM Re: Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost [Re: JimK]  
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Not from behind. More so from the left side.


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#4490459 - 09/24/19 08:49 PM Re: Oh No, Mike Patey`s Draco has been lost [Re: JimK]  
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Here is unedited footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJmtTNqXB64

Painful to watch. He barely started his roll before he lifted off.


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