When nature calls?...

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Re: When nature calls?...

Unread post by Tim » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:00 pm

Rotor kop wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 pm
A 2L milk bottle or oros bottle works well.
Pray explain RK. How do you handle all this in flight? Or is the set-up part of your pre-flight?
If you have to land anyway, you may as well come right without the milk bottle.
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Unread post by Rotor kop » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:03 pm

Tim wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Rotor kop wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 pm
A 2L milk bottle or oros bottle works well.
Pray explain RK. How do you handle all this in flight? Or is the set-up part of your pre-flight?
If you have to land anyway, you may as well come right without the milk bottle.
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Re: When nature calls?...

Unread post by Bekker » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:26 pm

Jean Crous wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 pm
chrisbe20 wrote:
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The Hun wrote:
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First thing I installed in my Cubby, was a funnel and a pipe leading outside
Heard of a guy back in the day of Rhodesia, he had a funnel fitted into his PA235 with one of those old venturi gyro systems still seen on some old 172's due to a bad bladder...apparently on the first use it sucked his job into it so bad he made an emergency landing. :shock:
A battered, tattered todger comes to mind :shock: :shock: Methinks a good clean HTH bottle is the way to go, cheap and effective.
Jean.
Or a Stay-Soft Bottle.Bigger opening then 2lit Coke. ( The after effect does not last to long!!)
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Re: When nature calls?...

Unread post by MemyselfandI » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:24 pm

To answer the original question, yes...you can land at an airport nearby or along the route, simply request to divert for a nature call, land, do your thing, file a new flight plan and off you go again. Same as making an unplanned fuel stop.
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Re: When nature calls?...

Unread post by Zulu01 » Sat May 04, 2019 8:21 pm

In the USA many hiking trails are so populated that you must trek out everything including #2 waste.
In Boy Scouts we use Biffie Bags.
You put it on loosely , a bit like a Nappy . It has a powder inside that you massage afterwards. All self contained.

I see Amazon and Aircraft Spruce both stock them.
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Unread post by Oldlae » Sun May 05, 2019 10:56 am

50 years ago I flew as flight mechanic / navigator in a Westland Whirlwind ser.3 helicopter from London to Nigeria.
While flying across Mauritania I was caught short and requested an emergency landing.
Bob the pilot was initially not very cooperative and was not keen on landing, but did so after I explained the likely consequences of sharing the cockpit with me for the next few hours.
We put down in the desert, with nobody within 20 miles of us, and I did my business out beyond the tail rotor and Bob's sight.
Handy things helicopters!
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Re: When nature calls?...

Unread post by wingnutzster » Mon May 06, 2019 5:30 pm

On a MAF shuttle flight in the 208B a pax lost control of his bodily functions and sprayed the cabin (the No 2 variety) - then in a semi panic went on to spread it everywhere including in the upholstery - it bordered on becoming a 'full blown' emergency but landed safely and despite professional cleaning the evidence never quite left the aircraft [-o<
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