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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by richard C » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:52 am

I don't recall it being mentioned that it was an EFATO.
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Ryan Beeton » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:12 pm

richard C wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:52 am
I don't recall it being mentioned that it was an EFATO.

Post by jimdavis » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:09 am
I understand it was an EFATO and the pilot had very little height to play with.

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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:17 pm

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I don't recall it being mentioned that it was an EFATO.
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by richard C » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:27 pm

Okay. I think some of the Pitts guys sometimes pull into a Panorama to say hello. Maybe he landed there or did a touch and go on their strip ?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Richard Smit » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:33 pm

Anyone who pulls off a survivable forced landing (engine failure) in a Pitts has my respect.

The approach speed, angle, and forward viz make it extremely critical.

Well done Arnie. Very glad to hear that you’re okay.
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Avgas » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:12 pm

Richard Smit wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:33 pm
Anyone who pulls off a survivable forced landing (engine failure) in a Pitts has my respect.

The approach speed, angle, and forward viz make it extremely critical.

Well done Arnie. Very glad to hear that you’re okay.
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:44 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Well done Arnie!! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Just out of interest, does anyone know which airfield he experience the EFATO? :?:
Not sure what you mean .. but Arnie would have taken off from Rand and the accident was in the GF
A facebook post mentioned "RD" NDB
RD is nowhere near "after take-off
RD is nowhere near the GF
RD is close to Panorama flight park
RD is the entry/exit point between the Rand ATZ and the VFR uncontrolled airspace/routing to GF etc
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:43 pm

Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Bearcat wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Spaceman8 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Well done Arnie!! Hope for a speedy recovery.

Just out of interest, does anyone know which airfield he experience the EFATO? :?:
Not sure what you mean .. but Arnie would have taken off from Rand and the accident was in the GF
A facebook post mentioned "RD" NDB
RD is nowhere near "after take-off
RD is nowhere near the GF
RD is close to Panorama flight park
RD is the entry/exit point between the Rand ATZ and the VFR uncontrolled airspace/routing to GF etc
Ok, but why is this relevant to what happened?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by jimdavis » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:49 pm

richard C wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:52 am
I don't recall it being mentioned that it was an EFATO.
It was indeed I that said it. And I got it from a normally very reliable source.

I suppose that technically all airborne engine failures are EFATO :lol:
Just not sure how long after takeoff that acronym is valid. #-o

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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:52 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:43 pm
Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Bearcat wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:39 pm


Not sure what you mean .. but Arnie would have taken off from Rand and the accident was in the GF
A facebook post mentioned "RD" NDB
RD is nowhere near "after take-off
RD is nowhere near the GF
RD is close to Panorama flight park
RD is the entry/exit point between the Rand ATZ and the VFR uncontrolled airspace/routing to GF etc
Ok, but why is this relevant to what happened?
richard C wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Okay. I think some of the Pitts guys sometimes pull into a Panorama to say hello. Maybe he landed there or did a touch and go on their strip ?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:58 pm

Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:52 pm
Bearcat wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:43 pm
Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:44 pm


A facebook post mentioned "RD" NDB
RD is nowhere near "after take-off
RD is nowhere near the GF
RD is close to Panorama flight park
RD is the entry/exit point between the Rand ATZ and the VFR uncontrolled airspace/routing to GF etc
Ok, but why is this relevant to what happened?
richard C wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Okay. I think some of the Pitts guys sometimes pull into a Panorama to say hello. Maybe he landed there or did a touch and go on their strip ?
Even if correct, which I doubt ... what is relevance :?
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by richard C » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:14 pm

The only relevance is how you manage to have an EFATO close to RD.

Otherwise it is just an engine failure !! :lol:
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Re: Pitts down?

Unread post by goga » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 pm

jimdavis wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:09 am
I understand it was an EFATO and the pilot had very little height to play with.

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